‘Game of Thrones’ Actor on Why Euron Should Claim Only ‘35%’ of Major Death in ‘The Bells’ (SPOILERS)

Variety | 5/13/2019 | Joe Otterson
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SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 5 of Season 8 of “Game of Thrones,” titled “The Bells.”

This week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” saw a multitude of major characters make their bloody exits from the show.

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Pilou Asbæk, who plays the mad pirate king Euron Greyjoy, spoke with Variety about how he was a fan of the show long before signing on to star, what motivated his final showdown with Jaime Lannister, and whether he loves or hates Euron now that all is said and done.

Read the full interview below.

Today

How’s it going today?

I died last night on “Game of Thrones” but I’m happy, and sad, but also happy.

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What was your initial reaction to learning Euron was “the man who killed Jaime Lannister?”

Honestly, just because you say it doesn’t mean it’s the truth. I remember when we did the scene but I haven’t seen anything. Jaime gets away and goes to Cersei, right? So I might have added some damage to him which made him be very delayed and that’s the reason why he died, so I can’t claim it 100%. Let’s just say I claim 35%.

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So Euron was full of it right up to the end?

Man, I’m not going to defend that character. I’ve tried a lot of different work and worked with a lot of different people. Some people love him, some people hate him, but I have to admit I had a **** of a good time playing him. He’s one of those characters that’s just fun. What do you want? “World domination.” Why? “I don’t know, because I’m a f—ing idiot.” He’s one of those guys that just likes to see the world burn. If he can help the world to burn, even better…That’s how 85% of all Bond villains...
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