Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran the Broken, King of Westeros) recently spoke with the Mirror about the WhatsApp group chat the former cast members use to keep in touch. Unfortunately, things are slowing down. “It’s dead at the moment”, he said. “It’s petering out.”
Well, that’s sad news, I guess. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recently said that the cast was still using the app occasionally, revealing that Alfie Allen (Theon) was fond of uploading his original songs for the rest of them to hear. Is it possible that’s why the chat petered out? Also, can we hear those songs?
Anyway, this is only to be expected as the show ends and the cast members move on to other gigs. But for those of you pining for those lost days when the Starks and the Lannister and the Targaryens and everyone else was still in one place, don’t worry: as Wright points out, the film industry is a “small world.” They’ll run into each other.
And when they do, they’ll probably have a lot to talk about, because as Wright points out, it’s not like people are going to be forgetting Game of Thrones anytime soon. “I think there are worse things to be associated with for the rest of your life, and people are really excited to talk to me about it,” he said.
It’s not going to be like ‘ooh, that s**t thing you did ten years ago’. You’d be mad if you tried to escape it. It was so important to so many actors in kick-starting their career. We’re grateful for it. it’s just a bit weird to get used to. Sometimes I’ll walk down the street and think, ‘why is everyone staring at me!?’
I’d expect that to keep up if I were him, for better or worse. After all, for some fans, the end of the show is just an invitation to delve deeper and, for example, look for clues that Bran was always going to be king as George R.R. Martin planned. “It’s almost worse now that it’s over forever because now there’s no limit to the amount of reading into it people can do,” Wright said. “But there are no more clues that I know of.”
Finally, Wright responded to the common criticism that the final season of the show was rushed. “I thought it was pretty well pitched,” he said. I’ll just assume that “pitched” is British for “paced.”