Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on GoT finale criticism: I felt truthfully sad

Game of Thrones ended on a controversial note. Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, expressed that she felt bad over the backlash the show received.
emilia clarke,Hollywood Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on GoT finale criticism: I felt truthfully sad
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Game of Thrones ended earlier this summer. The eight-season HBO show witnessed a sour reaction as it took a bow and drew curtains. The David Benioff and Dan Weiss created show received major backlash from fans over the way the final season was treated. A petition demanding to remake the eighth season was also floated. Although the cast has reacted to the backlash a few times in the past, Emilia Clarke has shed light on her thoughts when the finale was being heavily criticised. 

The actress, who played Daenerys Targaryen, told Daily Telegraph that she was "too busy" focusing on her own reactions to pay attention to the drama unfolding around her. However, she confessed feeling sad for the makers. "The only thing I felt truthfully sad about was that [executive producers] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are my really good friends, and so it’s for them that I feel heartbreak, because it’s theirs," she said. 

Asked about fans feeling cheated by the ending, she everyone has their own opinions, they dissect art in their own ways. "Everyone is going to have their own opinion and they’re fully entitled to them. It’s art and it’s to be dissected and taken on in whatever individual way you wish. And if you’re sad that the show is done and you’re sad because you enjoyed watching it, then that’s sad. It sucks this wasn’t the perfect ending that people were hoping for, but I truly believe we would never have made everyone happy," she said. 

Previously, Emilia attended the Emmys 2019 with the rest of the GoT cast and said she was flattered by the backlash. "It was profoundly flattering, is what it was. Because when someone cares that much, that they’re ready to make such a noise about how they believed the characters should have been finished, and how the story should have gone, that’s just enormously flattering. That just shows how much everybody loved it," she told Variety. 

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