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Game of Thrones season 8: Littlefinger star speaks out on ‘liberating’ death before finale

Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen sadly bowed out of the HBO show last year.

His character, Littlefinger, was killed off after one scheme too many against the Stark sisters.

Although fans were distraught to see him go, it seemed the move created some unexpected freedom for Aidan. 

Express.co.uk exclusively caught up with the actor and quizzed him about what he thought when he discovered he was going to be leaving Game of Thrones.

The actor explained how he wasn’t surprised to see evil Littlefinger lose his life. 

Aidan added: “I think the day we actually shot that scene was quite sad.

“But it was one of the first things we shot from season seven so I had to do all the rest of the stuff after that.

“It was quite liberating to be dead when you’re playing all your other stuff.”

The Peaky Blinders actor continued: “I loved being a part of it. It was one of the better adventures of my acting life.”

Aidan has also discussed the potential of returning to Game of Thrones, maybe even having a starring role in the foretold spin-offs. 

Although Littlefinger has perished, there’s still a chance fans could see more of the pesky schemer. 

It has been announced there is definitely one spin-off in line for production. The Long Night is about to start filming and will feature the legend of when the first White Walkers invaded Westeros. 

However, the story is actually set thousands of years before Game of Thrones’ timeline, making an appearance from the current favourites pretty much impossible. 

When asked if fans would see him in season eight, he said: “I don’t know, but I do know. I don’t think so.

“Maybe in a prequel as Little Littlefinger… Babyfinger! Babyfinger would be a good one.”

Meanwhile, Jaime Lannister (played by Nikolaj Coster Waldau) has suggested Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) will perish at the end.

Many believe the Kingslayer will be responsible for the death of his lover and sister, and the actor has since opened up on whether it will happen. 

When television host Jimmy Kimmel asked on his show what would happen, Nikolaj responded: “That’s a theory.

“It makes sense though, if you think about it,” he tantalisingly teased.

Fans are pretty certain they will see Jaime’s new-found sense of morals come to light.

With Cersei going off the rails and threatening almost everyone and everything, innocent and guilty, would her brother stand by and watch her get away with it?

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO in the USA on Sunday, April 14 and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on Monday, April 15.

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