“You say the slightest thing and the Internet goes ape. I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think, 'Get a f**king life.' It’s only tits and dragons." That's what actor Ian McShane recently told The Telegraph and, well -- He's not entirely wrong. Still, "Game of Thrones" is also violence, blood and incest.
McShane is a new addition to the cast of the HBO series, and he's finding it hard to care if he drops a spoiler now and then. His comments reducing the series to "tits and dragons" come after he gave away a bit more about his character than some fans would have liked.
WARNING: We're going to repeat his comments, so turn back because SPOILERS.
"The character is like a former warrior who has renounced violence and now leads this peace cult around wherever they are," the actor told BBC Radio 5 earlier this month, before going on to basically confirm that his character will bring back the Hound, whom viewers last saw in Season 4, after Arya believes she left him for dead.
"But also I have nursed a loved character, a much loved character, back to life, and it reintroduces, I won't say him or her," said McShane before revealing that he was referring to a male character. "But it's a character that's much loved who everybody thinks has died, and he's not dead."
McShane's comments implied that he'll be playing the Elder Brother, a peacekeeper than many book readers suspect nurses the Hound back to life -- though it's never stated outright in George R.R. Martin's texts.
After the endless back and forth as to whether Jon Snow is alive or dead -- and the fact that Kit Harington only recently admitted he'll appear in Season 6 at all -- McShane's attitude is somewhat refreshing. Plus, it proves there's really nothing HBO can do do stop the leaks.