ScienceFiction.com has conducted an interview with Isaac Hempstead Wright, also known as Bran Stark (or Isaac Bran Flakes on Twitter, for that mattter). Two sample questions follow, including one concerning the take on the direwolves in season two. Click the link for the full interview, and read about how sorry Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was to shove Isaac out of the window, Bran’s interest in moviemaking, and a funny incident during the shooting of the archery scene (recounted already at TitanCon from the perspective of Maisie Williams).
How different in personality is Bran from yourself? What brought you to the role? Is it hard to get into character? At the start he’s a fairly typical ten year old, so not that different from me. Unfortunately, life has some cruel things in store for Bran and he has to endure some extreme hardships. I can’t begin to imagine what it’s really like to lose your family, the use of your legs, and all your security so I’m not sure it’s possible to get completely into his character. But I think he’s strong and intelligent and has a good survival instinct, and a good friend in Hodor!
What is it like working with the dogs? With them being CGI this season, was that a difficult change?
It’s been really cool working with the dogs. The puppies in the direwolf scene were very sweet, and I really wanted to take one home with me. My grown up wolf is called Elsa and she is beautiful. She was still on set this season I’m glad to say. So it hasn’t been a huge change with the CGI additions.
Hear Me Roar: As was the case with the Rory McCann interview yesterday, hearing from some of the actors that have been in the limelight a bit less is always interesting. I believe this is Isaac’s first GoT interview. Concerning the direwolves, I would speculate that a combination of real animals and CGI enhancements bodes well for the realism of those beasts. Your thoughts on the interview?