Pilou Asbæk, who is portraying Theon/Reek’s uncle Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, told Digital Spy that joining the cast of was a “dream come true” as he is already a big fan of the show.
“I must say, I’m a big fan of the work that Dan and David have created with Game of Thrones, and George the writer, of course. It was great fun being part of a TV series that I’d been a fan of for five years. I’ve been watching it every single Monday when with my wife. It was like a ritual – every Monday night on HBO Nordic, we would watch Game of Thrones together.”
The only disadvantage of being cast in Game of Thrones is that the Danish actor may now have to quit watching the show or at least skip the scenes he is playing.
“I’m not going to watch that,” Asbæk laughed. “For me, it’s still magical, y’know? It becomes too real when you watch yourself on-screen.”