“Game of Thrones” ended its eight-season run six months ago, yet a controversy continues to rage: which member of the cast left a coffee cup sitting on a table during filming, resulting in the cup making onto the screen?
The positioning of the Starbucks cup led many to assume that it was actress Emilia Clarke who was responsible, given the cup was situated well within reaching distance on her right.
Clarke, however, has denied it was her cup, and during a recent talk show appearance she claimed the actual perpetrator to be Conleth Hill.
“We had a party before the Emmys recently and Conleth, who plays Varys, who’s sitting next to me in that scene, he pulls me aside and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I have got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine,’” she told Jimmy Fallon during a “Tonight Show” appearance a few weeks back.
While that would seem to be the end of the mystery, Hill is now coming forward to insist he is not to blame, implying that Clarke hurled him under the bus in order to throw suspicion off her.
During an appearance on Channel 4’s “Sunday Brunch”, reports The Guardian, Hill jokingly maintained his innocence.
“I would need to have had Mr. Man arms to leave a coffee cup there,” he said, referring to the British cartoon character with ridiculously long limbs.
“I took a bullet for Emilia Clarke and she touted on me,” he added. “You know, there’s no proof that I did it. So accuse away!”
Quipped Conleth: “I’m just not making any comments until I have a lawyer… It definitely wasn’t product placement!”