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Veteran character actor Ian McShane is set to appear on “Game of Thrones” this season — for one episode — and he has choice words for fans who weren’t too happy about a minor spoiler he let slip on the internet.
Appearing in Season 6 as a priest, McShane revealed that his character brings back a popular character who was thought to have died in an earlier episode. Addressing the frenzy that resulted from the spoiler, McShane said, “You say the slightest thing and the internet goes ape…I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f—ing life. It’s only tits and dragons.”
On his reaction to being offered the role, McShane said, “They asked me if I wanted to do Game of Thrones’ and I said, ‘Sure, I’ll be able to see my old pals Charlie Dance and Stephen Dillane’ and they said, ‘No, we’ve killed them off.’ I wasn’t sure whether I could commit, but then they said it would only be for one episode, so I said, ‘So that means I must die at the end of it. Great, I’m in.'”
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres April 24 on HBO.