Why Ray Stevenson Turned Down A Role In Game Of Thrones

Stevenson wasn’t given an opportunity to be a part of the “Game of Thrones” forged till a couple of seasons into the collection, regardless of initially assembly with of us behind the scenes earlier than filming ever began. He defined to Movies.com that he would have a lot fairly joined on initially earlier than issues had been set into movement:

“I was offered [a role]. I also saw them before they even started, very early on. I would rather have been [cast] at the beginning. It’s just that coming into a show now…I think it’s wonderful, but it’s not something I would come into at this point. I don’t know if I would add anything to it at this stage. And I’m off doing Blackbeard, so there you go.”

The actor shared that he was supplied a “4-6 month stint” on the collection, which means he would have possible performed somebody who bought killed comparatively shortly or was solely a serious participant in a single season. (Perhaps he was supplied the function of Septon Ray, which ended up going to fellow HBO alum Ian McShane?) Even although Stevenson was desperate to get again on an HBO collection after the top of “Rome” and he noticed a few of his former co-stars getting roles, he simply did not need to bounce in so late. Who can blame him? We could by no means have gotten to see Stevenson hit Westeros, however he did issues his manner and that guidelines. Rest in peace, Mr. Stevenson, and thanks for bringing a lot great fantasy to life.

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