In an interview with The London Times, Stephen Dillane said that since Stannis met the pointy end of Brienne’s sword (unlike in the books), he’s occasionally watched Thrones “to see if I could figure out what was going on, but I couldn’t.”
Much like on the series, Dillane was totally dependent on Davos. “Liam Cunningham is so passionate about the show,” he said. “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.
I’m not sure if this makes him the ultimate professional or a complete idiot but the Game of Thrones plot isn’t that hard to follow. Everyone wants to be king. Alright, you’re all caught up, guy. There’s really not much going on past that. Especially for Stephen Dillane’s character.
Although I believe this guy when he says he didn’t know what he was filming, this really pokes a raw nerve for me. There’s nothing I hate more than people who pretend to not know what’s going on to appear cool. Look, we’re all watching the same show about magic and dragons. You don’t need to feel embarrassed for watching anymore. Stop pretending like there are ‘too many’ characters to keep up. Again, everyone wants to be king. It’s pretty simple.
Shout out to Stannis Baratheon for coming out and basically saying he did the least amount of work. He rolled up onto the set, banged out his lines and then went the fuck home. As someone who has hated every job I’ve ever had, I have to respect the hustle. Real recognize real.
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