Liam Cunningham, who plays the role of Ser Davos Seaworth on the show is a righteous and moral man on the show and is the only man after Ned Stark who sort of acts as a moral compass for all the characters on the show and for the show as such. Recently, Liam Cunningham spoke about his role in season 6 and about he looks at himself.
The Onion Knight, or that’s how Ser Davos is known as, on the show, said that, “In a strange way, Davos is a quiet hero. This show would be anarchic if you didn’t have people like Davos, and maybe Samwell Tarly, where you have these people doing their best to do the right thing, not just for themselves, but because the right thing is the right thing to do. If you don’t have them in the show, it sort of becomes a free-for-all of who’s going to kill who, whatever it may be”.
On talking about Melisandre and his opinion of the Red Priestess, he says that, “They hate each other, but they’re in the same position. Dramatically, it’s brilliant. It’s absolutely interesting from a dramatic point of view to see where these two characters are going to go. Right now, they’re not in a good place”.
Though there is no denying the fact that there is still scope for things to get much worse between Melisandre and Davos since Melisandre burned Shireen Baratheon who was Stannis’s daughter and Davos’s dearest friend. So Liam has surely indicated that Melisandre will pay for it in the drama but hasn’t really expressed that exactly how is that going to happen.
When prodded about what happens next, he beautifully replied to the question while saying no for an answer. This was his reply, “One of the most beautiful things about this show are the glorious surprises: Ned Stark’s death, Shireen’s death, the Red Wedding of it all. If anybody has the audacity to rob the audience of those moments? That’s beyond mean.”
Another thing Cunningham pointed out during the interview was that show is coming to end soon. Fans everywhere are speculating about what is the end, if at all since nothing has been indicated as of now. But Cunningham said that, “This year, we pushed the limit even more, because we know it’s going to come to an end soon. It has to. You can’t keep up this level of quality, because of the demands and everything — your personal life, your time, all of that. This show is bigger than the lot of us, the sum of its parts. To do justice to the finish of this story is very important, that we can walk away with our heads held high, that we can do no more, that we did as much as we could.”
Liam is good with words, Isn’t he?