Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams has shot down claims the show will film multiple endings in order to protect the real ending from leaking. A veil of secrecy surrounds filming of the massive HBO series' final season, which won't appear until 2019. Nevertheless, information leaks continue making their way out via snoops and spies.
Recently, a major plot spoiler likely got out thanks to footage of a certain set going up in flames. Another leaked image teased a possible confrontation between two major characters. Last September, reports surfaced claiming HBO would take the drastic step of filming multiple versions of the series' finale, presumably to ensure that no one - not even the actors - could know the real ending until the show actually premiered. But Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau quickly shot down the report, calling it "stupid."
Now, Arya Stark herself has joined with Coster-Waldau in debunking the story of the multiple endings. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Maisie Williams addressed the report and firmly denied it (see the full interview above). Williams said:
Well I heard this, and I immediately thought, ‘I don’t think we’ve got the budget to shoot lots of different endings.’
Kimmel then reminded Williams that HBO president Casey Bloys himself originally put out the multiple endings claim. Showing her quick wit, Williams replied with a jab at Donald Trump:
But as we know, sometimes presidents don’t always tell the truth.
Kimmel also asked Williams how much of the final season remains to be filmed and she wearily replied "endless amounts." The host then asked her if she knows everything that will happen in season 8 and she answered proudly "I do. I know the end of Game of Thrones." Naturally, Kimmel was unable to pry any details out of the actress. Williams did reveal that she may have violated HBO secrecy protocols by sharing the scripts with her mother. So if you want to know the end of Game of Thrones, you know who you should seek out.
Needless to say, the level of secrecy around Game of Thrones has reached ridiculous proportions. With well over a year left to go before the final season debuts, there's plenty of time for more leaks. And more speculation. And more insanely elaborate - and probably false - fan theories. One thing we do know, thanks to GoT cast members, is that the final season will be very emotional. Fans have a long wait ahead of them before finding out just how emotional things get. Season 7 left loads of issues unresolved, and the fates of many characters hanging in the balance. No matter what happens, season 8 should be incredibly epic. And filled with tons of betrayal, misery and death.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Game of Thrones release date: Sep 25, 2018