Good villains are as tough to come by as good heroes, and playing either is a difficult task. Heck, playing a villain may even be the tougher job, considering how it involves getting oneself into a mindset that doesn’t come naturally for most. So, when you play a villain well, you might be perceived as an actor who exclusively plays bad guys, and then, get typecast. This is exactly what Iwan Rheon, who played Ramsey Boltonon Game of Thrones, is afraid of, he said, in an interview. Read on!
Iwan stars asAdolf Hitler, in an episode of Urban Myths, which takes a look at historical figures. In an interview with YouTuber Jamie Stangroom, Iwan talked about this, Game of Thrones, and more.
Talking about him having to leave Game of Thrones, he said that he was glad that he was done, and was free after ages. He went on to say :
“…but obviously I’m really sad to leave such an amazing and not be a part of the whole thing anymore…I don’t think the character could have much further. I think it was the right time for him to go.”
Rheon also said that Ramsay’s death was “very just and fitting.” When asked if he could take on Kit Harington in a fight, Rheon replied with a smile, saying “No problem.” While discussing his choice of characters, Iwan also said that his mother can’t really watch his work unless he’s playing a nice character. He talked about his music career, as well. Watch the full interview, below :
Also talking about why he chose to portray Hitler despite being afraid of being typecast, Iwan said :
“You get offered to play Hitler in a half-hour sort of satirical view of him trying to be an artist, you can’t really turn it down.”
Game of Thrones returns with Season 7 in summer, and this time without Ramsey Bolton. We know we’re gonna miss him. Are you? Talk to us in the comments, below!