Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson is standing by the show’s penultimate episode after fiercely disappointed fans created a change.org petition, demanding a redo of the entire final season.
The petition now has over one million very, very angry signatures and describes D&D (creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) as “woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material to fall back on.” Obviously, it’s unlikely the network will shit out another tonne of money to remake anything but nevertheless, the petition has sent a strong message.
Appearing on US talk show Strahan and Sara, Anderson said he thinks the petition is “rude.”
I kind of feel like – obviously the show feels to people like it belongs to them and that’s really good and I think it’s really important when people take things into their heart and it means something to them. However, it doesn’t.
I just mean that in the sense that I was there and the crew, in particular, on our show are like the hardest working people I’ve ever met and had the pleasure of working with. I think to kind of trivialise their work in that way – I find it quite sad.”
The actor also defended Dany‘s dramatic heel turn, describing it as “earned” but he absolutely could not back the now infamous coffee cup incident.
Over on his Instagram, Anderson dedicated a post to the show’s stunt team led by Rowley Irlam.
Without these men and women we would all look like (very gracious) experimental dancers, but they make shit look like IT HURTS. And sometimes it did. For them. They took hits and tumbles and ACTUAL FIRE to entertain us all. That’s dedication. Thank you for making grey Worm look like he can have a scrap.
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After Sunday’s episode, I want to big up @rowleyirlam and his incredible stunt team. Without these men and women we would all look like (very gracious) experimental dancers, but they make shit look like IT HURTS. And sometimes it did. For them. They took hits and tumbles and ACTUAL FIRE to entertain us all. That’s dedication. Thank you for making grey Worm look like he can have a scrap. Fun Fact: Me and Rowley worked together on our first film as actor and stunt coordinator, respectively. 12 YEARS AGO! I kept looking at him and saying in my head “look how far we’ve come”. It’s important to remember these things sometimes. I also wanted to post it because I thought I looked cool. Might delete later 💅🏽
The final episode of Game of Thrones airs Monday on Foxtel.
Godspeed.Image: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris