Warning: Game of Thrones season seven spoilers
Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn, who plays Ser Bronn on the hit series, has revealed his postman won’t forgive him for his character’s behaviour in a recent episode.
Flynn told HBO’s Making Game of Thrones that ever since his character shot Daenerys’ dragon with a giant arrow in season seven, episode four, his postman is refusing to talk to him.
“I was surprised when I was watching it,” he said.
“I spent weeks on that sequence, but I was on the edge of my seat, the adrenaline was running — they really nailed it.
“Although since the day the battle aired, I’ve been a little unpopular, I have to say. My postman won’t speak to me because I shot the dragon.”
When asked what it was like filming the scene with the massive weapon, Flynn responded: “Yes, I shot that thing, so it was real. It was all part of the sequence and training.
“The armorers on this show are just geniuses, and they try to make everything as authentic as possible. It’s probably the coolest weapon I’m going to get to play with.”
He said the episode four battle sequence took four to five weeks of filming.
“That one particular sequence was some of the most most exciting filming I’ve had,” he admitted.
“You’ve got all this extraordinary excellence around you — people who have been training for months to get every little piece of their puzzle right; stuntmen, armorers, everyone. It’s a whole dance going on.”
Flynn did not offer much reassurance to fans about Bronn’s wellbeing at the end of the episode.
“I think it depends on if you care for him,” he said of Bronn’s fate.
“If you’re really angry he’s been shooting at Drogon, then maybe not.”
In real life, many of the stars of Game of Thrones face public backlash because of their characters’ actions.
Actress Lena Headey, who plays the controversial Queen of Westeros Cersei Lannister, told Conan O’Brien she regularly gets accosted by angry fans.
“I guess it’s a compliment when you’re buying a table and somebody’s like ‘You’re that f***ing bitch off Game of Thrones’,” Headey said.
“Or people say ‘I love her’ and I kind of worry more for them.”
Welsh actor Iwan Rheon, who plays ruthless villain Ramsay Bolton, told IMDb he gets called a bastard “a lot”.
Meanwhile, Irish actor Aidan Gillen has said he seeks out “warmer” roles in his other acting work in order to avoid being typecast as shifty and untrustworthy like his GoT character, Lord Petyr Baelish.