What do you want? Some people love him, some people hate him, but I have to admit I had a hell of a good time playing him. "World domination." Why? If he can help the world to burn, even better…That's how 85% of all Bond villains are created. "I don't know, because I'm a f—ing idiot." He's one of those guys that just likes to see the world burn. Man, I'm not going to defend that character. I've tried a lot of different work and worked with a lot of different people. He's one of those characters that's just fun.
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So Euron was full of it right up to the end?
I was such a big fan of "Game of Thrones" before I became a part of it. Work is such a big part of our lives that when you're home with your family you want to discuss NFL or soccer or whatever you want. It was a passion that became my work. I love hating him. Then I didn't want to discuss work when I'm home. Me and my wife would discuss every Sunday or Monday until I became a part of it.
Did Euron really love Cersei?
It's because he doesn't give a s—. He's like your friend who is also the guy who steals your wallet. And that's totally not the way he is in the book! In the books, he's so radically different but that's because it's not possible to create such a conflicted character as he is in the books so late in the show.
Any plans to give up acting and take up piracy?
I might be a little unprofessional because I think one of the reasons I'm laughing and smiling in 95% of all my scenes is because on a private scale, I'm like, "Holy f—ing s—, I'm on 'Game of Thrones' motherf—er." Honestly, that's how I felt. I feel like a lucky tourist. It's amazing. I feel like the little kid at the chocolate factory with a golden ticket.
Pilou Asbæk, who plays the mad pirate king Euron Greyjoy, spoke with Variety about how he was a fan of the show long before signing on to star, what motivated his final showdown with Jaime Lannister, and whether he loves or hates Euron now that all is said and done.
What was your initial reaction to learning Euron was "the man who killed Jaime Lannister?" 
Do you love him or hate him?
SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 5 of Season 8 of "Game of Thrones," titled "The Bells." 
This week's episode of "Game of Thrones" saw a multitude of major characters make their bloody exits from the show.
As a fan, what did it mean to be there at the very end?
I've truly enjoyed it. I will say, I've made so many films and TV shows in Denmark and I've always been the hero. I do theater.” /> It's been so much fun doing a villain, being the guy who is evil. It's liberating. Some people go to therapy. I might but I end up dying so apparently I'm not very good at it.
I died last night on "Game of Thrones" but I'm happy, and sad, but also happy.
I think he loved Cersei. I think that would be the most interesting conflict. I've always tried to do the scenes as if he likes her, but maybe I have to go back to acting school to make that a bit more clear to the audience. Love you have to play honest. He really liked her.
So that's why he decided to fight Jaime?
How's it going today?
Let's just say I claim 35%. Jaime gets away and goes to Cersei, right? So I might have added some damage to him which made him be very delayed and that's the reason why he died, so I can't claim it 100%. I remember when we did the scene but I haven't seen anything. Honestly, just because you say it doesn't mean it's the truth.

Qyburn: +2,500
How Many Living People Will Arya Kill In Season 8?
Who Will Die First?
Gendry: +650
Who Will Kill Cersei?
Here are the wildest bets you can make on the final season of "Game of Thrones:"
Jon and Daenerys' baby: +2,500
The Greyjoy family, especially Euron and Theon, doesn't get much love. The three remaining members are in the top five characters most likely to die first this season.
It's interesting to note that Petyr Baelish a.k.a. According to the odds, Jon Snow is the most likely to sit on the Iron Throne, assuming his rightful status as the true Targaryen heir. Sansa, the current leader of Winterfell and serious doubter of Daenerys, edges out the Targaryen princess, who's may have been building up her army all these past eight seasons for nothing. He's followed closely behind by Bran Stark, who used his creepy greensight power to reveal the truth about his brother, er, cousin. Some fans believe he may have faked his death and is still out there. Littlefinger, who seemingly had his throat slit in the Season 7 finale, still has a chance to take the Iron Throne.
Ellaria Sand: +4,000
Arya Stark: +150
Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane: +300
Arya Stark: +1,500
Who Will Rule Westeros?
Yara Greyjoy: +1,000
Other: +400
Daario Naharis: +12,500
Petyr Baelish: +1,250
Yara Greyjoy: +15,000
The Hound: +12,500
Samwell Tarly: +2,000
Yes: +175
The Mountain: +4,000
Will Arya Wear Littlefinger's Face?
Sansa Stark: +2,500
Bran Stark: +275
Beric Dondarrion: +12,500
No: -260
Bronn: +10,000
Theon Greyjoy: +15,000
Daenerys Targaryen: +2,500
Daenerys Targaryen: +550
Jaqen H'ghar: +10,000
Davos Seaworth: +7,000
Jaime is the most favored character to kill off his sister/lover this season, beating out Arya, who has the Mad Queen on her list of targets to kill.
Will Quaithe Be Shown Again In The Final Season?
Theon Greyjoy: +200
Raven: +125
Euron Greyjoy: +2,500
Arya Stark: +2,000
No: -200
Jaime Lannister: +130
Yes: +200
Yes: +150
Sansa Stark: +500
Varys: +7,000
Euron Greyjoy: +200
No: -400
Jaime Lannister: +500
Yes: +300
Wolf: +300
Tormund Giantsbane: +15,000
Jorah Mormont: +6,600
With "Game of Thrones" hype at an all-time high, Las Vegas may be raking in as much money as the Iron Bank.
Jon Snow: +2,500
Will Cersei Give Birth?
Daenerys Targaryen: +2,000
Sansa Stark: +1,000
Under 3.5: -115
Tyrion Lannister: +550
Dragon: +300
Sandor "The Hound" Clegane: -480
Popular betting sites, like Bovada, have calculated the odds on Westeros' most burning (and wildest) questions. For example, what are the odds that Arya will wear Littlefinger's face? HBO's fantasy masterpiece has seized the gambling world's attention nearly as much as the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby. Fans spew countless theories on social media, such as which characters will be axed and who will sit on the Iron Throne, but betters put their money where their mouths are.
Melisandre: +10,000
The Night King: +1,500
No: -300
The Night King: +2,000
Jon Snow: +225
Human: +300
Tyrion Lannister: +1,500
Cersei Lannister: +2,500
Brienne of Tarth: +10,000
Does Tyrion Have a Secret Plot with Cersei?
What Will Bran Warg Into Next?
Jon Snow: +2,000
Cersei Lannister: +500
The Mountain: +15,000
Both Die Or Are Destroyed: +350
Finally, most fans think that Cersei is lying about being pregnant, and that she doesn't have a secret plan with her brother Tyrion to break her alliance with Jon and Daenerys' army, but only time will tell.” />
Jaime Lannister: +4,000
Tyrion Lannister: +1,500
Does Not Die: +550
Who Will Win Cleganebowl?
Jorah Mormont: +10,000
Over 3.5: -115
Gilly: +15,000
Euron Greyjoy: +10,000