You’ve been warned: SPOILERS ahead!
The season 6 finale of Game of Thrones saw one of the most heartbreaking scenes ever when Tommen Baratheon jumped from a window of the Red Keep and ended actor Dean-Charles Chapman’s run on the show.
After the horrifying scene, everybody is asking the same question: who will take care of Ser Pounce now?
In an interview with Huffington Post, Chapman said: “Yeah, I don’t know. I suppose there’s a lot of staff around the kingdom to look after him. Hopefully he didn’t get caught up in the blast. That’d be a tragedy. I like to think he’s also move on with his life and get a girlfriend maybe.”
Ser Pounce, the famous cat, only appeared once on the show, when Tommen and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) had their first scene together. But why is that? Chapman says he was extremely nervous because of the scene, and the cat made things even worse.
“With the cat, it was my first time working with animals, and it was quite hard because you’re doing a scene with the other actress or actor, and at the same time there’s trainers off the set, behind the camera, like with a little toy putting food on the bed for it to stand in a certain position, and that cat that day would have none of it. He was just loving life. He just really wasn’t on his game that day. Yeah, I think that was the reason why they didn’t have him back because it’s just hard work. Cats can’t understand English, so you tell a cat, ‘Come on. Jump on the bed,’ and he just looks at you like, ‘What are you talking about?'”
Dormer also previously said that the cat was a diva, which caused even more speculation that this is why it was only present in one scene. Even though the cat turned out difficult to work with, Chapman also added that he loved that particular scene with Pounce.
In the same interview with Huffington Post, Chapman also opened up about the aftermath of the devastating season finale. You can access the full interview here.