Gemma Whelan, who plays Yara Greyjoy on the show, also got her Instagram followers even more excited for the premiere. “Holy dragon balls I watched the first ep of the final season last night and I am BLOWN AWAY! You are going to lose your minds. So special to be back in Belfast with the best gang in the world, thank you for an amazing time #Hbo #got,” she posted a couple of days before the show aired. “I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO WATCH THIS ON SUNDAY 🤯”
Sunday night, the world stopped turning for GoT fans as they collectively tuned in to watch the first episode of the final season.
Sophie commemorated the occasion with a photo from the set – of her sleeping! “In honour of the final season of Thrones premiering tonight …. Here’s a picture of me asleep on set,” she wrote alongside the photo.
Daniel Portman, who plays Podrick on the show, got fans psyched asking them if they were “ready” for the season premiere.
GoT’s famous fans also shared their excitement on social media.
Joe Jonas, who has a personal connection to the show, celebrated the GoT Season 8 premiere by channeling his inner Sansa Stark – the character played by his fiancée, Sophie.
“MOOD,” he captioned the video soundtracked by the GoT theme. His performance, which was so extra btw, got laughs and praises from sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra, Adam Lambert, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Tracee Ellis Ross, and even Maisie Williams.
Charlie XCX may have skipped Coachella for GoT. “There was absolutely no way i could have possibly even entertained the idea of going to Coachella this year as i knew i’d have to spend the entire weekend physically, mentally, and emotionally preparing for game of thrones. that’s just the way it had to be tbh,” she tweeted.
Reese Witherspoon announced that she had “a very important date with my couch tonight,” adding, “excited is an understatement!!!!!! #GameOfThrones #MotherOfDragons.”
Zach Braff tweeted a photo of him and Kit and teasingly captioned it with, “He told me everything.”
Jimmy Kimmel shared a photo of him on the iron throne with a saxophone in hand, writing, “On my pointy couch, ready for tonight… #GameOfThrones #ForTheThrone #GoT #WinterIsHere.” Wait, are there saxophones in Westeros?
Kristin Chenoweth knows how the crucial the game is now. “May the best house win,” she tweeted, adding emojis of crossed swords and a dragon. “Who’s watching?”
Leah Remini illustrated her mood with a GIF of a baby going from all smiles to a majorly serious scowl. “Me knowing #GameOfThrones is on tonight then realizing it’s the last season,” she explained.
Elizabeth Banks didn’t want to see any spoiler so she went on a brief Twitter hiatus. “Bye Twitter until after I have watched GameOfThrones tonight,” she wrote, adding, “#NoSpoilers.”
“Tonight is going to be EPIC!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! #GameOfThrones,” Lance Bass predicted, all the way from the Empire Polo Grounds in California.
Ava DuVernay tweeted a call to arms for the upcoming battle. “The North remembers. Send a raven. Unsheath thy Valyrian steel. Defend the Seven Kingdoms. Winter is way here. What’s next? #ForTheThrone #GameOfThrones #ThronesYall.”
Aisha Tyler “I’ve just been watching the opening credits for #GameOfThrones over and over again for an hour. That terrifying breach in the wall is all I can think about.”
It’s only the first episode – so get ready for some epic GoT memes on social media!