Ian McShane, best known for his role as the intense-as-hell, growling Al Swearengen on HBO's Deadwood, can be a scary dude, and he doesn't likely get people telling him what to say or do. That might be why McShane, who will appear in the upcoming sixth season of Game of Thrones, doesn't give a damn about dropping all sorts of spoilers and talking sh*t about the show.
Last week, McShane dropped a major spoiler during an interview, saying "I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you're never going to see again. I'll leave it at that." Which could mean any one of the names on the lengthy list of now-dead characters, including Jon Snow and Catelyn Stark, Joffrey Baratheon, Eddard Stark, Robb Stark, Tywin Lannister, Oberyn Martell, The Mountain (the last of whom made an appearance in last week's trailer). This doesn't seem like a huge deal, but considering that GoT isn't even sending out press screeners for fear of spoilers leaking, any news is big news.
But McShane wasn't done. He dropped even more spoilers in an interview with The Telegraph:
"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.'"
Does McShane give a damn about leaking Game of Thrones plot points? Hell no! In fact, he doesn't even seem to hold the show in high regard:
"You say the slightest thing and the Internet goes ape. I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a fucking life. It's only tits and dragons."
Well, he's not wrong...
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