Although it’s been fairly some time since we’ve seen Sean Bean play Ned Stark on Game of Thrones – what with him actually dropping his head within the first season – it appears to be like as if he could return for a reunion particular, courtesy of Conan O’Brien.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter plugging his newest initiatives, Medici: Lorenzo the Magnificent and Curfew, Bean admitted that “about four weeks ago,” Conan O’Brien “decided to get all the characters together for a bit for this big show in Belfast and he kind of hosted the evening.”
“It was the last episode, so we all got together,” Bean admitted. That’s all we find out about this Game of Thrones reunion particular that O’Brien hosted. Reps from HBO and Team Coco have each declined to remark. We’re guessing it should air someday simply earlier than, throughout or after the ultimate season of the collection airs on HBO subsequent yr.
Bean performed Ned Stark within the first season of Game of Thrones in 2011, however his character was killed off in Season One’s penultimate episode.
When requested why Ned Stark continues to be a lot within the public discourse regardless of being solely in a single season, Bean stated he thought it was as a result of, since “there are only a few good individuals in Game of Thrones,” Ned “was a principled man, he was fair. He was a family man and he was also a warrior. He was well-respected by his family and the people he looked over. He applied that to his life in general, to his family, to everything he did. He came to realize being fair and being moral … you’re not going to survive by doing that.”
Despite that, “he didn’t change. … He stuck to his guns.” Which is in fact what killed Stark. “He was too honest, really,” bean lamented about his GoT character.
And as for whether or not we will anticipate to see Bean in any previously-announced GoT prequels, Bean stated it appeared unlikely. “I don’t know how we can be [involved],” he stated. “I don’t know how anyone can be, since they’re going backwards, I’d be younger. Now, we all look a little bit older.”