CONLETH HILL You’re not the only member of your family in GOT…
Where does Varys find himself at the start of this season?
Still on the boat, still standing… He hasn’t got a seat the whole trip, and he didn’t get any duty-free. No, things pick up from where we left off. We arrive somewhere… all of us… and start planning.
We seem to be heading for an all-out confrontation this season. Where do his loyalties lie?
The realm’s always been constant – the realm is the people. So he wants the best for the people. They will prosper under just rule, I imagine. He cares about that.
Did you ever consider taking the skullcap route to baldness?
No, it was never an option. I just think, under the lights and with all the flames, a skullcap would have melted down my face. I’d have looked like something from Boy George’s Taboo. I usually shave it about a month before we start shooting. But this year I was doing a film right up until just before the Emmys. So then I had two days in Los Angeles just to get [my newly shaved head] a bit browner. My brother Ronan does sound. He’s just won his third Emmy. So we’ve had to widen the doors for him. certainly have some spectacular stuff planned, that’s for sure.”