Game of Thrones’ last season will hit screens this weekend and fans are anxiously waiting to see who takes the Iron Throne.
While there’s a plethora of theories as to who will survive the final season, actor Peter Dinklage – who plays the wise dwarf Tyrion Lannister on the show – apparently guessed correctly his character’s fate in season eight.
Dinklage usually used to jump to the end of the show’s latest season’s script to find out whether his character survived the axe of showrunners David Benioff and Dan B Weiss or not.
However, not this time. The actor who shot to international fame with the hit HBO series, said he did not follow this ritual with the script of the final season as he was “probably terrified.”
“This is the first time ever that I didn’t skip to the end,” Dinklage told Entertainment Weekly. “Why? I was probably terrified. We all feel we’re the leads of our own show. As the seasons have gone on, we’ve all thought how it’s going to end. Who’s going to be alive? If you die, how do you die? Ten years, we’ve been doing this and it can drive you mad, because (Benioff and Weiss) don’t tell us and sometimes they change their mind,” he added.
“I had all these ideas in my head and a version of one of them is how it ends up (for Tyrion). David and Dan have a brilliant version of what I had. If I use any adjectives it will give it away. But I love how it ended up. And how it ends up for everybody. They had a beautiful gentle touch with some and a hard touch with others,” he said.
Dinklage said it is “beautiful” how Benioff and Weiss had turned the standard formula of “bad guys dying and good guys living” on its head. “It takes the show somewhere that’s dangerous and contemporary with what’s going on in the world,” he added.
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