Vladimir Furdik, the actor who plays the Night King in HBO's 'Game Of Thrones', gave out a few interesting details about his character.
The final season of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' is releasing soon on April 14, and the fans are super excited. Everyone wants to know how the series is going to end and in order to find out some details about what can be expected, they have made their own theories by connecting apparent easter eggs from the past episodes to the new trailers.
Looking at the trailers, we all know that the Night King and his army of the dead are slowly marching towards the wall of the north and are ready to kill. After Jon Snow's deadly encounter with them, he has been spreading the awareness about the incoming doom and has managed to prepare for it. Now the actor who plays the Night King, Vladimir Furdik gave out a few details about his character and his intentions to Entertainment Weekly.
Vladimir Furdik (#NightKing): "There’s also that moment [in “Hardhome”] when Jon Snow 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." pic.twitter.com/uTsNje1O46— Kit Harington Archive (@kitarchive) March 7, 2019
The stuntman turned actor took over the role of the dangerous villain in Season 6 of the series from Richard Brake. He played the white walker who fought Jon Snow in Season 5. While the fans think that the Night King wants to kill everyone, the actor playing as him reveals that he is actually eyeing just one person. He reveals that the deadly king just wants to take revenge from the person who turned him into the Night King.
"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 said. He also spoke about what we can expect from the villian in the final season.
"People will see he has a target he wants to kill, and you will find out who that is. There’s also that moment [in “Hardhome”] when Jon Snow 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, " said Vladimir.
The actor was asked about his favorite scene in the role of the dangerous villain, he said that it is still yet to come. Before the actor became the Night King, he had done various stunts for the series. "I did a lot of horse falls, fire drops, high falls, sword fights. I doubled for Arthur Dayne [for the Tower of Joy fight scene]. I’m one of the men jumping from the boat in the fire [during Daenerys’ dragon attack], " he added.
Vladimir spoke about how he got the opportunity to play the role of the Night King after he did a scene as a White Walker that fought with Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. "I don’t really know why they cast me. When we did season 5, I was the White Walker who fought Jon Snow [in “Hardhome”] — the first time Jon Snow killed a White Walker, that was me, " he said.
"After that, [showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] asked if I’d play the Night King for seasons 6 through 8. I never asked why. Maybe they were happy with what I did in season 5, " he added. Noticing how much the Night King blinks his eyes, the actor gave his reasons. "Every director has a different vision of how to play him. Dan and David want him to be like a cold man, some of the directors want to show that there’s some human in him. Yes, many times they ask me don’t try to blink your eyes. This is very difficult, " he said.
Season 8 is said to have just six episodes as compared to the previous seasons but the duration of the episodes will be longer than the usual. According to a report by EW, the director of the season, David Nutter said that the fans won't be let down after they watch the final season.
“The fans will not be let down,” says director David Nutter. “There are a lot of firsts in these episodes. There’s the funniest sequence I’ve ever shot on this show, the most emotional and compelling scene I’ve ever shot, and there’s one scene where there’s so many [major characters] together it feels like you’re watching a superhero movie.”
The co-executive director of the series, Bryan Cogman also revealed, "What we have asked the production team and crew to do this year truly has never been done in television or in a movie. This final face-off between the Army of the Dead and the army of the living is completely unprecedented and relentless and a mixture of genres even within the battle. There are sequences built within sequences built within sequences. David and Dan [wrote] an amazing puzzle and Miguel came in and took it apart and put it together again."