The Game of Thrones actor who plays fan favourite Samwell Tarly revealed he has “no concrete plans” for after the show, but would like to star in a play, during a guest appearance at Reading Festival yesterday (Saturday).
John Bradley-West has played Jon Snow’s best friend for the past seven years, and explained how he is trying not to think about life after just six more episodes of filming.
After beginning his acting career when Game of Thrones began, he is not sure where life might take him next, but revealed he would like to try stage acting.
He told The Spark: “We’ve only got six more episodes to shoot at the moment and that’s the series done.
“After that it’ll all be over, which is sad, because we’ve been doing it for so long and it has been such a huge part of all our careers, so it will be weird to be without it. I’m trying not to think about it.
“Playing Samwell Tarly has been amazing. He is a joy to play. He’s progressed so much. Every time I go back to it, I’m not treading water: I’m constantly developing.
“His journey is always evolving. It’s been a privilege to chart out that progression over several years.
“I have no real concrete plans for after the show ends. I’m trying not to think about it too much. I just want to keep on telling stories.
“I’d like to do a play at some point, but apart from that I am going to keep doing work that I like and that hopefully other people will like as well.”
John went on to tell of his plans to hear Eminem, an artist he never managed to see before, following rumours the rapper had retired during what he described as the “wilderness years.”
The GOT star added: “I’m here to see Eminem tonight and Liam Gallagher tomorrow. I’m excited to see Eminem because I’ve never seen him before.
“I never thought I would get the chance after he had the wilderness years where he wasn’t really doing very much, so even just to say that you’ve seen Eminem is a boast.”
The actor went on to reveal he will never turn down a fan who asks for a photo or a quick chat. He continued: “I’ve been here about an hour today and taken quite a few photos with people, but they are all really lovely and they only come up and say nice things.
“It’s a nice atmosphere here so I don’t want to be the one to spoil it.”