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Isaac Hempstead Wright appears in GQ Style, talks the end of Game of Thrones

Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) finished filming on Game of Thrones season 7 pretty early, and since then, here’s been hard at work…on fashion! Wright is appearing in the spring issue of GQ Style, photographed by Drew Jarrett. Check out his spread below.

Now that’s a shirt you won’t soon forget.

GQ also spoke to Wright about his time on the show, past, present, and future. For example, what was it like playing a paraplegic at such a young age? “I was ten [when I got the part], so the last thing I was thinking was, ‘How am I going to act this and what is it like?’” he recalled. “I just… didn’t move my legs… there’s so much under-representation of disabled actors in the media. I’m aware it’s slightly grey territory… and I know I’m lucky to be able to get up at the end of a take.”

Young or not, Wright took to the job eagerly, and got support from castmates like Kristian Nairn (Hodor). “[He is] my best friend,” Wright said of Nairn. “He’s been thrust massively into the spotlight too. We both came up with no experience and obviously, being thrust into close proximity, we had to become close friends or worst enemies. Luckily, it was the former. He’s got such a great sense of humour, he’s so funny and he looks out for me like a brother.”

But as of this moment, the thing most persistently on Wright’s mind is the end of the show — he only has one season left to film! How does that make him feel?

Terrifying! It’s going to have been pretty much half my life when it’s finished. It’s going to be so bizarre, like leaving school all over again. It’s kind of a bittersweet thing because it’s such a tight-knit family… and it’s also, you know, the end of gainful employment.

You can see the full shoot in the spring summer issue of GQ STYLE, on sale now! Here’s the cover, featuring hip hop artist Travis Scott:

I think I speak for everyone reading when I say that if GQ allowed Wright to keep that shirt, he should wear it always.

20 Comments

  • He thinks he will be there at the end, if it will indeed be half his life when he gets there. I wonder why his scenes finished early, if the plot leak has him there during the final episodes? Maybe they filmed him out of order because his was mostly inside shots, not requiring real snowfall.

    • Bran has been around all a long. I am still dead set he’s The Night King on the TV show version.

      Anything is possible on Thrones. I’ll just have to wait and see if my tinfoil prevails!
      👑❄=🐺= Bran

      • I feel you are very close to what the show is planning, and as far as theories goes it’s one of the better ones. I predict GRRM will still amaze us with how he presents Brans endgame.

  • That pic and others I’ve seen make me think he and Maisie really look like siblings: large eyes, strong eyebrows, pointy chins. I hope all the starks make it to and thru season 8

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  • i love his answer to the question about disabled characters, and that he admits him having the role is a grey area. it was very gracious of him not to get overly defensive or dismissive. though I will be defensive on his behalf: He has nothing to apologize for because he got the role as a 10 year old, and it would be over the top to expect a child to be thinking that deeply about something like that. and bran originally had to be able to run around for the pilot and in later seasons has to stand for visions scenes.

    • I think the latter point is the best one: Bran’s not just a disabled character; he’s an able-bodied character who became disabled. Getting an able-bodied actor to act their way through that process makes sense.

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