Has the death of Davos’s son changed his character at all, in a way that you’ve noticed?
Liam Cunningham: You could tell there was a fantastic relationship between the two of them, and I think the relationship with Shireen has developed because he’s lacking his one son, which I think was seven sons in the book. I think what’s great is that, in the show, we’re able to show that this guy’s a good dad, and he’s probably the only dad that Shireen has, and she’s comfortable around him.(x)
"And you feel your blood gives you a claim on our gold?" (x)
Oh, and his acting choices. I’ll give you an example. When I got back from Blackwater and I was on the rock and burnt to bits, we rehearsed that scene. And this is a man I’ve been breaking my back for for a long time. His first line was, “I thought you were dead.” And most actors, they’d stand up and there’d be a moment of recognition, that one of the family had returned.
Stephen decides he’ll sit down, with his back to me, and he just looked over his shoulder for a moment when he says, “I thought you were dead.” He gave me nothing! That was really brave, because most would go for sympathy or emotion, but Stephen has no desire to be liked. He just doesn’t give a fuck!
But for me, it’s brilliant for the scene! Because that’s how my character feels, like, “Is that all I’m going to get?!” It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing we have, that power shift. Stephen’s a joy, a joy."
game of thrones s4 challenge
day 7 - favourite minor character
The youngest of Lord Steffon’s three sons had grown into a man bold but heedless, who acted from impulse rather than calculation. In that, as in so much else, Renly was like his brother Robert, and utterly unlike Stannis.