Game of Thrones is reaching an end, and Tyrion Lannister is happy with his destiny.
ET’s Lauren Zima talked with Peter Dinklage at the debut of his new HBO film, My Dinner with Hervè, about the much awaited finale of Game of Thrones and how he feels about the finish of an era.
“There are no better writers in television than [showrunners] Dan Weiss and David Benioff. They ended it brilliantly. Better than I could have imagined and you people are in for it,” Dinklage commented.
He added, “It ends beautifully for my character whether it be tragic or not.”
While fans excitedly anticipate the last season, they can see Dinklage in an alternate role on HBO. Based on real life events, My Dinner with Hervè narratives the last times of performing artist Hervè Villechaize, star of Fantasy Island and an entrancing genuine character Dinklage was anxious to play.
“Sacha Gervasi, the writer, director, approached me about 14 years ago with a short film version of the film that we made eventually made. And it just hooked me because of his personal experience,” Dinklage said.
“It hooked me because of Sacha’s personal connection to it because he interviewed Herve before he died and got to know the man very intimately as a journalist in a very short amount of time which has it sort of strange quality to it.”
The film likewise addresses the pressures of being popular, something Dinklage sees well after he was propelled to superstardom after Game of Thrones appeared in 2011.
“It’s an abstract idea that has very little to do with you at the end of the day and it comes from a lot of hard work but oftentimes, it’s sort of a goal rather than a residual of hard work,” Dinklage explained.
“And you know kids are asked, the number one thing when kids are asked what do they wanna be when they grow up lately is that they, I want to be famous. And they don’t really have a comprehension of what it means to be that, they just want to be famous and we sort of address that in the movie.”