The Game of Thrones cast is in high demand, as the Season 4 premiere episode approaches. Here are the latest interviews with the cast discussing their characters and the upcoming season.
- Zap2It spoke with Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who reveals that Bran already knows about his family’s fate at the Red Wedding. “I think in Season 3 he actually kind of knew, because in his dream sequences he says Catelyn and she’s shaking him like that on the tree, and he sees Robb and Jon. In Season 1 he saw Ned before he died, so I think Bran kind of knows that when he sees someone in his dreams it’s saying they’re [dead].” Issac also discusses the possibility of a Stark reunion, and that he would like to see Bran help his brother Jon take control of the Iron Throne.
- Entertainment Weekly has released an interview with Peter Dinklage from September while he was filming Season 4 in Croatia. On what we can expect from Tyrion is Season 4, Peter says,
“Well, to anyone who has read the books, we stick fairly closely to that plotline, and those reversals of fortune really send him down the rabbit hole. What’s interesting about this character is how much he changes [this season]. It’s remarkable. When Dave and Dan and I met for the first time, they talked about this stuff, and I found it to be so interesting as an actor to go on that journey because he really ends up in a different place than he thought he was going to. It’s fueled a bit by anger towards his family, and trying to find his place in the world. You see that some people rely on drunk, funny Tyrion. I think funny and drunk lasts only so long. He sobers up in many ways.”
Peter also comments on the basis of Tyrion’s relationships being a financial arrangement, having Jaime Lannister back in King’s Landing, and more.
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is featured in the latest issue of Esquire UK. With a new fashion spread and interview, Nikolaj comments on the unpredictable nature of Game of Thrones, and the fun of playing Jaime Lannister. “No one is safe: that’s true and it’s a scary, scary thing. You open the scripts and wonder if you’ll be alive next week. It’s scary as an actor. But it’s also great because you are as curious as the viewers as to what will happen next.” For the full article and some new pictures taken for the feature visit Esquire.Co.UK
- Pedro Pascal recently stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio to chat Oberyn Martell and Season 4. You can listen to the entire podcast episode at EW.Com. Pedro discusses the drama that will follow Oberyn’s arrival in King’s Landing, why he decided not to read the ASOIAF books, geeking out while meeting the cast, and Oberyn’s “pornstache.”
- In an interview with IndieWire Carice Van Houten says that we’ll see a lighter, more human side to Melisande this season:
“I like to approach the heavier scenes in a light way. Any moment I can feel there is irony, I will take it. In this coming season, Melisandre’s telling a joke. I love that. I really enjoy the more human side of Melisandre.
You probably won’t agree with me seeing the first thing I do this season, but there will be scenes where you see her in her natural environment. You see her take a bath, talking, having dinner — more normal stuff.”
Carice also discusses the challenges of playing an evil character, which Game of Thrones character she identifies with the most, the show’s nudity, and much more.
- Gwendoline Christie spoke with TVLine about Brienne’s lack of armour when we first see her in King’s Landing. “She and Jaime will have been filthy, and she is given some clothes to wear… So we worked on the assumption that she would have had something made for her. Jaime would have allowed that to happen or commissioned that to happen.” Gwendoline expands on the relationship between Jaime and Brienne, “Those two with their relationship, only they know what has gone on. Only those two share the experience. And what I find so attractive about it is it is so unspoken.” She also discusses the scenes she filmed with the Queen of Thorns, Dianna Rigg, and Brienne’s underlying innocence.
- In an interview the Telegraph Lena Headey reveals that she doesn’t think Cersei’s future is going to be a happy one “I believe at her core she is very frightened and paranoid. She’s a f— gambler. I always feel she’s carrying water in a basket with holes in it.” She had no idea that Game of Thrones would be such a huge hit, and when she is recognized in public she tends to get the same reactions. “I’ll be in a store buying beetroot and they’ll come up and say, ‘You’re such a b—.’ Or they’ll say, ‘Just f— slap that kid for me.’”