The more I learn about Iwan Rheon the more impressed I am, and the more I watch him on Game of Thrones the less I ever want to meet him. First it was learning that he was the number two pick for Jon Snow, a fact revealed by (I believe) David Benioff in the commentary for “Walk of Punishment” from season 3. I reflected that, as brilliant as Iwan was as Ramsay, I could immediately see how easily he could have been Jon Snow and how good he would have been. But then I realized that it meant someone else would have been Ramsay Snow and he’s so amazing (and terrifying) in that role that it’s probably for the best.
And now? Turns out the bastard can warble like Damien Rice while looking like the ideal “sensitive singer-songwriter type.” Well, I guess now it’s more “sensitive singer-songwriter type with massive daddy issues and a penchant for mutilation as a stress reliever.” Still a hard “NOPE!” but, you know, I’d have to pause.