With the first season of Game of Thrones behind us, most of you already know (spoiler!) of the sad, gruesome fate of Eddard "Ned" Stark (Sean Bean). With filming on season two to begin shortly after San Diego Comic-Con, the actor has revealed how envious he is of the cast coming back for the next chapter, and how much he wants to return, too.
As you guys know, the last we saw Ned alive was two weeks ago, in the mindblowing episode "Baelor." But Eddard Stark's last "official" appearance was as a severed head in "Fire and Blood," the season finale that aired this past Sunday on HBO.
"It's a dummy of my head," Sean Bean says of the severed head in an interview with New York Magazine's Vulture. "I was holding it at one point, which was a really creepy feeling, to hold my head and look at it. It was very heavy, just like a proper head!"
But despite the character's horrible demise, the actor (whose characters always seem to be doomed—except for Sharpe, of course—Boromir, whom Bean played in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, being a prime example) really wants to come back to the hit HBO series, which, in the world of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, is not that impossible, as Bean says:
Maybe there's hope for Ned yet! They can do anything. Anything can happen. It's a very complex show. Very multilayered. And even the most absurd thing is believable. They're about to start up again, and I'm feeling a twinge of envy, because the saga gets to go on without me. I'm doing something else now, but sometimes I go, "Aw, $@#!, bring me back."
We also want you back, Sean. Yes, we do.
But how about you? Would you like to see Sean Bean come back as Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones in any way, shape or form? Or would that be too much?