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Game of Thrones' Carice van Houten Says Fan Reaction Feels 'Ungrateful'

Game of Thrones' Carice van Houten Says Fan Reaction Feels 'Ungrateful'

Carice van Houten – who played Melisandre in Game of Thrones – is speaking out about the fan backlash to the final season and how it ended.

“I loved the randomness and clumsiness of picking a king,” she told Insider. “That’s why I loved the first season, the guy who actually was king [Robert Baratheon], didn’t want to be king, so we already got a lesson in the beginning: ‘Why are you striving for that sort of power when, obviously, it doesn’t make you happy?’”

She added that it “feels a bit ungrateful” to have fans speaking out saying they hated the last season.

“The fact that some people were so disappointed is because everything before that was so good,” she said. “You’ve had such great times and then yeah, you’re going to be disappointed because it’s not going to go exactly how you anticipated. Of course, you’re going to have all sorts of criticisms and I just thought it was a sign of how good the show was.”

And about the petition made to remake the final season, Carice added, ”That’s extremism. That’s scary. Knowing the writers and knowing how f***ing great they are, they don’t deserve that.”

See what Emilia Clarke said about the final season.

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