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Sean Bean On New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season, Peter Jackson & Trump

Larry King NowFeb 23 '16

Actor Sean Bean — who has more than two decades of credits to his name — predicts what’s to come in the new season of HBO's mega-hit 'Game of Thrones' & revisits working alongside Peter Jackson in 'Lord of the Rings.’ Plus, Sean’s take on the fight for gender equality in Hollywood.

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QUOTES FROM THIS 'LARRY KING NOW' INTERVIEW WITH SEAN BEAN:

*Posted Online on Ora.TV on Jan 13th 2016:

“I suppose I did a few things with swords and horses and fur and talking with a gravelly voice…With Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson saw me in something and I did an audition for him and then that was it.” - Sean Bean on being frequently casted in epic films


“I never realized— I don’t think any of us realized just how big it would become and how grand, how it would snowball into something that it did.” - Sean Bean on the success of the Lord of the Rings franchise


“One of the good things about it is that they killed me off and I was the lead man and I was the main guy in the first series. So if they killed the main guy off in that, they can kill anybody off and that’s what makes it such an exciting series.” - Sean Bean on his character being killed off in Game of Thrones


“I don’t. Everybody keeps thinking I know. Probably because I’m supposed to be his dad, but I don’t really know.” - Sean Bean on the fate of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones


“To play a bad guy, you have to go into his psychology and his mentality and that’s what I find fascinating. There are so many degrees to it- a psychopath or a sociopath- that you just have so much to play with and you can do bad things.” - Sean Bean on playing villains


“So long as they are avant garde and they’re progressive and they’re not formulaic. One thing I can’t stand is formulaic television. It kind of treats the audience with very little respect.” - Sean Bean on television shows today


“She’s got a very good point. It’s like tennis players. I think they get the same amount and I think, ‘Why don’t women get the same amount?’ That just seems normal or it should be normal.” - Sean Bean on agreeing with Jennifer Lawrence and the Hollywood pay gap


“We always just kind of missed working with each other. As I was doing something else, he was doing something…He’s very confident in what he’s doing and that’s very reassuring for us. But he’s got a great eye and a great gift.” - Sean Bean on working with Ridley Scott


“I’m good at climbing trees and jumping off things.” - Sean Bean on his secret talent


“I think the tendency is to believe it’s all like Downton Abbey, where they have valets and chauffeurs and have tea parties.” - Sean Bean on what Americans get wrong about the UK


“I don’t think the British can believe that so many people actually think this buffoon is a prospective American president. And there’s been a big petition in the UK. Got over half a million signatures saying don’t let him come here and so the Parliament are looking into that. It will happen.” — Sean Bean on what the UK thinks about Americans and Donald Trump

“It’s a kind of re-imagining of the Frankenstein story. It’s set in 1826. Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, is actually one of the characters in it…Anna Maxwell Martin plays her. Wonderful actress.” - Sean Bean on The Frankenstein Chronicles