In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Iain Glen discusses his worries for Jorah’s future, fan reactions to his onscreen love-life and his quintessential yellow-shirt-blue-scarf combo!
Iain Glen recently took a starring role in TV3’s Jack Taylor, an Irish mystery series currently streaming in America When Vanity Fair caught up with the actor, talk naturally turned to the differences between his roles as a hard-drinking detective and everyone’s favourite exiled knight. For one thing, as Jack Taylor, Glen gets to wear a smart, statement blue coat, a refreshing change from Jorah’s infamous tattered yellow shirt. However, it seems that Glen has become quite attached to his Game of Thrones’ threads, saying, ‘they found it for me, a costume that just felt right. I don’t know. It just felt like it belonged and belonged to him.’ It doesn’t look like he’ll be changing any time soon either, as Glen added, ‘I think Jorah just needs to land in a safer place, and then he’ll have time to change his clothing. Get cleaned up a little.’
Whether or not Jorah will ever find himself in a safe place, a rarity in Thrones at the best of times, remains to be seen. The actor commented, ‘In all honesty, no one is more worried than me. There’s a high death rate in Thrones, and I desperately don’t want to be part of that number. We’ll have to see what unfolds.’
Glen also discussed the disparity between his two character’s sex lives. While Jack Taylor often finds himself in sticky sexual situations, poor Jorah is still pining unrequitedly after his Khaleesi. He comments, ‘Jorah ponders it too much, I think….Jorah’s (n)ever going to get it. Well, he might. Who knows?’ However, Glen also believes that while most fans wish Jorah well and hope he gets a little love in return, some might actually prefer him to remain single. ‘It’s sweet, the fan reactions….But there is a certain female fan where maybe they see themselves in the story, and as long as you’re failing as Jorah, you’re maybe still more available for them in a funny way.’
You can read the rest of the interview and find out more about Jack Taylor here.