Clarke: Well, we left Daenerys at the end of last season on a ship… And then here she is, finally at her home.
Emmanuel: Missandei would know as her advisor, as friends, how big this was. And so giving her that time to be at Dragonstone for the first time since she fled is really important.
Clarke: When she gets on the soil of a place that was the beginning of you and the end of your family is kind of epic. Daenerys and I are often in weird parallels. I think every actor draws on your own kind of where you’re at. As an actor, I’m on the road a lot so coming home is a big thing.
Dinklage: Tyrion’s finding his footing in the role of Hand of the Queen, see what he does with Daenerys and how complicated that relationship is. It’s not just an advisor. It runs deeper than that. He’s not being hand to a family member like he was to Joffrey or anybody.. It’s somebody new. And to be honest, a woman. And that creates some complications which I find very lovely to play out, especially with Emilia.
Emmanuel: There’s definitely uncertainty. They know that they’re going to war. So things are tense for everybody because its the fear of unknown essentially.
Clarke: For her it’s an incredibly emotional journey which tests where she’s at now. You’ve seen a lot of softness within Daenerys and I think that this season, that softness is kind of beginning to harden. In a way it’s necessary I think to be a real leader, you need to have the darkness and the light.
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