“Long live, King Joffrey!” the Game of Thrones cast will not say.
Sky Atlantic uploaded a funny video of several cast members from the smash HBO series reacting to Joffrey’s (Jack Gleeson) shocking death on “The Lion and the Rose,” which aired Sunday, April 13. All seem very pleased with the sadistic child-king’s grisly choking death, which took place on his royal wedding day, of all days.
“He was such a little bully,” says Rory McCann, who plays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane. “The Hound was thinking, ‘Christ, I would love to kill the little s–t.”
“Well it’s about time the dude’s gone,” Liam Cunningham notes. The Irish actor plays Davos Seaworth, right hand man to Stannis Baratheon, on the HBO series.
A smiling Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) adds: “There’s a very funny line where [Arya’s] saying, ‘I would’ve killed Joffrey with a chicken bone if I had to.'” (In the series, Joffrey ordered the death of Arya’s father, Ned Stark, and Joffrey’s grandfather Lord Tywin helped mastermind the vicious murders of her mother, brother, and pregnant sister-in-law in season three’s shocking “Red Wedding” episode.)
“I’m always for, you know, wiping out the fascists,” says Aidan Gillen, who plays Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) on the show.
“Joffrey’s dead, no big deal, one step closer,” concludes Cunningham.
Gleeson, who played the spited boy-king on the show since the show’s inception, had a more objective perspective compared to his castmates. “There will be a delight that the person tormenting their favorite characters is gone,” the blonde, blue-eyed star told Entertainment Weekly. “But I would like to think there’s a certain sadness at the loss of the delight people take in hating a character like Joffrey.”
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