Despite the series ending in May, there is still one “Game of Thrones” mystery that has not been resolved: the person responsible for the coffee cup scandal.
While Emilia Clarke previously revealed that co-star Conleth Hill (Lord Varys) had allegedly admitted to being the culprit who left the infamous cup that appeared at Daenerys’ feet in the fourth episode of the final season, now Hill is denying her claims, reported USA Today.
“You know, there’s no proof that I did it,” Hill said playfully during an appearance on the British show “Sunday Brunch.” “So accuse away.”
"I would need to have had Mr. Man arms to leave a coffee cup there," Hill mused. "I took a bullet for Emilia Clarke and she touted on me."
Mr. Men is a British children’s book series which features a character with very long arms.
He finished off by joking, “I’m just not making any comments until I have a lawyer.”
Last month, Clarke put the blame on Hill saying the 54-year-old fessed up to leaving the cup on set while the two were at an Emmy awards pre-party.
“He pulls me aside and he’s like ‘Emilia, I’ve got to tell you something. I’ve got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine!,’” Clarke said during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Featuring Jimmy Fallon.”
She added, “It was his! It was Conleth’s coffee cup. He said so!”
Now, all this is in contradiction to Sophie Turner (Sansa), who previously said Clarke (Daenerys) was the one responsible for the coffee fiasco.
After eagle-eye fans spotted the gaffe in season 8, HBO went ahead and digitally removed the cup from the scene forever.
While Clarke has yet to respond to Hill’s denial, it seems we may never really know who left the now legendary cup.