Ellie Kendrick has revealed that she is still unsure whether she will return to play Meera Reed in ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Eight. Kendrick joined the show in Season Three, with her character accompanying Bran Stark in his journey to become the Three-Eyed Raven. In Season Seven, Meera was last seen returning to Greywater Watch after bringing Bran to Winterfell. She also unleashed some justifiable rage at Bran’s ‘thank you’ for his safe delivery after losing brother Jojen and Hodor during the journey.
In a recent interview, Kendrick spoke about the uncertainty of her future with the show. She said:
“Not as far as I know. I don’t know. It’s funny because I always get asked, “What’s going to happen? Are you in it?” Genuinely the truth is I don’t know. ‘I wait for the phone to ring and then I find out, but it hasn’t rung so I don’t know. I’ll find out whether I am or not at some point, but for now I haven’t been notified so I’m yet to discover.”
Kendrick also spoke about her sadness at parting ways with actor Isaac Hempstead Wright in the seventh season, but says she’s glad her days of dragging Bran all over the place are over:
“It was really sad on a personal level, because we had a little gang which dwindled further and further as the seasons went on. It was a sad day to say farewell to young Isaac – not so young now and also very tall, which means he was so difficult to put on the sled, which I actually did, although he’s a lot taller than me. So while I was sad to say farewell, I was also slightly relieved for my spine because I no longer have to be dragging him across any wintered land. I genuinely did drag him. Not all the time, because in really wide shots there was a dummy version of him. But I did a lot of dragging. No dragon, just a lot of dragging. I got a very strong back by the end of it.”
As fans look toward the final season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ there are no shortage of theories surrounding the characters and their fate in the series. Kendrick has her own theory about Meera. She said:
“Absolutely no idea what’s going to happen. All I can hope for is Meera is going to come back on a dragon and be the new queen. That’d be pretty sweet for me. But somehow, not quite sure that’s how it’s going to turn out.”
Fingers crossed we will get to see more of Meera in the future! Check back for more details about ‘Game of Thrones’ season eight as they become available!