Game of thrones star Nikolaj Coster Waldau defends showrunners on the series finale

Game of thrones star Nikolaj Coster Waldau defends showrunners on the series finale

15 Jul 2019

He’s calling the backlash ‘unnecessary’

Stars of Game of Thrones, especially Nikolaj Coster Waldau who plays Jamie Lannister were taken aback and upset about the criticism show's final season received.

Furious and disappointed fans created an online petition calling on HBO bosses to reshoot the final six episodes of the uber-popular show after lashing out at the deaths of pivotal characters and the show's uninspiring story lines and Coster-Waldau’s character Jaime Lannister who  *SPOILER* dies in the penultimate episode, admits the criticism took a heavy toll on the cast.

Speaking at Game of Thrones fan convention, Con of Thrones, in Nashville he said, "Every season has been intense in terms of the attention and discussion, but it was extraordinarily intense for a final season … we have this WhatsApp group, the actors, and I saw some people getting a little upset because some of the stuff is vicious, and if you make the mistake of start reading all that: ‘This is so not what would happen! They ruined, they butchered George’s world!' …It’s just fun for you, but of course some of us got a little upset”

"There was that kind of weird feeling of, 'What? We worked so hard...' I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry (for us), by the way. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m just saying how it was to get through that whole thing."

He added that at times series creators D.B. Weiss and and David Benioff felt they were "the most hated people in the world", adding, "I know how they feel."

Whether you’re disappointed in the ending or not, you still have a lot to look forward to with production on the show’s prequel happening right now as we speak!