'Game of Thrones' star reveals the one thing he won't miss about the series
There are many things in life that we, as a society, collectively dread: watching a sex scene in a film with our parents, visiting the dentist and Monday mornings being just a few of them. However, there is one thing we all fear more than anything else: the day that Game of Thrones comes to an end forever.
Unfortunately for all of us, that day gets closer with each passing second. But whereas we can't stand the idea of never watching a new episode again, the cast of the fantasy drama show have mixed feelings about the last season, with a few of them admitting there are some things they'll be happy to say goodbye to.
For Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - who received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Jamie Lannister - one thing he certainly won't miss is the costumes. Talking to The Wrap about the final season, the 48-year-old actor claimed he was looking forward to never having to wear the armour again, telling them: "It’s a very satisfying feeling [the final season]. I’m sure there are a lot of financial reasons to extend Game of Thrones for another two, three years. But that was never what [David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] wanted. It just feels like we go out the right way. But, yes, I’m going to miss the words. I’m not going to miss the armour. The costumes were very heavy. But beautiful."
Coster-Waldau not the only member of the Game of Thrones cast who has spoken out about the benefits of the show ending. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Kit Harrington implied that saying goodbye to his character Jon Snow is not the worst thing in the world for him, stating: "I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone."
He added that he would be "getting rid" of the former King in the North by cutting his hair "short-short". The recently married 31-year-old said: "The beard will be harder to get rid of — I quite like the beard. I like having the long hair and beard both, but it will be like a ritualistic thing. I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow."
In addition, Maisie Williams - who is well-known by this point for her role of Arya Stark - has joined the ranks of the cast members who are looking at the bright side of the show's conclusion. "I'm really excited for Game of Thrones to finish and there's going to be time for me to do whatever I want," the actress - who is interested in doing independent films - said. "That's just incredibly exciting and it will be nice to pick roles that I want to do. "I can show the world what sort of actress I want to be and shape my career a little bit."
The Game of Thrones cast really are all flying the nest - brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?