Asked about rumors that he’s playing a character called the Elder Brother in the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones,” actor Ian McShane gave the perfect response to The Telegraph:
“You say the slightest thing and the internet goes ape. I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f–ing life. It’s only t-ts and dragons.”
The quote comes as part of a great interview with the “Deadwood” alum who spoke about his past history such as his time at acting school: “I’d spent most of my time there chasing girls. Being straight when so many of the actors were gay was great.” He also spoke about his reasons for signing on for a one-episode guest starring stint in ‘Thrones’:
“They asked me if I wanted to do Game of Thrones and I said, ‘Sure, I’ll be able to see my old pals Charlie Dance and Stephen Dillane’ and they said, ‘No, we’ve killed them off.’ I wasn’t sure whether I could commit, but then they said it would only be for one episode, so I said, ‘So that means I must die at the end of it. Great, I’m in’.”
Sadly no comments were made about the potential “Deadwood” follow-up film, though he still has great affection for the character and show. “Game of Thrones” premieres its sixth season on April 24th.