"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."
Game of Thrones' eighth and final season will conquer our screens on Sunday, April 14, and although we're sad to say farewell to Westeros, we're desperate to discover which of our remaining characters will end up on the Iron Throne – and how many will die trying.
Before we embark on this final chapter, ET is looking back at our 2016 interviews with the Game of Thrones cast at the season six red carpet. We asked each star, "If your character had to die, how would you want it to happen?" and their exclusive answers will have you hoping for each character's demise, rather than dreading it.
From a brutally slow stabbing to an Iron Throne explosion and curiously detailed demise by his own intestines, keep scrolling to discover their dream onscreen deaths!
"Something that really like drags out over a full episode. The only thing I can think of is poisoning. That's a long one. Or just like a slow stabbing. Just something that will last a long time so I can milk it." – Sophie Turner
"I often think about it, weirdly... Maybe perhaps, dying at Aria's sword would be a good way." – Lena Headey
"I think it would have to top the lot. Like, in years to come, I hope there's like a show where it's like, 'The Top Best Deaths on Game of Thrones,' so it would have to be number one. So far, for me, the number one death is the melting gold on Viserys [Targaryen's] face, which was early on. And so I think it would have to be something along those lines. Something maybe like glass melting on her face. Like, over all of her face and then you'll still be able to see her frozen, dead expression." – Maisie Williams
"So this is something I've thought about, and I think it'd be really funny if she just, like, got really close to the Iron Throne and then it exploded. I think that would be hilarious! I think it would be good." – Emilia Clarke
"I want something really gruesome – but it's really hard to top the producers. They come up with the most creative deaths. I'd like his intestines ripped out and he should be strangled with them." – Isaac Hempstead Wright
"That's a good question. Just... of old age." – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
The eighth and final season ofGame of Thronespremieres Sunday, April 14 on HBO.