Try not to pay too much attention to it, but Isaac Hemsptead-Wright is growing.
Perhaps more than his “Game of Thrones” siblings Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, Hempstead-Wright has become markedly larger than the wee Bran we watched gambol along the rooftops of Winterfell in the series premiere. Bran does very little gamboling these days, what with his Lannister-induced paralysis, so that means we can’t be distracted by his growth when he’s standing alongside other characters, but it also means that he’s spent a lot of time strapped to the back of Kristian Nairn’s Hodor, which’ll cause extra problems if/when they’re the same height.
Unavoidably, I brought up the issue with Hempstead-Wright on the recent “Game of Thrones” premiere red carpet in Hollywood. Fortunately, the young actor explains that he goes from Westeros Baby Bjorn to being carted via cart for most of the show’s upcoming third season. On Hodor’s behalf, we all say, “Whew.”
Check out the full interview above with Hempstead-Wright teasing the new season. Check out the full interview above. And you should also check out my red carpet interviews with George R.R. Martin, Rose Leslie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena and John Bradley.
Plus, I have a longer — text only, sorry — interview with Natalie Dormer.
“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on Sunday, March 31.