Ian McShane Tells Upset Fans Game of Thrones Is Just 'Tits and Dragons,' Which Should Work Great

I’d like to ceremoniously welcome Ian McShane to the DGAF Club—for actors who are going to say exactly what’s on their minds, even if fans, producers or suits don’t appreciate it. He can join Daniel Craig and Robert Pattinson in the British chapter of the club.


Spoilers ahead.

Speaking with The Telegraph, Ian McShane responded to the fan frenzy after he revealed in interviews that his newly-introduced character brings a fan-favorite character back from the dead. And McShane basically not only doesn’t care about spoilers, he doesn’t get why Game of Thrones is such a big deal:

You say the slightest thing and the internet goes ape. I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f—-ing life. It’s only tits and dragons.

I think we have a new tagline! Game of Thrones: It’s only tits and dragons

Honestly, McShane’s casual approach to spoilers is so refreshing, when most people on projects as hyped as Game of Thrones are consistently terrified to let something slip and meet the wrath of the producers/writers/PR flacks . McShane filmed his part, and does not understand how giving the plot away ruins the show. This is a man out of fucks to give.

McShane didn’t stop there, adding that he agreed to appear in a single episode, so he was pretty sure his character died:

They asked me if I wanted to do Game of Thrones and I said, ‘Sure, I’ll be able to see my old pals Charlie Dance and Stephen Dillane’ and they said, ‘No, we’ve killed them off.’ I wasn’t sure whether I could commit, but then they said it would only be for one episode, so I said, ‘So that means I must die at the end of it. Great, I’m in.’


McShane’s initial reason for doing the show was pretty much “I get to see my friends!” When he found out they were already dead, he was happy to do a single episode. And happy to (probably) die at the end of it.

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As a seasoned game of thrones watcher, I can only tell you this. One of those should be soft and squishy, the other should be angry and scaly, and you should never get the two confused.