The final season of Game of Thrones is the most divisive season of television since Lost ended in 2010, at least. Fans loved it, fans hated it, fans started a petition for HBO to remake it…feelings ran hot.
Cast members like Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) consider that petition to be disrespectful. Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) was “pissed” about the fan backlash. Emilia Clarke said she felt “heartbreak” for showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. The reactions have run the gamut, and they’re still coming in all these months later.
Now, Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) is speaking out as well. Talking with The Guardian, Whelan revealed her “biggest disappointment,” just in general. “The fans’ reaction at the end of Game Of Thrones because I think it was brilliant,” she replied.
Whelan didn’t have a ton of screentime in season 8, but what was there was pretty memorable, from getting rescued by Theon at the start of the season and helping pick Bran to rule Westeros at the end.
That question was part of a rapid-fire series of queries The Guardian put to Whelan, and she came through with the entertaining answers:
Which living person do you most despise, and why?
Donald Trump. He’s an appalling man doing appalling things with his horrendous megalomaniac ego.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I don’t feel guilty about doing anything that’s pleasurable.
How often do you have sex?
As I am sure new parents will relate, we are at it all the time.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Bungle, careful and no.
Way not to bungle the internet, Yara.