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Well, we most likely still aren't quite over season eight of Game of Thrones.

For the most part, the writing was beyond ridiculous, and fans were so frustrated that some of them even began a petition to remake the final season.

Some of the cast-members showed up to a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, and addressed the furious fan reaction to the series finale, which…bombed.


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It's only been two months since the HBO hit show ended, but the wounds haven't quite healed yet, it would seem. We're trying to desperately forget that the season ever even happened.

The cast got back together on Friday to talk all things GOT, and referenced the Change.org petition to 'Remake Game of Thrones Season eight with competent writers' that got 1.6 million signatures. 

Nikolaj CosterWaldau (Jaime Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Conleth Hill (Varys), and Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos) showed up to the panel.


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They got candid about the hugely negative reaction to the final season, with Nikolaj mainly addressing the "level of absurdity of the online petition";

"Every season, we had huge controversies. From Ned Stark being killed, ‘I’m never going to watch that piece of shit show again!’ And then there was the Red Wedding. And obviously, the end," he continued.

"I feel so lucky to have met so may fans of the show, and to realise this show has brought so many people together. Watching it, loving it. So obviously, It comes to an end, it’s going to piss you off no matter what."


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The Danish actor, who portrayed Jaime Lannister, added;

 "It’s the end! But at the end of the day, it’s absolutely fine. If you hated the ending if you loved it, that’s great. Just don’t call people names."

Conleth (the Master of Whisperers) joined in, saying; 

"You look at the amount of people who are here. We are here to thank you for watching us all those years. This is the reality rather than a media-led hate campaign."


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When Nikolaj was queried on his death scene, he said; “I thought it was perfect for him to end in the arms of Cersei."

Variety reported that some fans in the audience disagreed, and even booed the actor. “It made sense to me – that’s just my opinion," he said.

His co-star Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) previously said she was “gutted” about how her character died under the pile of bricks, and even revealed further disappointment over a crucial Cersei scene being edited out of the show.

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"It’s not just actresses. It’s teachers; it’s lawyers," so said Keira Knightley when discussing the pervasive nature of sexual violence and harassment during a recent interview with Variety.

While discussing the fall-out from the Weinstein scandal, the British actress, who shares one child with husband James Righton, was eager to highlight the fact that harassment of this nature is not unique to certain circles.

Keira, who worked with Weinstein on The Imitation Game and Begin Again, confirmed that her relationship with the director was never anything but professional, insisting: "He certainly never asked me for massages or anything like that."

However, the 32-year-old wasn't fortunate enough to escape the unwanted attention of other men over the course of her life, and stresses that it's something most women will have experienced, asserting: "I think everyone has battled their fair share of monsters."

"I’m fortunate that I’ve never been sexually abused professionally or harassed on a film set, but in my personal life, when I’ve been in bars, I can count four times when I’ve been what I’d say was assaulted in a minor way," she revealed.

Eager to clarify her remark, Keira added: "I’m not talking about rape, but I’m talking about the people who had been grabbed in pubs or their breasts had been fondled by somebody they didn’t know or they’d had someone shove a hand up their skirt."

The #MeToo and #TimesUp campaign have been making strides in their attempts to give a voice to the marginalised and those who have been the victim of sexual harassment or assault.



Last week Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to share her dismay over the lengths some paparazzi will go to in order to provoke a reaction from high-profile personalities.

Drawing on her own experience, the popular model revealed that her husband, John Legend, had been recently compared to a monkey by a clamouring photographer while making his way through JFK international airport.

And over the weekend, the All Of Me singer chose to discuss the shocking incident while speaking to Variety.

"We looked at each other like 'Did he really just say that?'' And he really said it." John recalled. "He basically called me a monkey."

"Black folks have had to deal with being called monkeys for a long time and dehumanisation has always been kind of a method of racism and subjugation of black people and that’s just part of American history – and it’s part of the present, apparently," he continued.

In an articulate assessment of treatment experienced by the former US President during his time in office, John continued: "We saw with the former president, Obama, whenever people wanted to discount him or discount his wife, they compared them to apes"

"And we’ve seen that frequently," he argued.

Adding that he refuses to allow racism to dictate his outlook on life, John added: "I’m not hurt by someone saying that to me because I’m smarter, I’m stronger."

"I look down on that person that would say something like that. But it’s a shame that it still exists," he reasoned.