London, July 28 (IANS) “Game of Thrones” actor Aidan Gillen, who plays Petyr ‘Littlefinger Baelish, says he doesnt get booed much as many people treat him as “their favourite uncle” when they meet him.
“I don’t get booed and hissed that much. I was greeted very cordially by a group of something like 12 students off a train in Manchester the other day. They were like, ‘Littlefinger!’ It was as if they’d met their favourite uncle just stepping off the train with sweets,” Gillen said in a statement.
He think people are confused whether his character is a villain or not.
The actor added: “I think some people are confused. They say to me, ‘Hey you know, your character confuses me because I like you’. And that’s what you want in a villainous role I guess.
“It’s important to show that this is somebody who can get away with things, precisely because people do find him trustworthy in some way or attractive. Without that it just wouldn’t work. And his plans are so well laid, they go so far back you know – there’s a certain glee watching them unfold.”
“Game of Thrones” season seven is aired in India on Star World and Star World HD.