The End of ‘Game of Thrones’ Is “Terrifying,” Says Isaac Hempstead-Wright
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The End of ‘Game of Thrones’ Is “Terrifying,” Says Isaac Hempstead-Wright

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We fans have a lot of reasons to fear the last two seasons of Game of Thrones. The great war is coming, and beyond that, a mad queen sits on the Iron Throne.

But Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor who plays Bran Stark on the HBO hit, has an entirely different reason to dread the end of the show.

The Brit was just a lad when he was cast in Game of Thrones — and summarily pushed out a window by Jaime Lannister in the first episode.

Since then, Bran has grown to be an integral part of the story — especially with his time-hopping abilities — and Isaac has grown up, too. He turns 18 next month!

In a new interview with GQ Style, Isaac says it’s “terrifying” to contemplate the Game of Thrones series finale.

“It’s going to have been pretty much half my life when it’s finished,” he says.

“It’s going to be so bizarre, like leaving school all over again. It’s kind of a bittersweet thing because it’s such a tight-knit family… and it’s also, you know, the end of gainful employment.’”

Just like us, Isaac has no idea how the show will end — now that Game of Thrones has surpassed George R. R. Martin’s source material, the book series A Song of Ice and Fire.

But he’s an avid consumer of fan speculation.

“There are times you read it and go, ‘Holy shit! Yep, they’ve got it,’” he recently told The Huffington Post.

“I remember reading when I got sent the script for Season 6, and it had Hodor’s death in it. I thought, ‘God, this is amazing. Let me Google this to see if anyone came up with a theory,’” he said.

“And of course there was some guy on some forum somewhere who had come up with ‘hold the door,’ ‘hold the door.’ It was in a slightly different context, but he got it absolutely dead-on, so it’s like anything really could happen.”

Speaking of Hodor, Isaac tells GQ Style he’s still close with actor Kristian Nairn.

“[He is] my best friend,” he says.

“He’s been thrust massively into the spotlight too. We both came up with no experience and obviously, being thrust into close proximity, we had to become close friends or worst enemies.”

“Luckily, it was the former,” Isaac continues.

“He’s got such a great sense of humour, he’s so funny and he looks out for me like a brother.”

Well, at least he can count on keeping one friend post-Game of Thrones graduation. That should make the end a bit less terrifying!

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on Sunday, July 16 on HBO.

Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of Game of Thrones below:

Everything We Know About Game of Thrones Season 7
How Much Is the Game of Thrones Cast Worth?
See Game of Thrones’ Beautiful Season 7 Filming Locations
How Well Do You Remember the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale?
13 Game of Thrones Theories We Totally Buy