Millions of fans all over the world are waiting for April 24, 2016, when the season 6 of an international TV phenomenon Game of Thrones will be aired on HBO. Meanwhile, the actors of the show are doing press junkets, giving interviews etc to promote the show. According to a few media tabloids, Ian McShane almost conclusively revealed a huge secret in his BBC interview concerning the character he will be playing in the show. When he is asked about his role, he said: “My character is really like an ex-warrior who has become a Peacenik, sort of a cult, and I bring back a much-loved character everybody think is dead, so I’ll leave it at that”. When you combine “Peaceful cult”, “Ex-warrior”, “Beloved character”, it sounds like Septon Maribald, a character from “A Feast for Crows” nursing Gravedigger/Sandor Clegane back to health who is living off a new identity.
In the last season, we saw Brienne swinging her sword and supposedly beheading Stannis Baratheon (played by Stephen Dillane), although his dead body was’nt shown, but show-makers have confirmed that he is dead and they did that to give him an honorable exit.
So, What is the common element between the two? Well, it’s the grumpiness of these two senior actors which unite them in their lack of understanding of the “Song of Ice and Fire” books and TV adaptation. A couple of weeks ago Ian McShane said and I paraphrase “Game of Thrones is all about tits and dragons”. Recently, Stephen Dillane said “I do not regret having done Game of Thrones, but I have nothing to say about it either. I understood neither the series nor its success when I was a part of it”. Hopefully, they will become fans too someday!!