Peter Dinklage
Cast member Peter Dinklage attends the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles April 10, 2016. Reuters/Phil McCarten

Cast members of “Game of Thrones” have already started pondering over what life will be like post-season 8. In a recent interview, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) said it will be “heartbreaking” to move on to a new project after being part of the show, which has lasted for so many years.

In an interview with Variety, Dinklage said they are halfway through filming at this point. The actor added that this being the last season, they are taking their time with the production. Expectations are high for the last instalment of the highly popular show, and many of the cast members are feeling the pressure this time.

Talking about the end, Dinklage said this is the perfect time to end the show, not only for them personally as actors but also for the story. The actor said that some shows go on a bit longer than they should, but the same will not happen to the fantasy series.

When asked if it would be difficult to see his last days as Tyrion Lannister and to say goodbye to the other cast members, Dinklage explained that the “sad part” is that they get to meet and work with “pockets of great people,” then the time comes when they have to go on other projects. He said it’s especially “heartbreaking” to leave a show on which he has worked with other actors for more than just a few months.

There are six episodes planned for “Game of Thrones” season 8. The show is set to air sometime in 2019. HBO is currently working on different spin-off shows based on the same fantasy world, so fans will continue to see Westeros for a long time.