Do you cook a lot at home?
No, not at all. Usually when I'm at home I'm extremely tired and end up getting takeout. That's an entirely different type of Asian food.
What do you eat on set? Turkey legs and goblets of mead?
It would be nice to say yes, but it's more like Shepherd's pie and trifle. There might be a suckling pig on screen, but we get Shepherd's pie and peas. It's not bad, but I wouldn't look forward to it every day.
Is there ever a scene with Hodor eating?
Oh my God, there is. It was cold potatoes, rice, and peas. I thought they'd do something nice for me, but no, absolutely horrendous. Really, when the camera went off, I spit it out. They weren't very kind to me.
(The Fire and Blood Red Ale finally arrives)
Are you a big beer fan?
I've become more so since all the traveling. For a while I didn't drink, but now I drink quite a bit of wine in my downtime to unwind. When I was younger I didn't really like beer, but now I'm starting to get it. I think as your taste buds die, beer becomes more appealing. I was always more of a spirits guy, stronger flavors.