Game of Thrones stars tease romance and death in thrilling season 4 storylines

The cast of Game of Thrones reunited for this weekend’s SAG Awards and dished about what's coming up for their characters in season four. 


Thanks to Winter Is Coming (who did a great interview roundup), we’ve got some very interesting interview tidbits to share with you all. So, what's up for some of our favorite characters in the upcoming season?

Actor Pedro Pascal, who plays new character Oberyn Martell -- aka the Red Viper of Dorne (who is one of the coolest Thrones characters ever; trust us) -- revealed that he prepped by training for his character’s awesome trademark moves of "spear and brushing up" well before filming began. About the bisexual Prince of Westeros's southernmost kingdom, Pascal said that he “doesn’t care what people think. He doesn’t give a f***.” And as for romance (no doubt with his paramour Ellaria Sand, played by the wonderful Indira Varma; there's also a rumored hook up with Ser Loras Tyrell, played by Finn Jones), Pedro Pascal quipped that “he gets around. He’s a lover and a fighter.”

Kit Harington (soon to be seen all beefed-up in director Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii) revealed that season four sees Jon Snow becoming a leader, saying that Jon “doesn’t have an older male figure speaking for him. He’s got to do the speaking and fighting for himself. So I think I enjoyed it this season. It’s a big season for him. He’s got a lot to do.” What Kit's most curious to see after seeing the first totally awesome trailer? “I wanna know who gets the worst death.” 

Harington also touched upon his leaving his wildling love interest Ygritte (Rose Leslie) behind last season. The actor said Jon “fell in love last season and had to betray the woman he loved. This season she’s constantly on his mind and you’ll see that hopefully. He’s not one to go and talk about his emotions or women or what he felt so he doesn’t, but hopefully you’ll see that he didn’t take it lightly. It’s not easy for him.” Meaning you STILL know nothing, Jon Snow.

For her part, actress Emilia Clarke, who plays the Mother of Dragons on the hit HBO fantasy series, has said that Daenerys Targaryen is coming into her own this season. “It’s kicking off for Dany” and her three dragons have grown “huge.” She’s also hinting at a bit of a romance with the new Daario Naharis now played by Michiel Huisman (Ed Skrein played the character in season three) saying there’s “a little something-something.” Book readers may now join us in contemplatively stroking our blue-dyed beards.

Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark on the show, has revealed that “Bran is sort of exploring a mystical element to his storyline and trees are quite heavily involved in that,” which hints at the bandied-about notion that the show is going to jump ahead in Bran's storyline to some of what you see from him in A Dance With Dragons.

As for Maisie Williams -- who plays Bran's feisty (and totally kickass) sister, Arya -- the actress has hinted that her character grows closer to Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann) on their continuing road-trip, saying that “Arya kind of finds a small place in the Hound’s heart that she actually kind of likes him. She’s kind of getting there. They’ve got like this uneasy relationship. She’s safe, I think, for now. But we’ll see what happens.”

Sophie Turner, who plays the eldest Stark sister Sansa, was a bit more cryptic. When asked about her husband, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), being seen in fetters in both the trailer and the cool behind-the-scenes video, Turner said “I can’t possibly comment about that. I think it’s just a nice little bracelet he’s got going on. It’s a nice accessory.”

There's also bit more over at Winter Is Coming if you guys are interested.

So, how do you think season four is shaping up? Is there a particular book storyline you’re excited to see when Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 6?

(via Winter Is Coming)

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