How Game Of Thrones’ Bran Feels About Jon And Dany's Incest, According To The Actor

Bran in the Season 7 finale

Season 7 of Game of Throne was a doozy, and fans are still recovering from the chaotic (albeit shorter) addition. With a limited amount of episodes left until Westeros' story concludes, last season was forced to amp up the pace and excitement to a fever pitch in order to cover all the material needed in its penultimate go on the small screen. And the season left quite a few cliffhangers, as Bran and Samwell Tarley realized that Jon and Dany were related as the duo were in the midst of passion. So how will the lone surviving Stark son react to his cousin doing the deed with a relative, especially given that incest is the reason he was thrown out of the Tower in Episode 1.

CinemaBlend's Laura Hurley recently asked actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright just that, and he said:

I don't think it'll be such an issue for Bran because I think he takes quite an objective look at the world, and mainly all he's concerned with is whether people are getting killed and whether there are people lying. I don't think Bran's really sitting there judging whether having sex with your aunt is right or not. I don't think there's enough of a moral personality to Bran in that sense in that he sits there and passes judgment on what relationships are okay and who you love. What will bother Bran more is the fact that it could end up being a very very tricky situation with this new queen and the person who's actually the king and they're in love. I think what actually bothers is not the actual act of the incest but more the fact that this is going to be very very dangerous.

Bran has changed drastically since becoming the Three Eyed Raven, and it appears that this will also affect how he treats Jon and Dany's accidental incestuous tryst. Rather than looking at their budding romantic relationship morally, it seems that the war against the Night King is the only thing on Bran's mind this coming season. As such, he'll be looking at how Jon and Dany's bond will affect the War to Come, as well as the threat of Cersei to the South.

Overall, it would be great to see more of Bran's personality come back when Season 8 of Game of Thrones premiers sometime in 2019. He was largely consumed by his new role as the Three Eyed Raven, and the endless amount of information that he's trying to sort through in his brain. As such, his reunions with Arya and Sansa weren't quite as emotionally satisfying as they could have been. But the trio of Stark siblings managed to unite by the end of the season, killing Littlefinger for his crimes in the process.

CinemaBlend was able to get a sneak peek into Isaac Hempstead-Wright's process as Bran in conjunction with the release of Season 8's home release, which is currently available now. While we wait for Game of Thrones to return for Season 8, be sure to check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch, and our cancellation list to see if your favorite show got the chop this year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.