Peter Dinklage: on TV series Game of Thrones


It would be a mistake, according to Peter Dinklage, to “attempt to duplicate” “Game of Thrones.”

The 52-year-old actor, who portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the famous HBO series, has cautioned HBO about the possible problems that await the producers of ‘House of the Dragon,’ the impending prequel series.

“I think the trick is not to try to duplicate ‘Thrones,'” he explained.

It feels like a money grab if you try to reproduce it.

The reason for many sequels is that the previous one made a lot of money, which is why they aren’t as good.
But I’m looking forward to watching ‘House of the Dragon’ as a spectator, not knowing what will happen next.”

‘Game of Thrones’ came to an end in 2019 and although some viewers were disappointed by the finale, Peter suggested that their frustration was over the top.

He said: “People were just mad because nobody wanted it to be over.

“I know a lot of people were supposedly surprised by the ending, but if you paid attention, the clues were there.”
He said: “They wanted the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset together. By the way, it’s fiction. There’s dragons in it. Move on.”

Peter also likened the show’s conclusion to a break-up.

He explained: “I think the reason there was some backlash about the ending is because they were angry at us for breaking up with them.

“We were going off the air and they didn’t know what to do with their Sunday nights anymore. They wanted more, so they backlashed about that. We had to end when we did, because what the show was really good at was breaking preconceived notions: Villains became heroes, and heroes became villains.

“It was the right time. No less, no more. You don’t want to wear out your welcome, although I’m not sure that show could have.”

The actor is happy to upend 100 years of clichés by playing the romantic lead. It’s a liberating change after the series became his life.


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