Stannis actor Stephen Dillane has recently revealed that, while being one on the main characters on HBO’s Game of Thrones, he didn’t have a clue what was going on on the show.
Doesn’t this show what a brilliant actor Stephen Dillane really is? He had to play such a complex character without really knowing the full details of Stannis’ motives & ambitions.
Dillane said that while on the show he had to rely on his co-stars to help him catch up on the story. He specifically talks about how ‘dependent’ he was on fellow actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, and how he knew so much about Game Of thrones.Major '#GameOfThrones' Actor Didn't Have A Clue What Was Going On In The Show Click To Tweet
Read what he said below:
I’ve flicked it on [since leaving] to see if I could figure out what was going on, but I couldn’t. Liam Cunningham is so passionate about the show. He invests in it in a way I think is quite moving, but it wasn’t my experience. I was entirely dependent on Liam to tell me what the scenes were about — I didn’t know what I was doing until we’d finished filming and it was too late. The damage had been done. I thought no one would believe in me and I was rather disheartened by the end. I felt I’d built the castle on non-existent foundations.
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The actor, who currently stars on Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel, also said there’s one benefit to his time at Dragonstone: The financial security he got from playing Stannis allowed him to be more selective with roles afterward, adding “Game of Thrones pays for all this looking around and waiting.”
Unfortunately, it looks as if we’ll be waiting until 2019 for season 8 of ‘Game Of Thrones’ from HBO.