Game Of Thrones' Jacob Anderson Addresses Fans' Upset At Finale: 'I Don’t Know What They Expect Me To Do'

The hit fantasy show's final season is still a point of contention for many disappointed fans.

Game Of Thrones actor Jacob Anderson has shared his personal take on the controversy surrounding the quality of the show’s final series.

Jacob is best known for playing Grey Worm in the much-loved series, a character who joined Game Of Thrones’ main cast in its final run, taking a prominent role in much of the action.

As we’re sure you’re well aware, the final season of GoT was not met with the warmest of receptions, evident by the fact that many fans came together to organise a petition calling for the last episodes to be re-written entirely.

Addressing the backlash, Jacob told the Standard Online: “It’s such a subjective thing. Some people are going to love it and some people are going to hate it and that’s always going to be down to taste.”

Jacob in character as Grey Worm
Jacob in character as Grey Worm
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On the comments he has personally received on social media, he continued: “So if somebody has a problem with it and they kind of tell me about... I don’t know what they expect me to do.

“It doesn’t really bother me, because I can’t help it. I had the time of my life shooting the show, it was amazing and I’m really grateful to be a part of something that people really care about so much.”

He also clarified comments he made in an interview with Insider, suggesting his character died “a horrible death by butterflies” off screen, at the end of the series.

“It was a thing in the books, but it’s become actual speculation now,” he said. “I said in an interview that that’s probably what will happen but, no, I think the book and the show are different. I think he definitely made it.”

Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson
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Jacob is far from the first Game Of Thrones star to stick up for the show, with Sophie Turner also speaking out about the infamous petition.

Others have been more critical, though, including Lena Headey who said she was “gutted” about how things played out for her character, and Natalia Tena, who was left “ranting for an hour” after watching the finale.

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