Game Of Thrones Actors React To The Series Finale

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  • Even some of the actors on the show has mixed feelings about the finale of Game of Thrones! Subscribe to our channel for more awesome videos: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant
    You think you have problems with the ending of Game of Thrones? Well, you didn’t have to act in it! In all seriousness, Game of Thrones has got to be an emotionally draining experience for its cast as they get beaten up on the battlefield, tossed around by crew members standing-in for dragons and made to conjure huge emotions for all the devastating moments we witnessed during its eight season-run. Whether you love the show’s finale or despise the way things wrapped up, there’s definitely something in Game of Thrones for everyone - cast, crew, and fans included. So join ScreenRant as we look at some of the statements that many of the show’s stars and personalities - long-lived and short-lived - made about this fantasy phenomenon.
    We’ll check in with Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Ian McElhinney, Conleth Hill, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Hempstead Wright, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbaek, Kristofer Hivju, Rory McCann, and even George R. R. Martin. Sure, there are supercuts clogging the internet, edited in such a way to make us think we know how these GOT cast members felt about the end of the show. But let’s find out how they truly feel. Just like how George R. R. Martin probably has a few surprises up his sleeves before the final books come out, we likely don’t know about everything that went on behind the scenes. But perhaps this video will give you a better idea of how these actors felt. And maybe, just maybe, you superfans feel the same way.
    Featuring:
    Entry 1 - Kit Harington
    Entry 2 - Emilia Clarke
    Entry 3 - Lena Headey
    Entry 4 - Peter Dinklage
    Entry 5 - Nikolaj Coster Waldau
    Entry 6 - Maisie Williams
    Entry 7 - Sophie Turner
    Entry 8 - Ian McElhinney
    Entry 9 - Conleth Hill
    Entry 10 - Nathalie Emmanuel
    Entry 11 - Jerome Flynn
    Entry 12 - Gwendoline Christie
    Entry 13 - Isaac Hempstead Wright
    Entry 14 - John Bradley
    Entry 15 - Liam Cunningham
    Entry 16 - Jacob Anderson
    Entry 17 - Pilou Asbaek
    Entry 18 - Kristofer Hivju
    Entry 19 - Rory McCann
    Entry 20 - George R. R. Martin
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Comments • 737

  • Mellissa Compston

    Wtf Headey???

  • Emilio Rossi
    Emilio Rossi 10 days ago

    DnD took their ball and went home rather than letting someone else finish it right

  • obsessive fangirl
    obsessive fangirl 10 days ago

    Jeez guys Nikolaj hated Jaime's ending. Just watch the pre season 8 interviews where he's asked his thoughts on Jaime's ending and the guy is literally struggling to find words for it. That tweet was just him appericiating Lena but doesn't mean he liked his ending at all

  • Shivani
    Shivani 14 days ago

    I have zero interest in watching the actors in anything after GOT, except maybe Heady, Coster-Waldau and Dinklage. I wonder how many of them will be able to maintain an acting career.

  • NothingReallyMattersAnyoneCanSee

    What happened to the old man who was locked in a box and kept a prisoner by the bald man with no balls for revenge?

  • mka mix
    mka mix 14 days ago

    You could have talked a little less and let us listen to the actual stars.

  • Varion Bodhi
    Varion Bodhi 15 days ago

    In which way was this finale "bitter sweet"? It was only bitter.

  • sneakymia1
    sneakymia1 16 days ago

    what a bunch of old ass losers, just cash your paycheck and shut up

  • MM 27
    MM 27 18 days ago

    “ISAAC” Hempstead Wright
    Not
    “Ian”

  • Dagob
    Dagob 18 days ago +3

    The only reason the actors will never say it's BAD to the fans ...
    is because it's their source of revenue ..

  • Las _lv
    Las _lv 19 days ago

    Bran should have used his powers to warg into the fallen Dothraki and unsullied to help defeat the night king or something

  • Shawn M.
    Shawn M. 19 days ago

    Lame show

  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget 20 days ago

    Most of my problems with season 8 happened in episode 3....The Long Night. I enjoyed mostly everything else although it did feel rushed

  • Matt Johnson
    Matt Johnson 20 days ago

    "disappointing" is probably the best single word to describe the final season.
    They used shock and spectacle to cover up for really crappy writing. Character arcs were completely abandoned. Daenerys wasn't murdered by Jon Snow, she was murdered by the show writers.

  • billybifocals
    billybifocals 21 day ago

    I came hear to watch a video with the cast actually speaking their thoughts, not this cunt talking.

  • gerry kline
    gerry kline 21 day ago

    just one question , sooooo Jon boy is enough targerian to elude being eaten, dragon burned, buuuuut has enough Stark to burn his hand.....interesting foreshadowing...

  • juststeve
    juststeve 21 day ago

    Please inform the voicer to pronounce the name as in the series. Really off putting hearing a name that is not correct.

  • silkscrim
    silkscrim 23 days ago

    Clever? Clever?? Lmfao

  • Mr187Dag
    Mr187Dag 24 days ago

    What got me hyped for GoT was the White Walkers ( creation, ambition, NK's voice), the meaning of John being Targarien, the meaning of the three eyed raven and most importantly how it all comes together to a song of ice and fire. The dialoges, new caracters, the fact that everybody can die any moment created so much tension. I recomended everyone to watch GoT but now i dont know what for. They rose our interesst with every season, made us wait 1,5 years to give us Bran the broken uhhm i mean they gave us these shitty 6 episodes were nothing is solved. Its like they had a list with the name of all main characters written on a paper each in one row and all their tasks right next to them. They stare at the paper thinking>> "hmm they now John is going to kill the NK and Arya is going to kill Cercei so what if we just switch things up???" Wow thats brilliant no one would guess that Arya would kill the NK cause he's not on her list." "And what are we going to do with John???" " They think he's going to marry Dani and become king, lets kill dani and get John were he came from... the nights watch" Uffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

  • Jane Kirk
    Jane Kirk 24 days ago

    I somehow pretty much predicted how it ended which is odd because i barely watched only some of the first four seasons. But i just knew it would be Bran. It’s the only conclusion for why he survived the journey back. He could have died/ been killed off a thousand times before returning and there had to be a reason behind that. It was pretty obvious that Jon and Dany were going to get it on when they first clapped eyes on her. Ive got to say i shed a tear when Theon died. And i was shocked when Jaime went back to Cersei. I would liked to see her suffer more before her and Jaime had a bit of a mundane ending- pile of bricks dropping on your head? But i’m glad Arya survived and i understood her going off on a quest to massacre more people - i couldnt see her staying at home doing embroidery. Tyrion and Brienne- fine. I thought theyd off Tyrian but of course they need him as the right hand man for his Queen Sansa - i wasnt too happy about her. And Jon? Dany’s descending into madness was like being lifted from ‘Triumph of the Will’ with dragons. I thought maybe her and Jon might jointly rule but she went loony so had to be offed and he had to do it. As for Jon riding of? I dont know what else they could think of to do with him.
    I got the box set and when we’ve finished watching Peaky bloody Blinders i’m going to start watching G.OT from the beginning and pay more attention this time

  • Torva Messorem
    Torva Messorem 25 days ago +2

    I don't blame the actors for not being open and honest. Who would publicly criticize their employer?

  • MrFirehouse22
    MrFirehouse22 26 days ago

    Momoa posted a video of himself screaming obscenities a the tv while he watched the final episode.

  • UMN Mode
    UMN Mode 27 days ago

    Vahrys. Its Va-rys.

  • Musa SB
    Musa SB 27 days ago

    now just stop talking abt Got, they just ruined everything.

  • adheds
    adheds 27 days ago

    13 minutes (watching this) that I won't get back

  • fanfiction
    fanfiction 27 days ago

    Book Readers: Logical character development!
    D&D: WHATS THAT MEAN?!
    Book Readers: Kinslaying is frowned upon!
    D&D: WHATS THAT MEAN?!
    Book Readers: The North Remembers!
    D&D: WHATS THAT MEAN?!

  • Francis Drake
    Francis Drake 27 days ago

    The final was indeed epic cause one episode f*cked all the show...shame...shame...shame...shame... :P

  • Jorie Thomas
    Jorie Thomas 28 days ago

    Well of course Sophie is happy, her character got a good ending. All the other characters were just tossed in the trash. I'm so sick of everyone saying "not everyone will be happy"... NOBODY'S HAPPY! Years of build up, years of foreshadowing, seasons devoted to building plotlines and character arcs, all thrown away to wrap it up in a timely manner 😑😒

  • Joker's Queen
    Joker's Queen 28 days ago

    8:08-8:09 you accidently said Ian instead of Isaac .... Hempstead-Wright.....lol just saying...

  • a Stan
    a Stan 28 days ago

    Honestly just wish Dany didn't die. She was my favorite throughout the entire show. I was convinced she'd be one of the people who made it. But after I saw episode 5 I knew they would kill her. That's the most disappointing part of the ending to me.

  • Hull Krampus
    Hull Krampus 29 days ago

    Seriously IAN Hempstead Wright

  • Sherry Guest
    Sherry Guest 29 days ago

    It was clearly rushed, and it ruined the whole show. I hope they are forced to fix it. It WAS the best show on television, until season 8..🤬

  • Souless Deeds
    Souless Deeds 29 days ago

    7 season's to make HBO look unstoppable. 8th season to prove us wrong. I feel like the show runners tried to play GRR Martin and failed completely. If this is how they are going to treat their shows then I don't care about the prequels anymore.

  • spiegel
    spiegel 29 days ago

    They know it sucked hard as much as we do. The writers should have all their money taken away and be forced to walk through the streets of Hollywood naked while people throw rotten tomatoes at them while yelling "Shame! Shame!!!"

  • nilselmeskov
    nilselmeskov 29 days ago

    wos reaction are we talking abut here? the actors ore some fuckbucket talking for 14 min

  • Little Miss Stamper

    They are contractually obligated to PROMOTE the show. Saying its awful isn't exactly good promotion. Anyone with eyes can see they simply peeled this off to put a period at the end....and there was ZERO love or passion put onto it....which is really just tragic. Something this huge and this well done (up until this point) deserved SO much better. I have a feeling HBO begged them to just finish the series and had to bargin just to get 6 episodes so the fans could at least have SOME kind of ending. I would never hire these writers/directors/producers again for anything. When they get bored of it they just trash it. I would have SO RATHERED they just hire new people who would have given it the time and ending it really deserved.

  • Consider Me Wrong
    Consider Me Wrong Month ago

    I expect season 8 is unfinished. The dragon queen will return in a s8e7 or later. I guess they couldn't finish the story in time. Snow will return to save the day again. Maybe all will be a bit older. This story is clearly not finished and what will Arya find west? If I am correct two more books should follow so in a year or two we'll hear: SURPRISE!

  • Alyssa Green
    Alyssa Green Month ago

    Disney and Lucasfilm should be very concerned if they actually invest on a new Star Wars trilogy for David Benioff and D. B. Weiss knowing that they can't write a coherent script. Kathleen Kennedy should know better by now after the Rian Johnson's Last Jedi fan backslash

  • kickballjedi
    kickballjedi Month ago +1

    Another point I'd like to make is that I don't believe anybody wanted/ expected a happy ending to the show. GoT has constantly surprised us with unexpected horror and surprising twists. I wanted that same harsh reality in the final season. The Hound, Jorah and Theon finished their character arcs ok, the rest did not.

  • altra uno
    altra uno Month ago

    Who is Ian ? Get it (W)right - it's Isaac.

  • frank c
    frank c Month ago

    As of today i am boycotting anything that D.B . Weiss and Benioff ever do again , period.

  • Pietja Krtan
    Pietja Krtan Month ago

    Why woman of colour she is just a woman dude and she is Black so what ?

  • Kawanna Westfall
    Kawanna Westfall Month ago

    Season 8 was a total clusterf**k. It was extremely disappointing, and amateurish writing in comparison to the previous 7 seasons. I have absolutely no desire to see a "prequel", a "sequel", or to buy the books now. How a show so good could end so badly just leaves me dumbfounded. D&D should be ashamed of themselves. Disappointing does not even begin to express how much of a letdown this season is. Rewrite it. And DO NOT let D&D be the ones to do it. The fans deserve it. And George R. R. Martin should be having nightmares at how badly his beautifully written books were spoiled by the horrible Season 8.

  • sgtpepper2345
    sgtpepper2345 Month ago

    GoT's biggest strength used to be the storylines, intrigue and dialogues. But in the last season, the show was carried almost exclusively by the amazing cinematography.
    It ended up looking like a Michael Bay movie: awesome visuals & explosions, but a nonsensical plot.

  • Vael Ryker
    Vael Ryker Month ago +2

    There were a few moments I thought could have been done differently (Theon should have been the one to kill the Night King), but overall, I am extremely satisfied with the ending regardless of some of the issues. It was sad, but real. And I respect the writers not giving the fans what some of us wanted.

  • Jayson yong
    Jayson yong Month ago

    Dany: I am going to break the wheel
    Bran: I come with additional two wheel!

  • simpleton
    simpleton Month ago

    Me: oh yay a compilation of actors talking from a show i really like and understand and finished
    RUclipr: how about instead of just making a compilation of videos, I just narrate everything that's going on because obviously if you're watching this you have no knowledge of the show, also i will allow a total of 12.7 seconds of audio that isnt my voice or unnecessary music

  • gv vivek
    gv vivek Month ago +2

    Ffs just show us the damn reactions!

  • alienv5
    alienv5 Month ago

    I liked it.

  • dimitrius sergivius

    just lazy writing dont blame the show

  • Studio Edin
    Studio Edin Month ago

    All I heard was jabba di dabba di bla ba di dibidi dibidi bobodo bobodo......."actors react"....narrating entire video, omfg

  • Jesus Verdin
    Jesus Verdin Month ago

    So, the story on the books is different from the tv show? I was considering buying the books but since I've watched the show I wasn't sure.

  • Jan Bil
    Jan Bil Month ago

    Season 8 is a complete Rubbish.

  • Norm alice
    Norm alice Month ago +1

    I suspect the actors/actresses are strongly discouraged from being negative to the press. I doubt what they really think will ever become public knowledge..

    • Matt Johnson
      Matt Johnson 20 days ago

      It's probably a very bad thing for their career prospects to badmouth people they've worked for... so yeah, aside from a few bits we've gotten, most will probably tread very carefully and we may never really know how they feel about it.

  • looseyourself
    looseyourself Month ago

    :'c :''''''C

  • Tatyana Melnikoff
    Tatyana Melnikoff Month ago

    it's not really a matter of not pleasing everyone. d&d can't write.

  • gotitans93
    gotitans93 Month ago

    i just hate how they rushed it felt like they put 2 books into 6 epiosdes......

  • 0ldFrittenfett
    0ldFrittenfett Month ago

    When Danaeris went mad (right before she killed Varys), she looked a lot like her dead brother with the uncombed hair and the harder facial contures due to starving.

  • John Paul
    John Paul Month ago +1

    Notice how Screen (Shillz) Rant doesn't call the fans or people who hated season 8 of GoT "Toxic" fans or misogynistic and all the other names they did to people who hated The Last Jedi. Because it does not fit their narrative.

  • Bobby B
    Bobby B Month ago

    I WARNED YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN! BACK IN THE NORTH, I WARNED YOU, BUT YOU DIDN'T CARE TO HEAR! WELL, HEAR IT NOW!

  • MsAponte69
    MsAponte69 Month ago

    I was pretty efn pissed. Now, I feel bad for the actors and the production crew; Its not their fault, the did the best acting ever and the production cinematography was off the scale. I'm just mad about rushed story line. Some things just didn't make sense. Thank you GOT! I loved every season, every character and actor, every episode and everything associated with it.

  • Raamuwa
    Raamuwa Month ago

    Learn not to narrate when you don't have to. The actual reactions would have been great without the autistic narrator.

  • Paula Arkwright
    Paula Arkwright Month ago +2

    I was not disappointed the way GOT ended it was the perfect way for it to end everyone went on their way to new adventures ,life ,those that parished should have.This saga will go down in history better then Gone With The Wind ,Wizard O f Oz,this is Greater . The actors and actresses fabulous.I have found myself watching it over and over.I stand up and applaud all who have been a part of this great story.

  • Canis Majoris
    Canis Majoris Month ago

    Show the actual reactions instead of fckin talking all the fckin time AH!!

  • Mike 56
    Mike 56 Month ago

    Why do we need some random narrated over the reactions

  • Mateusz Raass
    Mateusz Raass Month ago

    i am curious...how dead free themselves from those tombs.... they are really thick and heavy...

  • Elsbith Rumble
    Elsbith Rumble Month ago

    Hey, we just didn't want it to end!!!

  • Days with Mylo!
    Days with Mylo! Month ago

    Ian Hempstead wright???? Ya mean Isaac?

  • Which Doctor
    Which Doctor Month ago

    Sansa just wanted power.

  • Galen White
    Galen White Month ago +2

    8:08
    "Ian Hempstead Wright"
    Oh no you didn't...

  • Matt Stewart
    Matt Stewart Month ago

    Why did the only person who believes what is dead may never die say something about jon killing her queen towards the end

  • Ace Diamonds
    Ace Diamonds Month ago

    DISAPPOINTED!

  • Bobby McGruther
    Bobby McGruther Month ago

    I just can’t stand this presenters way of talking. It’s like he’s trying so hard to be funny and it comes off annoying and slightly pretentious.

  • Hagonm
    Hagonm Month ago

    Ian Hampstead Wright?

  • Drakan
    Drakan Month ago +10

    D&D: "the things we do for money."

  • Preview43
    Preview43 Month ago

    After watching the end of an epic, long running series, I usually feel a loss, like leaving a place I've very much enjoyed, or parting with someone I've spent quality time with and might never see again - but as the end credits rolled on the GoT finale, I realized I haven't understood a damned thing about it for the last 5 years. No empty feeling, no disappointment, just a frustrating moment of confusion then... [insert end security guard scene after Truman escapes his bubble world]

  • stelun56
    stelun56 Month ago

    If Hitler had won the second world war D&D would have become hypothetical mistakes in an alternative universe and GOT would have ended intelligently

  • mercy makena
    mercy makena Month ago

    Daney and John have been my favourite in this film until where she kills innocent people in the city. although she did that mistake, she do not deserve to die and John has been the best character who cares for people. i think the two deserved a happy ending,,, OMG i hate their ending and cannot control my pain to see her lying on the ground dead. I HATE THE ENDING ONCE MORE!!!

  • Rob Brown
    Rob Brown Month ago

    That was a very complicated pitch meeting - it was very fast and not all of it made sense.
    In fact, all of season eight was like that too.
    Hmmmm. Were you in on the real pitch meeting?

  • Multiply.club
    Multiply.club Month ago

    Loving Screen Rant's rants :p Been following you guys for a long time and always lovin their content

  • sammy 1234
    sammy 1234 Month ago +6

    The show is over but I still don't know what did Varys heard in the flames.

    • SmokeStack
      SmokeStack 27 days ago

      Or why they showed us a meeting of Arya and Nimeria or how the Dothraki respawned after the battle with the night king, or why Bran did nothing during the entire battle, or who controls casterly rock now(warden of the west), or why they even had a season 1-7 if they are just going to lay all the principles and character plots in the dust of the finale. Write the ending first then shift everything around as quickly as possible just to get there.

  • TIFFANY PERSAUD
    TIFFANY PERSAUD Month ago +1

    "Write like the wind... please." LOL!

  • courtney monroe
    courtney monroe Month ago

    ive had my issues w how the "writers" have been adapting these books for years now. its painful to see GRRMs hard work and amazing writing be dashed on the rocks episode after episode by 2 dudes who seem to hold some kind of grudge against the source material T_T that said the actors were splendidly cast and the cinematography for the most part was amazing in this show. i feel so badly for these actors who spent years bringing these characters to life only to have the show end in an almost hilariously bad way

  • Guileón
    Guileón Month ago

    Best Season ever! 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Inverted Games
    Inverted Games Month ago

    great way to turn a 3-minute montage of cast reactions into a 13-minute video full of unnecessary narration that adds nothing to the content.

  • Em_ily
    Em_ily Month ago

    *Issac Hempstead Wright I believe :p

  • Sebastian Draghi
    Sebastian Draghi Month ago

    Is it ok now to finally dub Arya THE REAL kingslayer ?

  • Poufkimashoula
    Poufkimashoula Month ago

    I signed that petition.

  • Bobby Gene Tummolo
    Bobby Gene Tummolo Month ago +6

    The night is dark and full of terrors ...
    Especially last Sunday night.

  • skankhunt42
    skankhunt42 Month ago

    *Nobody:*

    *People who named their daughter Daenarys: NO GOD PLEASE ,NOOOOO !*

    *People who named their daughter Lyanna: Jeeezz , you're overacting.*

  • Nick
    Nick Month ago

    Plot threads mean nothing Jon Snow.

  • Peter Twyman
    Peter Twyman Month ago

    A real good GoT ending. Never had Bran down as King. Always full of surprises. Well done all involved in a brilliant unforgettable series.

  • Ramesh Silva
    Ramesh Silva Month ago +1

    Regardless of how they ( the actors ) feel how the show ends , they must be thankful for being in a great show like that and for the hansom pay they got ! Chears from SriLanka !!🇱🇰

  • Hasti
    Hasti Month ago

    where was the scene with 3 statues ? it is so mean to play with fans' mind like that. bad bad bad

  • Dragons Rage
    Dragons Rage Month ago +1

    @5:32 That's what she sad

  • oblivexx
    oblivexx Month ago

    Well of course the Art Pieces are not gonna bash there Canvas with criticism. If they do they would be talking about themselves a whole. Who is to blame but the two artists trying to finish a there lithograph from unfinished original piece.

  • Sergent Buzz
    Sergent Buzz Month ago

    It sucked.

  • Jay Preis
    Jay Preis Month ago

    Now that this soap opera for adolescent twits is finally over, I hope HBO puts on something better.

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Month ago

    Did he just say Ian Hempstead wright?

  • Steve Landress
    Steve Landress Month ago

    I didn't hate it. In fact I enjoyed it but then again, appreciation is subjective.