Hot off last weekend’s Game of Thrones episode “High Sparrow,” there’s a nice spate of new interviews featuring the cast.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stopped by Conan to talk about the new season. In this first clip, Nikolaj talks Game of Thrones spoilers, and just what he was up to with that duck:
The second video shows Conan O’Brien discovering more than we ever wanted to know about Nikolaj’s digestive system.
- Jonathan Pryce admits he turned down a role in the first season of Game of Thrones in an interview with BBC Radio 4 (the complete Pryce interview can be found on the BBC Radio 4 here). Pryce says he declined after only skimming the script quickly, and that he usually makes quick decisions in choosing his roles. The actor says: “I don’t like swords and fantasy things. I am that person who has never seen Star Wars, I’ve never seen any of the Lord of the Rings things and I’d never seen Game of Thrones,”
Pryce says of his character the High Sparrow that he’s a “man of the people, he dressed in rags, he feed the poor, takes care of the poor. Yet he is this incredibly powerful figure who has the wherewithal to dispense justice against somebody – I won’t tell you who it is.”
Speculation as to what role he was offered? Perhaps he was offered the part of Grand Maester Pycelle after Roy Dotrice had to step down, post-pilot?
- Vulture talks with the reigning king of Westeros, or the actor that plays him anyway- Dean-Charles Chapman.
Ever since Margaery came into his bedroom, Tommen just loves her. […] In his eyes, she’s the most beautiful woman in the world. He never really had contact with a woman before, not even just talking to one. And it would kill him if he thought she was insincere. He’s really innocent to what’s going on around him, which is rare in Game of Thrones. He’s too young to know. He’s easily manipulated.
Chapman says that when it comes to his new wife Margaery and his mother Cersei, “Tommen’s going to have to choose. He’s going to be torn.”