Iwan Rheon is most famous for playing Simon Bellamy in the hit UK TV show ‘Misfits’, but now he has also expanded his resume to include a stint on the hit HBO show ‘Game of Thrones’.
In a new interview with Wonderland Magazine, he talks about the downsides to doing a show like Misfits, saying, “There’s a lot of pressure. If you do a long series like Misfits, you tend to lose track of a lot of friends because of the early starts and late nights. You can’t really complain, but you go into a tunnel in a way so that after you finish filming six months later you have to re-find relationships with your friends: It’s like “hello, I am still alive and sorry I’ve been a bit neglectful.”
He also talks about his sudden rise to fame, saying, “That’s an interesting question because I don’t really feel that famous. I think I lead quite a normal life with the occasional something a bit different. I like getting on the train and normal stuff like doing the dishes, because you can so easily lose your mind in this world where everything’s done for you, you get picked up, driven to things, given stuff for free and all that madness.”
Finally, he talks about filming for the third season of Game of Thrones, saying, “It was brilliant, I really enjoyed. It’s such an epic production. It was really cool to do something different. I really like the show and watched it all in a week when I got offered the part. I was gutted at the end of the second series, I wanted to know what happens but had to wait until we got scripts.”