Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has revealed that his character in the hit HBO fantasy series will not be as featured in series three!
And not just him, Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones, has also said with the shows character expansion of 27 main cast members, many of the regular favourites will appear less frequently than in previous series’.
Discussing the situation with Entertainment Weekly, Dinklage explained:
“I don’t mind. My character probably minds,
“It’s still fun, but easier. I’ve had fewer days shooting. With all the [show’s] different storylines, the focus sometimes shifts, which is fine.”
However, the actor did go on to explain how one of his character’s main plights in the new series will be trying to come to terms with being replaced as the Hand of the King by his father Tywin (Charles Dance):
“[Tyrion’s] a survivor. He crawls his way back, to a certain extent. But that’s what’s fun about this character.
“He’ll make the best out of every situation no matter what position he’s put in.”
Meanwhile Charles Dance, who plays Tywin, recently admitted that he always apologises to Dinklage after shooting scenes with him, because his character is so vile to him:
“I spend a lot of time with Peter Dinklage and he’s the most adorable man. After all those scenes, I apologise to him every time,” said Dance, speaking at the UK launch of season three.
“I have to treat him like s**t. You’ve only seen a little snippet of the awfulness in episode one.”
The actor then went on to say he thinks the secret to Game Of Thrones success was down to “great writing” and the “amount of money HBO are willing to spend”, explaining:
“We spend a lot of time as actors trying to make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear because not all scripts as are as good as Game of Thrones,” said Dance.
“You don’t have to waste time doing that on this show.”
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the US on March 31 and to Sky Atlantic in the UK on April 1.