By CCN: Oscar winner Julia Roberts is one of the people who’s never watched “Game of Thrones” and like many others, she doesn’t plan on watching the highly-anticipated season finale either. Hollywood’s darling managed to make prostitution tolerable on the silver screen when she starred in…
By CCN: Oscar winner Julia Roberts is one of the people who’s never watched “Game of Thrones” and like many others, she doesn’t plan on watching the highly-anticipated season finale either.
Hollywood’s darling managed to make prostitution tolerable on the silver screen when she starred in “Pretty Woman.”
She may not be watching, and nor will those who are bemoaning the entire season as being messed up. However, millions of others will be fixated on HBO’s most popular show ever. They may not even show up for work!
Despite the sultry nature of that script, Roberts doesn’t care to see Game of Thrones, saying from what she’s heard, there’s:
“Maybe too much sex.”
She was confronted with her thoughts about the HBO production during an interview with Patricia Arquette for “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”
Arquette pushed Julia to explain why she hadn’t watched the show saying:
“There’s a lot of sex. And there’s zombies and stuff.”
“Then it’s for sure not for me.”
She’s not alone, of course.
The show comes to an end Sunday after airing for eight seasons. Over that time, its fan base has grown significantly. The diehards have loudly expressed their thoughts about the last season.
Many of them may join Roberts in not watching the final episode. Many have been so ticked that they’re signing a petition that calls for a do-over of the entire final season.
“Dylan D.” started a petition on Change.org demanding that producers go back to the drawing board. It has one million signatures.
Here’s his logic:
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.
This series deserves a final season that makes sense.
Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!
Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, takes offense to the remake calls. In a recent interview, he called the demands rude.
In the interview, Anderson said:
“Obviously, the show feels to people like it belongs to them. That’s really good – I think it’s really important when people take something into their heart and it means something to them. However, it doesn’t. I just mean that in the sense that I was there and the crew, in particular, are like the hardest working people I’ve ever met. I think to trivialize their work in that way – I find it quite sad.”
As the miserable, find-anything-to-complain-about folks, sign petitions, millions more will be glued to their TVs tonight in anticipation of the ending of Game of Thrones. In fact, some are feigning that they’ll be so affected by the last episode, they’ll be too
According to The Harris Poll, Sunday’s show will trigger a huge wave of folks calling in sick, arriving late, or working from home. If they show up, they’ll still be in some kind of haze that causes them to be less productive.
As ridiculous as that sounds, the study found that roughly 10.7 million Americans will avoid going to work on Sunday and Monday due to events in Westeros.
This article was edited by Samburaj Das.
Last modified: May 19, 2019 9:33 AM UTC