The official Game of Thrones Convention in Los Angeles this past weekend featured a meeting of kings — and two right foul gits at that: Joffrey Baratheon and Aegon II Targaryen, played by actors Jack Gleeson and Tom Glynn-Carney.
Isaac Hempstead Wright, the man behind Bran Stark, another king of Game of Thrones, was supposed to attend the panel, but he lost his passport. So two of the most hated figures in the Seven Realms found themselves sitting down next to each other, to the enjoyment of the fans.
Glynn-Carney, 27, was eager to do so, as someone relatively new to the fandom of Thrones with his role in the prequel drama House of the Dragon.
“I’d love to hear more about his journey through it all because I know that playing Joffrey is no easy feat,” the actor told EW in advance of the panel. “The backlash that came with it and the — I don’t know if you could call it negative or unwanted or alternative attention he was given for his betrayal — I just think it’s important for people to remember to differentiate between actor and character.”