GAME OF THRONES Secrets, Kept and Revealed!

— March 28, 2019

Winter is coming, and we will finally know who takes the Iron Throne in the eighth and final season of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, which premieres Sunday, April 14, only on Crave. But some already know the answer! Here, the cast members explain how they’ve been dealing with keeping pop culture’s biggest secret:

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark): “I remember having a little braid in my hair, and the hair and makeup team would be like, ‘You cannot leave with that braid in your hair! We have to take it out!’ Because people will read into it and find some spoilers with just a braid. It's crazy.”

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark): “We're usually pretty good. There have been some photos that we've posted that are a little ‘spoilery,’ but it's not terrible things. It's not like an episode being leaked out. But the more things get leaked, it makes us more nervous, for sure.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister): “In the past when you needed to remember what had happened, you could go back and find the scripts. Now, literally, the script has vanished. It no longer exists. I'm not very good at keeping secrets, but with this show it has always been easy, because you know you can't say anything about storylines.”

Conleth Hill (Lord Varys): “People don't recognize me, so I don't really get asked – that’s the joy of having no hair on the show but plenty in real life. No one ever has asked me seriously, apart from (recently). One driver said, ‘Who actually ends up on the throne?’ I went, ‘Do you think I'm going to tell you?’ I am actually surprised that nothing seems to have come out. The good thing is that genuine fans don't want to know. I can't wait until this series is all out and over. There are so many more secrets to this season than there were before.”

Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm): “Everyone's got a really good poker face. Also, this is actually a relatively spoiler-free show. You can't really spoil the show unless you go into every single detail. You could get the big points and the big moments, but without all the context, they don't have the same impact.”

John Bradley (Samwell Tarley): “The scripts are password-protected and they come on encrypted emails, so that kind of heightens the gravitas of the experience. It feels like sensitive information when you're having to type in one password and then making sure your two-step notifications are on.”

Joe Dempsie (Gendry): “We're being groomed for careers in politics, most of us. There's something about Season 8 - because of the excitement and because we're all aware of the magnitude of it, you want to make sure that you see it out. It is as thrilling for everyone else as it was for us to read and to shoot. There have been years gone by where I've been tempted to tell mates or something. But it has not even been a temptation with Season 8. Not even my mum.”