If there’s one thing that HBO knows how to do well, is to create hype, and it has done that really well this time around. Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres after a long wait, on 16th July, which is a week from now. As some of you might already know, the first Game of Thrones fan convention, Con of Thrones, was recently held, and it had a lot of important guests, one of whom, was actor Rupert Vansittart, who plays the role of Yohn Royce on the show.
In a press conference during the event, Rupert Vansittart spoke about Game of Thrones, and more specifically about one character : Littlefinger, a.k.a. Petyr Baelish, whom he calls a “shocking individual.” Read on!
A report by Game of Thrones fan site, Winter is Coming, detailed Rupert Vansittart’s comments at the press conference. You might remember the scene last season when Littlefinger overpowers Royce, and Royce clearly doesn’t like it. Rupert said :
“This is not a man who Yohn Royce, as an aristocrat, would ever want to be dealing with, would ever be wanting to take orders from.”
He wen’t on to talk about the situation with Littlefinger last season :
“[It] changes the relationship, because I become subservient in that moment to Littlefinger…and that is a disgusting situation. Littlefinger, for god’s sake?”
Vansittart also went on to speak great things about Aiden Gillen, who portrays Littlefinger magnificently on the show. He talked about how Knights of the Vale aren’t naturally in direct support of Jon Snow and his crusade against the White Walkers :
“This is an issue. We are not naturally gonna be supporters or allies, from what I remember.. but I think that Jon puts forward the case that is so compelling that we all realize we have to just get into line. I think self-preservation and self-interest probably brings us in.., and I think we probably appreciate there is only one who can command this situation, and that’s Jon Snow.”
What do you think will happen to Yohn Royce in Season 7? Hit us with your predictions in the comments, down below!