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"What a stupid question!" says Joe Dempsie about Gendry's proposal to Arya in "The Last of the Starks"

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 4, “The Last of the Starks” had a lot of emotional turmoil for us in the store, but one character had a heartbreaking moment. After being made the Lord of Storm’s End, Gendry got down on one knee and asked Arya to be his lady and he was promptly rejected. In a recent interview, Joe Dempsie (Gendry) revealed his thoughts on the scene. Read on!

Joe Dempsie talked to Esquire about Gendry’s excitement, and how that led him to pop the question:

“Gendry just got a bit excited, didn’t he? He’d just been made a lord—he’d known for awhile now where he’s come from but the recognition of that by someone in authority has given him an ability to find a place in the world that I think he’s been searching for his entire life. And he just got a bit gassed and asked someone to marry him. And she quite rightly told him where to go. What a stupid question! I think he knows deep down in his heart of hearts there is no way Arya will ever be anyone’s lady.”

He then moved on to talk about how the conversation of Gendry-Arya was an uncomfortable one when the two characters met on screen, years ago:

“The most common thing Thrones fans have wanted to talk to me about over the years was this suggested relationship with Arya. I was always found that conversation quite uncomfortable at the time, particularly in the early years. I was a 25-year-old man being asked whether I would like my character to get together with an at-the-time 14-year-old actress. It was always something I thought wasn’t fair to ask me personally … I felt there needed to be an understanding that even though what we’re making is fantasy, actual execution of that had to take place in reality. It was never really something I gave much thought to.”

He continued:

“It was strange for me having known [Williams] since she was 11 or 12 years old and being asked to play out a scene like that. That discomfort I had initially seemed to have been shared by quite a lot of people who have watched that episode, too. But I found the subsequent conversation actually really quite interesting. What that scene ended up doing was forcing people to confront their own hypocrisy in a way”

“I think the root cause of that unease and discomfort in a lot of viewers is because they feel like they’ve seen her grow up on screen. That’s something that happens to us all—we all start off young and then the majority of us start having sex and we’re all perfectly capable to finding that journey out for ourselves. But we still find it difficult to watch someone else take that journey, say, on a TV screen.”

Joe also discussed his last day filming for Game of Thrones:

“There were a couple of others finishing on the same day as me, which I was pleased about. I thanked [Benioff and Weiss] for an amazing experience. And then they moved on to the next person, and I looked across and I saw their lip tremble and it was at that point that I learned I’m fine until I see someone else trying not to cry, at which point I’m a mess.”

Well, let’s hope we get to see more of Gendry before the show ends. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Sophie Turner says the fan petition to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 is “disrespectful”

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Sophie Turner (Sansa) calls fan petitions to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 "disrespectful"

Game of Thrones ended this Sunday, with a finale that might not have been satisfying to some, but yet pretty great, as far as conclusions are considered. However, some fans have been so displeased that they have been running a petition to get HBO to remake Season 8. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, recently commented on this, calling the act disrespectful. Read on!

Sophie Turner talked to the New York Times, about how she expected the ending to not satisfy everyone, but still thought the petition was taking things a bit too far:

“Honestly, I’m not surprised. People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.”

“The thing about “Game of Thrones” that’s always been amazing is the fact that there’s always been crazy twists and turns, right from Season 1 with Ned’s beheading. So Daenerys becoming something of the Mad Queen — it shouldn’t be such a negative thing for fans. It’s a shock for sure, but I think it’s just because it hasn’t gone their way.”

“All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season. Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”

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The petition to remake Season 8, currently sits at almost 1.5 million signatures. She was also asked how she felt about the show ending:

“I don’t know. This whole time I felt like I’ve been prepared for it, and now that it’s come to the day and it’s over, it feels horrible. And, I’m doing a press day for my new movie but everyone keeps asking me about how I feel, and I just want to cry.”

Sophie also commented on Bran becoming the King:

“King Bran the Broken. I suppose it was unexpected but it makes a lot of sense. The best way for us to move into the future is to look at our past and try to not make those mistakes that we did in the past. And he’s the one person that knows everything, so it does make sense. It feels like he would be an incredibly fair ruler.”

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“Khaleesi is a beautiful name. It’ll all be forgotten in a minute”: Emilia Clarke tells fans with kids named Khaleesi

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Emilia Clarke tells parents who named their daughters Khaleesi not to worry

Game of Thrones ended this Sunday. After nearly a decade of entertainment, the show wrapped up with the final episode — “The Iron Throne“. The episode saw a cruel end to Daenerys Targaryen, a character that was loved so much, fans named their kids after her. After the twist, many of such fans had begun regretting doing the same, but Emilia Clarke recently said she thinks it’s just fine. Read on!

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We had recently reported about how popular names like Daenerys and Khaleesi had gotten, and how some fans regretted naming their children after the now Mad Queen. Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys, recently found out about the name’s popularity Talking to The New Yorker, she said:

“Oh, it’s so strange!”

She continued to talk about how it’s still not a bad choice of name:

“It doesn’t take away from her strength, though—it doesn’t take away from her being an empowered woman. I think that, when you see the final episode, they’ll see there is a beginning and a middle and an end to her as a character. I think that there are people that will agree with her, because she’s a human being.”

“And Khaleesi is a beautiful name. [Laughs] It’ll all be forgotten in a minute! You know, and people will just go, “Oh, what an unusual name, how fabulous,” and the child will say, “Yes, yes. My parents just really liked the name.””

When asked if there’s something she would like to say to all girls having those names, Emilia said:

“I would say, “Work it, girls!” I’ve enjoyed being called that, and I think they will, too.”

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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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