EUGENE SIMON AND EMILIA CLARKE ON GAME OF THRONES MACHINATIONS AND BATTLES
Eugene Simon plays Lancel Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones and despite not having been seen overly much so far his character actually becomes quite pivotal as the series progresses caught up in the crossfire between Tyrion and Cersei. In a new interview with E! Onine the young actor talks about his role on the show and whether the show’s budget has affected the look of the upcoming big battle scenes in the episode Blackwater.
We haven’t seen much of Lancel, so how do you view him as a character?
Lancel is still very much a boy and the reason I say that is he always has these very emotional intentions. He’s not going out really in the pursuit of wealth; he is in pursuit of following his family successfully, but I think that he is one of the few characters that I’ve encountered who is just completely taken advantage of. His intentions are emotionally motivated, and the moment that he is kind of seen as this impressionable young man it’s only a matter of time really before the people who are closest to him start taking advantage of him. To me he’s a very beautiful figure, but he’s also a very tragic figure. I enjoy the story really because I can sort of relate to that young infatuation that I think a lot of people around his age can get sucked into, young love as they call it.
Meanwhile Emilia Clarke has also been speaking to the Huffington Post about the dramas of this second series and her new fame and how she is dealing with it.
“I’m really oblivious to it, because I look so different,” said Clarke, whose natural brunette hair color makes her look quite dissimilar from her character, the white-haired, royal exile Daenerys Targaryen. Still, people do occasionally recognize her: A woman in a department store in Los Angeles was too stunned to get on the elevator when she saw that Clarke was in it. “Khaleesi?” the fan asked.
“And then the doors closed, and the lift kept going up,” Clarke said with a laugh. “Stuff like that happens, and there’s also, ‘You kind of look like that girl from “Game of Thrones.”‘”
Given that she prefers a low-key lifestyle, it’s perhaps good that the film role she just finished also has the actress wearing things that make it unlikely that fans will recognize her. In “Spike Island,” Clarke plays one of a group of early ’90s Stone Roses fans, and wears baggy overalls and that era’s puffy, fluffy hair.
Game of Thrones continues on Sunday nights on HBO.