The end of Game of Thrones is almost upon us, and fans are wondering what will happen to major characters like Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow. But a big part of what makes the show memorable are the supporting characters.
For example, take Grey Worm, Daenerys Targaryen’s longtime Unsullied lieutenant. How will fans feel about the way his story ends? “Oh, that’s a very difficult question to answer,” actor Jacob Anderson told INSIDER. “Grey Worm goes on a journey this year. He’s in unknown territory, and I think people are going to feel very conflicted about every character in this season. And Grey Worm is no exception. That’s what I’ll say.”
The whole [experience] of this season has been super bittersweet. It’s been amazing, but it’s also been slightly miserable. There were moments when you’re freezing cold, you’ve got this weird chemical fake snow in your face, and there’s real snow, and you’re wearing armor and trying to fight in all this s—– weather, but then occasionally you look around and you’re like ‘Look how amazing this is.’ There was one point where I honestly couldn’t see any technical equipment and I was like, ‘I’m just here. This is real,'” Anderson said. “It was completely immersive — the full set with mist and snow and all these extras fighting and running past. You couldn’t see any of the crew, so you just felt like you were really in ‘Game of Thrones.’
This all makes you a little nervous for Grey Worm, doesn’t it? In season 7, he took things with Missandei to the next level, and we’ve seen him on the front lines against the dead in the season 8 trailer. Indeed, it sounds like Anderson spent a lot of hard time filming his part in the Battle of Winterfell sequence. Is anyone wondering if he doesn’t make it out alive?
In contrast to Anderson’s experience, Jerome Flynn (Bronn) told INSIDER that his time on the season 8 set “wasn’t that stressful or strenuous…Yeah, that’s all I’m saying. I wasn’t that stressed or strained.”
Hmm. Perhaps Bronn isn’t present for the Battle of Winterfell? And then there’s this bit from Flynn:
I don’t know, [fans] might not love him as much as they do right now. But I hope they still do. He is who he is and what he says, isn’t he? And he’ll do what he needs to get his castle.
What do we make of this? Maybe Bronn decides that following Jaime north isn’t worth the trouble, and tries to get his castle another way? He wouldn’t try his luck with Cersei or Euron, would he?
We’ll find out more when Game of Thrones season 8 airs on April 14.