'Game of Thrones' Actor Charles Dance Wasn't a Big Fan of the Show's Ending

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 03: Charles Dance attends the "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 Premiere on April 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Since the finale of Game of Thrones premiered on May 19, followers of the series, both celebrities and diehard fans included, haven’t been shy about expressing their less-than-impressed feelings on how it all ended. Amongst the popular complaints are that people believe multiple character arcs were ruined, events were rushed, and the character to end up ruling wasn’t totally deserving. And now, even someone who used to star in the show is speaking up, echoing what many fans have been saying.

Charles Dance, who played Tywin Lannister in the first four seasons of Game of Thrones before being killed off, recently appeared on Good Morning Britain and was, naturally, asked about the series’ conclusion. The 72-year-old actor did not hold back his feelings, admitting that he was “confused,” adding, “We come to the big last series, we come to the very end and I thought, 'Hmm, OK.'”

Dance seemed disappointed in where the surviving characters ended up in the series’ final moments, recalling:

“There's little Arya going off on a cruise somewhere, poor Jon's gone back up north, beyond the Wall, and then there is Tyrion. And all the people left alive are sort of sat around the table going, 'So, well, what are we going to do now, shall we have a cup of tea or something?' And I thought, 'Ah, I don’t know.'”

When asked by GMB co-host Kate Garraway if Dance wanted Tyrion to end up being “the boss,” presumably meaning the one to win the Iron Throne, the actor replied, “Me personally? Yes.”

We all had our own predictions and hopes for the finale, clearly even show’s stars, but ultimately with a show as big as Game of Thrones, it’s impossible to please everyone. Let’s just hope Dance isn’t off signing a petition or seeking counseling about it.

[h/t: Digital Spy]

This article also appears on Mental Floss.