Game of Thrones' Jacob Anderson Explains Why You Shouldn't Expect Grey Worm in Jon Snow's Spinoff

With a Game of Thrones spinoff about Kit Harington's Jon Snow in the works, Jacob Anderson revealed whether he'd be interested in reprising his role of Grey Worm. See what he said.

By Alyssa Ray Nov 11, 2022 9:42 PMTags
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Jacob Anderson isn't preparing to pick up his Unsullied armor any time soon.

The Game of Thrones alum, who played loyal soldier Grey Worm for five seasons on the HBO hit series, revealed to E! News that he doesn't expect to reprise his role for the planned Jon Snow spinoff series. Why? According to Anderson, it doesn't make sense for the characters given how they left things.

"I think it'd be pretty tense if he did," he said. "I think the only way that Grey Worm would show up in that show is to kill Jon Snow."

When Game of Thrones fans last saw Grey Worm, the Master of War demanded justice after Jon killed Queen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Ultimately, Jon (Kit Harington) was sent back up north to the wall—but left with the wildings to start anew. Grey Worm, meanwhile, departed Westeros for Naath with Unsullied and Dothraki soldiers.

So not only is it unlikely that the commander of the Unsullied army plans to go beyond the wall in the future, Anderson theorized that Grey Worm has zero interest in seeing Jon again. "That was quite a significant condition of [Jon] living," he continued, "was that I don't ever want to see your face again. I'm gonna go my way. And you're gonna go your way."

He added, "I'd be very surprised if we saw Grey Worm again."

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But fans of Anderson shouldn't be too upset, as they can catch him on their TV screens now. The British actor is currently giving a tour de force performance as the morally-conflicted vampire Louis in the AMC adaptation of Anne Rice's 1976 novel, Interview With the Vampire.


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Though Anderson is stepping into the role made famous by Brad Pitt in the 1994 film, there's no question that he's made the part his own. Not only is this iteration telling the story of a Black vampire experience in America, but it's confirmed what fans of the book have known all along: Louis and Lestat are a queer couple.

"Portraying them being a queer couple is so baked into the story, I don't know why you would tell this story without that being explicit," he shared. "I wish that they had in the '90s."

Interview With the Vampire airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on AMC. All of season one is available to stream on AMC+.

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