Actor Sean Bean admits he’s feeling a bit jealous that the production on season two of Game of Thrones is beginning without him.
“They’re about to start up again [and] the saga gets to go on without me,” he said. “I’m doing something else now, but sometimes I go, ‘Aw, s**t, bring me back’.”
Bean also suggested that Ned’s death will allow other characters, such as Robb Stark (Richard Madden), to take on a larger role.
“Someone else is going to have to take his place,” he said. “Once he’s imprisoned, for instance, his son Robb has to take control. [But] Ned was very much needed, and he’s the last person you want to see disappear.”
Bean says he’d be open to returning as Ned Stark, adding that anything could happen to bring his character back.