Peter Dinklage ‘sad’ to see Game of Thrones go


Game of Thrones had a big night at the 2018 Primetime Emmys, and so did one of its stars.

Peter Dinklage has a lot to celebrate thanks to Game of Thrones.

He won his third Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series on Monday night. And in July he wrapped up his role as Tyrion Lannister on one of the most popular and successful television shows of all time, Game of Thrones.

After his big win Monday night backstage, Dinklage reflected on the last ten years playing the beloved Tyrion and his thoughts about the show ending.

Dinklage said, “It was very sad” after shooting his final scenes of the show. He said the show is more than a T.V. show, but a big family. And that was evident when many of the cast and crew members appeared on stage to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series – its third consecutive Emmy in the category.

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But he’s not just speaking about the cast and crew. Because Game of Thrones filmed primarily in Northern Ireland and other European cities, Dinklage, developed roots there because he couldn’t fly home to New York City every weekend. He said,

"“It was definitely hard to say goodbye too because it wasn’t just saying goodbye to the show, I was saying goodbye to a life over there.”"

Dinklage came a long way on the show, especially after having doubts initially. He wasn’t sure about the sci-fi/fantasy genre, and he had never read any of the books. He said,

"“Unfortunately before this character, many times people my size weren’t interesting enough for me to be interested in doing it. I had done it one or two times before, and it sort of didn’t, you know, grab me. But David [Benioff] and D.B. [Weiss] relieved by concerns very quickly.”"

Dinklage loved playing Tyrion and the stories they put forth.

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"“It’s so beautiful when other people end up feeling the same way you do.”"

I can’t wait to see how Game of Thrones ends sometime next year. My fingers are crossed that Tyrion survives!

Source: Variety