sean bean legends game of thrones gi Sean Bean wanted more time as 'Game of Thrones' Ned Stark, and more Reddit AMA fun facts

To promote his new TNT series “Legends,” Sean Bean hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything where talk ranged from his former projects like “Game of Thrones” and “Lord of the Rings” to how much he loves Henderson’s relish.
But fans of “Game of Thrones” — especially those who saw Bean would be open to returning to the show — should be happy to know that that is the top project he wishes he’d gotten to spend more time on. When asked, “What’s a role that you wished you had for longer?” he answers, “I guess Ned Stark!”

From the violent encounters he’s had with his famous peers to his apparent dislike of Jon Snow (he literally writes “f*** Jon Snow” at one point), here are seven more fun facts from Bean’s Reddit AMA. 

How Harrison Ford hit him with a boat hook: “It was an accident! And we were just slipping around on this boat, it was in Los Angeles in a studio on a boat on rockers, hydraulics, there were wind and rain machines, it was very slippery and chaotic conditions, and it was just an accident, he just slipped and whacked me in the eye and I had about 35 stitches inside and out. Just out here, and in here. So the next day we carried on filming and they shot me from the other side in profile to finish the scene. They gave me a suit at the end. I suppose that’s compensation.”

That time he helped destroy one of Nicolas Cage’s most precious objects: “There was one where I went back to Nic Cage’s house, and we’d had a few drinks, we were playing pool and he accidentally knocked over his prehistoric cave bear skull and smashed it. And he was really upset about it, and the next day went and buried it in a field.”

Bean also loves “GoldenEye 64”: “Oh, it’s good, it’s great! Especially because it’s so popular, it’s like, quite unique really. It was such a big hit. But I think I’ve seen him. I think my head looks a bit square innit.”

He would take Robert Baratheon into battle over “Lord of the Rings'” Aragorn: “Robert Baratheon. He’s from Yorkshire. That’s why. Why not Aragorn? If Robert got ahold of you, he’d crush you. You’d be careful not to get caught.”

Recalling Ned Stark’s death: “The scene was shot in Malta, in this big square in Malta, I think they built it, like a big public square, and it was good, it was weird, you know? Because they made a cast of my head with hair on it, I’ve got some pictures of me holding my head. And it was fun. I don’t know, you kind of just have to imagine what it’s like to have your head chopped off, Ann Boleyn and how she must have felt. But it was the manner in which it was done, it was all the more tragic for that.”

He keeps spoiling “Game of Thrones”: “Why did you not teach Jon Snow anything?” asks a fan. Bean responds, “HAHAHAHAH! Because he’s not mine! Little bastard!”

He didn’t respond to his “Game of Thrones” decapitated head the way one might expect: “It was a bit strange, yeah, a bit creepy. We just kicked it around like a football!”

Posted by:Terri Schwartz