Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor behind Bran Stark, has offered his thoughts on that final 'Game of Thrones' twist.
As everyone who's seen the 'Game of Thrones' finale at this stage knows, it was Bran Stark who ended up on the Iron Throne.
Few thought Daenerys Targaryen would end up as Ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, given the tyranny and madness she exhibited in destroying King's Landing. But most viewers reckoned the Throne would subsequently go to Sansa Stark or Jon Snow. (Fun fact thought: Bran was actually the bookies favourite to win the day)
Not even Isaac Hempstead-Wright could believe the turn of events.
He actually thought the script which saw Bran become King of Westeros was a joke.
He told Entertainment Weekly:
"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.
"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."
The 'Game of Thrones' final episode saw Bran agree to let Sansa rule over an independent North. Thus the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are now the Six Kingdoms.
"I think he’ll be a really good king actually," Hempstead-Wright said. "Perhaps there will be something missing in having real emotive leader, which is a useful quality in a king or queen as well. At the same time, you can’t really argue with Bran. He’s like, 'No, I know everything.'"