Game of Thrones's Gwendoline Christie Warns We'll All Need Therapy When the Show Ends

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

Although the stars of Game of Thrones have been sworn to secrecy about the final season, many of the cast and crew have accidentally let a few things slip as to what we can expect—at least emotionally.

Hannah Murray, who plays Gilly, said Season 8 is “not like a fairytale happy ending.” Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, admitted that “everyone cried at one point” (Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow, cried twice). And Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, thinks the finale will divide fans—an opinion she shares with co-star Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark. So while we may not know who's going to live or die, we should at least be prepared to stock up on some tissues. And, if Gwendoline Christie is right, you may want to pre-book an appointment with a therapist.

Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, believes that Season 8 could be extremely emotional for some fans. "You're going to need therapy," she boldly told E! News at the premiere of Robert Zemeckis's Welcome to Marwen, in which she stars alongside Steve Carell, Janelle Monáe, and Eiza González. "I think just the show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help."

"I think it's going to make me incredibly emotional," Christie continued. "We're all emotional about the fact that this is the end, and this is the end of something incredibly significant for all of us, and it's been a truly incredible thing to be a part of."

Although we will soon see the end of Game of Thrones, the exploration of Westeros is far from over. The prequel series, rumored to be called The Long Night, begins filming in early 2019. In the meantime, the final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in April 2019.

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

House Boasting a ‘Harry Potter Room’ Under the Stairs Hits the Market in San Diego

Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Matt Robinson, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

When Harry Potter fans dream of living like the boy wizard, they may picture Harry's cozy quarters in the Gryffindor dormitory at Hogwarts. One home owner in San Diego, California is trying to spin one of Harry's much less idyllic living situations as a magical feature. As The San Diego Union-Tribune reports, a listing of a three-bedroom house for sale in the city's Logan Heights neighborhood boasts a "Harry Potter room"—a.k.a storage room under the stairs.

In the Harry Potter books, the cupboard under the stairs of the Dursley residence served as Harry's bedroom before he enrolled in Hogwarts. Harry was eager to escape the cramped, dusty space, but thanks to the series' massive success, a similar feature in a real-world home may be a selling point for Harry Potter fans.

Kristin Rye, the seller of the San Diego house, told The Union-Tribune she would read Harry Potter books to her son, though she wouldn't describe herself as a super fan. As for why she characterized her closet as a “large ‘Harry Potter’ storage room underneath stairs" in her real estate listing, she said it was the most accurate description she could think of. “It’s just this closet under the stairs that goes back and is pretty much like a Harry Potter room. I don’t know how else to describe it," she told the newspaper.

Beyond the cupboard under the stairs, Rye's listing doesn't bear much resemblance to the cookie-cutter, suburban home of 4 Privet Drive. Nearly a century old, the San Diego house has the same cobwebs and a musty smells you might expect from the Hogwarts dungeons, the newspaper reports. But there are some perks, including a parking spot and backyard space for a garden or pull-up bar. The 1322-square-foot home is listed at $425,000—cheaper than the median price of $620,000 for a resale single-family home in the area.

If you want to live like a wizard, you don't necessarily need to start by moving under a staircase. In North Yorkshire, England, a cottage modeled after Hagrid's Hut is available to rent on a nightly basis.

[h/t The San Diego Union-Tribune]

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