The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is still quite far off, so fans are left with nothing to do but wait, and theorize. Security is high, and spoilers are few, but some of the stars do know the ending of the show.
Here are seven things the Game of Thrones stars have already leaked!
1. It's Not a Fairytale Ending
Hannah Murray, who plays Gilly on the show, told Winter is Coming, "It’s not like a fairytale happy ending by any means at all." Well, let's be real. When has any part of Game of Thrones been like a fairytale? Any time things seemed to be looking up, the show was always sure to kill our dreams, and favorite characters, so it's not much of a surprise it won't end well.
But unfortunately, this does seem to mean that Daenerys and Jon Snow won't be ending up happily ever after. One, or both, of them will probably die.
2. Arya Stark Will Be the Last Woman Standing
Earlier this month, Maisie Williams said goodbye to the show on Instagram. Along with a picture of bloody sneakers, she wrote, "goodbye belfast. goodbye arya. goodbye game of thrones. what a joy i’ve had. here’s to the adventures to come #lastwomanstanding #barely."
The hashtags seemed to indicate she'd be the last woman standing, meaning Sansa, Cersei, Daenerys, Melisandre, and even Brienne are going to die. However, she also wrote "barely," meaning she might die shortly after the rest of our leading ladies, or at least be profoundly affected by their deaths.
3. Sansa Stark is the True Leader of Winterfell
In an interview last week, Sophie Turner revealed that when we first meet her character Sansa Stark in Season 8, she is the "true leader of Winterfell." She also says her character has grown into "this steely, strong, manipulative, intelligent, kind, young woman."
While this may have been pretty clear at the end of Season 7, it's good to know we'll be able to see her succeed in her position of power, and will at least have some good moments before she dies (see above).
4. The Ending is Surprising
In an interview with Mashable earlier this year, Lena Headey talked about the ending of Game of Thrones. She said, "I think pretty much everybody cried at one point. And it was... pretty surprising."
This show is known for cliffhangers and plot twists, so for Lena to say that the ending is surprising, well, we're definitely in for a shock. But we also have to take anything she says with a grain of salt. The Cersei Lannister actress is known to troll her fans, so we're not going to read into anything too much.
5. Cleganebowl is Happening
During an Instagram Q&A last week, a fan asked Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (The Mountain), "What was your favorite GoT scene to be in?" He responded, "It happens in Season 8... so I can’t speak about it."
Obviously, he's talking about Cleganebowl, the highly anticipated showdown between brothers Sandor and Gregor Clegane (aka The Hound and The Mountain). We've known that it will happen, but it's good to get some confirmation. There's definitely been a lot of buildup.
6. Presidents Lie
While on Jimmy Kimmel, Maisie Williams admitted she knows the ending to Game of Thrones. When Jimmy asked her about the HBO president's claims of fake scripts and fake endings being shot, she said, "As we know, sometimes presidents don’t always tell the truth."
It seemed like a subtle dig at Donald Trump, but also a quite revealing answer. She explained, "I don't think we've got the budget to shoot lots of different endings." Kit Harington had once told Jimmy Fallon so much of his time was wasted filming fake scenes. So, basically, everyone is a liar. And we can't trust anything.
7. Not Everyone Will Be Pleased
Iain Glen, who plays Jorah, told The Indian Express, “When I read [the ending], I thought it was rather brilliant." But, he went on to say, "You cannot please everyone."
Every fan has different favorite characters, and we don't always agree who should end up on the iron throne, so it makes sense not everyone will be pleased with the ending. But no matter what happens, even if there is a fairytale ending, we won't be happy. Because it'll be over.
Though the ending is coming for our favorite show, Westeros is not gone yet. Game of Thrones returns in 2019, and filming for a prequel series will begin in October!