Joe Dempsie, who is renowned for the role of Gendry Baratheon, thinks Cersei Lannister must be the character’s unknown mother. The actor looked pretty confident in his interview with NME and said that he might be the only biological child of Cersei and Robert and not the “bastard” that the show has shown him to be.
Dempsie gave his opinion on some of the loose ends that the show left, especially concerning Gendry’s mother, who wasn’t even mentioned in the final season. The actor said that he has a theory that coincides with the popular fan-made theory which suggests that Gendry’s mother was none other than Cersei Lannister and he was the only biological child of Cersei and Robert Baratheon, which might, as some had already suggested in 2019, puts Gendry as the best candidate to sit on the Iron Throne ( more claim than Daenerys Targaryen and Lyanna Stark’s son Jon Snow).
Of course, it is pointless to talk about it now because Bran Stark was the one who sat on the Iron Throne- courtesy of Tyrion Lannister’s monologue.
Extrapolating further on his supposition, he said that in Season 1, we see a meeting between Ned Stark and Gendry, where Ned asks him about his parents, to which Gendry replies that though he does not remember his father, his “mother had yellow hair.” The moment he gave deep thought to that dialogue, he smelled foreshadowing.
“That’s too loaded a line not to mean anything,” He said.
The actor also talked about the controversial ending of Season 8 and the subsequent petition that demanded remaking of Season 8 with “competent creators.” Dempsie has objective thinking regarding that, as he said in the interview that no matter what the ending was, they were never going to please everybody. He exposited further on his chain of thought; he said that the very fact that there is a petition demanding the remaking of the show speaks for the fact on how huge the audience of the show had become.
It’s a very demanding job to please 60 million people, and no matter what David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had done, there would have been some who would not have liked the show. However, he was a little disappointed with the fact that some fans disregarded the season completely. It hurt him because he knew how hard everyone had worked on it. He added that though the reviews were difficult for him to take, he was skeptical of their belief that their demand for a remaking of the Season 8 will be met.
He wishes “good luck” to the fans who think they can get a Season 8 remake. He humorously asks them to accumulate $500 million for that purpose.
Fans were not at all pleased with the ending of the show, especially with the early death of the Night King. Most of them felt they were cheated on with all the foreshadowing in the beginning.
They are waiting for George R. R. Martin to finish the books and are hoping that he will fix the mistakes the show has made.
Joe Dempsie presently stars in the show “Adult Material,” which streams on AII4.