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Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy) says the Game of Thrones ending was perfect

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There has been a lot of discussion around the final season of Game of Thrones and the ending it left us with. While the opinions are subjective, the uproar was significant. It has divided the fandom into those who were fine with the way things happened and those who were furious about it. The people who were more invested into the story clearly had an imagination of their own; and the final outcome just didn’t match. It’s natural that the members of the cast have weighed in on this and voiced their thoughts. The recently concluded SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards saw many stars from the HBO hit show talk about various things. The latest in the list is Pilou Asbaek, who played Euron Greyjoy, he talked to Entertainment Weekly about the last season of Game of Thrones.

Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy) says Game of Thrones ending was perfect

The Danish actor has become hugely popular for his bad-ass portrayal of Euron. But now the thing that he most often gets from fans across the world is: “Why did you guys screw up season 8?”, Pilou revealed. The reactions have been extreme indeed. But how does he feel about the ending? “We loved the ending!”, Asbaek spoke on behalf of his other co-actors.

He further continued:

“When we had the read-through…in Belfast about two and a half years ago, we ended up doing a standing ovation for 15, 20 minutes. It was a perfect ending. But people were upset because an era finished.”

It was certainly a bummer that Game of Thrones had to end, especially when people felt that there was enough source material to keep it going for even 10 seasons. But it’s hard to gauge whether the anger was over this fact or about the ultimate treatment of the last season. Although the evidence points towards the latter, any end would have made people sad, because the saga was legendary. However, legends end too!

Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy) says Game of Thrones ending was perfect

Pilou went on, trying to understand the emotions of the fans:

“I kind of get it. I was a big fan of the show before I became a part of it. And if it had ended in that way, I would have been angry as well. Because you know when something you like so much says ‘No!’, it’s like a break-up. And Game of Thrones broke up with millions of people all over the world, and they got upset.”

Pilou’s Euron tried causing quite a few break-ups in the show. He had a wishful affair with the Queen and almost killed the Kingslayer at the shores of King’s Landing before Jaime finally reached Cersei. He came late to the party but played the final round of Game of Thrones daringly, getting some definite moments of silence out of us.

Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy) says Game of Thrones ending was perfect

Game of Thrones received two victories at the SAG Awards 2020; Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble & Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor. This is the final lap of honor for Game of Thrones at the awards as it bids us goodbye after 10 feisty years. We hope it keeps coming back to us, with House of the Dragon and other spin-off stories. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments.






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Dean-Charles Chapman says he and Isaac Hempstead Wright are real-life besties

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Game of Thrones ended back in 2019 leaving a number of fans with teary eyes. Over the several seasons of the series, we had grown to love many characters. Some of them died and some witnessed a big shift in their arcs – Daenerys Targaryen being the biggest example. Talking about the awesome cast members, they still feel connected like a family, having worked in the series for around nine years. Same is the case with Dean-Charles Chapman and Isaac Hempstead Wright who are real-life best friends.

Dean-Charles Chapman, who played Tommen Baratheon in Game of Thrones recently talked to Entertainment Weekly, telling them that despite sharing no screentime together in the series, he is a good friend of Isaac Hempstead Wright. He told them:

“I speak to Isaac Hempstead Wright a lot. He’s one of my best mates…I speak to him every day.”  

Isaac Hempstead Wright played Bran Stark aka Three-Eyed Raven in the series and didn’t share any screentime with Dean. Yet, these actors have often been seen together on Social Media. A common thing among them is that both of them were crowned the King of the Seven Kingdoms in the series. 

Chapman is being praised for his role in the movie 1917 as Lance Corporal Thomas Blake. The movie is up for 10 Oscars this year at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Sam Mendes. The movie also stars another Game of Thrones alum, Richard Madden (who played Robb Stark in the series) as Lieutenant Joseph Blake. 

Chapman was delighted when he got the news that Madden would be playing his brother in the movie. He told the EW:

“I remember [Mendes] telling me, at a table read, I asked who’s going to be playing my brother, and he said Richard Madden…My first reaction is, I don’t look anything like Richard Madden, so I can’t see that. But in the film, Richard did a really good job of trying to sound like Blake as well. So that worked.”

So what your reaction to this update on Dean Charles Chapman? Tell us in the comments. 






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Kristofer Hivju talks about Game of Thrones Season 8, says he “loved it”

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Kristofer Hivju talks about Game of Thrones final season, says he "loved it"

Kristofer Hivju a.k.a. Tormund Giantsbane emerged as one of the most popular actors from Game of Thrones. He managed to hold his own amongst many fine actors on the show and his portrayal of Tormund was a breath of fresh air on the show. He has now moved on to his next assignment Twin, the first look of which was revealed a week ago. Hivju recently spoke to the Winter is coming about Game of Thrones and Jon Snow! Read on.

Hivju will be seen playing a double role in his next series Twin. In the interview, he spoke about how he longed for an emotional and sober character after playing Tormund on Thrones. He said:

“Tormund was a huge character with a Shakespearean kind of style, everything is life and death. This is a totally different genre. I like to challenge myself, to do both is fantastic, but after six years on Thrones it was a pleasure to play a sober, emotional character. I longed for that, and it was a great experience.” 

Kristofer Hivju talks about Game of Thrones final season, says he "loved it"

Hivju also got behind the show’s final season and said that he loved it.

“I loved the final season, and I think that there is something organic about the show coming to an end. I think the ending was expected; when you kill a lead character in season one, there won’t be a happy ending. So it fit what made Game of Thrones what it was. It had unexpected twists and turns, it didn’t follow the rules of storytelling, it followed the rules of life. People change, to do good or to do worse. I think, whatever end it had, people would be outraged, or like it, or disagree. That’s the name of the game.”

When asked about what his character Tormund and Jon Snow would be up to now, he replied:

“Both of them have a broken heart, but I think Jon should be glad that Tormund is around,” he added. “I think Tormund is a faster healer and Jon needs help to get out of his depression. I think they are sitting around the fireplace, and Tormund is trying to cheer him up.”

Hivju sure has a point of view and it would be fascinating to see how he goes on about his acting career post-Thrones. Let us know your views in the comments below!






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Nathalie Emmanuel defends Game of Thrones finale and slams the petition signed by fans

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Nathalie Emmanuel defends the show's finale and slams the petition signed by fans

Game of Thrones continues to receive the support from its cast members amidst the relentless criticism of the show’s final season. From Emilia Clarke to Gemma Whelan everyone has expressed their displeasure at fans’ reactions towards the show. Now, we have a new addition to the list. Read on to find out more!

As per TV Line, Nathalie Emmanuel a.k.a. Missandei on the show has now backed the show’s ending and also defended the fate of her character on the show. Speaking about her character she said:

“I was very grateful for the strength that she had when she left. That was a performance choice for me,” she added “I was like, ‘She’s not going to be crying. She’s not going to be stereotypically scared. She’s scared, but she owns it.”

Nathalie Emmanuel defends the show's finale and slams the petition signed by fans

Emmanuel praised the strength of her character and said:

“This woman survived slavery. She knew that she might go to war and die. And she’s owning it like a badass bitch, And I felt like that’s what I did. I was very proud of it.”

Emmanuel, however, wasn’t exactly pleased with the way the show has been criticized from all quarters, especially by the fans. She was especially critical of the petition signed by the fans demanding the Season 8 to be made by competent writers. She said:

“Listen, I think it’s totally fine if you don’t like something. That’s perfectly acceptable. What I didn’t like was that people were signing a petition,” She explained, “You can’t ask for receipts on art. You just can’t. The art has been created for you, and you can either choose to like it or not.”

She went on to add that she was “blown away” by the show’s ending. According to her, the finale was “a hard plane to land. I don’t think people quite realize the undertaking and the amount of manpower it took to do that.”

Well, we feel the cast and crew members will continue to defend the show till eternity. It is, after all, a show that made their lives.

What do you guys reckon? Did you like Missandei’s character and ultimately her fate on the show? Let us know in the comments below!






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