Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon talks about his character’s change for season 6, but he’s still not good.
Iwan Rheon, who plays the most psychopathic character in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ramsay Bolton, teases the change that his character goes through, though that doesn’t mean he’ll have a change of heart. Basically, we can still hate him – Ramsay, I mean, not Iwan.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know there’s not much you can say about the new season, but what can you tell us?
IWAN RHEON: I get to do loads of different things and show sides to Ramsay that you haven’t seen before. This season fills him out a bit. We pick up in the aftermath of last season when Sansa and Theon have escaped.
His reaction to Sansa fleeing must be interesting …
He’s sheepish. His father is obviously not pleased. Without Sansa, he doesn’t have a much power as having a Stark and an heir. Without her, he is not what he was. He’s still sort of a bastard, really, even though he’s been legitimized by another bastard – as Sansa rightly pointed out. And we start by finding out how Ramsay really felt about Myranda …
In a show filled with shades-of-grey characters, Ramsay is totally irredeemable. Is it fun or frustrating that we’ve never seen one positive quality from him?
I don’t think he has any! He’s a complete scumbag. But I find that quite fun. He’s a fun character to play. Obviously some scenes are disgusting and I dreaded doing them. But in this kind of environment [on the set] it doesn’t feel like you’re actually doing it, you’re playing it, so it doesn’t ever become too much. What’s difficult is, as an actor, you still need to understand him in order to make it truthful and to empathize with him.
Read the rest of the interview at EW.com