Over the course of just 10 years, A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin has gone from being a niche New Jersey fantasy novelist to one of the most recognizable names on the face of the planet. Talk about a come up.
And now that Game of Thrones iconic eight-season run is finally coming to an end on HBO, the attention is being shifted back to Martin, as he famously has not released A Song of Ice and Fire book since 2011’s A Dance with Dragons.
In a recent interview with business magazine FastCompany, Martin revealed an interesting tidbit about a character that he feels has been awarded too much screentime throughout the years.
“It’s hard enough to come up with a good story and good characters and things like that, but in television and film not only does the writer have to come up with that, but then he has to fight for it politically. In some cases, there’s butting heads and clashing egos and there’s debates,” Martin begins.
“You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with story, but relates to, ‘Well this character has a very high Q Rating so let’s give him a lot more stuff to do even though he’s a rather unimportant character,’” he explains.
While Martin does not identify the character by name, video clips of Ser Bronn of the Blackwater appear during this portion of the interview.
During the years, Bronn has become one of the major fan favorites, as his combination of fighting skills, love for women and money, and sharp tongue has made him almost the Every Man Hero of Westeros.
The final season of HBO’s iconic, Emmy Award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones — which first premiered on Sunday, April 17, 2011 — will conclude its eighth and final season on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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