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In een interview met Access Hollywood, ging acteur Pedro Pascal, die in HBO-serie Game of Thrones te zien was als Oberyn Martell in op de laatste gebeurtenissen rond zijn personage. In de aflevering zien we hoe de Viper de Mountain bijna weet te verslaan. Maar Oberyn probeert de Mountain te dwingen tot een bekentenis,…wat hem zijn leven kost.
Pascal mist zijn personage nu al:
“It’s awful. It’s heartbreaking. I love the character. I fell in love with the character and maybe that helped me play him. The first thing that helped me identify with him was actually a love for him. I found him very delicious. I also found him very, very honorable and very progressive and just an all-around badass, not because he’s a great fighter and because he likes to f*** everything that moves, but because he has morals that I identify with. So it was always very hard for me to kind of like, detach myself from my own heartbreak that the character goes out the way that he goes out.”
“It was far more important to me to tell the story to its fullest potential. The goal couldn’t be to make everyone happy — I knew that, but I did see the opportunity to play a character as delicious as this. And what makes him delicious to me are not the obvious things. While the obvious things are delightful and so much fun to play, there’s so much more to him and really, that’s what [author] George R.R. Martin and [Executive Producers] David Benioff and Dan Weiss have created. It was just really important to me to fill those shoes and to not miss any of the details. And, of course, nothing is perfect, but if people like him, are seduced by him, are afraid of him, are entertained by him, are on his side – that’s what it’s all about to me, ultimately, in the end. That’s what it’s all about. It’s all about like, satiating somebody’s appetite who loves the show and the book.”
Toen hem de vraag werd gesteld of Pascal Oberyn ooit nog eens zou willen spelen zei hij:
“I mean, really, do you have to ask? Anything to take me out of mourning.”