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Tonight’s the night, kids. Since 2011, we’ve been watching many individuals vie for the Iron Throne on HBO’s final episode of the drama Game of Thrones. Soon, we’ll have all the answers. However, if you know Richard Madden or happen to run into him while he’s doing press for Rocketman, don’t you dare spoil the ending for him.
The former Robb Stark actor is set to portray John Reid in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, and he’s currently totally swamped doing press for the upcoming flick. In fact, he told CinemaBlend that he’s so busy he won’t be able to see Game of Thrones wrap out its illustrious run live with many of the rest of the show's fans. He noted:
I shan’t be watching it tonight. It will be far too late, because I have such a long day tomorrow. I’m going to keep my fingers in my ears all day until I can get to the evening and try and watch it.
If Richard Madden stays off the internet, he should hopefully be fine, but given he was once the King in the North, I can just imagine some errant press person or stranger on the street accidentally spoiling the ending for him.
That said, it’s good to know that Richard Madden still cares enough about Game of Thrones enough that he confirmed to CinemaBlend’s Sean O’Connell that he will at least be attempting to avoid spoilers until he does have the time to sit down and watch the finale.
Because Richard Madden is no longer on Game of Thrones, he’s also in a unique position to be able to explain to the cast what to expect out of life after Thrones. Per the actor it's only good things to come...
It’s really fun! [Laughs] You get to do lots of different things.
For Richard Madden, those “lot of” things include a role in Netflix’s Bodyguard and the upcoming Rocketman, as well as gigs in TV series like Medici and Klondike not to mention Disney flick Cinderella. He really hasn’t pigeonholed himself into a particular type of role at all.
Given that HBO’s Game of Thrones' schedule is long and tiring, filming for a huge chunk of the year every year, actors that have been near and dear to the fanbase have not had a ton of time to take on other work, although of course they have done some other work during their time filming. Plus, many already have other projects in the works.
Sophie Turner will next be seen in Dark Phoenix while castmate Maisie Williams will also be in X-Men project The New Mutants when it finally gets a release. Lena Headey has been signed on for the female-driven action flick Gunpowder Milkshake. Emilia Clarke already filmed a rom-com with Henry Golding called Last Christmas set to release later in 2019. Peter Dinklage did voice work for The Angry Birds Movie 2. We could go on and on, but you get the gist.