What's Happening with Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones Season 7?
With just over three months left until Game of Thrones Season 7 is upon us, new details are starting to come out. Last month, Matt Shakman, one of the four directors this season, teased that Daenerys Targaryen's dragons are the size of 747 jets this year, with Drogon the largest, who can can spew flames that reach 30 feet in diameter. Today we have word from one of the few actors who has been with the show since the first season, Iain Glen, who teases the future of his characer, Jorah Mormont. If you aren't caught up with Game of Thrones yet, there will be SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
Stuff caught up with Iain Glen, who was promoting his TV movie Jack Taylor, Vibe, when he offered some interesting details about his character Jorah Mormont. Jorah hasn't been seen since the fifth episode of Season 6, The Door, when he showed Daenerys that he'd been afflicted with greyscale, which is spreading throughout his body. Daenerys ordered Jorah to find a cure for this dreadful ailment and return to her when she takes the Iron Throne. When asked about what the future holds for Jorah, Iain Glen offered some cryptic comments about his character.
"I've always enjoyed playing Jorah. It's been a role that's been good to me so far. There's quite a high death count in Game Of Thrones and they don't blanch at removing favorite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close but so far I'm doing OK."
The actor also went on to discuss how he doesn't believe he matches the description of his character, as told in George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones book. But, like many adaptations of popular novels on both the big and small screen, some creative license was taken with Jorah. Here's what he had to say about how the character changed from the books to the TV series.
"I don't think I bear any physical resemblance whatsoever to the character that George R R Martin described in the books on which the series is based. I think he was a very dark-haired, wiry man with an ugly face, I'm not saying I don't have an ugly face, and I think quite short and stocky. But they probably thought it would be good if you could see why (Jorah and Daenerys) might get it together. If you had an ugly stump of a man who had no chance whatsoever and was fairly repellent then it would be harder for them to tell that story."
In the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones, Daenerys and her massive army finally set sail for Westeros, to stake her claim to the Iron Throne. There have been reports that she will set up shop in Dragonstone, and we've seen set photos that reveal an integral meeting between Daenerys Targaryen and the new King of the North, Jon Snow, teasing the formation of a powerful alliance that could be formed to take the Iron Throne, which is currently occupied by Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). Game of Thrones Season 7 will debut Sunday, July 16 at 9 PM ET on HBO.