We’re in a lull, people — filming news on Season 8 has slowed to a crawl as post-production is underway (although we’ve gotten some intriguing tidbits about the prequels), and we’re no closer to a release date than we were months ago. And aside from the Emmys on Monday night that resulted in some fun sound bites, cast and crew have been tight-lipped in interviews, lest they give away anything crucial about the final season. But was a recent interview with Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) different?
On its face, the answer is “Not really,” but that might not be entirely true. When asked by the Express who he would like to see on the Iron Throne, Glen predictably said Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) — but then threw a possible curveball by saying, “You might be surprised by the obvious, though.”
When I first read this interview, that line didn’t strike me as terribly important — and there’s still a good chance it isn’t. But looking at it in the context of what’s been said in other interviews by cast members over the last year, it stands out as unusual choice of words. Most cast members, from the biggest players to those behind the scenes, have remained understandably cryptic, recycling the same lines in interviews: “It’s hard to please everyone,” “There’s lots of surprises,” “It was hard to say goodbye to the show,” etc. No one has suggested in such a specific way that our obvious (or arguably the most popular) choice for ruler of Westeros doesn’t end up on the Iron Throne after all. Or we could just be reading too much into this.
Speaking of Clarke, however, it seems as though the Mother of Dragons wants to remember her time with Game of Thrones — specifically, for the rest of her life. She recently posted a photo on Instagram of a minimalist tattoo on her wrist of three flying dragons.
You know what they say: don’t get anyone’s name tattooed on you except for your children’s.