Fans of Game of Thrones are waiting expectantly to find out which new battle will ensue, who will take sides with whom and who will be betrayed.

Amidst all this violence and political turmoil, there is also a glimmering hope of romance – between Daenerys Targaryen's (played by Emilia Clarke) two trusted advisors Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson).

In conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Emmanuel talks about the relationship between her former slave character and the commander of her Unsullied army.

In season 6, we saw the two characters finally come to terms with the attraction they shared, but the road ahead is bound to be a rocky one, what with the group preparing for war.

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"These two have always hidden behind their duty," British-born Emmanuel said.

"But times like this where it's not guaranteed they will even see each other again, where he might be killed and she might be... who knows... they're having to confront their emotions and feelings to each other."

Going by the trailers for season 7, Daenerys, her vast army and dragons are making their way to Westeros to take control of King's Landing and the Iron Throne.

This is likely to involve quite a bit of bloodshed and sacrifice of life, although we are hoping they do not include the deaths of Missandei or Grey Worm.

Emmanuel, who also starred in The Fate of The Furious, offers a ray of hope when talking about her role in the upcoming season.

"It's the same thing every season: I don't think [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] can outdo themselves, and then they do," the 28-year-old explained.

"And the role that Missandei has been playing becomes ever more important because they're facing war and potential death. Distractions aren't really welcome, though Missandei has a few of her own."

Emmanuel will return to HBO along with the rest of the cast for the seventh season of Game of Thrones on 16 July.