Nathalie Emmanuel Shares an Emotional Farewell to Game of Thrones on Instagram
Viewers at home weren't the only ones who were quite devastated to see Nathalie Emmanuel's run on Game of Thrones come to a pretty brutal end on Sunday night. The 30-year-old actress, who plays Missandei on the show, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an emotional tribute to the HBO series, calling out the life-changing nature of her role.
"It's been one of my greatest joys playing Missandei of Naath . . . The quiet and kind translator," she captioned a gallery of several stills from the show. "A brilliant woman who overcame so much suffering and found herself, her voice . . . and her one and only love. She represented so much for me, personally, that I have no choice but to carry the things she has taught me into my life going forward."
Emmanuel's character has been the adviser to Daenerys Targaryen ever since her introduction in season three, and has remained a fan-favourite. Sadly, she was killed in tragic fashion in episode four after being captured by Cersei and her army.
In her lengthy post, Emmanuel also took a moment to shout out Emilia Clarke, one of her closest costars. "I love you . . . SO much," she wrote. "I've loved playing your BFF for the past 7 years. Thank you for being such a wonderful person in my life and a source of light and laughter. The Bad Ass Boss Lady Warrior Goddess club will live on forever." And, of course, she also penned a few words for Jacob Anderson, who plays her onscreen lover. "I literally cannot tell you what sharing the screen with you has meant to me," she said. "I found performances I didn't know I had inside me, simply because you gave me so much to work against. Playing Missandei and Grey Worm's journey has been so special. I couldn't have asked for a more generous and supportive co-star."
She wrapped things up by thanking fans of the show, as well as the entire cast and crew, some of whom have posted their own sweet photos documenting their time on set with Emmanuel. Read ahead to see a few more Game of Thrones cast members who posted their own sweet words about Emmanuel's fallen character.