After waiting since 2017 for Game of Thrones to return, we are just days away from the premiere of Season 8 which will be the final season of this fantasy TV series. One of the cast members who has been a part of this HBO television show since the beginning is Iain Glen who plays Jorah Mormont. In an interview with Collider, Iain Glen had the opportunity to talk about Game of Thrones.
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Here is what Iain Glen had to say on what it has been like to be part of one of the biggest TV shows ever made:
“It’s been fantastic […] I did a head count, and there’s only between 12 or 15, who were in the pilot and every single season. There are not too many of us, which is good, and even less who were a part of every season, through this season [..] It’s been a really joyous journey.”
“It’s now perceived as a massive, global hit, but I remember the days when we thought, ‘What the hell are we doing?!’ We were half-way through the first season thinking, ‘Are we just making a pile of poo?’ […] And then, over the seasons, the belief and faith in it grew, and our faith in ourselves grew. It was probably half-way through Season 3 or 4 that we thought, ‘We’re actually onto something here.’ It’s been an amazing journey to go on.”
“As an actor, every job that you do, you give it your best shot, but you have no idea how it’s gonna get received. So, when you end up with something that is received incredibly well, is universally critically approved of, and is a massive commercial hit, then you better friggin’ enjoy it because it doesn’t get any better.”
“The fact that it’s not just for a film that’s there and gone, but for a drama that’s kept coming back for almost a decade, it’s been a very special time, for us all.”