Emilia Clarke addresses 'Game of Thrones' coffee cup mishap, blames caterers and 'fancy producers'
She also explained that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss were extras in the scene and the cup could have been their fault
'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke who plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen on the popular HBO show has finally addressed who was responsible for leaving a coffee cup on a significant scene on the show.
Fans were outraged when they saw what appeared to be a Starbucks cup in Winterfell's Great Hall as Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow and their shattered and torn up army celebrate their victory over the Night King and the army of the dead. Emilia was seen sitting right next to the cup and insisted that it had absolutely nothing to do with her or the rest of the cast.
She blamed the mishap on the show's caterers and one of the showrunners. As reported by the New Yorker, "So, I’m just going to let you in on a little 'Game Of Thrones' trivia. We don’t drink Starbucks. So anyone who's clucking around with a Starbucks cup is someone who is not a cast member. There's no mocha-wocha-frappuccino anywhere."
When asked whether she was ratting out (TV and film caterers), she responded saying, "Yes, I am. I’m ratting out craft services." She then shifted the blame on to the producers and added, "It could’ve been anyone's gin. Or it could have been some very fancy producer's mochaccino." Emilia also insisted that she did not recall seeing the cup on the table before her at the moment and said, "You’ve got a lot of casts, and you've got two-hundred-odd extras in that room. But you know who I could actually quite happily blame? Did you notice some quite familiar-looking extras in that particular scene?"
She also further explained that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss were extras in the scene and the cup could have been their fault. "So there are many excuses for the coffee cup for you. Pick whichever one you'd like," she continued.
For many fans and followers, the coffee cup mishap was a reflection on how the standard of the show had dropped since they ran out of George R R Martin's original content. As the popular series came to an end, fans complained that the writing quality had fallen. Fans noticed yet another blunder in the season finale which was a water bottle on the set.