Movieline caught up with the very busy Jamie Campbell Bower for a quick interview where they hit on all his various projects, The Prisoner, New Moon, Harry Potter and, of course, Game of Thrones. Below are the Thrones-related questions, hit the link for the full interview.
You’ve signed onto several book-to-film adaptations. Are you ever curious about how the fandoms are reacting to your casting?
I try to leave that out, just because for as many people that like you, there’s always going to be the same amount of people who hate you. Because we do what we do, we’re subject to our lives being put on display, almost. More and more people will comment on what they think of you. I don’t mind if people are saying nasty things about me behind my back — I just don’t want to know about them.
Have you already shot the pilot to Game of Thrones for HBO?
Yeah, just finished.
And you’re playing Waymar Royce. What can you tell me about him?
Ohhhh. Not very much.
But it already exists as a series of books! You wouldn’t be spoiling anything.
Well, it exists in pilot form for the television company. [Laughs] I don’t want to spill the beans, because they could be like [sing-songy voice], “Uh-uh. You said something bad, you can’t do it.” And I’d be fired!
Was it a good experience, at least?
It was a great experience. Very short shoot, but they threw a lot of money at it. Hopefully it’s going to be really good, and hopefully it’ll be greenlit and we’ll go ahead with it. It was great fun and a very strong, rich cast.
Winter Is Coming: Great to hear more positive things about the shoot. Especially nice to hear more good things about the cast. Interesting that a guy that has worked on huge blockbuster films such as the upcoming editions of the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, would mention how much money they are putting into this pilot. He would definitely have a good feel for what an expensive shoot would look like. HBO is really going all out for this one.