Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has revealed the backlash they received over the Game Of Thrones finale really upset the show’s cast.
The 48-year-old, who played Jaime Lannister in the hit HBO series, branded the backlash as “viscous” – two months after the show came to an end.
Fans were left seriously disappointed by the show’s final season, and over one million fans signed a petition calling for it to be remade.
Speaking about the backlash at a Game of Thrones convention in Nashville, Nikolaj said: “Every season has been intense in terms of the attention and discussion, but it was extraordinarily intense for a final season.”
“And 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 shit, because if you guys get really angry about something – I’m sure you did, some of you – so you write to each other and go, ‘F***ing a**holes. This is so not what would happen! They ruined, they butchered George’s (R.R. Martin’s) world!'”
“There was that weird feeling of, ‘What the hell? We worked so hard.’ I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry, by the way. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m just saying how it was to get through that whole thing.”
Making light of the situation, the actor said: “We’re so lucky to be part of a show where people love the show so much, that they care so much about it that you also get upset when it doesn’t go the way you want it to.”
“That’s fantastic, and I love it, and I love that there was an online petition to have it rewritten.”
The news comes after Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, slammed fans who signed the petition to remake the show’s final season.
Speaking to The New York Times, Sophie said was “not surprised” by the reaction, but branded the petition as “disrespectful”.
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