Ron Perlman Would Love To Reunite With George R. R. Martin For ‘Game Of Thrones’
First Published: August 13, 2011 3:14 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Ron Perlman has his hands busy with the FX drama “Sons of Anarchy,” but he wouldn’t mind reuniting with an old Hollywood colleague – George R. R. Martin – and nabbing a role in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
“I’d love to be in ‘Game of Thrones,’” Ron told Access Hollywood on Thursday night in Los Angeles at the premiere of his newest film, “Conan the Barbarian,” which stars “GOT” Season 1 veteran Jason Momoa.
Perlman actually has a major connection with the man behind “Game of Thrones” – author Martin – who in addition to writing the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, wrote for one of Perlman’s early dramas.
“George R. R. Martin, who wrote all the [‘Song of Ice and Fire’] books… wrote for ‘Beauty and the Beast,’” Perman said, referring to his former show with Linda Hamilton.
“I go way back with George R. R. I can’t believe how through the roof he is. He won’t return any of my calls anymore,” Perlman said in jest. “It’s really disgusting what Hollywood can do to a guy.”
While Perman wouldn’t mind a role in “GOT,” his former “Beauty and the Beast” castmate, Roy Dotrice, who played his father – Jacob Wells – in the series, which started airing in the late 1980s, has just joined the HBO drama for season 2.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Dotrice will play Hallyne, the pyromancer, who will become an associate of sorts with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) in “the imp’s” new role as the King’s Hand.
Dotrice was actually cast as Grand Maester Pycelle in Season 1 of the series, but reportedly withdrew due to health issues, according to winter-is-coming.net.
“Roy is one of the finest actors I have ever had the privilege of working with, and I’m thrilled to have him back on the series,” Martin said in his blog.
“Conan the Barbarian” hits theaters on August 19.
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