Game of Thrones Season 5 Spoiler: High Sparrow Plays Pivotal Role
New characters are added to Game of Thrones every season. Some have a big impact on the show, and some don’t. Out of the plethora of new faces popping up in Westeros in Season 5, one seems poised to stand above the rest: the mysterious High Sparrow, played by the amazing Jonathan Pryce.
There was a lot of excitement among fans of the series when it was announced that Pryce was cast in the role of the High Sparrow, but it turns out the casting almost didn’t happen. It was only when the High Sparrow’s super-important role was revealed that Pryce felt compelled to offer his services.
“If the role hadn’t been what it turned out to be for High Sparrow, I probably would not have been involved,” Pryce revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald. “I remember starting out and my agent said, ‘Does the character change the situation or is he just a functionary?’ and this character changes the situation.”
Pryce also dropped a bit of a bomb regarding the upcoming season, revealing that there is a surprise death in store. Pryce said, “I read the script and some of the others had to, but I know one actor who hadn’t read the script and he didn’t know what was going to happen to him. He died and he wasn’t happy.”
Note the use of the word "he." That's a clue: at least one surprise death this season is a male character!
Was this mystery character’s death caused by the game-changing High Sparrow? We can’t wait to find out!