“Coming Back Was Nerve-Wracking…”
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Set the scene for Bran as we begin season six…
We’ve been away from him for somewhere between the space of six months and a year, I think, an amount of time in which he’s been honing his skills as a Greenseer and as a Warg. Well, now he’s moving away from the Warging and into other things, more into how he can channel the power of the Weirwood tree to be able to see into the past and the future. The Three- Eyed Raven is sort of the king of that and he’s trying to teach Bran what he can use it for and where it’ll go.
Give us a hint of what he can do with the visions…
Pretty much all he can do is just see and look at events of the past and learn from them. But Bran has obviously got other ideas because in the visions he can see things that remind him of happier times. He obviously wants to stay in there forever but the Three- Eyed Raven is saying no he can’t because then you’re in real trouble. But there’s also a slight sense every now and again that Bran might be able to interact with these past figures and characters through these visions – we’re not quite sure.
What was it like for you coming back to the set after having been away last season?
I’d literally not been on a set for a whole year so coming back on to the
Game Of Thrones set was nervewracking. Also, between season four and season six the show had got that much more massive so I was thinking, “God, can I still remember how to do this?” I think the first day I was pretty bad, looking back, I have to say! But more than anything it was nice to see everyone again. A lot of people I hadn’t seen since season four so it was great to catch up.