Iwan Rheon ‘Had Sleepless Nights Preparing For’ The Controversial Rape Scene

iwan rheon sleepless nightsIwan Rheon spoke to Digital Spy about how he felt when he came to know that his character- Ramsay Bolton will be raping Sansa Stark in Season 5:

“I had sleepless nights preparing for that. It’s a horrible place you have to go. It’s our job as actors to portray the world that our characters live in, truthfully. We had to be professional and just get on with the job and trust the director. It wasn’t going to be sexualised or trivialised like it could have been. The build-up was horrific, but Sophie dealt with it brilliantly.”

Rheon also thinks that Ramsay is now the new Joffrey but his character is much more than being a ‘little shit’ like the late king:

“I guess after the demise of Joffrey, [Ramsay has] sort of stepped into that antagonist role. He’s a different enemy to Joffrey, I think people like him a bit more… Not necessarily like him as in ‘I’d want him round for tea’, but at least he’s got something interesting about him, he’s not just a little shit. He’s got his own struggle. There are some more redeeming features if you can find them!”

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