Warning: There are Game of Thrones season 5 spoilers in the following article.
Iwan Rheon, who plays the sadistic bastard Ramsay Bolton on Game of Thrones, thinks his character deserves a horrible death (don’t we all?). Ramsay Bolton has easily replaced Joffrey Baratheon as the most despised character on the show. When Joffrey still lived, Ramsay was already number two on Telegraph’s list of the most hated Game of Thrones characters.
Ramsay came onto the scene as the bastard of Roose Bolton, carrying out his father’s dirty work in the north. But since then, Ramsay has been legitimized as heir to the Dreadfort and Winterfell, thanks to the now-dead Tywin Lannister.
Game of Thrones fans got their first taste of Ramsay’s twisted nature when they witnessed him torturing Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). Season 5 further displayed Ramsay’s horrific tendencies on his wedding night with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). Watching Sansa fall into the deceptive hands of Ramsay was traumatizing, and the rape scene that followed after was even worse. In an interview with Wales Online, Rheon talked about the scene.
“It was a horrible, horrendous thing to do, and I remember having a little moment in my trailer beforehand. I was like, ‘I’m not sure I can do this; actually, I really don’t want to do this’ — I was struggling, to be honest. But, in the end, I just had to pick myself up and get on with the job at hand — we both did, me and Sophie.
After all, this sort of thing goes on in the world all the time — it’s our duty as actors to try and portray such things as truthfully as possible. Plus, I didn’t write the scene — the script is nothing to do with me.”
When asked about how he felt about Ramsay, he was far from forgiving.
“No, there’s absolutely nothing redeemable about Ramsay, which is crazy really, because surely everyone has at least one good point. He’s just bad to the bone – be it by nature or nurture.
After all he’s the illegitimate son of a lord and has always resented his lowly status, along with the fact that he’s struggled to win acceptance from his father. But that’s no excuse for how he is – he’s just been left to his own devices for far, far too long.”
Rheon didn’t reveal many details on Ramsay’s death — except that it should be “nasty.”
“But that day is definitely coming, no mistake about it – and I hope that when it does it’s epically nasty, and preferably dragon-related. He needs to go out with the bang.”
Let’s hope Rheon’s wish for Ramsay comes true.
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