‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 spoilers: Who turned down major role?

We already know that there are a plethora of characters for the upcoming third season of “Game of Thrones” have been cast, but there are still some remaining — and apparently, the star of another notable HBO franchise has said “no” to one of them

According to an interview with The Huffington Post, Dominic West of “The Wire” revealed that he was asked at one point to play some sort of major part for the third season of the show, but he opted to turn it down:

“I was offered something on ‘Game of Thrones’ and unfortunately, I hadn’t seen it, but my nephew and his father said, ‘Gosh, “Game of Thrones” is the only great show on!’ And I felt terrible, because I’d just turned them down.”

Unfortunately, the trailer nearly stops here, since West did not remember the name of the character hat he was asked to play. However, he did at least proclaim that the role (whatever it may be) would have required him to be¬†Reykjavik, Iceland for about six months. With that in mind, we actually have a pretty good idea as to what this role may have been — the infamous King Beyond the Wall Mance Rayder, the one-time member of the Night’s Watch who ended up ultimately becoming the leader of many Wildings, including Ygritte, beyond the Wall. At the end of season 3, we saw Rose Leslie’s character leading Jon Snow to see him, and this coming season will focus a great deal on their story.

We do have a feeling that executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss are going to have no problem at all finding the right man for this job, mostly because this is a show, despite its tough weather conditions and remote locations, that a good many people would cherish being a part of.

Are you disappointing that West said “no” to a part on this season? To check out the future of “Game of Thrones” beyond season 3, be sure to check out some comments from HBO over at this link. We also have even more news that you can find by clicking on the image below.

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