This is Danish actor Pilou Asbæk, who is now best known by many people as Euron Greyjoy on Game of Thrones. He’s a well-known, popular and beloved actor in Denmark though, best known for playing heroes and well-meaning protagonists rather than Westerosi psychos. We first encountered Euron Greyjoy last season – was it? – when he killed his brother and manipulated his way onto the Salt Throne, then threatened to kill his niece and nephew, Yara and Theon. Yara and Theon escaped with all of the Greyjoy boats and set sail to meet up with Daenerys. So, Euron is looking to make some allies, and he thinks marrying Cersei is the ticket.
I discussed in the recap post that Euron’s proposal to Cersei was possibly one of the funniest things on Game of Thrones of all time. While Euron has been around, that one scene made him a rock star. And Pilou played it brilliantly. So, now I have a problem. Joffrey was a psycho but you knew that at the very beginning. Ramsay was terrible and I never had any doubt. But Euron is sexy, you guys. He’s the kind of psycho who could reasonably seduce most of the women and men in the seven kingdoms. He won my heart and now I’m worried about what will come next. Pilou already told Empire last month that Euron is, without a doubt, a psycho and “The psychos I’ve encountered have so many different sides to them. So each scene I’ve done with Euron, I pick a new thing I wanna show. ‘This scene I want to be charming.’ ‘This scene I wanna be a molester.’ ‘This scene I wanna kill someone.’ After this season, Ramsay’s gonna look like a little kid.” Oh God. After the premiere, Entertainment Weekly published a new interview with Pilou too, which you can read here. Some highlights:
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