Iain Glen From Game Thrones Explains Why Hes Worriedabout Jorah
Jorah Mormont ( Iain Glen ) has been having some rough luck on Game of Thrones lately. After being infected with Greyscale — a disease that turns its victims into crazed Stone Men — in Season 5, Mormont can't return to Daenerys Targaryen's ( Emilia Clarke ) side unless he finds the cure. It's unfortunate because Mormont's crush on the Mother of Dragons is still going strong six seasons later.HBO
'They've got a worried actor on their hands,' Glen, who plays Ser Jorah, told Vulture . 'For any actor on the show, most of the time we're just thinking, ‘Please keep me alive!’ I've been very lucky to be a part of the show, right back to the pilot.'
The biggest problem with Greyscale -- besides the fact that it's (mostly) incurable -- is that it's easily transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. But the late Shireen Baratheon contracted Greyscale from a doll, so who knows exactly how this horrifying disease gets around.
'All the directors on all the story lines are super aware of that,' Glen explained about the skin-to-skin contact problem during filming. 'It's a blessing that it was my left hand, not my sword hand. So I can kind of look after myself a little bit longer. But I've got to find a solution, or I'm on the road to madness.'
Though if all else fails, he's OK ending his legacy hard as a stone: 'If I go out in the madness of Greyscale, then I'll have thought I've done very well.' That's the Game of Thrones spirit, Jorah!
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