‘GAME OF THRONES’ CREATOR JOKES HE’LL TAKE BRIBES FROM CAST NOT TO KILL THEM OFF
Monday, Mar 9, 2015
By James Desborough
Game Of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin exclusively dished with Dish Nation about whether or not actors on the show have tried to bribe him so they don’t get killed off — plus he claims America can’t handle his sex scenes.
Martin said he is puzzled by the huge reactions to his many on-screen romps, yet no one seems to have a problem with any of his many violent moments in the show.
“This has always been a puzzlement, a frustration for me, something that I have observed that we get far more reactions to the sex scenes than to the violent scenes, which I think it says something about America, that I wish it didn’t say,” he said on the red carpet.
“And that is sad as far as I’m concerned, because one of them is a terrible act, and the other one is often an act of love and pleasure and why do we act so negatively to one and not to the other? But there it is.”
He smiled adding, “I’m glad we have the sexiest show on television! I am all in favor of that. That is very good.”
Martin revealed that fans of Game of Thrones can expect some shocking exits of major characters this coming season — and despite pleas from certain actresses, he has never gone back on killing off a role.
“There will be surprises,” Martin told Dish at The Writer’s Guild Of America Awards in Los Angeles.
“None of them have tried to bribe me, but I will admit that one very charming young actress used to plead with me not to kill her character…it made me feel guilty because I knew her character was already dead and she loved playing her part and she didn’t want to die.
“I was powerless to prevent her death it was already in the can. I haven’t been offered any bribes, but I am willing to hear offers,” he joked.
But he credits the entire cast and crew with bringing his writings to life.
“We have this incredible team around us…directors and producers and I think the best cast in television…and they translate stuff into the scripts and the stuff in the books to this magic that we see on the screen,” he said.
“I can tell you that people are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy,” Martin was overheard telling another outlet on the red carpet.