When we last saw Robb Stark (Richard Madden), he was leading the North to war against King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) to avenge his father's death, and after a string of victories that stretched south into the Riverlands, it looks as if the King in the North is on an unstoppable streak. However, as the late Ned Stark's eldest son will learn, this game of thrones is not all about winning the battles.
In Season 2 of HBO hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET), the newly-appointed King of the North will need to start using his head more than his sword. He's already sent his mother Lady Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) off to negotiate an alliance with King Renly (Gethin Anthony) in Highgarden, and he also has his captive, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), at his -- and his direwolf Grey Wind's -- mercy.
Yet, Robb Stark is still his father's son, and his honorable nature is something that actor Richard Madden says might get the Young Wolf into trouble. After all, fans of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice" know that oftentimes, honorable men have no place in war.
"Honor is a Stark trait, and it's going to be a real problem for Robb," Madden told HuffPost TV. "What I love so much about him is that he follows his heart in everything he's does. He's one of the only characters where everything comes from a sense of good, and being just and fair. But this whole situation has become much bigger than him just looking after his family. He's looking after 20,000 men, and they've all got mothers and wives and daughters and sons all behind them, so now he has 20,000 families to look after. He's got a great heart, and he cares about people a lot, but that will also end up causing him a lot of problems later."
Madden also talked to HuffPost TV about what's to come for Robb Stark. Apparently, this means that viewers will get to see a bit more of Robb this season.
Read the full interview at HuffingtonPost.
Posted by darq at Thursday, April 12, 2012 7 Comments
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