Posted by Luciana at Thursday, April 18, 2013 0 CommentsPeter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage talked to Playboy about Game of Thrones, developing a biopic of the Fantasy Island actor Hervé Villechaize and whether his sexual activity has increased. Read on.
Playboy: You play Tyrion Lannister, a major character on the HBO series Game of Thrones, a show that kills off major characters all the time. Are you worried about your job?
Dinklage: I don't think Tyrion is going anywhere. He once said that he'd like to die "in my own bed, at the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and a girl's mouth around my cock." I like to think that was a premonition. That's how he's going to go. He's a survivor. But you're right; it's amazing how many major characters get killed this season. People who have read all the George R.R. Martin books that the show is based on tell me Tyrion's still alive. We're only on season three and there are five books. Tyrion hasn't been killed yet, so I feel pretty secure.
Playboy: Do you feel like a badass when you're swinging around a sword, or is it just awkward and weird?
Dinklage: There's a scene in the show when I chop a man's leg off from behind. The gentleman was probably about 70 years old. They filmed him from the back, so you don't see how old he is. Also he's an amputee. He had one leg, so basically I just knocked out the fake leg. I had a big dull sword, and I knocked a wooden leg off an amputee who was 70 years old. So to answer your question, no, I don't feel like a badass. The fight scenes are all a big lie. The whole time, you're trying not to get hit in the eye with a sword, and you wish you had on a welding helmet.
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