If your pandemic television binging includes finally watching all of Game of Thrones, then be warned: *winter spoilers is coming*. Also, lucky you! Get ready for plenty of titties, bums, and dragons. Followed by a meh final season that co-starred a Starbucks cup and two (TWO!) water bottles.
Emilia Clarke, aka Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, and Victim of Illogical Last Minute Character Development, had some shit to say about the show’s ending in an interview with The Times.
via Huffington Post:
“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?” She lets us out an exasperated laugh. “He got away with murder — literally.”
She’s right. In case you’ve blocked it out or never cared in the first place, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) stabbed Daenerys in the series finale after she came down with a case of the mass-murder-crazies. And even though Daenerys was worshipped by a really intense army of eunuchs, Jon just kinda… got away with it? A random council was like, “You’re banished to north of the wall; your favorite place!” And that’s it. Yeesh, even in a fictional fairyland, white, straight dudes have all the luck.
Emilia also discussed fans not loving the final season (WHY did BRAN become king?! He knew NOTHING of politics and literally has ZERO EMPATHY, WHY and HOW?!):
Clarke addressed the fan controversy saying the horrific news cycle may have had something to do with it, “Because people are going, finally, here’s something I can actually see and understand and get some control back over … and then when that turns, and you don’t like what they’ve done.”
However, the actor agrees the show could’ve been “spun” a little longer and that more attention was given to set pieces than dialogue. Reflecting on her thoughts on the end, Clarke said she felt like a “small cog in a very, very, very big machine.”
The GoT actors are obviously aware the ending was crap, but they don’t want to trash the show that made their careers. Just look at Kit Harington – the boy went to rehab over the pressure of the final season.
But Game of Thrones drama is sooo last spring. This March, it’s all about the coronavirus, and – oh damn, GoT crashed that party too. Because that hunk of six foot ginger beard sex, Tormund Giantsbane (human name: Kristofer Hivju) has tested positive for COVID-19.
Since Kristofer was working on the new season of The Witcher, Netflix will do a deep cleaning of the set. They’re recommending everyone who worked with him get thee to quarantine. Kristofer shared the bad news on Instagram:
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Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country's Center for Disease Control's website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. @grymolvaerhivju #fightcorona #solidarity #takecare #folkehelseinstituttet Thanks to @panoramaagency
Damn. First Idris Elba, now Tormund? Is this virus trying to kill sexiness as we know it? I love how in both of these announcements, the wives sneak their way into the pic. “My husband may be weakened, but I am the only one he gets to coronafuck.” MUST BE NICE!