Peter Dinklage was a guest star on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock last night. In it he plays a member of the UN that meets Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and ends up going out on a date with her. Here is a clip from last nights show. As you watch it, try to picture Dinklage as Tyrion and see what you think. You can watch the whole episode here.
Winter Is Coming: The more I see Dinklage in comedic roles such as this one, the more I think he is perfect for Tyrion. I know the usual complaints regarding Dinklage; he is too old, not ugly enough, etc. But he doesn’t look that old, I think he can pull off late 20s/early 30s well enough. Interestingly, they never mention Tyrion’s age in the script, so maybe the producers don’t want to restrict the casting choices on this role? Also make-up and prosthetics will go a long way towards uglying him up. And really, whomever they cast, will probably never be as ugly as how Tyrion is described in the books. I think he would be a perfect choice, if they can get around the scheduling issues.