Peter Dinklage sums up Game of Thrones in 45 seconds
By Lightbringer on in Humor, Interview.

Peter Dinklage has been around the world promoting his new film ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and a few interviewers have managed to slip in some Game of Thrones questions here and there.

Let’s kick things off with MTV reporter Josh Horowitz confessing to Peter Dinklage that he had not seen any episode of Game of Thrones yet. Peter is asked to sum up the past few seasons for him in 45 seconds, and of course, comedy ensues.

In an interview with ABC Melbourne Peter discusses his recent comments about not having read the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series because he found them confusing, the moment he realized Game of Thrones had become a phenomenon, the daily occurrence of camera phone invasion, and if he would be friends with Tyrion Lannister. Click on the screen capture below to watch.

In an interview with 987FM, around the 2:30 mark, Peter discusses the parallels of his characters in X-Men and Game of Thrones who both go up against powerful leaders, if he sees any similarities between himself and the characters he plays, and the crossover fan base between Thrones and X-Men.

Peter spoke with Access Hollywood about working on the new X-Men film, being comfortable filming big projects such as Game of Thrones, and he revisits that question of whether he actually knows the ending to Thrones, and how he reacts when people ask him.

Peter also spoke with CNN about the Game of Thrones community being respectful in terms of not spoiling people who haven’t read the books yet.


  1. Hodor
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Permalink


    Look at the fingers and the circle. Hilarious!

    Posted May 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Anyone else notice the choking gesture he makes? LOL!

  3. Seán
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Can’t watch it! Could MTV stop with the geoblocking please? This is the WORLDWIDE web.

  4. Jucak
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 7:11 pm | Permalink


    That finger thing was funny when i was seven or something.

  5. Matt N
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Permalink


    Same with that phrase.

  6. Hodor
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Permalink


    As someone with two PhDs in literature, I found Dinklage’s deliberately puerile description of the show, including the finger and hole explanation, to be very funny. So please spare me the faux-sophistication.


  7. loco73
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    “Video not available from your location”…as if I live on the fucking moon…holly crap, this is getting tiresome, as if I’m trying to steal the video….

  8. Bui Huu Duyet
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Sexy sexy sexy
    Stabby stabby stabby
    Weee whooo!!!

  9. Mariya Martell
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Are there sites still using Flash? For real? It doesn’t work that well on my pager.

  10. Mariya Martell
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 2:31 am | Permalink


    Look at the fingers and the circle. Hilarious!

    The time he spent on that could have been used to describe other storylines, like Mance Rayder’s, or something.

  11. Michael Anthony Leber
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    Mariya Martell,

    …are you serious?

  12. Kaldor
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    If that doesn’t explaint why i find him rather awkward, nothing will.
    No, he’s not funny. Never was.

  13. Durrandon's Fool
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    His explanation is hilarious and spot-on, but is there a chance that someone can stop it from auto-playing on the main page? It’s not as funny after the second or third time.

  14. Jasmine Rider
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 8:16 am | Permalink


    Me too. That’s not fair for the global fans, who are not able to access to MTV (USA version).

  15. jentario
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Guys! Dragon poo! Dragon poo is dragonglass!
    (some book spoilers!)

  16. Winter is not coming
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 8:50 am | Permalink


    then wildfire is a dragon pee

  17. jentario
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Winter is not coming,

    According to that post, it’s made from their poo as well.

  18. cindy
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Wow, that is one clueless interviewer!

  19. freoduwebbe
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Cute… hey, I’ve used that gesture during charades… but my finger and the circle got lots closer…..

    (it was a book – Kama sutra) You don’t want to know the NEXT gesture…..

  20. Dave
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    The interviewer had no idea what fingers and a circle means. Guy must live a sheltered life.

  21. Ours is the Fury
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink


    I’m pretty sure Josh from MTV knows what the finger through the circle means. He was playing around, to make Peter say out loud that it was about sex. Having a hard time believing people really think he didn’t know what Peter was doing. Josh does a lot of their celebrity interviews. He’s very quick on his feet and funny.

  22. barak
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Guys, can’t we do something about auto-playing videos on the front page?! Really, it’s just common sense (and courtesy) to 1) not leave videos or audio on autoplay, 2) put it behind a damn cut if it absolutely must autoplay.

    This is not the first time this happens, and the video didn’t get put behind a cut that time either. Why? This is hugely unprofessional, and it makes an otherwise funny/interesting video annoying very fast.

  23. Mariya Martell
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    Michael Anthony Leber:
    Mariya Martell,

    …are you serious?

    *sigh* When you have to explain a joke, then you have failed miserably :(

    It’s a regular complaint that the recurrent brothel scenes take away time that could be used to flesh out other storylines. In particular, last season’s “Pod goes to a Brothel” was completely unnecessary, while Mance Rayder’s character could have used more time on screen (as it is, the King Beyond the Wall – supposed to be a major threat – is practically unknown to the Unsullied).

    So yeah… that’s it. It’s a self-joke too, as I’m one of those who complained about it. I guess I fail at this joking thing.

    I was totally serious about Flash though. If Joffrey and Ramsay Snow had a baby together, it would be Flash.

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