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Game of Thrones is finally about to end its eight-year-long dream run, and everybody concerned has lots of feels about that. None more than Kit Harington it seems, who won’t hear a single bad word against the eighth and final season. In an interview with Esquire, the Jon Snow actor made his views on any possible criticism pretty clear: the critics can go f**k themselves.

When asked about the insane amount of hype surrounding the final season and if that puts any pressure on him, Harington said:

“I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season — and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here — but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their negative judgement on it, in my head they can go f**k themselves.”

 

The (quite unfair) underestimation of a critic’s workload notwithstanding, Harington has his reasons to feel defiant. He told Esquire,

“I know how much work was put into this. I know how much people cared about this. I know how much pressure people put on themselves and I know how many sleepless nights working or otherwise people had on this show. Because they cared about it so much … Because they cared about not letting people down.”

critics can go fuck themselves if they hate season 8 says kit harington

Kit Harington and Maisie Williams in a scene from the upcoming episode 2 of Season 8.

But what if people still feel let down? Harington has previously hinted the possibility that everyone may not be happy with how Game of Thrones ends. But now he says that does not matter to him, because they all tried their hardest and have no regrets. In his own words,

 “Now if people feel let down by it, I don’t give a f**k. That’s how I feel — because everyone tried their hardest … In the end, no one’s bigger fans of the show than we are, and we’re kind of doing it for ourselves. That’s all we could do, really. And I was just happy we got to the end.”

Phew! That sure sounds like a truly Targaryen thing to say.

What’s your opinion on how the final season is shaping up? Tell us in the comments!






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chill out and pop a xan, kit, people are allowed to think what they want to

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100% agree. The few people I know that have expressed disappointment with how the show is progressing do so because “nothing has happened.” Well, we didn’t come to love the characters by watching one long battle scene. No, it earned a place in our hearts by creating phenomenal character arcs that resonate with the human soul. Just as any self-aware person searches for meaning in their own life, so do our beloved characters in GOT. It’s those “inner struggles” that GRRM talks about that are reflected so beautifully in the show that make it special.

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Well, it isn’t like it is free. They all got paid. If we think that we are not getting our money’s worth. We have been following this story for a long time and have invested our emotions in the characters and story. I don’t read the books but I was drawn into the story. So if we think that Ghost should have gotten more screen or how the hell did Samwell Tarly make it out without a scratch, it is our fucking right.

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People have the freedom to say whatever they want if you’re not okay with this you can go f**k yourself

Hal Jones
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you know nothing jon snow

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Kit, no one’s saying it’s your fault.
It’s writers fault.
Fuck them and fuck you, if you don’t understand it.

LadySong
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IMHO the quality isn’t there because they have so much to cram into such a short season. Season 8 needs 24 feature length episodes to complete all the story arcs. The scenes seem stilted and rushed. I love the show and will watch to the bitter end, but I just wish they had more time.

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I hate Kit Harington’s attitude. He whines so much about his job. Glad he is finally finished with GOT. Won’t be watching him in anything else.

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner while promising a “very satisfying” end for Sansa

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner, promising a "very satisfying" end for Sansa

Game of Thrones Season 8 finale drops in a few hours, and we are getting some last minute teases right about now. As one of the very few characters who have made it to the end, the fans have been awfully proud of Sansa Stark, and it seems like she will have a good ending, if Sophie Turner, who plays the character, is to be believed. Read on!

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Sophie spoke to The Sunday Times Magazine about how the ending of the show might not please everybody. Speaking of her attachment to Sansa, she said:

“I’ve had a bit of an identity crisis to be honest, I’ve grown up for so many years as this character. If I wasn’t filming, I was promoting it, if I wasn’t promoting it then it was on TV. I was immersed in Sansa, so finally stepping out of it, I don’t actually know what I like to do or who I really am.”

She then went on to tease the finale of the show:

“It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying. But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

Well, given the show’s massive fan following, that was probably always bound to happen. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Nicholas Hoult auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

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Nicholas Hoult auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has had a respectable star cast, ranging from the young first-timers to the industry veteran actors. Over the past few years, we have heard of a lot of actors who auditioned for different parts on the show but didn’t land the roles. The latest of the bunch is Nicholas Hoult, who auditioned for the role of Jon Snow. Read on!

Nicholas Hoult auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

Nicholas Hoult was recently at the Montclair Film Festival, for the screening of his latest film, Tolkien, where he talked to Page Six about his shot at a role in Game of Thrones:

“I think I auditioned for Jon Snow. I remember it because I was filming ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the time, so I had long hair extensions. They gave me a ponytail and also a very patchy fake tan. So I remember being like, ‘This is probably not what they’re hoping for,’ and it obviously wasn’t.”

Of, course, the role went to Kit Harington in the end, who has done a great job with it. Had Hoult bagged the role, Game of Thrones would have looked quite different. Then again, what would Jon Snow be without the ever brooding Kit Harington?

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“People are very angry,” says Pilou Asbæk (Euron) about Game of Thrones Season 8

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"People are very angry," says Pilou Asbæk (Euron) about Game of Thrones Season 8

At the moment, Game of Thrones is having a bad run with the latest season becoming the lowest-rated season in the show. The show that has garnered love from fans and critics alike over the last decade, is now getting hate for rushing the final season. One of the latest deaths on the show was Euron Greyjoy. Actor Pilou Asbæk, who plays Euron, recently discussed the fans’ displeasure with the final season and more, in an interview with Insider. Read on!

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Pilou was asked whom he was rooting for, now that Euron and Cersei were gone. He said:

“Who am I rooting for? I’m rooting for Dan and David. For them to be happy with what they have created.”

He was then asked if he thinks the showrunners will be happy with their creation:

“Yes, I think they will be, because right now, people are very angry. Some people are very angry and some people are very happy. I think, guys, just … please. Everyone has done the best work they could, under the circumstances they could, and I think it will stand the test of time. Honestly, I swear to God I think that. So I hope Dan and David are going to end up on the throne.”

Pilou also discussed how his character was different from the book Euron:

“100%. It’s two very different characters. I think Dan and David wanted a not-so-mysterious villain, the way he is in the books. They wanted to do something else. But you never, never know where a character is going. So you have to go with what you get. And I was just … you know … of course you always want more screen time. Because screen time often equals character development, and motivation. You can show different sides of a character.

But at the end of the day I’m a supporting cast member. I’m not one of the main cast members. So I’m here to support, that’s my job, that’s what I get paid for.”

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All said and done, Pilou seemed satisfied with his run on the show:

“I’m feeling great. I feel very, very thankful to be part of it. As an actor you always want more scenes, you want more stuff to work with, you want to have as much screen time as possible. But, that said, you’re also extremely thankful that you got to be a part of one of the biggest shows in the world.”

What do you guys think? Could Euron have been better? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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