Game of Thrones season 8: Bran actor Isaac Hempstead Wright dismisses Night King fan theory

'I just think it seems a bit obvious. A bit cheesy'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 11 March 2019 13:43
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Isaac Hempstead Wright has had enough of fans asking whether Bran Stark is actually the Night King.

The actor, best known for playing the Stark child on Game of Thrones, has been inundated with messages about the popular fan theory over the last few years.

"Whenever I post anything on Instagram I just have a barrage of comments going 'Night King! Hello Night King! You are Night King! Hello the Night King!'" he told Radio Times.

"I mean, I suppose Bran is quite an interesting character to theorise over because of his whole link to time travel and whatnot. Because you can kind of get away with anything theory-wise and make it sound convincing if you’ve got time travel involved."

Hempstead Wright added: "I mean it’s quite an interesting theory, the Night King one. I just think it seems a bit obvious. A bit cheesy."

Game of Thrones fans have long theorised that Bran may actually be the Night King. They believe that Bran’s transition into the Night King occurs when the Children of the Forest pierce a man’s heart with dragonglass, creating the first White Walker to protect them from mankind.

The theory follows that Bran wargs into the man's body (we know Bran can warg into other men, as done with Hodor) and becomes the first White Walker, AKA The Night King. Bran does so, hoping to stop the Children of the Forest creating the White Walkers, but inadvertently becomes the Night King himself. At least, that's how the theory goes.

Hopefully, the true origins of the Night King will be revealed in the upcoming eighth season of Game of Thrones, which reaches TV screens 14 April. Read everything we know about the season here.

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