Game of Thrones Spoilers: The Red Viper Does What He Wants
Perhaps the biggest addition to the Game of Thrones cast for Season 4 is the Red Viper of Dorne, Oberyn Martell, portrayed by Chilean-American actor Pedro Pascal. Wondering what we can expect from this new face? Read on to find out!
In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Pedro lets us in on the hedonistic philosophy the Red Viper subscribes to, saying, “He just doesn’t give a s―t. He’s not trying to hide anything. He’s just fearless ... But that’s the amazing thing about him: he’s capable of such hate, but he also really knows how to have fun. That’s his philosophy in life: what the hell else are we here for but to do what we want? He’s also a prince so he’s in a better position than most to be able to do what he wants, so he seizes the opportunity to do just that — to go after the people that have wronged him, or to enjoy the ‘company’ of anyone.”
The last part of that quote refers to Oberyn’s bisexuality, a first for a show that’s long been known for pushing the boundaries of sex on TV. “To have a gender preference doesn’t even make sense to Oberyn Martell,” Pedro says. “It’s his logic, and the way he lives his life without compromises. He doesn’t understand why anyone would limit experience in his or her life— especially if it’s the experience of pleasure: the pleasure of beating somebody in battle, of bedding somebody — anybody — who’s just beautiful.”
Pedro can be seen on Game of Thrones starting April 6 on HBO, when Season 4 premieres.