Game of Thrones Star Sean Bean Talks Reprising Ned Stark Role for Prequel Series
By Dana Samuel
Former Game of Thrones star Sean Bean had a brief run on the show before his character, Ned Stark, literally lost his head.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bean shared his take on whether he'd be willing to reprise his role for the Game of Thrones prequel series. Since next year's eighth season will also be the series' final season, fans are eager to get their fix through the prequel series, which is set to start filming next year.
When Bean was asked if he'd consider being a part of the prequel, he said, "I don't know how we can be ... 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."
Before you get your hopes up and put all of your faith in the magic of digital editing, which could potentially make Bean appear younger, the actor appears to have doubts about reprising his role in general. He shared:
"I'm always a bit reluctant to go back to shows under a different format or guise ... But you never know with something like this, it just depends on the time frames ... I think if the quality was maintained. You know, the kind of thought behind it, if it didn't look as though it was an add-on just to capitalize on earlier success."