Yikes! The Game of Thrones Cast Reacting to the Final Season is Something Else


Every water cooler in every office block has been filled with colleagues discussing the final season of Game of Thrones which is currently airing on M-Net. And by discussing, we mean arguing and complaining.

And it honestly feels like a lot is going on: mistakes are being made, characters are dying, other characters are turning evil but our feelings can be summed up with this tweet:

But since there have been so many catastrophes this season, some eagle-eyed fans decided to dig up some interviews with the stars and their views on the season have been less than satisfactory.

1.Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) sounds like he was struggling there:

2. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Ian McElhinney (Baristan Selmy) in a montage of interviews

3. Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) spoke to Entertainment Weekly after the outrage about her character’s death:

‘But generally, I understand people’s outrage, I understand people’s heartbreak, because this is the conversation around representation. It’s safe to say that Game of Thrones has been under criticism for their lack of representation and the truth of it is that Missandei and Grey Worm have represented so many people because there’s only two of them. So this is a conversation going forward about when you’re casting shows like this, that you are inclusive in your casting. I knew what it meant that she was there, I know what it means that I am existing in the spaces that I am because when I was growing up, I didn’t see people like me but it wasn’t until she was gone that I really felt what it really, truly meant until I saw the outcry and outpouring of love and outrage and upset about it, I really understood what it meant.’

4. Conleth Hill (Varys) also spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his disappointment at the role his character had over the last few seasons:

‘I was bummed not to have any reaction to [Littlefinger] dying if he was my nemesis. That’s been my feeling the last couple seasons, that my character became more peripheral, that they concentrated on others more. That’s fine. It’s the nature of a multi-character show. It was kind of frustrating. As a whole it’s been overwhelmingly positive and brilliant but I suppose the last couple seasons weren’t my favorite…I loved the traveling with [Peter Dinklage] and just the two of us in that cart. I think the stuff that was said in there understood the nature of freaks and outsiders so precisely. In a way, that was lost when we got past [the narrative in George R.R. Martin’s] books. That special niche interest in weirdos wasn’t as effective as it had been. Last season and this season there were great scenes and then I’d come in and kind of give a weather report at the end of them — ‘film at 11.’ So I thought he was losing his knowledge. If he was such an intelligent man and he had such resources, how come he didn’t know about things? That added to my dismay. It’s now being rectified with getting a great and noble ending. But that was frustrating for a couple seasons.’

5. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) wasn’t a big fan of how little she got to perform this season as she said to Entertainment Weekly

‘Headey says her reaction that final scene was ‘mixed’ at first. ‘I wanted her to have some big piece or fight with somebody,’ she says.’

Eeeek, well I guess we have to wait until Monday to see how this ends…

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