Unpredictability behind ‘Game of Thrones’ success: Cunningham

Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Irish actor Liam Cunningham, who essays Davos Seaworth in “Game of Thrones”, says the show’s unpredicability is one of the biggest reasons why the HBO fantasy series has formed such a cult following.

Davos recently came to the limelight in the sixth season of the show for playing a significant catalyst that helps in the resurrection of popular character Jon Snow.

When he was asked about how the unpredictability helps strengthen the show, Cunningham said in a statement: “It’s done for the purposes of drama, for the purposes of whatever you think this is, it’s not”.

“Remember the quote from a few seasons back — I think it was from Tyrion. ‘If you think this is going to have a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention’. And I think in a weird way it’s almost the credo of the show. There is unpredictability to it,” he continued, while adding that in his opinion, “that’s one of the reasons audiences like it”.

On being asked on how the actors react to the volatile content, he said: “It’s a great thing for an actor to be presented with something they didn’t see coming, to be presented with one thing that’s been in your head that you’re sure of and that you hang your hat on as an actor, as in belief”.

“My belief in Stannis; Melisandre’s in the Lord of Light and all that, and it’s pulled away from under you. It’s a great thing for an audience to look at too because everything you’ve known is wrong,” he added.

The current sixth season of the series is aired on Star World Premiere HD in India.

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