Sean Bean (swoon) still LOVES ‘epic’ Game Of Thrones – Here’s why…
July 14th, 2014 by Anna Howell.

Considering that the Game of Thrones is based on a series of books, no actor can take on a role without already knowing the shelf life of the character they have signed up to play.

That means that if they are killed off, they can’t really complain or be bitter, as proven by original cast member Sean Bean, who has admitted that he is still a fan of the show.

Bean’s character, Eddard Stark, led the first series of the hugely popular HBO fantasy series, and was really the only stand out, lead character the show has ever seen.

Those who hadn’t read the original Song of Ice and Fire books were shocked then when he was killed off at the end of the first run. Sean has dealt with his departure though and remains resentment free.

According to a recent interview with The Sun newspaper, Bean, who has appeared in more TV dramas and films than you can shake a stick at (incidentally almost all of a period or fantasy nature), admits that he is hooked on the story, in particular where his on-screen children are concerned.

Apart from his eldest son Rob (Richard Madden), all of Ned’s children, Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner), Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), Rickon (Art Parkinson) and the bastard Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are all alive and, on the whole, well.

In fact most of these children have gone on to play really important parts as the show has progressed through its four seasons. It all makes Sean a little nostalgic.

The paper quotes him as saying on the subject:

“They’re growing up in front of your eyes. Like little Arya and Bran – they were very young and now they’ve grown into women and men.”

Meanwhile on the overwhelming success of the show Bean admits that none of them expected Game of Thrones, which he describes as an “epic piece of work”, to take off quite as well as it did, as well as insisting that he was fine with his character being killed off, explaining:

“I met with the producers and the directors in a little cafe in Soho and they explained what it was about and who Ned Stark was.

“They said, ‘By the way, you do get your head chopped off at the end of the first season. But up until then you’re in it all the time’. It was one season I thoroughly enjoyed.”
Source of this article : UnrealityPrimetime