We haven’t seen Ramsay Bolton on the last couple episode of “Game of Thrones,” but it’s only a matter of time before he shows up again to stick a knife in another victim’s throat.
In the meantime, Welsh actor Iwan Rheon wants you to know that just because he plays a flaying, castrating psychopath on TV doesn’t mean he is one in real life. That’s why Rheon joined fellow actors Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi — who are both infamous for playing villains — in a soulful lament of their reputations for NBC’s “Red Nose Day” special.
“On TV, I play the guys who’s the craziest of crazies … I may be the worst in the world of ‘Game of Thrones,'” Rheon sings, “but my world is filled with chrysanthemums, not a pile of blood and bones!”
There’s also a clever cameo from Bolton’s polar opposite, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Ellie Kemper, as she helps an old lady who’s terrified of Trejo.
Rheon has been joking around about the wild differences between him and his character in recent months. Before Season 6 premiered on April 24, he hugged it out with Theon Greyjoy actor Alfie Allen on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
And last week, during an interview on the British breakfast show “This Morning,” he said that he hoped Ramsay would meet a grisly end at the hands of Daenerys’ dragons.
Alas, such is the life of an actor typecast as a bad guy. One may wonder if the late Alan Rickman had to deal with problems like this.
Inspired by the long-running British charity event, NBC’s “Red Nose Day Special” mixed comedy and musical performances with heartfelt pleas for children in need, raising more than $30 million during a live variety show on May 26. Click here to donate.