Game of Thrones is just a few weeks away, and fans are becoming excited about the upcoming twists and turns the show will surely include.
While HBO have kept everything secret from many of the cast members and indeed the public, they also kept a lot from Ned Stark actor Sean Bean during his time on the show.
Fans of the series will remember Ned lost his head in one of the final episodes of the first season, after Littlefinger (played by Aidan Gillen) betrayed him.
Ned swore to protect Jon Snow (Kit Harington) as his child when he returned from a battle with the baby in his arms.
However last season revealed he was in fact protecting his nephew, as his sister Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) birthed Jon in secret to Rhaegar Targaryen (Wilf Scolding).
Although this was arguably the biggest secret in Game of Thrones history, not even Sean was given the scoop about his supposed son.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly he explained he had no idea about the secret he had kept to his death.
He said: “Like with everything with Game of Thrones, it was kept very dark and secret
“I think that’s the kind of magic and the glory of Game of Thrones – that’s why it’s so stunning and breathtaking when these secrets are revealed.”
Sean went on to add praise about producers David Benioff and DB Weiss, saying: “They only reveal what they want you to know, and that’s good, I think.
“That’s what makes it so exciting to find out.”
While Ned gladly took this secret to his grave, it is a wonder what other things he never revealed during his reign.
Meanwhile Sean also spoke about filming his harrowing death scene in Malta.
He explained: “It was very hot. It was very colourful. Everyone was there, and with things like that there’s a sort of gallows humour to it.”
Sean went on to explain he found some humour in the scenes, as he added: “It’s awful what’s happening, and you start giggling and laughing.
“When the head fell off, there were mistakes. It didn’t quite work out sometimes.
“It was quite comic. So it breaks the ice a bit.”
Sean didn’t exactly reveal what “didn’t quite work” – but sure enough it was enough for him to remember his final scenes on the show fondly.
And with the final tragic scenes of the show set to air this April, let’s hope there are some more comedic scenes to dwell on.
Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on April 14 on HBO and Sky Atlantic and on NOW TV on April 15.