'Game of Thrones' Actor Ian McShane Disses the Show: 'It's Only T*ts and Dragons'
By John Boone
Ian McShane doesn't care if he spoils Game of Thrones for you.
The 73-year-old actor guest stars in the upcoming sixth season of the HBO series and has dropped a few spoilers about his character, who previously was shrouded in secrecy. But don't expect any apologies from McShane.
"You say the slightest thing and the Internet goes ape," he told The Telegraph. "I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think, 'Get a f**king life. It's only t*ts and dragons.'"
So, what spoiler did the Deadwood star reveal? (WARNING: It should go without saying, but we're about to get into spoiler territory.) McShane told Pop Goes The News that he's "responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you're never going to see again."
And no, it's not Jon Snow.
He went on to describe his character to Radio 5 Live as "a former warrior" who "now leads this peace cult" -- leading GOT fans to speculate that he will be playing Elder Brother -- and all but confirmed that the character he resurrects is The Hound (Rory McCann), who Arya Stark seemingly left for dead in season four.
McShane's time on the show will be short-lived, though, as he also told The Telegraph that he dies at the end of his single episode. Oops, another spoiler.
"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,'" he said. "I wasn't sure whether I could commit, but then they said it would only be for one episode, so I said, 'That means I must die at the end of it. Great, I'm in.'"
Game of Thrones premieres April 24.
Plus, the mother of dragons herself, Emilia Clark, told ET that she approves of co-stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie's PDA. Find out what she had to say in the below video.