It’s been well-documented how this final season of Game of Thrones hasn’t quite been the spectacle a lot of people expected.
Whether or not the criticism is fair, is hard to say, we’re all probably a little guilty of building the finale up to be something that was simply impossible to live up to.
The feeling came to a head when episode 5 ‘The Bells’ was rated the worst in the show’s history, leading viewers to launch a petition actually asking HBO to remake the entire season.
Euron Greyjoy actor Pilou Asbæk isn’t too bothered about the criticism though, actually saying that it could be a good thing.
Speaking to TheWrap, the actor said: “The diversity of the fans and the passion they bring to the table is admirable, and you want to have all of it.
“You want to have the ones that go, ‘This is the greatest show ever made,’ and you wanna have the people that go, ‘I hate this show. I’ve always hated it. I want the books now.’
“You cannot satisfy one billion people, it’s not possible. But you want to have them commit to the show, even if they don’t like it. There was a guy called PT Barnum who said, ‘There’s no such thing as bad press, there’s only press’.”
“And I welcome everyone – people I agree with or people I disagree with,” he continued.
“And I have on social media been discussing Game of Thrones with fans and I will continue to do that, because you owe the fans information and they need a place where they can ask questions about what they like or dislike and it’s totally cool, it’s passionate. And you’ve gotta love that.
“Besides that, for me, the twists and turns were logical, because this is Game of Thrones, and people have to die. And I would be very, very surprised if we end up with a happy ending next week. I know how it’s gonna end, so I’m not gonna say a word.
“But Dan (Weiss) and David (Benioff) have delivered for seven seasons admirable content and I would say they have delivered extremely well again this season. But again, you can’t please everyone.”