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Sean Bean Didn’t Keep Up With Game of Thrones, Responds to Ending

Sean Bean Didn’t Keep Up With Game of Thrones, Responds to Ending

When HBO’s Game of Thrones came to an end over two years ago, it led to quite the outcry from fans of both the show and book series alike. However, at least one person close to the show seems to be pleased with how things have ended. 

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In a recent interview with The Times (via IndieWire), actor Sean Bean — who played Ned Stark during the first season of Game of Thrones — revealed that he didn’t keep up with the show at all beyond the first season, but was finally told about how things ended up after assuring that he would forget how things end by the time he decided to watch the show himself.

When told that Bran becomes King of Westeros and Sansa Stark becomes Queen of the North in Winterfell, Bean seemed pleased, offering up a simple “Oh, good for them” in response to the fact that the Starks seemed to come out of things pretty clean. Bean also discussed how playing Ned proved to be a bit of an easier job than his previous role of Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, due to Bean not having to dive so deep into the lore of the Game of Thrones book series. 

“Yeah, it was a much earthier role,” Bean said. “Also, we established that we would work on an accent that was similar to mine [for Ned]. So that also gave it that extra weight.”

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All eight seasons of Game of Thrones are available to stream on HBO Max.

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