As we get closer to the end of Game of Thrones, the biggest question we can really think of is: who will sit on the Iron Throne? So many of the show's characters are fighting tooth and nail, risking their whole lives just to get a taste of the power that comes from that prickly seat — except one in particular. Despite recently getting a nice little boost that would certainly help his claim, Gendry
Waters Rivers Baratheon seems to want nothing but a sense of belonging and family. Gendry initially believes he's found that in Arya Stark, but quickly learns that isn't quite the case.
"He just got a bit gassed and asked someone to marry him," actor Joe Dempsie told Esquire while sitting down with the magazine following Gendry's proposal in episode four. "And she quite rightly told him where to go. What a stupid question!"
We feel a little for the former-blacksmith-turned-lord — he's obviously head over heels for the young Stark, but Dempsie has a point! Keep reading for some more quotes from the interview, including Dempsie's multiple auditions for Game of Thrones (he tried out for Jon Snow!), the rest of Gendry's journey, and what shooting that surprising sex scene in episode two was like.