The critically successful HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones may have concluded more than two years ago, but the debate about its divisive conclusion hasn’t stopped. There was a significant split among fans at the time of its broadcast, with some praising it and others denouncing the ending.
One of the defenders of how Game of Thrones concluded is actor John Bradley, who portrayed lovable Samwell Tarly and Jon Snow’s best buddy on the show. In an interview with Variety, the British actor was a little wounded by how some fans reacted to the final season.
“It is highly unlikely that we were ever going to please everybody. Chances are we were going to please a fraction of people… We almost couldn’t win. It almost meant too much to people for them to really ever be satisfied. And who knows, when the wounds have healed a little bit in a few years’ time, maybe people will reevaluate it and be able to see it as a complete thing,” he said.
“I’m going to watch the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon,” he said. “It’ll be a little bittersweet for me to see new characters come to life in my world.”
Bradley’s career is on track to really flourish in 2022. He’ll appear in Roland Emmerich’s upcoming sci-fi disaster movie Moonfall, which also stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley and will include Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in Marry Me, a rom-com musical set to be released on February 11.
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