There are few TV shows as massively popular as Game of Thrones. HBO's fantasy drama accrued millions of loyal viewers every year, with new seasons historically hitting during other shows' summer hiatus. The show is known for its fantastic performances, as well as character driven tale of medieval war and supernatural elements. As such, we've seen plenty of major characters bite the dust over the past seven seasons, with the impending final season no doubt providing many more heartbreaking deaths. Actors on Game generally know their days are numbered, and one star has been waiting to be killed off basically since he entered.
Jacob Anderson plays Grey Worm on Game of Thrones, and recently spoke to CinemaBlend's Laura Hurley ahead of the December 12 release of Game of Thrones Season 7 on Blu-ray and DVD. During this conversation he described how the anxiety around his character's death is constant. He thinks about it...
All the time. Pretty much since my first day on set, I've been like, 'I'm not going to be around for much longer.' I just for whatever reason thought I was going to die. I was gonna be sacrificed. There have been a few close calls as well. The fight with the Harpies. Even Casterly Rock, the ambush, I didn't know where that was going. I was kind of convinced that was gonna be it for me.
Grey Worm is more than willing to give his life in order to fight for Dany, and it looks like that sentiment goes double for Jacob Anderson. Because despite his romantic plot with Missandei, Anderson expect every action sequence to be his last as the Unsullied commander.
And the actor isn't wrong, as Grey Worm has had a few very close calls. In particular when he and Barristan Selmy were ambushed by the Sons of the Harpy in Season 5, it certainly seemed like Jacob Anderson's signature character was going to bite the dust. And while Selmy did die in this battle, Grey Worm was able to eventually recover from his injuries and continue guarding his Khaleesi.
Jacob Anderson might end up being right in the end, as Grey Worm is going to presumably lead Dany's army against the Night King and his army of dead. Grey Worm is always on the front lines, including her recent taking of Casterly Rock. But the army of wights is relentless, so it would make sense that he might end up biting the dust while attempting to save all of Westeros. With Grey Worm and Missandei's relationship now physical, his loss would be felt across quite a few of Dany's supporters.