In a new interview, Stephen Dillane who played Stannis Baratheon on Game Of Thrones admitted his complete disinterest in Game of Thrones and his character:
Stephen's direct quote:
“I am not regretting to have done Game of Thrones, but I have nothing to say about it. I didn’t understand nor the show nor its success when I was part of it.
The experience was very strange, I wasn’t affected by it. In order to like a role, I need to be interested in it, and that wasn’t really the case with Game of Thrones. I was a bit overwelmed by the events.”
Why, in this case, did he accept the role? After a long and exasperated silence, he answers “Between other things, for the money”.
translated from this French SOURCE