Aiden Gillen Talks “Littlefinger” in Q&A with Entertainment Weekly

Aiden Gillen, who plays the not-to-be-trusted Petyr Baelish aka “Littlefinger” on Game of Thrones chatted about his character’s return on the show with Entertainment Weekly.  If you watch the show you’ve probably noticed we haven’t seen Baelish on screen in a while — until yesterday’s episode.  Please note: spoilers ahead!

Aiden Gillen


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So this is probably the biggest season yet for your character. Can you tease what we can expect?
Aidan Gillen: For me the season is about developing more of a parental and surrogate parental side — the sweeter side of Littlefinger comes through, as well. I’m off on my travels and laying plans. He’s always laying plans, [this is one of his] meticulous and far-reaching plans, geographically and generationally, even. So it’s quite interesting. Am I being cryptic enough?

I think so. Were you excited to have your own pivotal storyline this season that gets you out of King’s Landing?
Gillen: Absolutely. Absolutely, I was excited when my ship showed up. I did like my time in King’s Landing, but it’s time to move on. I move into new territory and interact with different characters. The whole fact that Game of Thrones has become a pop culture phenomenon just adds to the excitement. And the fact we don’t know how this ends, nobody knows how it ends.

Gillen: Well, there’s the obvious. The obvious connection of Sansa being Eddard Stark’s daughter. There’s also somebody there who holds some intrigue. I feel I can teach her, and take her under my wing. But I have a feeling she may have her own agenda.

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