There has been much debate around the final season of “Game Of Thrones” from the character development to the plot twists to that famous coffee cup.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been very quiet since the end, even pulling out of Comic-Con but they are finally opening up about how everything ended to the Japanese outlet Star Channel.
They address the viral coffee cup that appeared in one scene, only for HBO to later digitally edit it out.
Benioff compared the slip up to the flaws in Persian rugs. “It’s tradition that you make a little mistake when making the rug, because only God can do anything perfect.”
He then explained what really happened. “We were concentrating so much on Daenerys and Jon Snow that we just didn’t see this coffee cup right in the middle,” he admitted. “So at first I couldn’t believe it, and then it was embarrassment; ‘how did we not see this coffee cup in the middle of the shot?’ And then, eventually, it was just funny. This one is just a mistake, and it’s kind of funny to us now.”
As for their favourite moment of the season, it all came down to Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne.
“It’s just a wonderful thing in the story, and to see Gwen’s face in that moment,” they said referencing the moment she was knighted. “I’ve probably seen that scene four hundred times, and every time, it gets me. It makes me a little bit thrilled, it makes me tear up. I love that scene.”
Despite the online backlash over the show, “GoT” is up for 32 nominations at the Emmys.
“I thought that the [previous] season would have been the peak, and that we would’ve ended up with maybe a couple less [nominations], at best,” Weiss admitted.
“Ten of the actors are nominated, and so many of the crew members,” Benioff added. “So it’s just a great excuse for everyone to get drunk again.”