Game of Thrones is known for attracting a wide variety of viewers — including people who wouldn't normally watch a show with dragons, shadow babies, and undead White Walkers. And it turns out star Liam Cunningham (Davos) is one of them!
In a recent interview with CNET, Liam was asked why he thinks the show has such broad appeal, even to people who normally don't consider themselves fantasy fans.
"Well, I would include myself as being [someone who normally doesn't consider themselves a fantasy fan]," Liam admits in the video above. "When I was first approached about being in a fantasy series I was 'hmm,' — I was a bit like that. But then when you hear that HBO is involved... The least I could do was look at the script... I've been long enough in the game to recognize when you see gold."
"It may be a fantasy series, but the fantasy is just an incredibly expensive backdrop to this story of paranoia, power, legacy, and family," he goes on to explain. "With extraordinary characters. It was a no-brainer to say yes to this."
Liam also gets into the ins and outs of how the cast and crew create Davos's mutilated hand — including the use of green screen gloves for the moments when you actually see his cut-off fingers. Pretty cool!
For more details on the show's awesome special effects, check out the video above!