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.