7:25 pm - 04/09/2014

Lena Headey & Pedro Pascal for Hunger Magazine

Thirteen million. That’s the number of people, on average, who tuned into each episode of the third season of Game of Thrones. Among them was Chilean actor Pedro Pascal, who was as enthralled by the sex and slaughter as the rest of us. But little did he know that within a few months he’d be pitching up on the shores of Belfast to join the cast as Oberyn Martell, affectionately known as the Red Viper. Sound ominous? It is. The Red Viper is GoT’s newest anti-hero, “sexy and charming but driven by hate”. Sounds like he’ll be right at home.

Pedro, on the other hand, though he looks good on paper, wasn’t the obvious choice for the role. Expecting a big name to ride into King’s Landing, the show’s fans took to forums to express their concerns as soon as the news broke. So is he worried? Like hell he is. “The fans had the part cast in their minds already. They knew who they wanted and it certainly was not me. But I’m not stupid, I presumed that people were going to say ‘who the fuck is this guy’. Since I anticipated the reaction it didn’t throw me off.”

“There are so many different ways to go into battle with yourself when you’re trying to get a job. I felt a certain amount of pressure because I wanted to make everyone happy. The fan base is so specific and, as a fan myself, I understand the relationship that they have with the show. The Red Viper is the best part I’ve ever played, and in season four shocks come at the most unexpected times. You might think you know, but you have no idea,” he explains.

Looks like the Red Viper could be in line to fill a Walter-White-sized-hole in television, but to test the theory we pit Pascal against Lena Headey, aka the Queen. Because if you can come away from Cersei unscathed, you can handle anything.
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blahblahcakes64 9th-Apr-2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
They're totally fucking.
fenchurchly 9th-Apr-2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
Definitely and I'm jealous of them both tbh.
therearewords 9th-Apr-2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
rarkon 9th-Apr-2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
Came to say this
sarahvma 9th-Apr-2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
If they aren't they need to evaluate their life choices.
soul_amazinn 9th-Apr-2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
I used to think so too but now I doubt it
fierysadness 9th-Apr-2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
Isn't he with Sarah Paulson?
atomicdogmeat 9th-Apr-2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
Isn't she a lesbian?
alaynestone 9th-Apr-2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
She's never labeled herself afaik, but she has dated both men and women in the past.
jamiemccrimmon 9th-Apr-2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
she's bi
fierysadness 9th-Apr-2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
She's bi and yup, they're dating
grotesque_xxx 9th-Apr-2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
tuggernuts 9th-Apr-2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
fenchurchly 9th-Apr-2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
They are super cute together!
judgmental 9th-Apr-2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
are they an item
la_petite_singe 9th-Apr-2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to ship this so hard and I don't know what to dooooooooo help
iamalreadyinuse 9th-Apr-2014 06:08 pm (UTC)
where is that gif from?
grotesque_xxx 9th-Apr-2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
from here ;)
alaynestone 9th-Apr-2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
This was posted weeks ago but Idec because these two are EVERYTHING
grotesque_xxx 9th-Apr-2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
i love your icon <3
sliding_scale 9th-Apr-2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
I want the two of them, Aiden Gillen and Sean Bean to have insanely kinky sex, film it and sell it because I would BUY THE SHIT OUT OF THAT!

love0starved 9th-Apr-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
mmm Aiden is so hot to me
sliding_scale 9th-Apr-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Girl.... YES.

So much yes.
korralin 9th-Apr-2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
i could pass on aiden but yes!
sweet_children9 9th-Apr-2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
I would judge myself for buying it but I would do it anyway.
hocus_pocus 9th-Apr-2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
eddie from buffy has come a long way
treegrowth 9th-Apr-2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
o m g he is eddie!!! :-O
by_venoms_sting 9th-Apr-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
I feel like a flop buffy fan; I can't remember who this is.
hocus_pocus 10th-Apr-2014 12:00 am (UTC)
he's literally in it for 5 mins in an early season 4 ep when buffy first goes to college, they meet each other on campus at night, walk and talk a bit and then he gets shanked by vamps
by_venoms_sting 10th-Apr-2014 03:12 am (UTC)
I remember now thanks!
fenchurchly 9th-Apr-2014 07:02 pm (UTC)

soul_amazinn 9th-Apr-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
lol @ *le cry*
so cute.
grotesque_xxx 9th-Apr-2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
"le cry" lol
unihorncat 9th-Apr-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
They are hot together. Congrats to their genetics.
hateistoodark 9th-Apr-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Forever confused by their relationship, would prob watch the sex tape
grotesque_xxx 9th-Apr-2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
your icon <3
michelleantonia 10th-Apr-2014 10:56 am (UTC)
sometimes the most confusing ones are the best
war_machine_rox 9th-Apr-2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
Idk what their relationship is

besties, fwb, dating

but I want it ;~;

I wonder if it was love at first sight?
foxtree 9th-Apr-2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
I do not appreciate his face.
i_like_bats 9th-Apr-2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
okay, are they together? they should be.
grotesque_xxx 10th-Apr-2014 08:42 am (UTC)
Pedro' dating Sarah Paulson , and about Lena- she has a husband.

Edited at 2014-04-10 08:43 am (UTC)
stani_mnt 10th-Apr-2014 10:28 am (UTC)
Isn't Lena divorced or at least separated from her husband?
grotesque_xxx 10th-Apr-2014 10:47 am (UTC)
You're right , she's divorced
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