Robb Stark is one important character on Game of Thrones season 2. Let see what Richard Madden thinks of Robb with this interview by Huffpost.
But I’m sure your character’s fate has been spoiled to you by eager fans.
Oh yeah! Straight away. People are like, “Oh my god. Do you know what happens to your character?” On the street people are like, “Oh my god! Your character!” And I’m like, “I know, already! Okay? Don’t tell me!” I know exactly what happens, and people have told me a lot of details about it, but I’m like, [Covers ears] “Be quiet! Be quiet! I don’t want to ruin it!.” I want to see it happen for myself and read it and feel it as I go along, rather than be spoiled.
Fans will probably enjoy seeing you on screen more than they thought because Robb really isn’t in “A Clash of Kings” as much as you’re in Season 2.
Completely! I was like, “OK, this is great. We’ve been given another season. This is fantastic,” and then I start reading, and I’m like, [Page flipping] Aw, this sucks! I’m not in this! What’s going on? I’m just not in this.” Thankfully — and brilliantly — [executive producers] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] have given Robb a lot to do this year, and you get to see him because he’s talked about a lot in the book. People will get to see Robb, and then there’s a great story coming up for him about this woman that comes into his life.
It will also be the first time Robb has really been with a woman. Now, the sex scenes in “Game of Thrones” have been somewhat polarizing for the audience — some people love them and some people think they’re too much. But I think that in this show, sex is pretty much seen as currency.
Yeah, totally agree. There are a lot of people who complain about the amount of sex and nakedness on the show, and you can see a bit of it and say, “Oh, wow, this is quite a lot of sex,” but in their world, sex isn’t taboo. It’s just currency, and it’s natural. People do have lots of sex in this show, and that’s why I like it. I don’t find it gratuitous. It’s like, “Yeah, whatever, sex is sex.” I like that David and Dan don’t shy away from it. They’re not throwing in lots of sex to make it sexy. They’re doing it because it’s just casual currency. It means nothing to a lot of these characters, or they’re using it for certain reasons. It’s not just, “Let’s see more tits and ass.”
Now, about those direwolves. They look pretty terrifying this season.
We’ve done it a few different ways. We had real wolves, and then we had CGI wolves, and then we had some kind of weird hybrid, where we had real wolves, but they had CGI effects to make them bigger. I don’t even know how it works now. I’m on set with a lovely big metallic ball on a wooden stick, that I can pretend to stroke and rub. So it’s not really the same, but that’s okay. In Season 1, it was good to have those scenes with the puppies, but then they grow up. I think I’d much rather have a wooden stick and metallic ball than a real direwolf on set.
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