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Epic! Emilia Clarke Wins ‘GoT’ Premiere Night With Green Screen Dragon Pic

Emilia Clarke knows exactly what Game of Thrones fans want! Ahead of the season 8 premiere, the English actress posted an adorable behind-the-scenes picture in character as Daenerys Targaryen.

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“Me and my baby (dragon) (Drogon) just very excited for you all to see #season8gameofthrones which if I’m not mistaken begins….now,” Clarke, 32, captioned an Instagram pic on Sunday, April 14, which showed her hugging what appeared to be a large piece of cardboard, but, in fact, is actually one of the show’s green screens. “#gulp #enjoy #forthethrone #forthelasttime #buckleupkids @hbo @gameofthrones.”

Fans — including celebrities — took to the comments section of Clarke’s post to get hyped for the final season of GoT. “Soooo excited !!!” Reese Witherspoon wrote.

Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Dragon Selfie
Emilia Clarke on ‘Game of Thrones.’ Helen Sloan/HBO

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“I woke up this morning with a little thrill in my stomach that I haven’t had since I was 5 and it was Christmas Eve @ckahn22 !!!” one commenter wrote. Another added: “This made me go awww.”

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It wasn’t just Clarke who got nostalgic on Sunday night. Lena Headey, who portrays Cersei Lannister on the HBO drama, shared a throwback selfie in character with Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella). “TS .. it’s happening .. FLASH BACK SUNDAY full disclosure .. I LOVE Septa U .. she’s aces. Can’t believe this is it. May you enjoy so hard the final season of the show that carried us all for a decade,” Headey, 45, wrote alongside the pic.

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) also got in on the Instagram fun. “In honour of the final season of Thrones premiering tonight …. Here’s a picture of me asleep on set,” the Dark Phoenix actress, 23, captioned a pic of herself.

The first season of Game of Thrones aired in 2011 and also stars Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).

Game of Thrones airs on HBO Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.