With the final season of Game of Thrones officially halfway done, fans are preparing for the end of a television era.
But while fans will truly miss the show, the cast and crew had a lot to say about how emotional the conclusion of the HBO hit was.
Check out the stars’ quotes in the gallery below.
"I've grown up with these people, I've changed so much as a person," she says of the show's cast and crew, who she added she will miss most of all. But it's a far cry from her beginnings on the show as a scared young girl. "I remember being so overwhelmed and terrified." (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
"I've thrown into Arya," she told HBO. "Every tool I've got as an actor I've used in Arya. It's really hard to create new people now. Every time I do it, it's just a little worse, like 'don't do it quite as good as Arya. Don't make them quite as strong or quite as cool as Arya. I'm 100 percent going to miss that. I'm still not done with mourning her. We can't talk about it, I'm going to cry." (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
"The journey that I've been on with Daenerys, it's sharpened me as an actor, and because of the heights she goes to, it's forced me to find them within myself," Clarke told HBO. "And so anytime anything good or bad happens, you put it into her. So Daenerys is a tapestry of my entire adult life. Within each major scene of Daenerys is every major scene of my life." (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
"Everyone was broken at the end," he told GQ. "I don’t know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so f******* tiring. We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, 'Right, I’m f****** sick of this.' I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life, I’ll miss it one day – but I’m done.’" (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
"I had all these ideas in my head and a version of one of them is how it ends up [for Tyrion]," he told EW. [Showrunners] David and Dan have a brilliant version of what I had. If I use any adjectives it will give it away. But I love how it ended up. And how it ends up for everybody. They had a beautiful gentle touch with some and a hard touch with others.” (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
"'Thrones' is the holy grail, where it's something that's enormously, globally, massively popular," Glen told HBO. "And people think it's cool, you know it's critically approved of. And you have to love those times cause if you're not loving them, then you may as well not turn up to work. Because it doesn't get better than that." (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
"Each of the characters this year is placed in a completely alien environment at some point in the season that they’ve never been placed in before," he told TV Guide. "The thrill is seeing how they react to it and how they respond…This season, I think, more than any other is stretching these characters.” (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
"I was a bit emotional," the actress told EW. "I really like that we finally know what she came for, and it’s the end of her journey." (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)
“They just couldn’t have done a better job on ending our story. We’ve worked harder than ever before,” Coster-Waldau told Variety. “We spent twice as much shooting these six episodes than we did on two full seasons before. No expense has been spared. We’ve gone all in.” (Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)