Peter Dinklage: Saying goodbye to “Game of Thrones” was so difficult for him

Peter Dinklage
That was how difficult it was for him to say goodbye to “Game of Thrones”

Peter Dinklage in front of the “Game of Thrones” poster.

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Peter Dinklage describes in an interview how difficult it was for him to say goodbye to the “Game of Thrones” series.

It wasn’t easy for Peter Dinklage (52) to finish with “Game of Thrones” (2011-2019), like the actor in conversation with Graham Norton (58) emphasized.

When asked about the end of the hit series, the Tyrion Lannister actor said: “It was time to move on, tough as it was.” Ordinarily the crew wouldn’t have seen each other for just a few months until the next season was shot. But this time it was different: “It was family. I lived in Ireland, so it wasn’t just a show for me, it was life, which is why it was hard to say goodbye to.”

“We put down roots there”

Only a few days ago Dinklage had also with the “New York Times” talked about this difficult time. “My family was in Ireland for six months every year, almost ten years. We took root there and my daughter went to school there,” he said. His daughter even developed an Irish accent “because she was with young Irish children all day”.

His take on the controversial ending

Dinklage also commented on the controversial end of the series for the first time in the interview – it was exactly the right time for him to end the story. “We had to stop there because what the show was really good at was breaking preconceived notions: villains became heroes and heroes became villains.”

But he also expressed a theory as to why people were ultimately not satisfied with this: “They wanted the pretty whites to ride into the sunset together.” And laughingly reminds the fans: “It’s fiction, by the way. There are dragons in it. Get over it.”


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