As Game of Thrones Season 8‘s April 14 premiere date rapidly approaches, one query dominates all others: Who will sit on the Iron Throne when all is alleged and performed? This is the present’s remaining season, in spite of everything, and in contrast to George R.R. Martin’s forever-in-progress books, the HBO manufacturing will even have a conclusion.
We had that all-consuming query in thoughts once we just lately acquired the possibility to take a seat down with Harry Lloyd, who’s set to play Charles Xavier–Professor X–in the third and remaining season of FX’s X-Men adaptation Legion. Game of Thrones followers, nonetheless, will most likely know Lloyd higher as Viserys Targaryen, Daenerys’s abusive brother from again in Game of Thrones Season 1.
Lloyd couched his opinion in the truth that he is “not quite up to date, shamefully,” although he plans to catch up earlier than Season Eight arrives. But his nomination for Ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, King or Queen of Westeros, and Warmer of the Iron Throne is nonetheless completely legitimate: no one.
“I kind of want no one on it, to be honest,” the actor stated, grinning. “I just want it to become a really nice, kind of democracy.”
He did provide another different, although: “I’ll tell you what, I always wanted Hodor to be in charge,” he continued, laughing–clearly conscious of the character’s destiny in Season 6. “But, yeah–maybe with some time travel?”
With this line of questioning begun, we could not cease at one. To at the present time, Viserys’s ugly demise at Khal Drogo’s fingers in Season 1–with a pot of molten gold poured over his dome–stands as one of many present’s finest. We requested Lloyd whether or not there’s been one other since then that topped it. Surprisingly, he went all the best way again to a different Season 1 demise.
“You know what one of my favorite deaths has always been, was just a couple of episodes after mine, in Episode 8 of Season 1, when Khal Drogo rips that guy’s tongue out,” Lloyd stated. He remembered discussing the scene with Jason Momoa, who performed Khal Drogo (and, after all, went on to painting Aquaman in Justice League and his personal standalone film). According to Lloyd, the scene was written as a extra easy sword battle, however Momoa had different concepts.
Momoa apparently acquired concerned personally, asking the artwork division to whip up a convincing tongue that seemed prefer it had been ripped out root and stem. “And it’s Game of Thrones, so the art department, you know, they rustled one of them up–they probably had a couple already on file,” Lloyd recalled.
“I just thought that was a wonderful little sequence, and the fact that it was so collaborative,even in that first [season],” he continued, “I always liked that.”