Iwan Rheon admitted shooting a rape scene on ‘Game Of Thrones’ was the “worst day” of his career.
The 35-year-old actor’s alter ego, Ramsay Bolton did many cruel and sadistic things during his tenure on the fantasy drama series, but Iwan didn’t find any of them as “horrible” to film as the season five moment when his character forcibly had sex with his new wife Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) on their wedding night.
He said: “That was horrible. Nobody wanted to be there. Nobody wants to do that, but if it’s telling a story then you have to tell it truthfully.
“‘They didn’t sensationalise it or anything. It was very, very hard watching. It’s a horrible thing that happens, unfortunately, and it shouldn’t be. It was the worst day of my career.
“Chopping someone’s finger off you don’t really see it, and when you’re doing like a close up, it’s a piece of plastic. We’re just acting, it’s not real. Then something like that where you’re in the actual reality of the situation is very difficult to deal with. It was a horrible, horrible day.”
Iwan admitted it was particularly tough because he’s aware marital rape still happens.
He added to Metro.co.uk: “This is something that we shouldn’t even have to worry about, because it’s something that shouldn’t exist in this world but unfortunately it does.”
Meanwhile, the ‘Riviera’ actor has been keeping busy during lockdown by making music, but he insisted it’s all just been for “pleasure”, not as part of a new career path.
He said: “I don’t necessarily want it to be a massive thing, and the lovely thing about it is there’s no pressure on the music. I get to just enjoy it.
“I’ve written another [album], I call it ‘Studio Iso-f*****g-lation’! I’ve recorded bits and bobs on my own but they’re only demos not for release, just to start to get a collection of songs. Hopefully at some point I’d like to record another album or something.”