Game Of Thrones: original Night King actor happy with character’s fate

Posted Filed under

Richard Brake is happy with the events of the Battle of Winterfell…

Original Night King actor Richard Brake has said that he loved the way his character was dispatched in Game Of Thrones‘ final season. The villainous Night King was finally offed during the Battle of Winterfell by Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).

“I did watch the end of the season,” Brake confirmed to Consequence of Sound. “I didn’t know ahead of time what was gonna happen, but I love the way my character ended up dying because Arya was always my favourite. I wasn’t surprised. I thought it was a brilliant development, actually.”

Brake left after the fifth season of Game Of Thrones, and was replaced by Vladimir Furdik as the Night King.

“It was ultimately a scheduling issue,” Brake revealed. “I was doing another series — it was Kurt Sutter’s series The Bastard Executioner — which, unfortunately, didn’t do very well. But, it’s very difficult to schedule around Game Of Thrones. Vlad is wonderful, who took over the role, and he’s a stuntman primarily, so it kind of made some sense anyway for them to do that, so that was ultimately the reason.”

“A lot of people ask, ‘Are you sad about that?’ I’m not even remotely sad because I would’ve never been able to do all this work that I’ve done subsequently. And I’m almost certain I wouldn’t have been able to do [Rob Zombie movie] 3 From Hell, and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have done 31. So, there’s quite a few things I would never have wanted to miss had I continued the role. And I always say that I’m lucky I got to be in one of my favourite episodes, Hard Home, so that was a real thing.”

Are you over Game Of Thrones‘ last season yet?