During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill explained why the last couple of seasons of the show weren’t his favorite.
For the first six seasons of Game of Thrones, Conleth Hill’s Varys was a key figure and mastermind behind many of the most important events over course of the series. However, Conleth Hill’s Varys took on a comparatively smaller role in the last two seasons of Game of Thrones until last night, when he took it upon himself to spread the word about Jon Snow’s claim to the Iron Throne and was consequently executed for by Daenerys Targaryen for treason. When asked about his reaction to Varys’ death, Conleth Hill explained why he took the news of his character’s demise “very personally”:
“You can’t help feeling that you failed in some way, that you haven’t lived up to some expectation that you didn’t know about. The only thing that consoles you is people who worked a lot harder than you are in the same boat. So that helps. I don’t think anybody who hasn’t been through it can identify with it. They think, ‘What’s all the fuss about? You’re all finishing anyway.’ But you take it personally, you can’t help it.”
Conleth Hill later expressed his disappointment over not being able to have one final scene with Aidan Gillen’s Littlefinger, adding that the last couple of seasons weren’t his favorite:
“I was very bummed to not have a final scene with him. I was bummed not to have any reaction to him dying, if he was my nemesis. That’s been my feeling the last couple seasons, that my character became more peripheral, that they concentrated on others more. That’s fine. It’s the nature of a multi-character show. It was kind of frustrating. As a whole it’s been overwhelmingly positive and brilliant but I suppose the last couple seasons weren’t my favorite.”
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George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” depicts two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — all playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Winter is coming.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Game of Thrones airs at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.
Source: Entertainment Weekly