Game of Thrones' Jaime Lannister star says season eight finale was so 'upsetting' he almost signed petition to change it

GAME of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed he almost signed a petition to change the controversial season eight finale.

The Jaime Lannister actor even wanted to donate so that HBO would reshoot another ending to the epic show.

Game of Thrones captured the imagination of viewers all over the world before it finally came to an end in 2019.

The popular HBO hit aired for eight seasons and 73 episodes before an ending that left a bitter taste in some fans' mouths.

But Nikolaj, 50, told Variety: "I didn’t follow it at all. Obviously, I heard about it. I was aware of the petition for a new ending, which I thought was hilarious.

"I almost wanted to donate to that petition. HBO saying, 'You’re right, so many people want it, we’re going to do it'. I think everyone had their own opinion."

Nikolaj, who played the role of Jaime Lannister, continued: "I find the world of fandom really interesting. Everyone wanted something specific and different from what they got.

"It’s a combination of – you imagine an ending; but also, I think if you’re a hardcore fan, it was really upsetting that it ended.

"You lived with this for eight seasons. There is still a massive community dedicated to Game of Thrones. I think there was a real fear that was going to go away. It had to end."

The last season of Game of Thrones saw Jaime reunite with his sister – and lover – Queen Cersei in the Red Keep.

The pair were killed when the dungeon vaults of the castle collapsed over them during the sacking of the city.

In the series finale, titled 'The Iron Throne', their brother Tyrion discovers Jaime and Cersei's bodies buried under the rubble in the crypt under the Red Keep and, in his grief, renounces his loyalty to Daenerys and persuades Jon Snow to kill her.

When asked how he would have ended the show, Nikolaj went back and forth about what to say.

"Oh, how did it end? He was – no, it was fine. It was great. It was fine," he said.

"How do you end that story? Let’s talk about this in 10 years, then you can talk about it. But now, I think it’s a little too recent."

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