We were at a party. I’d fancied you for two years. She took my virginity, it was the happiest moment of my life… I told all my friends I was seeing you, you know? And the next day, you looked right through me. I loved you, and you wouldn’t even look at me… I had to watch you going with all them other boys.


Apparently you auditioned for Jon Snow but got a completely different Snow instead. What do you think the producers saw in you to carry such a disturbing character?
I’m not entirely sure. People often ask me this and I simply don’t have an answer to it. I’ve never played a role like this before and I approached it like any other role I would have. By finding the truth of the person you’re trying to portray and trying to deliver good acting. But more often, to avoid tripping over my sword!