The Person That Died In Game Of Thrones Pretty Much Predicted Their Own Death To Us
The Debrief: We asked the gang how they wanted to die. One of them got it right. Spoilers.
UPDATE AND SPOILERS: Guys. When we asked Kit Harrington back at the premiere how he wanted Jon Snow to die, he said, 'I don’t want him to die but if he does, I want him to have some kind of fulfilment, I want him to drift off in death knowing he’s seeing his family again. I want him to die heroically, in battle, that’s how I want him to die. Knowing Thrones, it’ll be something completely different.' Sadly, it looks like the latter part of his predicition was pretty spot on. FOR THE WATCH.
To see more of the casts' death wishes - which now I guess we might as well just take as stone cold truth as to what's going to happen, then read on...
Last night, we spent a lot of time in the moat of the Tower of London waiting for the cast of Game of Thrones to walk the red carpet at the world premiere of the new series. We watched the first episode, too! We shan’t spoil it for you but we WILL say it’s an absolute corker.
Apart from purposefully avoiding Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsey Snow, we just had one question for the stars of a series that is renowned for killing off characters just at the moment you’re beginning to like them: ‘How do you want your character to die?’
The responses were varied, though broadly fell into four camps; those who would like their character to die at peace, surrounded by love from familiar faces, those who want to go out in battle or killing someone because they haven’t quite had the chance yet, those who just want it to be so brutally memorable it supersedes all the other gross stuff you’ve seen before on the show, and one actor who told us precisely how he doesn’t want his army leader character to die.
Jamie Lannister: 'Of old age!'
Little Finger/Petyr Baelish: 'I haven’t really thought about that too much – peacefully in bed surrounded by love ones, at home…'
Davos: 'Of old age!'
Samwell: 'He’d probably have a cardiac arrest running up the stairs. I think Sam doesn’t want the Iron Throne, he wouldn’t know what to do with it. He just wants to be happy. So dying in the arms of somebody who loved him.'
Missandei: 'I don’t know I feel like it has to be heroic but kind of tragic as well, because she’s a nice girl, she’s a nice character, I feel like she has to do it like she’s saving someone, she’s sacrificing herself, it’s a noble death.'
Jon Snow: 'I don’t want him to die but if he does, I want him to have some kind of fulfilment, I want him to drift off in death knowing he’s seeing his family again. I want him to die heroically, in battle, that’s how I want him to die. Knowing thrones, it’ll be something completely different.'
Tommen Baratheon: 'Well I don’t want him to die at all, but if I have to choose, he’ll have to go out in a battle. I’d love to kill someone before I go, because I’ve never done that before, and I think yeah, just kill someone!'
Tyene Sand: 'Some really cool way, something bloody, dying in a duel would be really cool, like my dad [Oberyn]!'
Gilly: 'Oh, I want like, gallons of blood, definitely. I haven’t thought any more than that!
Bran Stark: 'I’d wanted it to be very dramatic, so that everybody remembers Bran’s death. I think maybe it’s hard to top the head explosion, and from a personal level to have the prosthetics for your head to explode, I’d love to do that. I could keep the head on the mantelpiece hanging up!'
Trystane Martell: 'Well I don’t want him to die, but if he had to die, some big huge dramatic over-the-top death, like Oberyn's.'
Greyworm: 'In combat, I hope, I hope it’s not like, he just gets drunk and falls off a cliff, that’s what I’m terrified of.'
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