Weekend Roundup: the cast talks love, manipulation, and power in season 4
- Sansa Stark is “like a sponge,” according to Sophie Turner in Radio Times. “She’s absorbing everything she’s learned from Cersei and Margaery. She’s put on the façade of her former self for this past year and she’s finally going to drop that and begin to manipulate some people.” The actress says that this season, Sansa will be learning “how to use her femininity to get what she wants, seduce…”
- Jaime and Brienne are a popular pairing in the Game of Thrones fandom, and according to Gwendoline Christie in this Zap2it interview, she ships them too. Christie explains, “What I love about the relationship is that it’s so rare to see a man and woman have a relationship that is born out of a begrudging respect for each other, and it’s about that respect for each other, and the bond and the friendship that they have; that it’s not sexually motivated.[…] It’s just out of the companionship and their admiration for each other.”
- It looks like Isaac Hempstead-Wright is tired of being one of the good guys on Game of Thrones, telling Zap2it in a new interview that he’d like to become a villain. The actor also says of Bran’s growing abilities, “I think the sight is probably the coolest one, because being able to see into the past and future and – I don’t know if Bran can necessarily change it – but being able to see it and probably stay your path to have a future you wish is like the ultimate superpower. […] Bran can do anything with that.”
- Pedro Pascal is featured in the New York Times, chatting about his new role as Oberyn Martell and sharing the risks of filming fight scenes. The actor reports, “The worst of it was whacking myself with my own prop. I busted up my knees a lot trying to spin the thing from my left to my right. I whacked myself in the face several times. But I was never hurt by another actor or fight choreographer.”
- Who would Thomas Brodie-Sangster want to play if he weren’t Jojen Reed? “I think Joffrey would be quite fun, a nasty, nasty person,” the actor says in The Independent. On the show’s habit of cutting down cast regulars in a ruthless fashion every season, Brodie-Sangster says, “You have to be uncomfortable. You can’t think that everything will be okay and often it isn’t, and that’s what makes it exciting to read it and to watch, is that you don’t know what’s going to happen to your favorite characters.”
- Rose Leslie gives fans insight into Ygritte’s mindset after last season’s betrayal at Jon Snow’s hands, in an EW interview. “She feels like a fool and wants to make him pay,” the actress says. As for shooting Jon full of arrows in the season finale, Leslie says to EW, “In my mind, she wasn’t shooting to kill him. She wasn’t shooting to stop him. I think she was shooting to hurt him. That he wasn’t going to get away with leaving without any consequences. She’s in love with him and can’t bring herself to kill him. She could have killed him in one fell swoop with an arrow through the heart if she wanted to.”
- At the New York City Game of Thrones premiere, Zap2it asked the cast why their characters are the ones to watch this year. Visit Zap2it to watch the video and discover what Lena Headey, John Bradley, Dean-Charles Chapman, Hannah Murray, Kristofer Hivju, Michael McElhatton, Liam Cunningham, and many more cast members had to say about what’s in store for their characters in season 4.