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We've known for a while now that Game of Thrones is heading into its final act. With that in mind, a lot of people are wondering how much the cast and crew knows about where Game of Thrones is heading in Seasons 7 and 8. Maisie Williams, who has already gotten us excited about the upcoming Season 7 finale, recently revealed exactly how much the cast knows about what is coming on Game of Thrones. Here's what she has to say:
I make educated guesses and we try and get answers and bits of information and knowledge from the writers, but they keep it very close to their chest. But it's so exciting. Particularly the end of this series. It's just a great finale. It makes me very excited for the series after because I'm like one season ahead of everyone else. So I get the scripts because it's all really exciting like stuff no one's seen before. But then as so as you've read it you're like, 'But I want the next season now.'
If you've been keeping tabs on Game of Thrones Season 7 at all, you should know that the series went into production some time ago, which means Maisie Williams and the rest of the cast have already gotten the scripts for the upcoming episodes. However, from what Maisie Williams told The Radio1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, the cast might be in on what's happening with Season 7, now, but that doesn't mean that they are getting information from showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff regarding what is coming in the future. What a job perk that would be if they did, though.
Plus, the whole filming ahead of time thing can be just as much of a curse as it is a blessing for cast members like Maisie Williams. The actress also explained that she'll be eating out with her fellow co-stars or even Snapchatting with them about plot points and she or another cast member will realize they should probably be shutting up about whatever they want to talk about related to the show. HBO and the Game of Thrones team work really hard to prevent spoilers from leaking before the premiere, to various levels of success.
Still, that has to be hard for the cast of any popular TV show. People are literally out on the Internet scouring message boards and celebrity interviews for any minor clues and the cast has to live in the fear of accidentally leaking something they shouldn't. Of course, I'm pretty sure most of the fans wouldn't mind, but HBO probably has a very different opinion.