At least one viewer watching Game of Thrones' most brutal scene yet had a good time.
(If you're still not caught up on your Thrones viewing, it should be noted that there are SPOILERS AHEAD.)
Some viewers are quite possibly still reeling from the end of "The Rains of Castamere," the ninth of episode of Game of Thrones' recently completed third season. The episode's final scene, long known to fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels as the "Red Wedding," saw the brutal murders of Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Talisa Stark, Robb's direwolf Grey Wind and untold numbers of Stark bannermen at the hands of Lord Walder Frey and Lord Roose Bolton (with Tywin Lannister pulling the strings from all the way back in King's Landing). Viewers who didn't see it coming wept and even vomited after the devastating scene, but Lord Frey himself, David Bradley, actually had a good time watching the scene.
Bradley's at Comic-Con this week promoting the upcoming film about the making of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time, in which he plays First Doctor William Hartnell. In between discussing Who, though, he took a moment to describe how he felt when the "Red Wedding" aired.
"I felt intense pleasure [killing them], which was alarming," Bradley said. "I'd do it all again if I had the chance. They got what was going to them!"
As for Lord Frey's future, Bradley admits he doesn't know it, as he hasn't read George R.R. Martin's novels. He does, however, seem to indicate that Lord Frey will at least be back for some of season four.
"I don't know what the future is on Game of Thrones," Bradley said. "I was on season one, and I'm just finishing season three, and I'm moving on to season four now, but whether I'll be thereabouts [going forward] I just don't know. It would be nice, but I just don't know yet."
So while Bradley probably doesn't actually want his Thrones castmates to brutally die in real life, it's clear that in the world of Game of Thrones he definitely relates to Walder Frey more than the other characters.