Peter Dinklage Doesn't Watch Game of Thrones: "I Don't Have HBO"

Entertainment Jun. 10, 2013 AT 4:00PM
Peter Dinklage doesn't watch Game of Thrones because he doesn’t have HBO. Credit: JP Yim/Getty Images

Here's a twist Game of Thrones fans probably weren't expecting: Peter Dinklage doesn't watch the show!

The actor, 43, who stars as emotionally and physically scarred Tyrion Lannister on the HBO hit, recently told photographers in Montreal, "I don't watch the show." (Dinklage is in Canada filming X-Men: Days of Future Past.)

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"I mean, I don't have HBO," the casually dressed Dinklage, who has a baby daughter with wife Erica Schmidt, said in the short video, posted on TMZ.

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As for his reaction to the shocking "Red Wedding" episode, he deadpanned, "That was, like, a year ago for me."

In the May 2013 issue of Playboy, Dinklage talked about his "badass" on-screen persona versus real life. "There's a scene in the show when I chop a man's leg off from behind," he said, explaining that the stunt man was an elderly amputee. "He had one leg, so basically I just knocked out the fake leg…. So to answer your question, no I don't feel like a badass. The fight scenes are all a big lie."

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In the same interview, the modest actor also talks about being labeled a "DwILF": “DwILF, as in Dwarf I'd Like to F--k? That's very clever. Honestly, I think there's an irony in all of this. I take it with a grain of salt. They'll say, 'Oh, he's sexy,' but women still go for guys who are six-foot-two. It's nice that people are thinking outside the box, but I don't believe any of it for a minute.”

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