Game of Thrones Star Sean Bean admits he didn’t know the ending of the show
Despite kicking off the events that triggered the events of Game of Thrones, actor Sean Bean is oblivious to how those events actually concluded. Bean admitted in a recent interview that he didn’t keep up with Game of Thrones after the death of his character, Ned Stark in the first season of the show.
Sean Bean still hasn’t seen the ending of Game of Thrones
While talking to The Times, the interviewer asked Bean whether he believed House Stark’s decision to leave Westeros was similar to Brexit. Bean was oblivious to that, saying “No. What happened?”. Later on, the interviewer didn’t want to spoil the show for Sean Bean, to which Bean responded “I’ll have forgotten by then, go on”. Eventually, the interviewer told Bean about House Stark’s future, to which he said:
So did Winterfell stay separate? Oh, good for them.
About Ned Stark’s death
Apart from this revelation, Sean Bean also shared what he believed his character was thinking right before Ser Ilyn Payne decapitated him on Joffrey’s command. This was prior to the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones. The actor told Entertainment Weekly:
It was horror and disbelief–that Joffrey changed his mind [about exiling Ned] — and then resignation and [realizing that he was] seeing his daughter for the last time, Arya. I was trying to think of all four [things]. It wasn’t just, ‘Oh God, I’m getting my head chopped off.’ Those mix of feelings is what made it what it was, I suppose.
As far as filming the scene was concerned, Bean admitted that it was a fantastic experience. And the surroundings and supporting performances really helped him elicit the emotions required for the scene. Bean continued:
It took like a whole day or so to film it and you so you have to just keep focused on the fact that you’re about to meet your death without messing around. I was very hot at the time, so that probably helped. And everybody else’s reactions were fantastic — Cersei and the kids. It was very moving with a lot of pathos in that scene. Then I put my head in the block and I was finished for the day.
Sean Bean still has considerable time to catch up with Game of Thrones. However, he has to do it soon enough because the prequel series House of the Dragon is just a few months away. The prequel is set almost 150 years prior to Game of Thrones. Moreover, it focuses on the series of events that resulted in the infamous Targaryen civil war – Dance of the Dragons.