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Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer, Rose Leslie, and Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones Season 3 Premiere in Seattle, 21 March 2013
At first, everyone was telling me how brave I was and I kept thinking, “What are you talking about? Who would turn this down? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to be on Broadway playing this iconic role.” And then you get on Broadway, and you go,”I’m on Broadway playing an iconic role!” It all dawns on you.
“Viserys was Mad Aerys’s son, just so. Daenerys… Daenerys is quite different.” “The frightened child who sheltered in my manse died on the Dothraki sea, and was reborn in blood and fire. This dragon queen who wears her name is a true Targaryen.”
Ships of Westeros (and Essos)
(yeah… real ships, not the other kind of ship)
However, fans of Hodor – and Bran Stark, played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who will also not be making an appearance – need not worry as he’ll be back in the following series.
Kristian told Yahoo Australia: “[Hodor and Bran] have a season off and we have a year’s hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books.”
When we last saw Hodor, who has only ever been heard repeating his own name, his big responsibility was to carry around Bran, who is paraplegic.
Kristian added: “People say ‘Right, you’ve only got one line, you’ve either got the hardest job in the show, or you’ve got the easiest job’.
“You have to tread that line between you don’t want to do your huge panto reactions in the background, you have to be subtle and real.”
He also revealed he had big plans for his year off, and would be “gallivanting all over the world” with his ‘Game of Thrones’-themed DJ act, ‘Rave of Thrones’.
Yes, really. This is an actual thing that exists.
Meanwhile, Bryan Cogman – one of the show’s writers – said back in May that ‘Game of Thrones’ will now shift its focus from the Starks to the Lannisters, who he described as the new “principal family of the show, in a way”.
Filming for season five of ‘Game of Thrones’ is now underway, with plans for it to hit our screens in 2015.