9. Conleth Hill (Lord Varys) - Game Of Thrones
Game of Thrones' penultimate-ever episode "The Bells" features, among its many other controversies, the bizarre demise of the great Lord Varys (Conleth Hill), who is promptly roasted to death by Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) dragon Drogon.
Shortly after the series concluded, the HBO docu-series "The Last Watch" aired, featuring extensive behind-the-scenes footage of season eight, including a telling clip of the script read for this very episode.
Upon learning of Varys' demise, Hill dismissively discards his script, folds his arms and looks incredibly forlorn, as was noted by many fans on social media.
In an interview with EW, Hill added some context for his feelings on the scene:
"I took it very personally. I took it as a person, not as an actor or an artist. I understood the reactions of previous actors who had been in the same position a lot more than I did at the time. You can't help feeling that you failed in some way, that you haven't lived up to some expectation that you didn't know about.
The only thing that consoles you is people who worked a lot harder than you are in the same boat. So that helps. I don't think anybody who hasn't been through it can identify with it. They think, 'What’s all the fuss about? You're all finishing anyway.' But you take it personally, you can't help it."
To make matters even more brutal for Hill, it took an entire seven months to get his death scene filmed due to inclement weather continually delaying the shoot.