Red Nose Day is a great fundraising cause that brings celebrities from all walks of life together to raise money and awareness for children all over the world. Some actors are lucky enough to be famous for nice roles that have endeared them to the masses. Others…not so much. Danny Trejo – who has been known to play characters with names such as Captain Machine Gun and Machete – pitched in to the festivities with a musical number about bad guy actors who just want to do good. The song took on a Game of Thrones twist when Ramsay Bolton actor Iwan Rheon piped up with a verse of his own. Check it out!
Hopefully for Iwan Rheon's sake, some of the friendly folks watching the videos for Red Nose Day were convinced by his song about being wrongfully judged for Ramsay Bolton. Considering that my gut instinct upon seeing him planting flowers was that he’s probably burying a dismembered corpse underneath those daisies, I may need to watch the clip another few times to feel the kidness. I certainly can’t blame the woman with the little girl and puppy for running from him. Ramsay’s favorite pastimes consist of torture, flaying, and using dogs to do dirty business, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
To Iwan Rheon’s credit, he does have a lovely singing voice. He certainly beats out Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi on the vocals, but really, the lovely singing is almost creepier than the rougher voices. If any of us heard Trejo and Buscemi singing, we probably wouldn’t need to look over our shoulders to see that we should be faking phone calls and running away. If we turned around to see who is serenading us with the voice of an angel and saw Ramsay Bolton looking back at us, we might have a much less dignified reaction.
In all seriousness, this song is actually the second time that Iwan Rheon has sung for Red Nose Day. Last year, he was part of the epic 12-minute Coldplay pitch for a Game of Thrones musical. He seemed to be channeling his inner Ramsay for a bit of that clip as well, but Alfie Allen was luckily on hand for a hug to dispel the evil vibe coming from Rheon.
Unfortunately for Iwan Rheon, he might not be losing the horrified reaction anytime soon. Ramsay Bolton is still alive and killing without hope of reform on Game of Thrones, and Rheon has recently signed on to play the role of a young Adolf Hitler. He’s great at playing a terrible guy, but he might never be too great at winning the hearts of young children and puppies.
To see Iwan Rheon in his role as Ramsay Bolton, gather all your courage and tune into Game of Thrones on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Check out our summer TV premiere schedule to see what you’ll be able to watch once Season 6 of Game of Thrones comes to an end, and try your best to get “Why can’t I be a part of Red Nose Daaaaaaaaaaay?” out of your head.
It's pretty clear that Ramsay Bolton has some despicable qualities, and many of us have wondered exactly if and how the character could die. Head over to the next page to find out the actor's ominous comments regarding his characters' probable death.
In a recent interview, Iwan Rheon stated that he believes his character is going to die and going to die soon, joining Joffrey Baratheon and a few of the show's other blatant villains. Here's what he had to say:
It could happen at any time, that’s the nature of the show – no one’s really safe. That said, I’ve just bought a flat in London so I hope that day doesn’t come too soon. But that day is definitely coming, no mistake about it – and I hope when it does it’s epically nasty, and preferably dragon-related. He needs to go out with a bang. God knows I don’t want him to become a White Walker.
It's hard to tell whether Ramsay Bolton or Joffrey Baratheon is the more unlikable dude, but the fact that the former is doing hilarious Red Nose day videos gives him an edge up in non-suckiness, in my opinion. What do you think?
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