While waiting for Game of Thrones Season 7 to return, some much-anticipated updates from the show are truly welcome. Recently, the actor playing Bran, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, confessed little tidbits on where his character is at now on the show and what it is like to lose many of his companions.
A lot of transformation is going on for Bran this season. Aside from finally being the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran will also, for the first time, no longer have Hodor by his side. During the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience event, Entertainment Weekly caught up with the 17-year-old actor and got him spill some beans.
“Not Looking Great” for Bran
Bran has lost the Three-Eyed Raven and Hodor in the previous season. With only Meera by his side now, Isaac shares it is “not looking great” for Bran who is “in the middle of nowhere.” He adds thoughts of telling Jon Snow about what Bran discovered his real identity has crossed his character’s mind.
Undoubtedly, Bran has lurched into adulthood quite quickly. Now that his guardians are gone, Isaac says he has “transcended ‘growing.’” Growing up and being an adult, shares Isaac, is not a priority for Bran. However, he does realize that “he has to do his stuff.”
He indeed has to do that especially now that he has become the new Three-Eyed Raven. But despite the changes he is going through in his life, worried hearts can rest assured that our boy “has maintained his sense of being good.”
Filming Updates and Game of Thrones Season 7 Hint
This is the first season that Bran will not be with Hodor since they are brought together. Isaac admits that it is “weird” and “empty” without Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, around. He jokes that it is “a lot more peaceful now” though.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright finished filming months ago, he said. While others wrapped filming in February of this year, he had concluded his by the end of 2016.
It is also worth noting that Game of Thrones is nearing its end. As the show has become a huge chunk of his life for seven years, Isaac confesses he is “freaked out” above anything else. While it is “exciting” with the many possibilities to be opened, he admits it is also really sad for this series to end.
As for one word to describe Game of Thrones Season 7 excluding the word “epic” which Isaac says is their “go-to word,” he chooses “connections.” As to what that means, we can only wait for when the hit HBO series returns sometime this year.