"Death may be an effective way out," the actor ominously warns about Tyrion's destiny.
The ultimate season of HBO's Game of Thrones looms within the distance, as do the fates of the women and men going through down the White Walker menace — together with Tyrion Lannister, Hand of the Queen, performed to a number of Emmy-winning heights by Peter Dinklage.
Season eight received't arrive till 2019, however Dinklage and his colleagues have already wrapped their work on the hit collection. What does the longer term maintain for Tyrion? Dinklage now is aware of the reply… and it's a sophisticated reply, as he tells it.
"I really feel very, very — I'm looking for the best phrase," he informed Vulture in a latest interview. "I feel he was given an excellent conclusion. No matter what that's — loss of life may be an effective way out."
Certainly, Game of Thrones isn't any stranger to pairing many essential characters with… properly, The Stranger. Death looms giant all around the drama, with numerous high-profile series-regular deaths: Sean Bean's Ned Stark, Richard Madden's Robb and Michelle Fairley's Catelyn, simply to call just a few. Even Jon Snow (Kit Harington) died, if solely briefly. Still, some main gamers have felt untouchable alongside the way in which. The concept that Tyrion may die earlier than the ultimate season was merely unfathomable. But now that the season is almost upon us? Perhaps it's value contemplating Dinklage's warning that "loss of life may be an effective way out," even for somebody as very important as Tyrion.
Whatever destiny awaits him, not less than we are able to assume this a lot: Dinklage's ultimate day on set was not the identical as Tyrion's ultimate second within the collection.
"It’s at all times anticlimactic for the character’s final day," the actor stated about his final time portraying Tyrion. "Nothing is shot chronologically, so that you don’t get some huge mountaintop scene or something. It’s simply, 'That’s a wrap on Peter Dinklage.' But as anticlimactic because it was, my final day was additionally fantastically bittersweet. Lots of people whom I like have been on set that day. Even in the event that they weren’t working, they got here to set, which was stunning. I attempted to do the identical factor when different actors have been wrapping out. If it was their day, you'd go to set to say goodbye. It was actually onerous. I received’t say their title or their character’s title, however one of many younger folks on the present wrapped this previous season and all people was a wreck. This particular person had grown up on the present, you already know? They have been a baby and now they have been an grownup. And then they’re accomplished. It’s like we have been witnessing this particular person saying goodbye to their childhood. I do know Game of Thrones is only a TV present, la-di-da, but it surely was our life."
Meditating additional on Tyrion's arc, Dinklage stated his character "definitely developed a deeper sense of accountability over the course of the present. He was a fairly irresponsible character to start with. He used his place because the outcast of his household like an adolescent would. He pushed it of their [the Lannisters’] faces. The great thing about Tyrion is that he grew out of that mode in a few seasons and developed a powerful sense of accountability. Not morality, as a result of he at all times had that, however what to do together with his intelligence."
This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.