With the premiere of HBO’s highly-anticipated “Game of Thrones” series just around the corner (six days and counting!), author and co-executive producer George R. R. Martin has been on a publicity blitz promoting the show. In doing so, during one of his many countless interviews, the subject of “Lost” was brough up in relation to the amount of pressure surrounding an ending to something so beloved by fans — much like the pressure Martin feels in bringing his “Song of Ice and Fire” series to an end.
Lucky me, I was able to snag a few minutes with Martin when he stopped by the “Game Of Thrones” food truck in Venice, CA. on Friday. Here is what he had to say about the “feud.”
“Most of this has broken while I’ve been out here [doing publicity for the show] and I don’t travel with a computer, so I’m vaguely aware of it,” he said. “But I haven’t read any of it so I’ll have to get caught up on all that when I get home.”
At this point I gave Martin a brief rundown, highlighting the fact that while Lindelof was bummed to hear that Martin didn’t like the ending, he’s still a huge fan of the author’s work and will be watching the show. And to his credit, Martin seemed pleasantly unfazed and lighthearted about the matter.
“I don’t know exactly what’s been said but I did have problems with the ending of ’Lost’ but that was after watching ’Lost’ religiously for however many years it was on,” he added, emphasizing his continued status as a “Lost” fan. “We watched it every week. It was one of our favorite shows on television.”
“As disappointed as I was with the ending, there’s no doubt how much I loved everything before that,” he said. “And the acting and the writing on that show was amazing.”
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