HBO just released a dozen new interviews highlighting the journey of surviving Game of Thrones main characters, with each of their actors providing a send-off for their role.
There are some beautifully emotional moments here, and hilarious ones too, with Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hampstead Wright (Bran Star), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane), and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) looking back on a decade of Thrones with their characters, from the first day on set to the end of season eight.
Before you jump into each individual character-focused interview, there’s an overview video weaving them all into a single featurette, highlighting the best answers about their first and favorite days on set, best scene partner, what they’ll miss the most, and more:
The individual interviews can be found in this playlist, where you’ll get to see these twelve cast members go deeper into their characters and their experience on the show than the above compilation of soundbites allows. I recommend watching them all.
Personally, the most compelling interviews are definitely with Emilia Clarke, who gets really personal and emotional (and made me even more emotional) discussing what Daenerys and Game of Thrones means to her; Iain Glen, who’s just as in love with Jorah’s old yellow shirt as we are; and Maisie Williams, who reminisces about working with Sophie Turner both in these final two seasons and all the way back in the pilot, with 10 year-old interview footage from cute little Maisie incorporated throughout.