Game of Thrones: White Walkers should have ‘wiped out everyone’ says Night King star

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.

Before the final ever season of Game of Thrones made it to air, the entire GOT fandom had been predicting just how and if the Night King (played by Vladmir Furdik) would manage to take over Westeros and wipe out the living. However, nobody could have expected the eventual outcome for the army of the dead’s leader as he found himself killed by Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) just moment before he could put an end to Bran Stark’s (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) life. While the Night King’s fate certianly divided viewers, it also left the man who played the character for six seasons slightly disappointed.

For the first six series of GOT on HBO and Sky Atlantic, the terrifying Night King was portrayed by actor Richard Brake.

However, following the show’s sixth season, Brake was recast in the role by Furdik after a scheduling conflict off-camera.

Nevertheless, Brake kept a keen eye on what laid ahead for the Night King and the other inahabitants of the Seven Kingdoms.

And while he wasn’t the man bringing the character, ironically, to life anymore, he still had high hopes for the leader of the wights.


  • Richard Brake talks stepping away from taking classic bad guy roles

Speaking to NME, Brake admitted: “I wanted him to wipe everyone out, I was hoping for that.

“But you can’t always get what you want,” he added.

The odds certainly appeared in the Night King’s favour to do just that as he approached Winterfell midway through the eighth season.

In fact, he was seconds away from fulffiling Brake’s wishes, with only a high-flying attack from Arya being the character’s downfall.

And while Brake may have wished for the living to succumb to the Night King, he did concede that he was happy it was Arya who was the one to deliver the fatal blow.

He told the publication: “But I love the fact that Arya killed him. That was to me one of the highlights of that season.

“And for the whole series, the way they developed her character from this little girl who watches her father get murdered, into this incredible assassin, who saves the world.

“To me that was the most genius thing of the whole series.”

However, the decision to have Arya kill of the Night King was one that certainly split the opinions of GOT fans.

In fact, the entire ending of the series sparked such a backlash that a petition to have it “rewritten with competent writers” garnered over 1million signatures.

However, the controversy was one Brake admits was inevitable due to the success and wide-reach of the series.

He added: “I felt before this season that there would always be a backlash. People are always sad when something comes to an end.

Game of Thrones theories: Tywin Lannister knew about Gendry [THEORY]
Winds of Winter update: Why has George RR Martin STILL not finished? [UPDATE]
Game of Thrones blunder: Huge error in Tyrion Lannister’s ‘sky cell’ [PLOT HOLE]


  • Game of Thrones blunder: Fans spot error in Tyrion and Cersei scene

“Especially Game of Thrones, everyone had their ideas on how it was going to end,

“With all the theories banging about for the couple of years it took to make that final season.

“I sensed there would be a portion of people who would be disappointed no matter what they did,

“But I honestly thought it was great,” he concluded.

Game of Thrones is available to stream on NOW TV now.

Source: Read Full Article