What's next for Iwan Rheon and the evil Ramsay Bolton?
The Welsh actor shares thoughts on his evil 'Game of Thrones' character
Ramsay Bolton's reign of terror in Winterfell came to a bloody end in last Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, much to the delight (and can we say, satisfaction) of fans who have been rooting for Jon Snow and Sansa Stark to take back their home. Welsh actor Iwan Rheon may be done playing one of television's most hated villains – not even Joffrey Baratheon could have surpassed him, you have to admit – he will soon add another role to his belt.
Iwan will play Adolf Hitler in satirical drama Adolf the Artist alongside Harry Potter star Rupert Grint. The story isn't one plagued with war and politics, but will follow the eventual tyrant's lesser-known background as a struggling artist.
"You don't say no to that kind of role!" Iwan told ELLE.com. "It's like, 'Would you like to play a young Adolf Hitler?' 'Yes!' It's set before we know Hitler: It's him as a struggling artist in Vienna. So, it was more like approaching a character than it was thinking about, 'This is Adolf Hitler I'm playing.' So, I kind of ignored it. It's based on a book by Hitler's only childhood friend, so it's a really fascinating story. It's kind of a comedy, as well."
The 31-year-old is completely aware of the significance of him playing a historical baddie (albeit in a pre-baddie timeline) after having played the cruel Ramsay, so of course he's worried about being typecast.
"It's one of my main concerns, yes," he said. "Especially off of the back of Ramsay. So, I maybe need to play some nice parts next."
That would be nice to see, considering what a pretty cool guy he is in real life. And while we're big fans of Iwan, it would also be nice if Ramsay never returns to Game of Thrones, thanks.
"I think it's highly unlikely," Iwan added of the possibility of Ramsay being resurrected, as Jon had. "But never say never with this show! I'm pretty sure that Ramsay is done, but you never know."