The Mother of Dragons has revealed that she was not the one responsible for a Starbucks cup appearing during an episode of Game of Thrones.
The final season of Game of Thrones aired earlier this year and to put it mildly, not everyone was a fan of the show's ending. It was accused of being too rushed, too short, and not doing the other seven seasons that came before it justice. Plus, one moment, in particular, had fans claiming those who run the show had simply gotten lazy.
That moment involved a Starbucks coffee cup. During what has now become an infamous scene on the show, Daenerys Targaryen can be seen sitting at a table with a Starbucks coffee cup on the table in front of her. We can't be 100% certain, but's we'd hazard to guess that Starbucks doesn't have any locations in Westeros.
Since the cup was sat in front of Daenerys, played by British actress Emilia Clarke, the blame has been placed on her for the cup ever since the episode aired. However, Clarke recently revealed during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that it actually wasn't her cup. Clarke has since discovered who the rogue coffee belonged to though, and revealed that secret to Jimmy Fallon and the world.
"Conleth Hill, who plays Varys, who’s sitting next to me in that scene, he pulls me aside and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I’ve got to tell you something,'," Clarke explained. That's right, Lord Varys, Master of Whispers is the one responsible for Starbucks coffee showing up within a fictional universe in which that product is not supposed to exist. If fans are still looking for someone to blame, blame him.
The worst part is, even though Hill suspected the cup was his, during the hype that surrounded it, he decided to let Clarke take the heat. He admitted as much to the actress after the hype had died down. That might be the last GoT revelation we hear about for a while. The show's prequel was recently scrapped, meaning the secrets of the Seven Kingdoms will remain secrets, for now at least.