AceShowbiz - The Night King is here! The upcoming eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" is expected to be heavily focused on the Night King and his Army of the Death. So, it's only natural if the actor who plays the mute menace of the icy North teases more insights into his character's role in the highly-anticipated new season of the hit HBO series.
Slovak actor and stuntman Vladimir Furdik, who has been playing the Night King since season 6, tells Entertainment Weekly that "every director has a different vision of how to play him." While D.B. Weiss and David Benioff want the character "to be like a cold man, some of the directors want to show that there's some human in him." Furdik adds, "Yes, many times they ask me don't try to blink your eyes. This is very difficult."
As for the Night King's objective, Furdik thinks it's all about a revenge. "Somebody made him the Night King. Nobody knows who he was before -- a soldier or part of [nobility]. He never wanted to be the Night King. I think he wants revenge. Everybody in this story has two sides -- a bad side and a good side. The Night King only has one side, a bad side," he shares to the publication.
The actor further teases that in the final season, the viewers will see the Night King having "a target he wants to kill, and you will find out who that is." Furdik also reveals there will be another moment that is similar to the one in "Hardhome", when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was on the boat and the Night King looked at him and raised his arms. "There's a similar and even stronger moment between Jon and the Night King this time," he says.
As for his all-time favorite Night King scene, Furdik teasingly responds, "That's still coming."
Now that the final season is fast approaching, fans can't wait to see how the epic fantasy drama will end. If one thinks that George R.R. Martin, the author of "A Song of Ice and Fire" which the show is based on, knows the ending, you can't be any wrong than that.
The author reveals to Entertainment Weekly that he's just as clueless as fans about the matter. "I haven't read the [final-season] scripts and haven’t been able to visit the set because I’ve been working on Winds. I know some of the things. But there's a lot of minor-character [arcs] they'll be coming up with on their own. And, of course, they passed me several years ago. There may be important discrepancies," he explains.
"Game of Thrones" season 8 premieres on Sunday, April 14 at 9 P.M. on HBO.