John Bradley gives us a taste of the Game of Thrones Experience
By Winter Is Coming on in Humor, Media.

The flood of media following this past weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego continues. Here is a fun little video of John Bradley giving us a taste of the Game of Thrones Experience, courtesy of Grantland.

Winter Is Coming: John’s usual dry sense of humor was on display here and I loved hearing him taking the piss out of Kit any chance he got!


59 Comments

  1. Grijnwaald
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Hodor

    Gotta love John Bradley, he always says what we’re all thinking……. Or what I’m thinking anyway!

  2. Nick_Scryer
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    John Bradley is hilarious! Love that man.

  3. Arkash
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    John rocks !

  4. Hear Me Roar
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Haha, classic :)

  5. Lady of Highgarden
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    oh gosh, I want a portable iron throne

  6. Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Lady of Highgarden,

    Someone should make a smaller version to put on the back of a toilet….I do so amuse myself.

  7. Grijnwaald
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Ms. D. Ranged in AZ:
    Lady of Highgarden,

    Someone should make a smaller version to put on the back of a toilet….I do so amuse myself.

    OMFG YES!

  8. rick
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink
  9. Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    rick,

    That decal is cool but I’d go full out and design one that was tactile with dimension…like the one on the back of Bradley’s coach. I miss the good old days when I had free time to actually make art…..sigh……wait, would toilet decor qualify as art?

  10. Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Grijnwaald,

    A throne for your throne, so to speak.

  11. WildSeed
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Charming young man, loved his jibes about Kit Harrington. It seems he
    understands the sometimes diabolical mind of GRRM as well.

  12. Family, Duty, Hodor
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Funny guy! Makes a great Sam.

  13. sjwenings
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Funny guy. I’m glad this was recognised as worthy of it’s own post.

  14. Owns
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    nothing against John he’s a great Sam but i hope this character dies. he and Gilly are so boring.

  15. GDG
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Ha! :) Love it

  16. Salty Dornishman
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Owns,

    You know nothing… yet. Samwell is a BMF.

  17. mariamb18
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings:
    Funny guy. I’m glad this was recognised as worthy of it’s own post.

    Yes; so am I. John Bradley is great – so clever.

  18. fooo000d
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I was there for this! I was actually standing behind him “in line” for his t-shirt, but sadly you can’t see me.

    My fiance and I also tried to start a slayer chant, you can actually hear her, but it didn’t pick up…

  19. Arthur
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    WHERE ARE THE SIMONE COMIC-CON COVERAGE AND INTERVIEW VIDEOS!!!

    *pouts*

  20. Arthur
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    fooo000d,

    That’s awesome!!!

    Your finance likes GoT!!! She is a keeper, you done well my man… =]

    Slayer chants would have been epic! Lol

  21. Arthur
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Owns,

    The only character I can’t stand in the TV series left is Shae… I know that’s Tyrion’s girl and all and no disrespect to him but I cringe whenever she is onscreen sucking up airtime.

    I hope D&D kill her off… One can only pray!

    ***Yes I read the books! Har-har!!!

  22. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Fun video. But…another day goes by with no casting news. Sigh.

  23. Isabelle
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    “Every single strand of hair is like a slinky.”
    “…a life-sized model of Kit Harington.”
    “…this would be the closest Samwell got…to Blackwater.”

    OMG I love John Bradley! If they get tired of acting, he and Kit need to do some sort of reality show together. Amazing Race perhaps?

  24. KG
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    “Life-size” Kit Harington … (snerk giggle)

  25. Arthur
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Off Topic:

    As a kid growing up I always wanted to see a movie with Stallone and Arnold together…

    30 years later and 30 years to late we get one… Hah!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI4EjV_x_PQ

  26. Braincandy
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    fooo000d,

    I heard her, right at the end there!

  27. Astonished
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    John Bradley is one of the best things that ever happened to GoT. It’s always a pleasure to watch him do his duty.

  28. mags giantsbabe
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Theon Greyjoy and Jon Snow spotted in a Belfast Bar, courtesy of tumblr :)

  29. Arthur
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    This is a kind of old interview (04/15/2013) of Emilia Clarke but I never saw it before, figured I would share.

    Is it me or does she seem to become more and more beautiful?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hznQGnorjqg

  30. Arthur
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    Wow…

    There was like 20 security people helping Emilia to the 2013 panel…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN8zJI5caT4

  31. Arthur
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Here are some small interviews at the 2013 GoT autograph signings…

    Worth a watch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHMeXBSZ6HY

    I am not really found of Peter, he doesn’t read the books or watch the show, he always seems kind of blasé when interacting with the fans.

    He acts like he doesn’t want to be there and has no interest. Maybe its just me reading him wrong.

    Is his acting any better then Charles Dance or Natalie Dormer or Jack or John Madden or The people who play The Hound, Bronn, Little FInger or Varys? I think not, I am a little irritated on him always getting so much critical acclaim.

  32. Arthur
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    GoT fans vs Walking Dead fans…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dju0v_Rj1a0

  33. Arthur
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Peter Dinklage stunt double…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ebaoVTTSw

  34. Serbowie
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    Arthur, are you on drugs?

  35. Phil
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    Arthur:
    Here are some small interviews at the 2013 GoT autograph signings…

    Worth a watch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHMeXBSZ6HY

    I am not really found of Peter, he doesn’t read the books or watch the show, he always seems kind of blasé when interacting with the fans.

    He acts like he doesn’t want to be there and has no interest.Maybe its just me reading him wrong.

    Is his acting any better then Charles Dance or Natalie Dormer or Jack or John Madden or The people who play The Hound, Bronn, Little FInger or Varys?I think not, I am a little irritated on him always getting so much critical acclaim.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Peter’s attitude, when it comes to his fame and GoT fandom, is somewhat of a facade because he wants to maintain the image of a serious “thespian”.

    He has become the most successful dwarf actor of all time, and I think he wants to be careful to not let that go to his head, or make it seem like he’s too absorbed in his own icon-status.

    I bet deep down is he overjoyed to be doing things like comic-con and is ecstatic about his fan-support, otherwise he wouldn’t be doing all these events.

  36. Phil
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    Phil: I wouldn’t be surprised if Peter’s attitude, when it comes to his fame and GoT fandom, is somewhat of a facade because he wants to maintain the image of a serious “thespian”.

    He has become the most successful dwarf actor of all time, and I think he wants to be careful to not let that go to his head, or make it seem like he’s too absorbed in his own icon-status.

    I bet deep down is he overjoyed to be doing things like comic-con and is ecstatic about his fan-support, otherwise he wouldn’t be doing all these events.

    Oh, and I have also gotten the impression based on a couple interviews that he is still pretty cynical about how people see & treat dwarves (i’m not trying to use cynical in a bad way here because he’s probably right), so maybe he also assumes a lot of his fans would be disingenuous if it weren’t for them loving the character so much.

    I remember reading once where he totally called B.S. on women calling him a “sex symbol” and said that these women would still go for the tall guy in real life

  37. Rhys
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    He looks like a snooker player in that black shirt.

  38. Jeff O'Connor
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    One of my favorite cast members right there. Hilarious.

  39. Omar Brown
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Many people with dwarfism suffer from massive self esteem issues and are quite shy. I have seen interviews with him where he says that the shy, reclusive man from his movie “The Station Agent” is closer to his personality than the clever, boisterous Tyrion. Comic Con has to be a nightmare for him and I think he handles it quite well.

  40. GeekFurious
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Arthur:
    Here are some small interviews at the 2013 GoT autograph signings…

    Worth a watch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHMeXBSZ6HY

    I am not really found of Peter, he doesn’t read the books or watch the show, he always seems kind of blasé when interacting with the fans.

    He acts like he doesn’t want to be there and has no interest.Maybe its just me reading him wrong.

    Is his acting any better then Charles Dance or Natalie Dormer or Jack or John Madden or The people who play The Hound, Bronn, Little FInger or Varys?I think not, I am a little irritated on him always getting so much critical acclaim.

    Peter is a superb actor and earns every nomination he gets. Diminishing him because you don’t like his attitude says more about you than his talent.

  41. Mister Stoneheart
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    Peter is an average actor, with a middling control of the British dialect.

    His success is purely measured by his Dwarfism.

  42. Jaqen is Q
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Mister Stoneheart,

    How dare you?

  43. Arthur
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Omar Brown,

    You know I was thinking that to. Maybe his detachment is kind of a self defense mechanism.

    Still, how can you not read the books or even watch the show…

  44. Arthur
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Mister Stoneheart,

    I agree. Nothing against Peter, he is a good actor but I think his talent is exaggerated because of his dwarfism also.

    Like I said before, there is a plethora of great actors in GoT just as good, if not better, then Peter. It’s strange he is the only one getting nominated year in and year out.

    Don’t get me wrong I love Peter and his portrayal of Tyrion but I do not think he stands out at all from the other actors on the show.

    I hear so much complaining about Kit’s acting when truth is, Jon is a very inward thinking type character and Kit’s material thus far isn’t much to work with. On the other hand, Tyrion is giving some of the best lines with so much to work with.

    Im not here to bash Peter. I’m just saying he is good, but I don’t think he is all that… It’s just my opinion and I respect anyone else’s who may think differently.

  45. Asfastasican
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Peter is an excellent actor. He owned season 1 completely. This isn’t a Tiger Woods situation where someone is initially recognised because of their race or condition before their talent. The keyword is “initially.” Tiger Woods was a beast on the golf course but the initial buzz was skin deep unfortunately. If that was the case with Peter, MANY more people would have known him by name after seeing the Station Agent. His role in Elf was also great, but it was still a small part.

    Peter acts like a recluse in real life and at events and he makes an effort to take his time and tell jokes. That’s just who he is. At the very least he is very gracious even though he doesn’t enjoy being in the spotlight. Thats a major reason he is a good actor. He’s able to become something he is not when playing more outgoing roles like Tyrion.

    With that being said, Michelle and a couple of others were robbed this season when it came to nominations, but don’t blame Peter for that. He was very gracious when he accepted his Emmy and I’m sure he would have rather seen the award go to another actor.

  46. Uther Greenshirt
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    i know one role Matt Smith could play THE KINDLY MAN….

  47. Mister Stoneheart
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Thank you. I actually wasn’t trying to be vicious. I’m a professional (stage) actor myself. I just like being really blunt. He’s serviceable in the role, I just think other factors have led to his constant nominations. Look at the material he had this year, weak. And as far as his British accent goes, it’s really quite generic. As Michelle Fairley said in an interview after discussing her choice of a particular regional accent for the Stark matriarch and choices for other key actors, what particular accent is Peter using?: Michelle: English.

  48. Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Mister Stoneheart,

    I can’t believe you would say something like that. If you don’t like him being nominated again, blame it on the Emmy voters who like to vote the same person over and over. But don’t blame it on Peter.

    I’ve never heard an actor diss another one like you did unless they were just jealous. What you said was offensive and hateful.

  49. Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Think of it like this….if you knew your future, would you react to events the same as if they occurred without that foreknowledge? No, of course you wouldn’t. The actors like Peter don’t want to be informed about the character’s future because the character isn’t living life like that. It’s a more genuine way of acting and I kind of admire his ability to not look ahead. I wouldn’t have that kind of self control.

  50. tdraicer
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    >I’ve never heard an actor diss another one like you did unless they were just jealous. What you said was offensive and hateful.

    And more importantly, utter nonsense.

  51. Astonished
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    I think we all couldn’t be luckier than to have Peter Dinklage. But still, his english accent leaves something to be desired some of the time. It’s just very difficult for Americans to get it perfect. Dinklage’s heart is in his NYC; he’s not an Englisher.

  52. WildSeed
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    Ms. D. Ranged in AZ:
    Arthur,

    Think of it like this….if you knew your future, would you react to events the same as if they occurred without that foreknowledge?No, of course you wouldn’t.The actors like Peter don’t want to be informed about the character’s future because the character isn’t living life like that.It’s a more genuine way of acting and I kind of admire his ability to not look ahead.I wouldn’t have that kind of self control.

    I respect Dinklage’s response about delayed reading of the books, and he is not
    alone in that type of method acting. On the other hand, I ‘ve learned of other actors
    that gained appreciation and insights about their character and possibly overall
    premise of the story, then elevated their performance , to express fully the role.
    Many film actors actually seek out the individual they are to portray, if alive or
    read to learn their fate through lifestyle challenges ( limited but effectual ). To each
    their own method they best subscribe by or taught in theater /film school.
    Some are chameleons , like Al Pacino or Meryl Streep.

    of course, if the production heads seek to make a much different than originally
    perceived by the author, the script alone is the actor’s best friend.

    Cruel endings may be tough on any emotion, but most actors see this as a
    sure way to make the performance an impressionable one, esp full on impact
    of death and betrayal.

  53. WildSeed
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    Omar Brown:
    Arthur,

    Many people with dwarfism suffer from massive self esteem issues and are quite shy. I have seen interviews with him where he says that the shy, reclusive man from his movie “The Station Agent” is closer to his personality than the clever, boisterous Tyrion. Comic Con has to be a nightmare for him and I think he handles it quite well.

    That’s a thoughtful of you to remind, and I ‘ve heard good things about ” Station
    Agent “, the movie, as well. I’ve heard remarkable recollections about ” Into
    Oblivion “, but haven’t seen it yet.

    Peter has come a long ways since I first learned of him from his stint in the
    movie ” Death at a Funeral “, alongside Chris Rock. Dinklage portrayed a
    transvestite whom was having an earlier affair with Rock’s now deceased father.
    He was shaking down the family for money. He looked cute in drag (: Dumb
    movie though.

  54. Grijnwaald
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    With the accent thing that’s going on, If I can do almost any accent and make it sound natural, I don’t get why a professional Actor like Peter cannot (or at least learn to). I’m particularly proud of my Aussie accent!

    Jack Gleeson’s English accent and Liam Cunningham’s Geordie accent is pretty good though.

    Luckily being a northerner himself, Sean Bean’s accent didn’t have to be changed.

    If the Stark kids had to put on a northern accent, it would sound pretty stupid but it makes me laugh when Maisie sometimes let’s out a bit of her Somerset accent because I’m from Somerset too!

    Oh and Rose Leslie’s acting accent is also really good, it shocked me to find out just how posh she sounds in real life!

  55. Chickenduck
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Grijnwaald:
    With the accent thing that’s going on, If I can do almost any accent and make it sound natural, I don’t get why a professional Actor like Peter cannot (or at least learn to). I’m particularly proud of my Aussie accent!

    You do a good Australian accent? I’ll believe that when I hear it. Not saying you can’t, but it’s rare for us to hear a non-Aussie do it well, despite what some people think! Rhys Ifans did a pretty good Australian accent in Danny Deckchair. One of the Scottish stand-up comedians (I think it was Danny Bhoy) can do a good one too. That’s about all that spring to mind.

    But seriously, as a linguist, I can tell you that accent ability and acting ability are not necessarily related. I can introduce you to plenty of people who are excellent accent mimics who can’t act, and vice-versa.

    I can do some of the regional accents in German better than I can in English. I’m more or less bilingual English-German, but my first language was English, and when I do other English accents, my Australian accent tends to interfere… even when I do my father’s Cajun accent for example. With German, I don’t have a “hardwired” native accent for that to be a problem.

  56. Grijnwaald
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Chickenduck: You do a good Australian accent?I’ll believe that when I hear it.Not saying you can’t, but it’s rare for us to hear a non-Aussie do it well, despite what some people think!Rhys Ifans did a pretty good Australian accent in Danny Deckchair.One of the Scottish stand-up comedians (I think it was Danny Bhoy) can do a good one too.That’s about all that spring to mind.

    But seriously, as a linguist, I can tell you that accent ability and acting ability are not necessarily related.I can introduce you to plenty of people who are excellent accent mimics who can’t act, and vice-versa..

    No honestly, I’m not one to blow my own trumpet (alright I am) but my Austrailian accent is pretty good, or so I’m lead to believe. I’m bilingual English-West country ;)

    And that’s fair enough for actors, most don’t have to put on an accent at all.

  57. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Much of the discussion here as of late in regards to Peter Dinklage not cutting it as a performer on GoT because a) he’s overused and overrated (the media’s trumpeting his star power over other cast members and b) he is too laissez-faire at convention appearances and therefore unworthy of the role or c) because he doesn’t read the books are all clear examples of finding a reason why his portrayal just doesn’t quite click with certain individuals. It’s much like GRRM. If you read the Game of Thrones official Facebook posts the recent edition about the comic con panel illustrates through the comment section just how self entitled people are in this social media environment when you have a hundred of so posts in upper case characters angry that GRRM is even at the panel! He should be writing dammit!! I kid on the last part, but some people view social media as their only window into the celebrity world and can’t imagine why George at this very minute is not handcuffed to his desk. Some are exaggerations of course but others are clearly not. Even if George’s defense of Benioff and Weiss’s use of Morrocan extras makes absolute,logical sense and even the offended realize that the filmmakers weren’t actually being racist, it seems in this day and age actors, directors, writers are either damned if they do or damned if they don’t. It’s akin to the politics of King’s Landing, when you play the game of celebrity power and audience participation in that construct you either win or you die there is no middleground. It reminds me of the way Joan Rivers went after Gillian Anderson year after year during the tenure of the X Files at various Award ceremonies with vicious aplomb because Gillian preferred not to play the Hollywood game.

    I guess that’s the price one pays for making a shitload of money standing in front of a camera trying to convince a whole mass of people that you are someone else.

  58. Arristan The Old
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Arthur: Off Topic:As a kid growing up I always wanted to see a movie with Stallone and Arnold together…30 years later and 30 years to late we get one… Hah!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI4EjV_x_PQ

    Yeah, some kind of Commando Vs. Rambo would have been pretty cool back in the day. But what about 1993′s Last Action Hero? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgrLI5XbgYY)
    OK, OK, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch… but you’re forgetting The Expendables & its sequel. They’ve got both of them, in the flesh, and they’re only *almost* 30 years too late…

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