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Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) was shocked by the nasty reaction to Game of Thrones season 8

Game of Thrones has had a great run through the course of its telecast. Barring the last two seasons, the last one, in particular, the story was appreciated for its build-up and delivery. The final season kind of imploded in the sense that many fans across the world felt it was rushed and simplistic. We are well aware of the criticism that followed, especially on the internet. Some of it was quite ugly and the brunt of it was faced by the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Most of the cast members have expressed their minds about the ending of the show and the fans’ reaction. Yet now and then, we hear something new from one of the cast or crew. The latest name on the list is Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger). Last November, he received the Bram Stoker Medal of Cultural Achievement by the University Philosophical Society at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland; thus he was invited for a Q&A session at the society. He spoke about a host of things about films and television, among which was his reaction to the reception of Game of Thrones Season 8.

“There was a lot of flak about the eighth season of Game of Thrones,” Aidan recounted. He went on, “I was astounded. The mentality there’s nowadays when people go on Twitter and slag the fuck out of everything; I really hate it. I am not on any social media…It’s a really nasty strain of behavior that’s come with all of that technology…For people to turn on the writers of something that people had adored for seven seasons in such a nasty fashion, as they did, I was really taken aback. I really was.”

While the reaction of the audience was shocking for Aidan, his perception about the last season is largely positive.

“I thought that some of the best scenes, the best sequences, of Game of Thrones were in the last season. I don’t have any doubt about that. They ended it the only way that they could end it; which was strangely reminiscent of how it began – there’s people sitting in this land which seems to have some kind of stability, but there’s also uncertainty and threat, which is, I suppose, what the world is like all the time,” he said.

Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) was shocked by the nasty reaction to Game of Thrones season 8

The ending of the show became a talking point everywhere; many of us might agree with Aidan that the final points at which characters stood at the end were justified and reflective of their journeys. The Irish actor, however, did wish for something to be done differently.

“There was a part of me that wanted it to end about 20 minutes before it did. It’s just that it was an image that was so fantastic- the dragon flying away, carrying Daenerys Targaryen- that was stunning. I thought the episode before was fucking amazing!” Gillen commented. He concluded by saying, “Yeah I was (happy with the ending). I thought it was impossible to end that story.”

That sight of Drogon carrying Dany away was unexpected and heart-breaking. But if it had ended there, we wouldn’t have known who won the Game of Thrones or who became the King/Queen of ashes. People were too invested and involved in the story to not know how things were placed in the aftermath of Daenerys’ demise. Whatever the opinion, at least we have closure now; a culmination of long drawn events that ironically began with Petyr Baelish’s move to eliminate Jon Arryn. Littlefinger was perhaps the most passive-aggressive player in the game. Although his schemes and plans posed an ominous threat, his end was rather quick when the Stark sisters joined hands in season 7.

Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) was shocked by the nasty reaction to Game of Thrones season 8

He spoke a bit about his character too, “I always wanted people to like that character, Littlefinger! And it is written that way in the books, that he’s charming. And he would have to be charming to get into those circles he did and manipulate the way he did… He was driven by being spurned; he loved somebody he couldn’t have. Then there was this whole strange relationship with Sansa Stark, which was his undoing. And it was about a warped romantic idea, which I am really glad didn’t come to anything.”

Amongst all the chaos, Aidan Gillen got unanimous praise for his cunning-and-whispering portrayal of Lord Baelish. Chaos is, after all, a ladder. He is starring as Dr. J Allen Hynek (an astronomer and professor) in Project Blue Book; a sci-fi historical period drama based on a series of studies on UFOs conducted under the same name by US Air Force. The second season premiered in January 2020.

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Emilia Clarke is single right now, says she doesn’t like to date actors

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Emilia Clarke has been the darling of masses for over a decade now. Ever since she started to play the role of Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones she has won fans all over the globe. She has now given the best possible news to those fans. Read on to find out more.

As per Celebretainment, Clarke recently confessed about being single and that she doesn’t like to date actors.

“I am single right now. Dating in this industry is interesting. I have a lot of funny anecdotes, a lot of stuff I can say at a fun dinner. I was [dating actors] but I’m not now. I mean, I wouldn’t say I’ve completely sworn off them, but I do think actor relationships that are successful are few and far between, and you have to have a ton of trust.”

We know that must have been music to million ears!

Emilia Clarke is single right now, says she doesn't like to date actors

On the work front, after her Christmas release Last Christmas, Clarke has moved on to doing theatres and she is absolutely loving it. She is currently doing a play called The Seagulls.

“It’s something I care really deeply about, because it’s fucking acting, it’s proper!”

Clarke had shocked her fans months ago when she revealed that she was suffering from a life-threatening illness during the early stages of the show. When asked why she didn’t talk about it earlier. She said:

“Well, you know, then. You know the worries. That people will think your soul, your movement, your voice, who you were. It was nerve-racking to share it, to be honest. It always is, when you make yourself vulnerable. I didn’t want people to think of me as… sick.”

Clearly, Clarke has been through it all and she deserves a partner who understands her better.

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Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) wants to do something like The Avengers

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Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) wants to do something like The Avengers

Game of Thrones set out a world of fantasy and wonder in front of us. The show mimicked the real world with boldness, ease, and grandeur. It was a big deal for all the actors involved in the HBO TV series. Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, spearheaded the show as one of the few main characters who survived till the end. Game of Thrones will always be a big part of her, no matter how bittersweet it tasted. But since the show is over, and Emilia is doing different things, could we expect something from her in the genre of fantasy again? The actress recently talked about her desire to do the same during an interview with The Times at the rehearsal space of her upcoming play, The Seagull. Read on!

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) wants to do something like The Avengers

Emilia discussed her future projects and the possibility of doing something fantasy-filled. “I think, if I did, it would be me having a giggle. I want to do something absolutely stupid or silly, like you know, The Avengers or whatever. Something where I got to have a giggle with mates,” she revealed. There’s no surprise that Clarke would want to do something like that, especially as so many of her fellow GoT mates have already gone their separate superhero-ways.

Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark) are already working on Marvel’s The Eternals, a key film in phase two of MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe); Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) has starred in one of the Avenger movies, The Avengers: Infinity War; Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) played Jean Grey in the recent X-Men movies; Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) will star in The New Mutants this April, and Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) is Aquaman!

While there are as many as nine projects in the pipeline for her, she isn’t sure which one would go ahead first; many of them are “dark” in nature. She also talked about the role of fate in her journey. “I very much feel my career is something that’s happened to me; as opposed to the other way round,” she said. It would be great if Emilia’s Avengers wish happened too, and we see her don an avatar of a superhero in a Marvel film. We don’t know which slots are empty for Khaleesi, but a suit would suit her well for sure! We hope Kevin Feige is listening.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) wants to do something like The Avengers

The English actress is currently busy with the run of her West End theatre drama, Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. It’s playing in the Playhouse Theatre, London from March 11 till May 30, 2020.

So, which role do you guys feel Emilia could play in an Avengers or Marvel film? Tell us in the comments below.







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Emilia Clarke was annoyed that Jon Snow “got away with murder”

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Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones! We will keep talking and talking, and the discussions won’t end. Just what George R.R. Martin could feel about his song. Celebrity interviews reveal so much about the show they worked on that one wonders at the multiple levels actors operate upon. As the show becomes a distant truth in the past, and the cast moves on with other things in life, they could get more and more honest with their opinions about it. Emilia Clarke, our very own (yes, despite the ending) Daenerys Targaryen, opened up a little more about her feelings regarding Game of Thrones and the whirlwind final season while talking to The Times at the rehearsal space of her upcoming West End play, The Seagull.

Emilia Clarke was annoyed that Jon Snow got away with murder

The treatment that the mother of dragons received in the last season of Game of Thrones was something that irked a lot of fans. But what about Emilia? Did it bother her? “Yeah, I felt for her. I really felt for her. And yeah, was I annoyed that Jon Snow didn’t have to deal with something?… He got away with murder – literally;” she let out.

The hateful reaction that the show got from so many people around the globe, has been surprising for a lot of cast members. However, Emilia did take the audience into account when she took stock of it all. “When the show did end, it was like coming out of a bunker. Everything felt really strange. Then obviously to have the backlash it did… I knew how I felt when I first read it, and I tried at every turn, not to consider too much what other people might say, but I did always consider what the fans might think; because we did it for them, and they were the ones who made us successful, so… it’s just polite, isn’t it?” Clarke said.

Emilia Clarke was annoyed that Jon Snow got away with murder

The first six seasons were a treat for the fans, the build-up, the pace! But the last two seasons came under immense scrutiny, for having seven and six episodes respectively; as opposed to the usual count of ten. This was namely because a good number of people thought that the creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, hurried the story to its end; not giving ample time for the character-arcs to mature properly. Emilia echoed this opinion at least partly, “We could have spun it out for a little longer,” she said. The talk about the need for more dialogue in the final season led to her saying, “It was all about the set pieces. I think the sensational nature of the show was, possibly given a huge amount of airtime because that’s what makes sense.”

Furthermore, she reacted whether she was happy about the timing of the ending, “I mean, ‘happy’ is a funny word. It’s a strong word. Again, the show was so big. I was a small cog in a very, very, very big machine”. Being the subject of so much attention as part of Game of Thrones, she said, “Doing a show so many people had opinions about doesn’t serve your creativity at any level.

Emilia Clarke was annoyed that Jon Snow got away with murder

Emilia Clarke will play Nina in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. The play opened at the Playhouse Theater, London on March 11, and it’ll go on till May 30, 2020. We wish her the best of luck for all that lies ahead. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section.







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