'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers: Will Fans See Ramsay Bolton's Nice Side In Season 6?
Iwan Rheon revealed that Ramsay Bolton will change in the upcoming season 6 of "Game of Thrones." Although the Welsh actor noted that his character is still an irredeemable psychopath, fans will see different sides to him in the new installment.
"I get to do loads of different things and show sides to Ramsay that you haven't seen before," Rheon said during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
He revealed that viewers will see that Ramsay is "quite tactical," too. "You'll see him change a bit, and take his responsibilities more seriously," Rheon said.
Rheon added that fans will see Ramsay's less evil persona in the new season, but as usual, this shift of character may just be a part of his larger terrifying plan.
"The audience knows about Ramsay now, so you don't need to always be doing evil stuff," the 30-year-old actor said. "You can be really nice and that makes it more sinister -- and that's the fun thing to do with Ramsay. We're trying to play against what you know."
When asked if it's frustrating that viewers have never seen one positive quality from him, Rheon said: "I don't think he has any! He's a complete scumbag. But I find that quite fun. He's a fun character to play."
He continued, "Obviously some scenes are disgusting and I dreaded doing them. But in this kind of environment [on the set] it doesn't feel like you're actually doing it, you're playing it, so it doesn't ever become too much. What's difficult is, as an actor, you still need to understand him in order to make it truthful and to empathize with him."
One of the disgusting scenes that he had to film for the series is the controversial season 5 scene in which Ramsay raped Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) on their wedding night.
"I had sleepless nights preparing for that," Rheon told Digital Spy last month. "It's a horrible place you have to go. [But] it's our job as actors to portray the world that our characters live in, truthfully."
"We had to be professional and just get on with the job and trust the director," he added. "It wasn't going to be sexualized or trivialized like it could have been. The build-up was horrific, but Sophie dealt with it brilliantly."
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"Game of Thrones" season 6, episode 1, titled "The Red Woman," airs on Sunday, April 24, at 9 p.m. on HBO. Read the synopsis for the episode below:
"Jon Snow [Kit Harington] is dead. Daenerys [Emilia Clarke] meets a strong man. Cersei [Lena Headey] sees her daughter again."