Ian McShane Spoils 'Game of Thrones' and Doesn't Care
"Get a f---ing life. It's only t---s and dragons."
When Ian McShane officially joined the cast of Game of Thrones for the upcoming sixth season, fans were pretty much ecstatic. The actor's brooding badassery has made him a cult hero to some, and he fits so well into the GoT world it's a small wonder he hadn't already worked on the show.
Unfortunately, it appears McShane doesn't fit in so well as we first thought. Showrunners D.B. Weiss and Dan Benioff are famously secretive, behaving as if it is their sacred duty to protect the integrity of author George R.R. Martin's story by any means necessary. (We hear blood oaths and black magic are a standard part of the show's non-disclosure agreements.) And McShane clearly has no respect for that secrecy.
[POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD]
Back in November, McShane talked about playing a priest on Game of Thrones in an interview that seemed to spoil the fate of Jon Snow.
When asked by PopGoesTheNews.com about his character, McShane said, "I’ll give you one hint. I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that."
McShane's coy attitude leads one to wonder if he's ever seen an episode of Game of Thrones, because if he had he would realize his words probably gave away a huge plot point that rendered the phrase "I'll leave it at that" laughably ironic.
As the Season Six premiere date draws near, that interview has been making the rounds, and McShane clearly doesn't feel bad about it. In a new story from The Telegraph he doesn't make fun of Game of Thrones fans for caring, he also reveals ANOTHER plot point!
"You say the slightest thing and the internet goes ape," he said. "I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f---ing life. It’s only tits and dragons.
"They asked me if I wanted to do Game of Thrones and I said, 'Sure, I’ll be able to see my old pals Charlie Dance and Stephen Dillane’ and they said, 'No, we’ve killed them off.' I wasn’t sure whether I could commit, but then they said it would only be for one episode, so I said, 'So that means I must die at the end of it. Great, I’m in.'"
Careful Ian, HBO might be sending one of the Faceless for you any day now.