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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.

'Game of Thrones' Star Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Sets World Record for Deadlift - Watch! (Video)

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is setting a new record!

The 31-year-old Game of Thrones star, who played Gregor Clegane on the hit show, now holds the world record for deadlift as of Saturday (May 2).

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Hafthor set the record for deadlift at 501 kilograms (1102.31 pounds), defeating the previous record held by Eddie Hall, which was set in 2016.

“I believe today I could’ve done more, but what’s the point? I’m happy with this. My family and friends, they were happy with this, and I’ve decided to call it,” he said after the accomplishment.

Watch Hafthor Julius Bjornsson set the world record…

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Game of Thrones' Kristofer Hivju Fully Recovers From Coronavirus

Kristofer Hivju, who is best known for playing Tormund on Game of Thrones, has fully recovered from COVID-19 aka Coronavirus.

The 41-year-old actor announced that him and his wife had beat the virus.

“Hi! We are fully recovered and in good health after I was infected by the [Coronavirus], and most likely my wife @grymolvaerhivju,” he posted on Instagram. “After several weeks inn quarantine, and also a couple more indoors after being free of all symptoms, we are finally safe and sound. We were lucky to only have mild symptoms of the Covid 19. We send our love and thoughts to all of the people where the virus has hit much harder, and to everyone who has lost their loved ones due to the Cornonavirus. Thank you for all of your support, and please remember to stay vigilant and keep your distance, wash your hands, and most of all ; take care of each other in this strange time. Lots of love from us❤️🙌🏻 #takecare.”

We’re so happy to hear this news, and we’re wishing the family the best.

George R.R. Martin Finishes Latest 'Game of Thrones' Book While Self-Isolating!

One good thing has come out of the coronavirus – the latest Game of Thrones book is done!

Author George R.R. Martin took to his blog on Tuesday (March 17) to reveal that he has finally finished “The Winds of Winter,” the sixth installment of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, which began with “A Game of Thrones” in 1991.

“Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day,” the 71-year-old author wrote. “Things are pretty grim in the Seven Kingdoms… but maybe not as grim as they may become here.”

George went on to say that he’s been focused on writing and finishing the book as he’s been self-isolating during the outbreak.

“For those of you who may be concerned for me personally… yes, I am aware that I am very much in the most vulnerable population, given my age and physical condition,” George shared. “But I feel fine at the moment, and we are taking all sensible precautions. I am off by myself in a remote isolated location, attended by one of my staff, and I’m not going in to town or seeing anyone.”

The most recent novel in his fantasy series was “A Dance with Dragons,” which was released in 2011.

“The Winds of Winter” does not have a release date yet.

'Game of Thrones' Star Indira Varma Confirms She Has Coronavirus

Indira Varma is sick with coronavirus.

After co-star Kristofer Hivju confirmed he had the virus earlier in the week, the 46-year-old Game of Thrones actress, who played Ellaria Sand on the show, confirmed that she’s also contracted the virus in an Instagram post on Wednesday (March 18).

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“I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people,” she wrote.

Indira was performing in The Seagull at the Playhouse Theater in the West End in London alongside fellow GoT co-star Emilia Clarke until the play was shut down for the time being, along with all other productions.

Many stars have also announced that they’ve gotten the coronavirus. Find out who else…

Check out Indira‘s post…

Emilia Clarke Is Annoyed that Jon Snow 'Got Away with Murder' on 'Game of Thrones'

Remember when fans everywhere were outraged when Kit Harington‘s Jon Snow practically got away with murder on Game of Thrones during the final season? We’re sure you do.

Turns out, Emilia Clarke was just as mad about that storyline as you were.

If you recall, her character Daenerys had gone mad, and during her assault on King’s Landing, Jon Snow stabbed her with his knife and ending her reign.

In her interview with The Times (via), Emilia revealed she was tiffed at what happened.

“Yeah, I felt for her. I really felt for [Daenerys] her, and yeah, was I annoyed that Jon Snow didn’t have to deal with something? He got away with murder — literally,” she shared.

Recently, Emilia also opened up about the fan reaction to the final season of the HBO show. See what she said here.

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson Returning to Acting in First Role Since King Joffrey

Game of Thrones star Jack Gleeson, who you will remember as Joffrey Baratheon aka King Joffrey, is making his return to acting.

Jack, who is now 27, has not acted since his character was killed off of the hit HBO show in a very pivotal scene. The character’s death, and who killed him, went on to be a major story line through multiple seasons.

Jack is joining the cast of the BBC comedy series Out Of Her Mind, which “subverts the traditional sitcom format by combining eccentric characters, animation, and scientific explanation,” EW reports.