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21 December 2016 @ 01:42 pm
Eoin Macken: Talking Merlin with Scifinow.co.uk  
Scifinow.co.uk was able to snag an interview with our own Sir Gwaine while he was promoting Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. What he had to say was interesting at the very least. https://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/merlins-eoin-macken-gwaine-isnt-dead/

“I don’t think Gwaine actually died, that’s my opinion on it.” Is Eoin Macken’s answer when we ask him what it felt like to ruin Christmas for millions of Merlin fans worldwide in 2012. (For those not in the know, a whole string of the big characters died within a couple of minutes of each other mere hours before Santa was due to come down the chimney.) Four years on, and, honestly, we’re still not over it.

While we were talking, Macken recounts his version of events after the action leave Sir Gwaine, supposedly perished. “I actually don’t think he died.” He tells us, “I think it’s more Percival had to go and do this thing and Gwaine was just unconscious, he would have woken up and everything was fine. I mean, obviously, he didn’t appear in the court after that so in my opinion he woke up with no memory and went on his travels again. He woke up with this really sore head and went ‘I have a hangover’ and has forgotten the last four years of being a knight or some bullshit then woke up and went for a drink.”

It doesn’t take long for Macken to get excited about the idea, and when the subject of returning to Merlin is raised (should that ‘six series and a movie’ rumour ever actually come to light… we live on in hope). “Sorry, we should actually make a short film of that!” he exclaims, cutting off the question of whether or not he would come back. “I’d do that! Gwaine just rocking up to a bar and has no recollection… thinks it’s all a big dream.”

“Do you know what,” he teases, “I have a bit of free time in February and March I might just have to go and shoot that. That actually could be a lot of fun.” It’s difficult not to get excited about the prospect, and it’s not just us who seem to be. “You’ve kind of given me an idea now. I’m kind of interested in doing that. You shouldn’t have done that to me just before Christmas.”

Oh, Eoin. He's something else, he is. I wish he was serious but I think he's just having us on. Anyway, it made me grin to think of all the possibilities.
Bunnybunnysworld on December 21st, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
I doubt he was serious, but the thought is fun to play with :D
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on December 21st, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
He's something else. I also doubt he's serious but love that he still has some affection for Gwaine.
LB: Merlin Giles mythlonelybrit on December 22nd, 2016 12:07 am (UTC)
Have to agree - still not over it.

Christmas Eve.

You b**tards.
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on December 22nd, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I still can't believe they'd do that on Christmas eve. New Years maybe but Christmas. Terrible idea.
Kittykitty_fic on December 22nd, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
That would be awesome but yeah he's totally having us on!
Love him though! ♥
archaeologist_d: Merlin hatarchaeologist_d on December 22nd, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
I wish it were true but yeah, he's just having fun.