Robert Plant said in a new interview that he was offered a part in the television series “Game of Thrones,” but turned it down because “I don’t want to be typecast!”
Plant was interviewed by The Strombo Show and host George Stroumboulopoulos asked Plant if he watched “Game of Thrones.”
Read the transcript of Plant discussing “Game of Thrones” below:
George Stroumboulopoulos: Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones’?
Robert Plant: No, I got offered a part in that!
GS: And you said no?
RP: Yeah well I don’t want to be typecast! I mean I started that shit! Go back to ‘Immigrant Song,’ Led Zeppelin being part of a cultural exchange in Iceland with the Icelandic government, so they didn’t really know what they’d invited onto their little island and so on the way back on the plane I started thinking about … because I love Western European history, you know from maybe the Bronze Age up through all the old religion the great sort of when we were really in touch with our earth, and so the Viking thing was obviously, so that whole idea of playing in Iceland and and experiencing this amazing landscape and people so yeah I’ve got a lot to answer for already because I’ve never seen so many bands with double bladed axes and looking like that, you know it was they could have all looked like Soft Cell, you know something
GS: Were it not for you and Mordor all of that yeah
RP: Mordor … Naughty Mordor
GS: It haunts you to this day. What part did they offer you in ‘Game of Thrones’?
RP: What was it Nick, you know?
Off Camera: No they hadn’t decided
RP: Yeah I thought that I was gonna ride a horse and go [poses] I haven’t got time to grow the beard really, so no.
Watch the full interview below: