Warning: Spoilers forward for the “Game of Thrones” season seven finale.
The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” got here to a dramatic shut when the Night King blasted down the Wall using his undead dragon. But Ser Davos Seaworth, performed by Liam Cunningham, was fortunately nowhere close to the icy blue blast.
INSIDER spoke with Cunningham after the finale to study extra about his character’s adventures this season, together with reuniting with Gendry and advising the newly revealed inheritor to the Iron Throne, Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen).
First I would love to listen to about your big reunion with Gendry, performed by Joe Dempsie. That was such a sentimental second for Davos this season.
It was extremely cool. When the scripts got here and I examine it I went, “Yeah!” I would at all times thought of Gendry as the son that was taken away, Mathos, at the end of season two. Davos did the proper factor. Gendry was going to be executed by Melisandre and Davos simply could not do it; his ethical spine would not permit for that to occur.
Then I bear in mind, about six or eight months after I would mentioned goodbye to Joe Dempsie, tweet got here by means of from his Twitter account. It was simply two phrases: “Still rowing.” I laughed my head off.
So once they wrote the scene and Davos mentioned “I believed you would possibly nonetheless be rowing,” there was a tongue-in-cheek side to it. It was simply nice. Joe is a incredible actor and Gendry is an excellent, great character. And he is similar to Jon Snow. I simply love these lovely touches of humanity and this splendidly written characterizations — they’re simply simple and enjoyable to play. It was actually pretty.
I am type of again in “Where is Gendry?” mindset once more, as a result of we misplaced monitor of him after his marathon run in “Beyond the Wall.”
Well I feel he is recovering from his varied wounds and no matter. I would be extra apprehensive about “Where is Tormund?” at the end of that final episode. Always depart them wanting extra — is not that the previous leisure adage? We’ve actually carried out that at the end of this magnificent episode.
All congratulations must exit to [director] Jeremy Podeswa and everyone concerned. Lena Headey was superb in it and the great stuff with Emilia and Kit. There was simply a lot occurring. The Hound! Everybody had their little chew of the apple.
To see all these folks on that platform and this magnificent location in Spain, it was simply superb. But you’ll be able to’t put everyone in in any other case the entire factor will get diluted. So I am positive we’ll get again to [Gendry] — I imply this isn’t a film, it is a rolled out magnificent piece of drama.
I am positive we have not heard the end of Gendry on this. But I have not seen any scripts, and I do not even know the begin date of subsequent season, nevermind having learn something, so I am speculating as a lot as anyone else.
Another speculative topic I wished to ask about was Jon and Daenerys’ massive second in the finale. How do you suppose their relationship will have an effect on Davos’ position as advisor going ahead, since they each appear to be leaning into feelings over pragmatism today?
From an performing and dramatic level of view, and I am merely speculating right here, when we lastly had who Jon Snow actually is confirmed by the Three-Eyed Raven, with the great Samwell Tarly in the room, this atomic bomb went off very quietly.
I really like that they did not make an enormous factor of it. It was simply given out as fundamental info and left with everyone going “Oh my gooood!” which I believed was extremely cool.
But now, what’s gonna occur and who’s gonna be in the room when this info is given to Daenerys and Jon Snow? And is Tyrion going to be there when this ultimately comes out? The dramatic potentialities are magnificent. It’s a author’s dream and it is an actor’s dream to painting these things.
But the query is when and the place that is going to occur. As we left the present, it’s a must to bear in mind, Bran says Daenerys and Jon Snow are already on their technique to Winterfell by boat. So this info might come fairly shortly in the final season. And I simply hope I am there when it comes out. It’ll be great!
It is loopy to suppose of how few folks in the fictional world of “Game of Thrones” know the reality, however now everybody in the actual world sees it.
Yeah, precisely! The actual world is aware of and the fantasy world would not — how cool is that. It’s mad. It’s simply going to be extraordinary that the info we have as an viewers, and we’re about to it see on the faces of these great characters once they discover out. It’s extraordinary.
That’s one of the great issues about correctly advised drama. You ought to really feel like a fly on the wall, and that is one of the issues that we’ve received going. And that is not even to say that the Night King is on a ballistic missile coming into the Seven Kingdoms. We’ve received that little element to be coping with as nicely.
Was there a selected scene that was difficult or rewarding this season?
One scene which I liked was the place [Jon and Davos] are available in and meet Daenerys for the first time, with that massive construct up. It was what everyone wished to see and we did not hold you hanging on and stretching the elastic. We simply walked straight in and mentioned whats up to the khaleesi.
I liked when we’re making an attempt to persuade Daenerys that these little battles that she’s received with the Cersei and turning into the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms do not matter.
But from an performing level of view, I liked that little scene with the fermented crab “Viagra” with the two guards. You received to style the taste of what Davos was like when he was a smuggler in his previous job. And you could possibly see how the boys wrote this glorious scene with Davos simply being a younger man once more and doing what he used to do earlier than he received caught up in politics and diplomacy and all that.
So with regard to my character arc this 12 months, I’ve had an extremely satisfying journey this season. Hopefully that can proceed into the final season.
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