Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon is glad his character died

WARNING: This article contains Game of Thrones spoilers. Do not read if you haven't seen season six, episode nine, Battle of the Bastards.
The battle for Winterfell unfolds in the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
The battle for Winterfell unfolds in the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

Iwan Rheon says he's happy his Game of Thrones character Ramsay Bolton died in the most gruesome of ways.

In the latest episode of Thrones, Bolton died after going head-to-head with Jon Snow in an action-packed episode called The Battle of the Bastards.

The episode ended with Ramsay being eaten by his own dogs while Snow, played by Kit Harington, and Sansa Stark, Sophie Turner, took back their home Winterfell.

Jon Snow played by Kit Harington. Photo / HBO
Jon Snow played by Kit Harington. Photo / HBO

"I'm glad it happens as a fan of the show", Rheon told Entertainment Weekly.

"Jon Snow needs to win because otherwise there's no hope left in the world."

Rheon, who plays the show's most villainous character, also revealed that Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss toyed with him before they broke the news.

"They joked, 'Isn't it great Ramsay ends up on the Iron Throne?'" Rheon revealed. "As soon as they said that I said, 'He's dead isn't he?'"

However, Rheon says he isn't all that sad about his character's death on the show.

"I think it's kind of right he goes down. Because what else is he going to do after this? He's done so many things. It's justified and it's the right thing to do. It's the right path. He's reached his peak.

"It's nice for the audience that he goes out on this high, if you will."

Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton and Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark in a scene from The Battle of the Bastards. Photo / HBO
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton and Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark in a scene from The Battle of the Bastards. Photo / HBO

"I feel really lucky he got a proper send off. And it's a gruesome death," he added.

Fans of the show were also happy with how Ramsay went out:





The final episode of season six of Game of Thrones, The Winds of Winter, airs next week.

- NZ Herald

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