‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Get Booed Defending the Show

Chances are that if you’ve seen Game of Thrones, then you know a large portion of fans were unhappy with how the series decided to end. Discussions have been blowing up Redditt forums since the ending of season 8. A few cast members appeared at San Diego Comic-Con and promptly defended the show’s end, which is surprising, considering the uproar fans had about this last season.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau defended his character’s death

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

To the shock of many fans, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jamie Lannister, actually defended his character and how he died along with Cersei (Lena Headey) as opposed to Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).

“It made sense to me,” said Nikolaj. He also said it was, “perfect for that character’s ending.” Fans then decided to boo him for his comments, and someone even shouted “Brienne.” Anyone that is interested in seeing it all go down can luckily catch it online.

He even expanded further with his true feelings. “It was surprising, the level of absurdity of the online petition,” he explained. “Every season, we had huge controversies. From Ned Stark being killed, ‘I’m never going to watch that piece of shit show again!’ And then there was the Red Wedding. And obviously, the end. I feel so lucky to have met so many fans of the show and to realize this show has brought so many people together. Watching it, loving it. So obviously, it comes to an end, it’s going to piss you off no matter what. It’s the end! But at the end of the day, it’s absolutely fine. If you hated the ending, if you loved it, that’s great. Just don’t call people names.”

The ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners didn’t attend Comic-Con

HBO announced ahead of time that neither of the writers and producers, including David Benioff and Dan Weiss, as well as director Miguel Sapochnik, would attend Comic-Con. Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) decided not to attend as well.

Comic-Con would have been the first public appearance by the showrunners of Game of Thrones since the finale, an event many were looking forward to. Picking up on the feedback of the crowd, it sounds like it was a good idea they decided to skip out on the event.

Maisie Williams talked about her character killing the Night King

Many fans still think it should have been Jon that dealt the fatal blow to the Night King. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) was the one to take his life in the epic moment. Williams defended that decision, as she had been training for her purpose for years.

“She did that on her own,” said Willaims. “If we’re gonna give credit to anyone, it’s Melisandre. She knew what she had to do to put the mission in Arya’s head when she’s at her lowest point.”

Williams continued discussing her purpose as it was foreseen by Melisandre. “After so long being on her own, she has something to lose now,” Williams continued. “Being back with her family has made her that much more vulnerable. So if we’re going to put it down to anyone for helping her finish the job, it was Melisandre for the ‘brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes’ line.”

Fans obviously have a lot of feelings about the ending of an amazing show. Even though it’s over, Game of Thrones fans still have a new prequel series to look forward to, Blood Moon.