Actor Sean Bean speaks during the 'Game of Thrones' panel at the HBO portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 7, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Sean Bean (Pacific Coast News) Game of Thrones
, Season 2 is about to start filming while fans are still reeling
from Sean Bean
's leaving the show on account of his character, Ned Stark, losing his head. Fans had become comfortable with Sean as a leading man who acted as a voice of reason in the corrupt city of King's Landing, and he joked in a recent interview with New York magazine
about how much he's going to miss working on the show.
When asked by the magazine whether he thought Ned could be written back in through some supernatural twist, Sean was enthusiastic.
"Maybe there’s hope for Ned yet! They can do anything," he said. "Anything can happen. It’s a very complex show. Very multilayered. And even the most absurd thing is believable. They’re about to start up again, and I’m feeling a twinge of envy, because the saga gets to go on without me. I’m doing something else now, but sometimes I go, 'Aw, s---, bring me back.'"
On losing his head, Sean said it was strange holding his own dummy noggin in his hands. "It’s a dummy of my head. I was holding it at one point, which was a really creepy feeling, to hold my head and look at it. It was very heavy, just like a proper head!" Related News
Sean also commented on Game of Thrones
Season 2 speculation that his death (like say Dumbledore's in the Harry Potter
series) will push the younger characters to do great things.
"You start with Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell, who’s strong when he’s introduced and gets weaker and weaker as he goes along, physically and psychologically, because he’s in this corrupt environment, in this real den of snakes, which gets him in the end, and someone else is going to have to take his place."
Another Game of Thrones
player, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, also opened up about her dragon-tastic ending in the first season's finale while speaking with MTV
"You see the relationship that Dany has with her eggs, and you see that grow and grow and grow and kind of the intuitive connection she has with them, you see that develop really beautifully," she said. "And then the end is the end. That [was] pretty awesome too."
Clarke assured fans of the next season: "I get to play with some more dragons!"
With such exciting season-ending cliff-hangers the second Game of Thrones
book is sure to see a surge in sales just so fans can find out what happens. What do you think? Will you read the book before the second season comes out? Take our poll here
.Game of Thrones Cast PicturesSean Bean
: Eddard "Ned" StarkMark Addy
: King Robert BaratheonLena Headey
: Cersei LannisterEmilia Clarke
: Daenerys TargaryenHarry Lloyd
: Viserys TargaryenJason Momoa
: Khal DrogoPeter Dinklage
: Tyrion Lannister