When real-life events mirror those of fictional events, it becomes quite an interesting scenario to behold, and the recent parallel between the Game of Thrones’ Kingsmoot and the Presidential campaign in America has proven the same. Along with having the first female candidate in the running, name-calling and undue discussion of the male anatomy, there are notable similarities between the two.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Pilou Asbaek, the actor who plays Euron Greyjoy, talked of the similarities of his character with the (in)famous Donald Trump by saying, “I’m not comparing Greyjoy to [Donald] Trump, but it’s obvious, it’s very close and it’s a fun thing to do.”
When we look at the comparison, it does quite match based on the campaigns of Euron and Trump that involve boasting of one’s power that seemed unbelievable but still seems to work on the people, about mocking the female candidate, and that of shaming other male candidates by talking very clearly about the male anatomy along with glorifying his own, and the overly exaggerated promises of thrashing the enemies and establishing his kingdom as the greatest one ever. There is plenty evidence to support both these men as being similar.
To make it more interesting, Asbaek said, “Trump starts out by saying, ‘We need to build walls, we need to do this.’ He’s very bombastic in what he’s saying and his approach to the world. Euron was very bombastic, he was humiliating his niece, he was humiliating his nephew with some rhetoric. He wants to make [Pyke] great again.”
Asbaek also thinks that to win his subjects, Euron will become softer, and so will Trump. “Now [Trump is] going to be maybe selected as the Republican candidate, he needs to be more soft, because he needs the rest of the audience to follow him,” he said. “So maybe Euron will do the same.”
Asbaek, later on, talked about how his character Euron is depicted in the show compared to that in the books, along with how difficult it was to shoot the scene of Euron killing Balon Greyjoy on the bridge, and the fact that the character has a God complex in the show. However differently Euron’s character may be presented in the show than the books, we can all agree that the Trump comparison does seem to fit in.
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