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Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke names new suspect in infamous coffee cup controversy

This would haunt you for years.

Game of Thrones' infamous coffee cup blunder still won't go away, a whole two years since it emerged in season 8 episode 'The Last of the Starks'.

The controversy has resurfaced via Daenerys Targaryen star Emilia Clarke, who joined the latest episode of Texting With on which she was asked for her preferred morning drink.

"It's not Starbucks – spoiler!" she noted. "I'm going to say it again for the record: was not mine. Looking at you Dan Weiss..."

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Weiss, of course, is one of the award-winning executive producers of the HBO phenomenon alongside David Benioff. So if it really was him who'd left the cup in the shot, that's a mighty wobbler from the top of the food chain.

Interestingly, he'd already addressed the topic in James Hibberd's book, Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon.

Via The Hollywood Reporter, Weiss's excerpt reads: "I'd seen that shot one thousand times, and we're always looking at their faces or how the shot sat with the shots on either side of it.

"I felt like we were the participants in a psychology experiment, like where you don't see the gorillas running around in the background because you're counting the basketballs.

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"Every production that's ever existed had things like this. You can see a crew member in Braveheart; there's an actor wearing a wristwatch in Spartacus," he elaborated.

"But now people can rewind things and everybody is talking to each other in real time. So one person saw the coffee cup, rewound it, and then everybody did."

After many, many, many accusations, has the truth finally reared its head?

Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. Spin-off House of the Dragon is now filming.



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