We’ve had a good amount of time now since Game of Thrones finally drew to a close and hopefully everyone’s come to terms with it.
Season eight garnered a mixed reaction at best, with many laying the blame over its lack of quality at the feet of showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.
After remaining quiet during the aftermath of the final episodes, the pair have finally spoken out and addressed one piece of the criticism.
While they may not have addressed the overall quality (or lack of), the two did talk about *that* coffee cup blunder.
“It’s like in Persian rugs it’s tradition that you make a little mistake when making the rug, because only God can do anything perfect, so for us I guess that just was our [mistake],” Benioff told Japan’s Star Channel.
“That’s why I put the coffee cup there. It was a conscious, concerted statement of our imperfection,” Weiss then joked.
Benioff added: “We were concentrating so much on Daenerys and Jon Snow that we just didn’t see this coffee cup right in the middle.
“So, at first I couldn’t believe it, and then it was kind of embarrassment, because how did we not see this coffee cup in the middle of the shot? And then, eventually, it was just funny. This one is just a mistake, and it’s kind of funny to us now.”
Weiss did go on to admit that he was surprised by the record-breaking number of Emmy nominations the last season had received.
“I did not know that we expected [that].
“At least in my mind, I thought that the [previous] season would have been the peak and that we would’ve ended up with maybe a couple less, at best.
“I felt very happy for all of our team of people, all of the actors and all of the crew who got recognised. Each made us feel really proud of them and happy for them, because we know first-hand how hard they worked. We saw it every day for many years.”