“It was probably this time last year, when they sent me the scripts, and I read them through and saw that this delightful young lady was going to be burned. I was astonished — well, listen, nothing astonishes me on this show, to be honest with you. But it hit very close to home.
[…] What Kerry brings to it is a beautiful honesty of her portrayal. There’s no performing. She just is, you know? And that’s the best kind of acting.” – Liam Cunningham [x]
“It did hurt. I love working with Kerry, so it’s an awful loss, both professionally
and personally. […] What Kerry brings to it is a beautiful honesty of her portrayal. There’s
no performing. She just is, you know? And that’s the best kind of
acting. There’s an old actor’s saying about how you don’t work with
children or animals. I disagree with both of them. Some of the best
times I’ve ever had were working with kids, because there’s an honesty
to them.” - Liam Cunningham on Kerry Ingram
Oh, and his acting choices. I’ll give you an example. When I got back from Blackwater and I was on the rock and burnt to bits, we rehearsed that scene. And this is a man I’ve been breaking my back for for a long time. His first line was, “I thought you were dead.” And most actors, they’d stand up and there’d be a moment of recognition, that one of the family had returned.
Stephen decides he’ll sit down, with his back to me, and he just looked over his shoulder for a moment when he says, “I thought you were dead.” He gave me nothing! That was really brave, because most would go for sympathy or emotion, but Stephen has no desire to be liked. He just doesn’t give a fuck!
But for me, it’s brilliant for the scene! Because that’s how my character feels, like, “Is that all I’m going to get?!” It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing we have, that power shift. Stephen’s a joy, a joy.