Season eight of the HBO fantasy drama is not set to air its final six episodes until 2019, but as the cast go full-steam ahead into their last run of filming, more and more spoilers are beginning to slip out.
The 56-year-old actor, who plays the no-nonsense Ser Davos Seaworth, revealed how everyone is feeling about creating a satisfying end for long-time fans.
“It’s the pressure we put on ourselves to try and get it as good as we possibly can,” Liam explained to RTÉ Entertainment. “Because it’s not one person who is the lead in this, who’s carrying the whole thing, it’s an ensemble piece.
The star went on to share some behind-the-scenes tidbits about the cast, even saying that they wanted to watch the show with fresh eyes like everyone else.
He continued: “We’re all fans of the show, for several years some actors only read their own bits so they could enjoy the show when they went home, they were that much fans of the show!
“So to be coming to the end, it’s going to be really weird, it’s the longest thing I’ve ever done in my life, for seven years, so it is kind of weird.”
When it comes to his own personal journey with the hugely-popular series, Liam shared his ambitions throughout the experience and the emotional trauma from losing his friends when they inevitably get unceremoniously killed off of George R. R. Martin’s mammoth book series’ adaptation.
“[At the start] my ambition was to make it to the last season, and now I’m in the last season my ambition is to make it to the last episode, typical selfish actor,” the Irish actor joked at the announcement of the Irish Film and Television Academy award nominations.
Speaking about the loss of one cast member in particular he continued: “It’s very difficult yeah, because it’s been a bit of a family and we all feel like we’re on this bizarre rollercoaster, so when somebody hops off it’s difficult.
“I’ve worked with Aidan [Gillen] for the last 20 odd years on stage and screen so it was sad to see him go.
“But at the end of this season we’re all gone, so it’s going to be fun.”
Meanwhile, Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams has shared another surprising spoiler about the highly-anticipated finale.
The 20-year-old star warned fans that the outcome might be something of a disappointment if they’re hoping for a jaw-dropping surprise.
Admitting that she and her mother “cracked open a bottle of wine and made predictions” about the ending before flipping open the scripts for season eight, it wasn’t what she thought it was going to be.
She teased: “Neither of us was right. I don’t know if it’s gonna surprise people, but it’s just different to what you think it’s gonna be.”
Addressing rumours that each episode of the final series could be feature-length, Maisie simply commented: “Milk it for all it’s worth, why don’t you!”
Game of Thrones season 8 will return to HBO in 2019, and Sky Atlantic will air the episodes shortly after.