Original Night King Actor Thinks Character’s Game of Thrones Death Was “Brilliant”

While massive parts of viewing audiences might need voiced varied disappointments with the methods wherein Game of Thrones concluded, most of the collection’ forged and crew expressed their assist of its twists and turns, together with the actor who initially performed the Night King within the collection, Richard Brake. The actor performed the villain in Season Four and Five of the collection, earlier than Vladimir Furdik took on the position starting in Season Six, however Brake nonetheless loved seeing the villain meet his demise by the hands of Arya Stark, regardless of some followers considering Jon Snow was destined to confront the character.

“I did watch the end of the season,” Brake confirmed with Consequence of Sound. “I didn’t know ahead of time what was gonna happen, but I love the way my character ended up dying because Arya was always my favorite. I wasn’t surprised. I thought it was a brilliant development, actually.”

The character loomed massive within the early seasons of the collection, however it wasn’t till Season Four that the menace of the character grew to become substantial. Given the recognition of the collection not solely on the time, however how a lot it grew over time, some can be stunned that Brake would go away the collection behind, but he nonetheless stands by his choices to pursue different tasks.

“It was ultimately a scheduling issue,” the actor confirmed. “I used to be doing one other collection — it was Kurt Sutter’s collection The Bastard Executioner — which, sadly, didn’t do very properly. But, it’s very troublesome to schedule round Game of Thrones. Vlad is great, who took over the position, and he’s a stuntman primarily, so it variety of made some sense anyway for them to do this, in order that was finally the explanation.”

He added, “So much of folks ask, ‘Are you unhappy about that?’ I’m not even remotely unhappy as a result of I’d’ve by no means been in a position to do all this work that I’ve achieved subsequently. And I’m virtually sure I wouldn’t have been in a position to do 3 From Hell, and I’m fairly certain I couldn’t have achieved 31. So, there’s fairly just a few issues I’d by no means have needed to overlook had I continued the position. And I all the time say that I’m fortunate I bought to be in a single of my favourite episodes, ‘Hardhome’, in order that was an actual factor.”


All seasons of at the moment are streaming on HBO. Brake can subsequent be seen in Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell.

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