Years from now, people will probably remember two major things from Game of Thrones’s final season: the conclusion was divisive, and the crew somehow left a modern-day coffee cup right in the middle of a scene. More than a month after that episode, “The Last of the Starks,” aired, the incident is still a hot topic. Sophie Turner, for instance, is now discussing who’s to blame.
While appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month, the 23-year-old actress placed the blame on her co-star, Emilia Clarke. "I mean, look who it’s placed in front of," Turner joked. "Emilia Clarke. She’s the culprit!” For her part, Clarke posted a photo on Instagram of her from the set that showed her holding a coffee cup that looked a lot like the cup in question.
But now, Turner has changed her mind. She’s instead blaming Kit Harington for the mistake, calling him “lazy.” During a recent appearance on Conan, Turner said, “I hear this every day of my life, this coffee cup thing, so it’s good to know that the coffee cup got more press than the final season altogether.” Then she pointed the finger at Harington:
“The coffee cup was where Kit’s chair was. First I blamed it on Emilia, but I don’t think Emilia would do that. Kit is lazy and I think he would have done that. It was in front of Kit’s chair and then obviously he moved and this picture was taken and it looked like it was in my seat, but I wasn’t there. It was Kit. It was 100 percent Kit.”
We’ll likely never find out whose fault it was, and the coffee cup has since been removed from the episode. But screenshots live forever, so we’re sure this mistake won’t be forgotten by Game of Thrones fans.