Thursday 27 April 2017

Irish Game of Thrones star Jack Gleeson has a 'cool' theory about how the series will end

Jack Gleeson as King Joffrey
Jack Gleeson as King Joffrey
Jack Gleeson
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, left and Kit Harington as Jon Snow, right in Game of Thrones

Sasha Brady

Hint: it has a lot to do with the Iron Throne.

Dublin actor Jack Gleeson, who played the sneering, evil, sadistic King Joffrey Baratheon, before he was poisoned at his own wedding in season four of Game of Thrones, has a theory about how the show will end.

He's never watched the HBO series because he doesn't like watching himself on-screen but that hasn't stopped him from getting swept up in fan theories.

Gleeson was at New York Comic Con over the weekend and according to MTV News, he told the audience that, although he knows "zero" about the show, a fan told him a "cool idea" about how the remaining characters will defeat the White Walkers.

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, left and Kit Harington as Jon Snow, right in Game of Thrones
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, left and Kit Harington as Jon Snow, right in Game of Thrones

"This isn't a spoiler, because I know zero about the show and I literally know nothing about what will happen. [A fan] came up with this theory that they told me… someone's going to melt down the Iron Throne because it has the Valyrian steel that will overcome the White Walkers. I think that's kind of a cool idea — the monarchy is literally dissolved," he said.

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Valyrian steel is fabled throughout the Game of Thrones world as its one of the few things that can kill the White Walkers.

The former Trinity College student may now end up watching the show, as he no longer has to worry about seeing himself on screen.

"My dad always said you should never be the last to leave a party," he said at Comic Con. "Then everyone is sleepy and cranky, and it's awful. You should leave late but not too late so that the energy is still there. I feel like I left [Game of Thrones] at the right time."

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