Maisie Williams has already made it clear that she thinks Arya Stark is going down a very, very dark — potentially villainous — road on “Game of Thrones.” But apparently she’s not the only Stark who might end up evil by the end of his or her journey. According to Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran on the hit HBO show, he would like to see his character become a villain too.
“I really want to be a villain,” Hempstead-Wright admits to Zap2it. “I want to be evil sorcerer king of the White Walker and sort of storm down on Hodor’s back with a sword and charging with an army of Whites behind me.”
Bran’s storyline is leading him north of the Wall as he searches for the truth the Three-Eyed Raven can give him. Hempstead-Wright is intrigued to see the effect those discoveries have on his character.
“There are plenty of past events and previous greenseers and other such mystical figures who are not only a great influence on Bran but are probably also somehow related to him and are key to him understanding what this power could be used for,” he says. “I’ve got no idea what this power is going to be used for or what it can do or whether it will be for good or evil — and I hope Bran and I get to have some fun with it.”
Bran has several key magical abilities — namely to warg into other creatures and the greensight. So which of them does Hempstead-Wright think is the coolest?
“I think the sight is probably the coolest one, because being able to see into the past and future and — I don’t know if Bran can necessarily change it — but being able to see it and probably stay your path to have a future you wish is like the ultimate superpower,” he explains. “Bran can do anything with that. [whispers] I hope he goes evil.”
Hempstead-Wright elaborates, “I love his mystical side. … He’s on his own, he hasn’t really got any friends. He’s lost his parents, his sisters, and he’s not only completely isolated, but his life has pretty much been ruined — which is why the mystical stuff is really sort of a wonderful treat for him, because it is giving him something to strive towards and an actual purpose now, rather than just being sort of defeated and losing everything.”
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 premieres on HBO on April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.