For more than seven years, Emilia Clarke has taken on one of the most popular roles on TV as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's smash show Game of Thrones. While it’s still unclear whether or not the Mother of Dragons will ultimately become the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms in the show's upcoming final season, we do know that the end is near for everyone's favorite platinum-haired queen.
In her new Vanity Fair cover story, Clarke admits she has no plans to appear in any of the Game of Thrones spin-offs that are reportedly in the works at HBO, and still doesn't know how the final season will end.
Clarke revealed she’s already shot her final scene as Daenerys, and that it left her with some very complicated feelings about the show’s finale. “It fucked me up,” she said. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is.”
But Clarke isn't spending too much time mourning the end of the show that made her a star. This weekend you can see her star as Han Solo’s childhood friend Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Still, she admitted that it'll be hard to distance herself from her on-screen alter ego, who’s been a fixture at costume parties for over half a decade. “It becomes harder to separate you from the role when you’ve been with it so long,” she said.
Clarke isn't the only GoT star figuring out how to navigate life post-Thrones. Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on the show, recently showed up in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, while Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is also pondering her next move after exiting a role she’s been playing since she was 12.
The final season of Game of Thrones airs in 2019.