Nikolaj Coster Waldau, popularly known for his stint on Game of Thrones as Jamie Lannister, recently incurred the wrath of the GoT fandom itself when at the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con 2019, he was quoted as saying that Jamie and Cersei's death sequence in the season was justified. He was quoted as saying, "It made sense to me" in a video where he was asked about the fate that Jamie and Cersei met. Right after he answered that question, he was booed by the audience present there. Game Of Thrones Season 8: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Shares Fun BTS Pictures With Co-Star Lena Headey and All We Can Say is 'Cersei and Jaime' Forever
From amongst the ensemble cast of the much loved HBO series, present at the Comic Con were actors Liam Cunningham, Maisie Williams, Conleth Hill , Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, John Bradley, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Jacob Anderson, who fielded questions regarding the series one last time. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams to Reunite for Last GoT Comic-Con
And the actor came under fire for accepting that he was okay with how the story of Jamie and Cersei was wrapped up. A video shared by Varity quoted the actor as saying that the death scene was death 'great' and 'perfect for that character’s ending'. He was also seen adding, "It made sense to me," and not only did the audience lose it, but they even booed the actor.
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For those who are yet to watch the show or Jamie and Cersei's death, Jamie and Cersei die in each other's arms when Daenerys Targaryen storms Kings Landing and burns the whole city down. After waiting for 8 seasons, for a Danny-Cersei showdown, viewers were given nothing, with the overall episode being very underwhelming, and the episode was slammed left, right and centre. Game of Thrones 8 Episode 5: Daenerys Targaryen's Mad Queen Turn Gets the Lowest Ratings for Final Season on Rotten Tomatoes
The actors also called out the backlash that the final season received as a 'media-led hate campaign'. However, Nikolaj also added that the hate surrounding season 8 was understandable considering it was the last season, but urged fans to not call people names. He said, "It comes to an end, it’s gonna piss you off no matter what because it’s the end. If you hated the ending, if you loved the ending, that’s great. Just don’t call people names."
Also, in a first of its kind incident, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss cancelled their appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Their spokesperson revealed that 'production and scheduling conflicts' led to the duo's departure from their appearance at the event. However, fans were quick to throw guesses that it was because of the intense backlash that Season 8 received, that the makers refused to appear in front of the panel.