Ian McShane only popped up in HBO's Game of Thrones for a little while, but his character on the fantasy drama certainly made an impression. This partially may have to do with McShane himself, who was quite outspoken about the show before his big appearance, memorably calling it a series only about "tits and dragons." While his run on the show was well-received, he was big on releasing information about the series ahead of time, and some Game of Thrones fans were not pleased. Now, Ian McShane has gone off on those particular fans. Here's what he has to say:
The show is huge but some fans seem to identify with it [too closely]. You want to say, 'Have you thought about your lifestyle? Maybe you should get out a little more.' Firstly, you love it. Secondly, you'll have forgotten by the time it comes out. And what am I giving away? A character beloved by everybody returns. Get a fucking life.
Speaking ahead of his upcoming appearance on American Gods over at Starz, Ian McShane told Empire Magazine fans are just way too over-the-top in regards to the fandom. His blunt comments relate to people getting mad at him for revealing that he would be "bringing someone back" on the show during last year's Season 6. Considering the character Ian McShane had signed on to play and considering the possibilities, it seemed extremely likely that The Hound would be brought back, and he was. People who really wanted to be surprised were somewhat disappointed by the admission, but as it turns out, McShane really doesn't give a flip.
To Ian McShane's credit, stuff leaks out about Game of Thrones all the time, albeit not frequently from the actors involved with the show. It's hard on the Internet to avoid spoilers completely, but there are certainly some strategies that will help you avoid spoiling yourself too much if you are spoiler phobic. You certainly aren't going to get any sympathy from Ian McShane on that front, if you are a Game of Thrones fan who was upset about him revealing that particular spoiler.
The good news for McShane? A lot of people actively look for or don't mind spoilers related to the shows they care about. If you are more in that category, you don't seem to be earning Ian McShane's ire here. If you would like to know more about the upcoming Season 7 of Game of Thrones, do take a look at our what we know guide. In addition, we'll let you know as soon as Game of Thrones gets an official premiere date, but in the meantime, do take a look at what is headed to TV in the coming months with our midseason TV premiere schedule.