Isaac Hempstead Wright’s mum gave him sex education after Game of Thrones

The teen actor, who was in Singapore to promote the sixth season of the series, tells us about the ups and downs of playing Bran Stark – and does his best to prevent giving spoilers

Isaac Hempstead Wright plays Bran Stark in Game of Thrones
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After a one-year absence from Game of Thrones, Bran Stark is back – and apparently, Hodor won’t be carrying him around anymore. Not because Bran has miraculously overcome his paralysis, but because the actor who plays him is practically a giant himself, having reemerged from the real world into Westeros with an obvious growth spurt.

“It would look ridiculous now, because my legs are quite long, and they’d be dragging around,” Isaac Hempstead Wright laughed, in our roundtable interview at the Grand Hyatt yesterday morning. “[This season] everyone is sitting down in a cave, kind of chilling out, so there’s no need for that.”

But that’s about as much as the British actor would say about the sixth season, which is so protected that HBO did not even release any media screeners. While Isaac remained tight-lipped on any deaths or reunions to come, he was as nervous as we are about season six, though perhaps not for the same reason:

“Coming back was like, ‘Will everything have changed, and will people be like ‘this’ (gesticulates slightly) and will I not be allowed to talk to people anymore? Obviously it wasn’t, but the first day coming back I was slightly disoriented because I hadn’t been back on a film set in a year.”

Ahem – fears about not being able to talk to “certain people”, which ended up being unfounded? Could that mean a supposedly dead fan favourite showed up on set to film season 6 after all?

We certainly hope so, but only time will tell, once the show returns on April 25th (Singapore time). In the meantime, here are the other most surprising revelations we gleaned from Isaac about his experience as a lead cast member in Game of Thrones – glean them for clues about season 6 as you will!

WARNING: Spoilers for the first five seasons abound. 

Game of Thrones returns Monday, April 25, at 9 AM on HBO.

Video: Kimberly Tay

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