‘Game of Thrones’ season 7, and one actor’s smart approach to death

LogoThe seventh season of “Game of Thrones” is filming a little bit later than usual this season, and as a result of that, actors are still being kept in the dark when it comes to major twists. Nobody, other than showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, author George R.R. Martin, some bigwigs at HBO, and some writers, directors, and crew members, likely has any idea precisely what is coming up around the bend.

With that being said, death is something that every cast member on this show is prepared for … as they should be. After all, we’re coming off of a show that lost Tommen, Margaery Tyrell, Wun Wun the Giant, Ramsay Bolton, Walder Frey, Loras Tyrell, the High Sparrow, and Rickon Stark, and that is just within the final two episodes of the season. At this point, they have definitely made it clear that this is in the show’s DNA, and in some ways, it is a badge of honor.

In particular, this is how Jacob Anderson (who plays Grey Worm on the show) seems to be looking at things. Speaking to The Sun, he made it clear precisely how little he knows, but also at the same time how he is prepared to see his character off to the sunset:

“I have no idea what will happen to him – I haven’t had any scripts through yet. It’s all still up in the air … I’m very glad that I’m not dead yet – it feels like a bit of an honour. But at the same time I don’t think I’d be that upset if I did die, because if there’s any show in the world that you’d want to die on, it would be this one as everyone gets good deaths.”

Ultimately, isn’t this the best philosophy you can really have as a cast member of this show? You just have to enjoy the ride, and prepare for whatever crazy stuff is around the bend.

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