Jack Gleeson talks playing an evil little bastard
By Winter Is Coming on in Press.

King Joffrey is a character everyone loves to hate. A lot of that is due to the way he is played so deliciously evil by Jack Gleeson. And what does Jack have to say about playing one of the greatest TV villains of all time? He was on TV3′s The Morning Show this past Friday and talked about that very thing.

Winter Is Coming: Jack is so down-to-earth and, well, normal; I feel bad he gets the reaction from fans that he does. But I guess it’s sort of a compliment? His performance is just that convincing.


57 Comments

  1. Omar Brown
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Oh next season should be SOOO good for his character, can’t wait!

  2. Grijnwaald
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic actor, seems a really nice fella too.

  3. Negan's Iron
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Omar Brown,

    Mmm. Pigeon pie.

  4. Garlan the Gallant
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    It turns out there is indeed a cure for being a cunt: a nice swig of purple wine

    Can’t wait for that wedding feast. Gleeson, Dinklage, Dance, Headey, Nikolaj, Turner, Dormer, Rigg, all under one roof

  5. Fluff's Travels
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Who else thinks Jack Gleeson would be perfect to be the next Skywalker scion in the upcoming sequel trilogy?????

  6. Barista Selmy
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    The usurper, Joffrey Baratheon!

  7. arden
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Rhaegar Frey

  8. Neil
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I thought the story on Jack was that he was giving up acting and becoming a scholar when his Game of Thrones gig was over, and yet here he is heavily involved in a theatre company.

  9. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBY49F1ytLM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt1kS5m1bGA

    Why haven’t you made a post about the Tampa Bay Comic Con? These are two of my favourite panels ever. Maisie and Rory are great together :)

  10. Rickard Greyjoy
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    While Joffrey isn’t one of the most likeable characters for me, he is certainly one of the most interesting. I actually felt like the book series lost a little something after the PW with his absence although the evil factor is more than made up for with Ramsay. Kudos to Gleeson for pulling off Joffrey’s portrayal so well.

  11. Grijnwaald
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire,
    Yeah, I was wondering about that too. Great pannels, and as I said in one of the comments, Rory was fucking hillarious! I watched them one after the other and that was my morning well spent!

  12. Al Swearengen
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    That blonde presenter is hot.

  13. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to the great acting on this show, I frequently miss characters that are otherwise unappealing (like Robert and Viserys). I’m really going to miss Jack Gleeson, Charles Dance and Rose Leslie.

  14. mariamb
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I love watching Jack Gleeson as Joffrey. His simmering rage during his “I’m not tired” rant was perfect.

    I will miss him terribly after he’s gone.

  15. Jon Blackfyre
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    whats the chances they keep penny in the show???????

  16. SerCountryFriedSteak
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Let me whore out The Joffrey of Podcasts – Finally a podcast from Joffrey’s perspective!

    http://thejoffreyofpodcasts.podomatic.com/

  17. Khal JamesTheUnsober
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I am stoked to see Joffrey’s final scenes in the Purple Wedding. With all those actors and actresses that consistently give awesome performances (especially Gleeson and Dance) it’s going to be almost as talked-about as the RW in season 3. However, I have to say that what’s going to be most exciting is “Only Cat,” with Lysa and Littlefinger. The scene made me actually jump out of my seat with joy when I read the book, and Aidan Gillen is sure to pull it off perfectly. Gonna be hands-down the best season until the later books, which GRRM hasn’t finished yet. I get chills every time I watch the “In Memoriam” video and think about Stoneheart and the Brotherhood shitting all over the fucking Freys! The North Motherfucking Remembers.

  18. MRR
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Neil:
    I thought the story on Jack was that he was giving up acting and becoming a scholar when his Game of Thrones gig was over, and yet here he is heavily involved in a theatre company.

    He’s still young; he’s bound to change his mind about what he wants to do with the rest of his life a few times before he settles into something for the long haul.

  19. Abyss
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Of-Topic:
    That is an awesome piece of work!

  20. VILLAIN
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    http://www.kuedon.com/2013/08/christina-hendricks-wants-to-join-game.html

    Off-topic but I thought I’d leave this here..

  21. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Garlan the Gallant: It turns out there is indeed a cure for being a cunt: a nice swig of purple wineCan’t wait for that wedding feast. Gleeson, Dinklage, Dance, Headey, Nikolaj, Turner, Dormer, Rigg, all under one roof

    It will be odd that JL (Nikolaj) will be at the PW as well…a very significant difference from the books. I wonder how the brother vs brother (TyrL vs JL) dinner activities will play out onscreen…totally original territory. Probably even more mayhem than originally written. I will miss Gleeson’s King J though.

  22. Cary Storm
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    VILLAIN:
    http://www.kuedon.com/2013/08/christina-hendricks-wants-to-join-game.html

    Off-topic but I thought I’d leave this here..

    Here, let me get this absurd speculation out of the way before it starts:

    Christina Hendricks can play Fake Arya

  23. KG
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    He is such a talented fellow; it would be a shame to set that sort of talent aside – but, whatever will make him happy!

  24. Leuf
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Cary Storm: Here, let me get this absurd speculation out of the way before it starts:

    Christina Hendricks can play….

    … Fake Ros. After all, no one outside of King’s Landing knows that Ros is dead.

  25. A Man Grown
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Jack NEEDS to be on the SDCC panel next year!

  26. Eddard Stark II
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Fluff’s Travels,

    There was a rumor going around that he was being considered for the role of Quicksilver in Avengers 2 but that was a long time ago and i haven’t heard anything about it lately.

  27. Dolorous Ned
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Finally! I always wanted to hear an interview with Jack.

  28. Arkash
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Jack is amazing ! I know, I know, everybody says it, but one more time wont hurt !

    I hope he ever gets to read us ! Jack, you are a tremendous actor !

    Also… loved the Tampa Comic Con panel. Rory and Jason were hilarious ! They rock ! And Maisie too of course !

  29. Maester Tcost
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Jack Gleeson as Quicksilver? That idea has a lot to say for itself. At the same time, I’d love to see him in an heroic role for once, cast against the Joff type.

    Val should be younger than Christina Hendricks is now, and, besides, if you’re going to cast Christina Hendricks, you want a role with more depth. I don’t think that there would be any problem if Barbrey Dustin had red hair. If they expanded the role, she could play the Green Grace.

  30. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Leuf: … Fake Ros. After all, no one outside of King’s Landing knows that Ros is dead.

    Well, if she is serious about joining GoT, I hope she plays a harpy. :-))

    I could see her as Val as well.

  31. Tereeza777
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBY49F1ytLM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt1kS5m1bGA

    Why haven’t you made a post about the Tampa Bay Comic Con? These are two of my favourite panels ever. Maisie and Rory are great together :)

    WheelofIceandFire,

    Thanks for posting these. The Sunday panel was awesome! Can’t believe how sweet, humble and funny the three of them are! The more they talked, the more we liked them. Wish we could have partied with them at the Four Green Fields Pub in Tampa.

  32. Gatorfisch
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Fluff’s Travels:
    Who else thinks Jack Gleeson would be perfect to be the next Skywalker scionin the upcoming sequel trilogy?????

    Dude! He would be brilliant. If he doesn’t actually retire from acting, like he’s discussed.

  33. Starkgaryen
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    VILLAIN,

    Christina Hendricks can play the kick ass topless double axe wilding chick in Asha/Yara’s group..wasn’t she a red head too?

  34. Joshua Atreides
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    Much as I love Saffron and Joan Harris, Anna Torv is my choice for a slightly older Val.

  35. Joshua Atreides
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    Eddard Stark II,

    I think Aaron Taylor Johnson of Kickass fame is all but confirmed for Quicksilver. The same with Elizabeth Olsen for Scarlet Witch.

  36. Uther Greenshirt
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    think we need some filming or casting updates! too silent!

  37. Teresa
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Fluff’s Travels,
    Gatorfisch,

    I read somewhere that Nina Gold is handling the casting for SW: Episode VII in the UK. So, who knows? Maybe some GoT alumni might pop up.

  38. marko
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Also off topic but it’s related to the locations in and around Dubrovnik where the upcoming season will be filmed
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPqUiJNaH6c

  39. GeekFurious
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Teresa:
    Fluff’s Travels,
    Gatorfisch,

    I read somewhere that Nina Gold is handling the casting for SW: Episode VII in the UK. So, who knows? Maybe some GoT alumni might pop up.

    You can count on some GoT folks at least being looked at for roles in the next Star Wars.

  40. Uther Greenshirt
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    I know jamie should be in it! He would make a great jedi/sith!

  41. Teresa
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I know jamie should be in it! He would make a great jedi/sith!

    Uther Greenshirt,

    I wouldn’t object to seeing Nikolaj, Gwen Christie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams or Iain Glen wielding lightsabers in an SW flick. They all look perfect for it.

  42. Alex
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Funny how the hosts keep referring to Sean Bean still being on the show, something tells me they have no clue whatsoever

  43. GeekFurious
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Uther Greenshirt:
    GeekFurious,

    I know jamie should be in it! He would make a great jedi/sith!

    It is a lot more likely that actors who have finished their run on GoT will be up for roles in Star Wars.

  44. Joshua Atreides
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    If they go with SOME of the EU direction with the new SW I say Iain Glen for Grand Admiral Thrawn.
    Rose Leslie for Mara Jade?

  45. kix
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire,

    Maisie was defending Jack from fans.. She’s so adorable

  46. kix
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    MRR,

    I think he wants to be on the sidelines or back ground of doing stage plays. It seems to me that he wants to do it as hobby than an actual career. In the TBCC, Maisie mentioned that Jack doesnt want to act anymore after or something in that effect. So he might work on producing theatre as hobby and make a career as a scholar

  47. kix
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Grijnwaald,

    Awesome panel! “Rory is lying!” Maisie is just so cute

  48. Paul
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Would have loved to see him last until a flame grilling by Drogon

  49. Rfresa
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    What is it about an Irish accent that makes him seem infinitely less evil?

  50. Zack
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    This interview gives a great sense for his personality, and after hearing so many people say “He’s just the nicest guy!” I appreciate getting to see a bit of that in interviews like that. He’s brilliant for Joff, and I’m simultaneously deeply horrified and amused that random people on the street would shout obscenities at ‘King Joffrey’. But I guess it comes with the territory, and he takes it in stride, so that’s good :)

    We’re lucky to have him!

  51. Tabes
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    The kid is a tremendous actor. He deserves a lot of praise.

  52. sherry
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    VILLAIN:
    http://www.kuedon.com/2013/08/christina-hendricks-wants-to-join-game.html

    Off-topic but I thought I’d leave this here..

    Other actors who have said they want to be in GOT include Ron Perlman, Christine Baranski, Kristin Stewart, and Charize Theron! I’d love to see a whole topic dedicated to this issue! Christine Baranski would be a great feisty Genna Frey, I think. Ron could be any number of characters, Charize could be Taena of Myr, Kristen could be Mya Stone, christina Hendricks could be the topless lady, or maybe Ygritte’s sister, or Melisandre’s sis. Wish GOT would get some of these people, seriously.

  53. Juego de Tronos
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    He is a awesome actor!!

  54. Joshua Atreides
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    It’s not really her fault but Christina Hendricks is a buxom woman and as a result that’s what most people see when casting her or in general. It’s too bad really because she is not a Pamela Anderson type but a very gifted actress. Her Joan Harris on Mad Men alone is proof of that. I hope she continues to test her self with different roles. So far she hasn’t succumbed to allowing her sex symbol status to propel her career which is why you don’t see her as a leading lady in a Hollywood film. It’s the independent films that you often see her in.
    If she does nail a role on GoT I hope it is a well written one and not background scenery.

  55. Andy
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Christina Hendricks can play Septa Lemore

  56. sherry
    Posted August 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Ron Perlman would be good as Capt. Rodrick Harlaw, or Victarion Greyjoy, or Jon Connington. That’s just my opinion. :-)

  57. robb stark fan
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    i love this guy jack i mean i can hate joffrey easily bc jack plays the role perfectly :)
    also i like the fact that he is one actors that we havent seen naked yet it just feel somehow uncomfortable when they get naked-_-


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