Game of Thrones: 5 minutes with Jacob Anderson

Game of Thrones: 5 minutes with Jacob Anderson

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English actor Jacob Anderson returns to the new season of Game Of Thrones as Grey Worm, the chosen commander of the Unsullied. Here's a quick catch-up

It sounds as if Grey Worm has evolved as a character.
Yeah absolutely. Every season he's become a little bit more human, which makes things more complicated and difficult for him, because he has always just been a fighting robot. He just does what he was told and that's what his life is about. I will say that the hardest bit of acting I've ever had to do in my life was Grey Worm smiling last season. I've played the character for so long I feel like I know him pretty well now, but that that was new territory.

Do you think Grey Worm and Missandei have their own aspirations to rule?
I think Missandei and Grey Worm, in all reality, what they probably want is, to get on a boat and go back to the Summer Isles and just chill. They've spent their whole lives in slavery and then working for Daenerys. They love her and they're loyal to her, but I think what they want is a happy ending. I'm not convinced they're going to get one, but I think that's what they want.

Your character has become a cult fan favourite. How has being in Game of Thrones changed your life?
I guess people stop me in the street more, which is fine: it's nice that people care about something that I play a small part in. And it's more than that. It's a really difficult thing to articulate but I'm a snob and I'm a nerd: I love films, I love TV, I love comic books. I'm very particular about the things that I like, so for me, I'm just really glad that I'm in a great show. I love it as a viewer too. I'm glad that they're not just going to keep going on to 'Season a million', because they could. I really like that they've got a beginning, middle, and an end, and I like what they're doing with it. I respect that a lot.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 premieres at the same time as the U.S. on 17 July at 9am, exclusively on HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601), with a same day primetime encore at 9pm. The series will also be streaming on HBO on StarHub Go and HBO On Demand (StarHub TV Ch 602).