Gwendoline Christie: “You’re going to need therapy” after Game of Thrones season 8

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Walking the red carpet for the premiere of her new film Welcome to Marwen, Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) discussed she show’s upcoming final season with E! News, hinting that fans may want to make sure their mental health care coverage is up to date. “You’re going to need therapy,” Christie said. “I think just the show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help.”

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While Christie obviously didn’t confirm or deny anything specific about the final six episodes, she did say she was planning to rewatch the whole series front to back, something a lot of fans are probably thinking of doing right about now.

"I think it’s going to make me incredibly emotional. We’re all emotional about the fact that this is the end, and this is the end of something incredibly significant for all of us, and it’s been a truly incredible thing to be a part of."

As for Welcome to Marwen, that’s in theaters on December 21. It follows a man named Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) who loses his memory after a vicious beating and constructs a miniature version of a World War II-era village, called Marwyn, to help with his recovery. Christie plays his Russian caretaker.

It’s a heavy story, and based on real events, but the set was by no means so dour that Christie’s costars wouldn’t ask her about season 8. The singer Janelle Monáe, who plays a friend Mark makes in rehab, was the most persistent, but Christie would not be moved.

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO sometime in April (in its article, E! actually says season 8 drops on April 5, but we think they’re jumping the gun, in part because April 5 is a Friday and Game of Thrones airs on Sundays). Only four more months to go!

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