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    Updated on Oct 21, 2019. Posted on Oct 20, 2019

    Emilia Clarke Responded To The Backlash Over The "Game Of Thrones" Finale: "It Sucks"

    The Mother of Dragons has spoken.

    🚨 Warning: mild Game of Thrones spoilers ahead. 🚨

    Earlier this year, HBO's most popular show, Game of Thrones, ended. And it's safe to say the finale wasn't well received:

    In fact, there was a petition created for the cast and crew to rewrite and reshoot the ending, which has received 1.7 million signatures.

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    Well, Emilia Clarke, who played the beloved Daenerys Targaryen on the show, opened up about the negative backlash in a recent interview with Stellar magazine.

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    "Everyone is going to have their own opinion and they're fully entitled to them," she said. "It’s art and it's to be dissected and taken on in whatever individual way you wish."

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    "It sucks this wasn't the perfect ending that people were hoping for, but I truly believe we would never have made everyone happy," she added.

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    In response to the reactions, Emilia revealed she felt "truthfully sad" for the show's executive producers, David Benioff and Dan Weiss. "It's for them that I feel heartbreak because it's theirs," she shared.

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    Elsewhere in the interview, Emilia shared what playing Khaleesi taught her about herself, saying, "Oh my goodness, she taught me about lady balls. She taught me what it feels like to be in a room and be heard."

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    "She wielded such power, calmness, and such poise. She had a fierce intensity and made some incredibly tough choices," she stated.

    "In Season 3, she had to start busting some balls, and as a 25-year-old standing in front of 500 extras, 150 crew members, six cameras, a drone, dragons and fire, I had to bring it," the actor continued.

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    "I felt like if I can do that, then the red carpet doesn't feel so scary to me at all. So there’s a certain kind of self-belief that rubs off on you as a person."

    No matter what you thought of the finale, there's no denying Daenerys's impact as a badass on screen. Read Emilia's full interview with Stellar here.

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