We're big fans of young Irish actor Jack Gleeson here at entertainment towers, so needless to say we're excited to see back him in action on the tellybox when Game of Thrones returns to our screens on Monday April 1st.
If there's one thing Gleeson has done over the course of the past two seasons, it's perfect the malevolent and downright disgusting attitude of the utterly deplorable Prince turned King Joffrey, the golden haired golden boy of Westeros and ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. You'd think that excellent b*tchface might earn him a few slaps on the street, but it turns out that's not the case at all.
Jack was speaking to EntertainmentWeekly during a Game of Thrones set visit, when he revealed that he's actually never had any abuse about his character. "Nobody’s ever said a mean thing to me. Instead people say,’Are you okay? I hear you get bullied on the street.’ And I say, ‘No! Everybody’s been really nice.’", he explained. Phew! There we were thinking the lad wasn't able to set foot outside his door...
Gleeson may be a great fella, but the same can't be said for young Joffrey now can it? To be fair, we don't think he'd be half as much fun if he wasn't such an evil little sh*t, so we're glad to hear the leopard won't be trying to change his spots come Season 3.
"I think he’s as evil as he ever was but he’s channeling it through a different means," Gleeson explained during the interview. "There’s a different dynamic; he’s trying to impress Margaery with his evil deeds and he still rebelling against his mother. There are some disaster dates. I think he’s a bit unlucky in love."
Speaking of luck. his old flame, Sansa, isn't having much of that these days either. Joffrey's not cutting her any slack, and tormenting her has become something of a hobby. Gleeson describes her as "a thing he does on Tuesdays now - a little plaything with which he can amuse himself". Wonder how long that will last?
Catch Game of Thrones on Sky Atlantic, Monday April 1st from 9pm.