Saturday, March 30, 2013

Game of Thrones - The Guardian: Rory McCann Interview

Source: The Guardian [follow link for complete interview]

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THE GUARDIAN: Game Of Thrones' Hound on bumfluff, hugs and the magic of Wilko Johnson

Rory McCann has done his fair share of cleaving as Sandor Clegane. But, like his fanfic-inspiring antihero in Westeros, this Scots actor is a soulful sort of fellow

by Graeme Virtue
Friday 29 March 2013

By his own admission, Rory McCann is a big man, and he's struggling to adjust to the heat of Santa Monica. The towering Scot who plays Sandor "the Hound" Clegane – foremost sword-swinging badass in a series not lacking on that front – is in LA for a Game Of Thrones premiere and goblet-clanging celebratory shindig, along with 23 other stars from the show. "So about 20% of the cast," he chuckles...

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... So, newly unleashed, where is Clegane's head at for season three? "By disrespecting Joffrey publicly, he really signed his own death warrant," sighs McCann. "He's essentially an outlaw."

In the simplified economy of Westeros, surely his deadly skillset would make him attractive to potential employers, even without a reference?

"There's probably not many people who can overpower the Hound," he admits. "But he's got issues, he's the product of a brutal past. He needs therapy. Or maybe he just needs a cuddle." A hug looks unlikely: McCann is something of a hulk already and trained for over three weeks for a one-on-one fight scene in Season Three that he claims will change the Hound forever...

Game of Thrones season three premieres Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9/8C on HBO. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SEASON THREE TRAILER.

Games of Thrones season three cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Richard Madden, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley, Jack Gleeson, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, James Cosmo, Conleth Hill, Sibel Kekilli, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Oona Chaplin, Gwendoline Christie, Joe Dempsie, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Rose Leslie, Rory McCann, Diana Rigg and Clive Russell.

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