Game of Thrones star thought the finale script was a "joke" initially

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Note: This article contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones series finale

Isaac Hempstead Wright has revealed he thought the Game of Thrones finale script was a "joke" at first.

The actor played Bran Stark on the HBO fantasy drama, which concluded on Sunday night (May 19) with Bran ruling the now six kingdoms of Westeros.

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Related: Game of Thrones season 8's Bran Stark aka Isaac Hempstead Wright reacts to his ending

It was a surprising ending for fans, given the character had transformed into the Three-Eyed Raven and had often reiterated his lack of interest in ruling.

So, is it any surprise Isaac thought he'd been given a "joke script" the first time reading it?

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"When I got to the [Dragonpit scene] in the last episode and they're like, 'What about Bran?', I had to get up and pace around the room," he told Entertainment Weekly.

"I genuinely thought it was a joke script and that [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] sent everyone a script with their own character ending up on the Iron Throne. 'Yeah, good one guys. Oh s–, it's actually real?'"

He added: "That said, I'm happy. Though I kind of did want to die and get in one good death scene with an exploding head or something."

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Related: Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner calls season 8 remake petition "disrespectful"

While happy on the whole – one thing Isaac isn't so pleased about is the viral fan petition to remake season eight, which he has labelled "absurd".

His Game of Thrones co-star Sophie Turner has also weighed in, dubbing the petition "disrespectful".

So, it seems the two rulers of Westeros aren't happy with your treason, peasants.

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Game of Thrones season 8 airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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