Access Hollywood has interviewed another new cast member for season two of Game of Thrones, and this time it is Daniel Portman, who plays Tyrion’s young squire Podrick Payne. No videos this time, just a written Q&A. Here is a snippet:
Access: In the books, Pod’s about 12. Emilia Clarke’s character, Daenerys, is 14 or 15, but they aged everyone up in the show. Have you figured out how old your character is?
Daniel: I’m looking at it as if Pod is 16… There are kids that age around that have grown up much quicker than he has and he’s been kind of left behind… The way I was looking at it was to keep the weakness and the awkwardness prevalent I thought it would be nice if he was sort of in between being a teenager and sort of grown up into a young man – and that sort of awkward stage a lot of boys get themselves into and they’re not comfortable in their body. They’re really clumsy, and they think they look terrible all the time.
Much more at the source, including another WiCnet mention!
Winter Is Coming: A good interview! I love hearing from the newcomers. Daniel looks the perfect Pod to me and I can’t wait to see him in his role.
UPDATE: Access Hollywood was able to do a quick follow-up interview with Liam Cunningham at the premiere of Safe House. He goes over much of the same stuff as before, but does talk about the fans’ response to his recent interviews.