It's been almost a year since the 'Game of Thrones' series finale aired. So that means its stars, including Emilia Clarke, can really tell us what they think about it.
Emilia Clarke has been openly critical about the show before. For example, she previously said she felt pressure to do nude scenes for it.
Now the actress best-known as Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, has spoken up about the widely panned finale.
Clarke expressed that she was annoyed by it, a sentiment shared with many fans.
Speaking with the Sunday Times about her character getting (literally) stabbed in the back, she said: "Yeah, I felt for her. I really felt for her. And yeah, was I annoyed that Jon Snow didn’t have to deal with something? He got away with murder — literally."
"I knew how I felt [about the ending] when I first read it, and I tried, at every turn, not to consider too much what other people might say," Clarke continued, "But I did always consider what the fans might think — because we did it for them, and they were the ones who made us successful, so it’s just polite, isn’t it?"
The actress maintains that 'GOT' was "a gift" for her career. But she was disappointed Daenerys didn't get a "happy ending."
She also felt they were too heavy on the action with less emphasis on character-driven dialogue.
"It was all about the set pieces," she said of the final season. "I think the sensational nature of the show was, possibly, given a huge amount of airtime because that’s what makes sense."