If you haven't started grieving over the end of HBO's Game of Thrones, one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed shows ever seen on television, then you either didn't watch the series, or you're in some serious denial.
Either way, Peter Dinklage just made things all too real in a recent video interview with Variety.
Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, one of the show's most beloved characters, has won multiple awards in the show's seven-season run, including two Emmys and a Golden Globe. But he also knows that all good things must eventually come to an end.
When asked if he'd miss playing his character, Dinklage said, "Yeah, it's bittersweet," before noting, "It's always time to move on with everything."
Peter Dinklage is ready for 'Game Of Thrones' to end https://t.co/BwnzUVr4b1— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1516627156.0
"It's always the sad part of our business," he lamented. "We get, you know, pockets of great people for a short amount of time, and then you have you move on, and it's always heartbreaking. Especially when you spent more than a couple months with people."
That being said, Dinklage added, "But yeah, it's time. Storywise, not just for all our lives. But I think if they went any further it would start to...it's the perfect time to end it."
Why, Tyrion?? Say it ain't so!
But with the show still pulling in massive ratings, it's not necessarily a bad thing to go out on top. "Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing," Dinklage remarked.
It sounds like the final season, which is about halfway done filming, is going to be pretty epic, even though fans will have to wait until 2019 to see it. HBO made the announcement earlier this year, much to the dismay of fans.
And for fans looking for season 8 spoilers, some are perhaps dissecting Dinklage's words a bit too much:
@HuffPost So does that mean his character dies next season? 😆— @BillyJRobinson (@@BillyJRobinson) 1516628006.0
While non-fans were shocked that the show is still even on the air:
@HuffPost What?! That shit isn't over yet? #GoT— Jean C (@Jean C) 1516627232.0
@HuffPost Should have ended a long time ago.— Black Atheists (@Black Atheists) 1516629635.0
But for the most part, people just aren't ready to say goodbye:
@HuffPost Im not. Peter Dinklage is my fav in this series. I would like to see a prequel so we get to know the parents ect.— Dan Gerard (@Dan Gerard) 1516628866.0
@HuffPost https://t.co/EpG5KxsYl6— Linda Lou - 🇺🇸 🏴☠️🏴☠️ (@Linda Lou - 🇺🇸 🏴☠️🏴☠️) 1516627607.0
@HuffPost I don’t think many of the fans are.— Aaron Brown (@Aaron Brown) 1516627627.0
That is, assuming that they don't forget that the show is still a thing a year from now.
Is it back yet? No? Great, thanks.
H/T: Variety, Huffington Post