Game Of Thrones: Iwan Rheon Reveals That We Will See More Sides To Ramsay In S6

Game of Thrones’ ultimate villain Ramsay Bolton (Snow? He’s still a bastard in our eyes) has revealed that we will experience never-before-seen sides to the character in Season 6.

ramsay-1280Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Iwan said “This season fills him out a bit. We pick up in the aftermath of last season when Sansa and Theon have escaped. He’s sheepish. His father is obviously not pleased. Without Sansa, he doesn’t have a much power as having a Stark and an heir. Without her, he is not what he was.”

”He’s still sort of a bastard, really, even though he’s been legitimized by another bastard – as Sansa rightly pointed out. And we start by finding out how Ramsay really felt about Myranda.” added the actor, who plays Ramsay in the hit HBO show.

Ramsay is best known in Game of Thrones for being the bastard son of Lord Bolton…and undoubtedly the most sadistic character to date. He tortures for fun and murders with no regard for the consequences, but we love to hate him.

Iwan’s recent interview with Entertainment Weekly suggests we will see other sides of Ramsay’s personality, although it’s doubtful anything can redeem him at this point. But Game of Thrones prides itself on its dynamic, shades-of-grey characters and we can’t wait to see what they do with creepy-eyed Ramsay.

Looking ahead to series 6 which begins on April 24, Iwan said: “You’ll see him change a bit, and take his responsibilities more seriously.”

Luckily, fans are able to separate the actor from his character and so far no one has tried to hold Iwan accountable for Ramsay’s atrocities. “People know I’m an actor. Nobody’s been spitting at me on the street.” he said. “He’s a fun character to play. Obviously some scenes are disgusting and I dreaded doing them. But in this kind of environment [on the set] it doesn’t feel like you’re actually doing it, you’re playing it, so it doesn’t ever become too much. What’s difficult is, as an actor, you still need to understand him in order to make it truthful and to empathize with him.”



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