Peter Dinklage reveals 'beautiful end' for Tyrion Lannister in 'Game of Thrones' finale
Game of Thrones has become one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed shows on television by this point. As we get closer to the final season with every day, there's a lot of anticipation over what will go down - and who will end up on the throne when the dust settles.
At the end of the day, it's not just the overall plot that fans of the show really care about - it's the characters. If it wasn't for the charismatic performances and good writing behind our favourite figures, most of us wouldn't have stuck around for so long. Luckily for us, we still have several great characters making it to the eighth season, even with the number of shock deaths we've seen over the years (RIP Oberyn).
One of the show's most popular characters (maybe the most popular) is Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage. He's gone on an amazing journey throughout the show, from sarcastic drunk to... sarcastic drunk with a lot of emotional baggage.
Dinklage's comic timing and acting skills have elevated what was already a great character in the books, and everyone's hoping that he makes it through next year's episodes. But when it comes to the last season's Tyrion storyline, Dinklage recently promised that fans of the fantasy epic are "in for it'. Welp.
Lauren Zima from Entertainment Tonight recently spoke to the actor at the premiere of his new HBO movie, My Dinner with Hervè. This new movie touches on the pressures of fame, which the actor clearly understands after playing Tyrion for the last seven years:
"It's an abstract idea that has very little to do with you at the end of the day and it comes from a lot of hard work but oftentimes, it's sort of a goal rather than a residual of hard work.
"Kids are asked, the number one thing when kids are asked what do they wanna be when they grow up lately is that they, I want to be famous. And they don't really have a comprehension of what it means to be that, they just want to be famous."
Of course, the interview also broached the subject of Game of Thrones - since we're all so desperate to learn anything we can about what's in store for us.
Dinklage confirmed that his character will have a "beautiful end", but was careful not to spill the beans too much:
"There are no better writers in television than [showrunners] Dan Weiss and David Benioff. They ended it brilliantly. Better than I could have imagined and you people are in for it.
"It ends beautifully for my character, whether it be tragic or not."
Dinklage is pretty damn good at playing it coy, maybe incentivised by the snipers HBO executives hired to make sure no one slips up with spoilers. Let's just hope that Tyrion's "beautiful" ending is not a tragic one, but a happy one. But who are we kidding - this is Game of Thrones after all.