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Issac Hempstead-Wright dismisses the theory that Bran Stark is the Night King



Game of Thrones Season 7 was quite a ride, and we saw many characters face a whole lot of stuff, much more than an average season of the show. One of the major character story arcs we saw this season was Bran Stark acting all unlike his usual self, which most fans found weird.

Bran was seen as more of the Three Eyed Raven in Season 7, than Bran Stark. Issac Hempstead-Wright, who plays the role of Bran Stark in the show, has now apologized for Bran’s weird behavior this season, in a new interview with Vulture. Read on!

Speaking about creeping everybody out this season Issac said :

“Yeah, sorry about that. There were some cool bits to get to play, less so that creepy moment with Sansa. That was weird. I don’t think Bran meant that in a weird way; I don’t think he’s trying to freak his sister out by going, “Yeah, I know everything. Don’t fuck with me.”

“It’s more like Bran is processing everything he’s seen, like, “I’ve seen you there. That happened to you. I’m sorry for what happened to you.” Bran has lost that emotional connection. He just states what he sees in an almost autistic way, not really connecting with things but just saying how they are.

Saying “chaos is a ladder” to Littlefinger was so cool, though. I felt so badass in that scene, like, “Chaos is a ladder … yeeaaaah. How do you like that, Littlefinger?””

He then spoke about that cold goodbye that Bran gave to Meera Reed when she said she was going home :

“While Bran is still grateful for the help of Meera and Hodor, he just sees it as like a math equation on a page. He’s like, “We have to take away that from that so we could get to that, and we needed that to get to there.” He’s looking at everything in a more calculated way now.”

“He’s like a very, very powerful computer or calculator. There is a sense of some kind of personality or some vague flicker of emotion, but more than anything, Bran is just looking at this spreadsheet of equations and things that need to happen. In many ways, I don’t think Hodor and Meera are in his mind at all. He’s so dead set on what has to happen to next.”

He also talked a bit about the Bran/Night King theory, which suggests that they’re the same person :

“Maybe. I think it’s less that they’re the same person and more that they’re two of the ancient beings of Westeros. The Three-Eyed Raven has been around for God knows how long, and White Walkers have been reported since the beginning of time”

As we’ve seen, they were created by the Children of the Forest, so we can’t get much more ancient than that. Perhaps we can think of it as these are two characters with a huge amount of power, but one is a Frankenstein’s monster who is driven by nothing but hatred and violence.”

“Then there’s Bran, who uses his powers for good. I want to find out why the Night King is so obsessed with destroying mankind. We’ll see whether they have any kind of explanations in the next season. Hopefully we’ll find out cool stuff about both of those characters.”

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