Here’s the real story behind Tommen playing *two* different characters on “Game of Thrones”

This past season of Game of Thrones, we (sadly) watched Tommen Baratheon die. But, did you know that’s not actually the only time we’ve watched Tommen die on-screen? In what is undoubtedly a pretty big Game of Thrones Easter egg, the actor behind the fallen king, Dean-Charles Chapman, has actually played *two* different Game of Thrones roles over the past six seasons.

And both of them have died. Maybe third character’s the charm…?

HelloGiggles recently got the chance to sit down and chat with Dean about all things Game of Thrones, and what it was like to be King for a little bit of time. Also, what was it like to die not once, but twice in Westeros. The only other person who might, one day, be able to claim this same title is Jon Snow (BUT DON’T YOU DARE KILL JON SNOW AGAIN, GAME OF THRONES).

As Dean explained, at the time, he didn’t really know what he was auditioning for, let alone realize that one day he’d sit on the Iron Throne:

"I auditioned for this thing called Game of Thrones, didn't have a clue what it was, didn't watch it. This was Season 3, so Season 2 had just aired, and a lot of people watched it, but it was just sort of slowly [getting more and more popular]. I auditioned, I got the part, it was [for] this kid named Martyn Lannister, who ended up getting murdered by Lord Karstark. [I filmed] like two scenes. I didn't meet George R. R. Martin, but he was there, I remember him there watching me on the monitors with the death scene. I [also] met [Game of Thrones showrunners] Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff] really nice guys, and they showed me around the set."


And that was all Dean did for Season 3. And then…

"Six months later I got a phone call from my agent saying that [the show] wants to bring you back, as this character called Tommen."

It sure sounds like the scenes Dean shot in front of GRRM, and his time with Dan and David really left an impression on the Game of Thrones masterminds. They probably looked at Dean and though, “Hmm, yes, he would make a fine king.” Only thing is, Dean still wasn’t up-to-date with his Game of Thrones binge.

"I still didn't watch [the show]! I was like, 'Who's Tommen, who is this kid?' My mates were like, 'He's Joffrey's brother. Joffrey's an asshole. You'll be the brother of an asshole.'"

Thankfully, learning about Joffrey’s sour disposition didn’t sway Dean from returning to the show.

"I went [back], and I still didn't know I was going to be king, I didn't know his fate. Then I had a crown fitting, and they brought me back."


And there you have it. That’s the story of the one time Dean was resurrected in the Game of Thrones world to come back for a second time…and become king. Hmm, sounds familiar. Maybe history will repeat itself (cough*Jon Snow*cough), and who knows? Maybe we’ll even see Dean back for a third time as another member of the Lannister family.

If you’re still looking for even MORE behind-the-scenes Game of Thrones intel, be sure and pick up Season 6 of HBO’s epic series, now on DVD and Blu Ray! (And yes, it IS the perfect holiday gift for every member of your family)

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