'House of the Dragon' Blood actor says he was 'totally up for' his character experiencing 'epic amounts of torture' like in the book

Sam C. Wilson as Blood in "House of the Dragon."
Sam C. Wilson as Blood in "House of the Dragon."HBO
  • Sam C. Wilson played Blood in "House of the Dragon" season two.

  • He told Business Insider he was "totally up for" Blood experiencing "epic amounts of torture" like in the book.

  • The first episode of the season shocked fans as Blood and his partner Cheese murdered a child.

"House of the Dragon" actor Sam C. Wilson told Business Insider that he was "totally up for" his character Blood experiencing "epic amounts of torture" like he does in the book the show is based on.

The second season of the "Game of Thrones" prequel whipped fans into a frenzy with what's been dubbed the "Blood and Cheese" moment in the premiere.

The final sequence of the episode sees two mercenaries, Blood (Wilson) and Cheese (Mark Stobbart) sneak into the Red Keep in King's Landing and brutally murder a Targaryen child.

It's the type of controversial violence that "Game of Thrones" became infamous for in its early seasons. However, some fans were disappointed that the scene was not as violent as it is in George R. R. Martin's book "Fire and Blood," which "House of the Dragon" is based on.

It's a testament to "Game of Thrones," which is one of the biggest shows of all time, that fans are fiercely protective of the prequel series and have a strong attachment to the book.

Blood is caught trying to flee the city in the second episode, and King Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) kills him with a mace to get revenge for his son's death.

That scene plays out a little differently in the source material, as Blood gets tortured for 13 days before dying.

Wilson said: "I think Blood's awful, just a horrible guy. It's all make-believe and I have my own feelings about him, but I would've been totally up for epic amounts of torture.

"They could have done whatever they liked to me. I would've been really up for that."

The British actor explained that violent roles like Blood are often challenging.

"I must admit, I definitely find it harder to come to terms with doing horrible things in make-believe land," Wilson said. "I find it harder to do them than I do have them done to me. So I would've been totally fine with a massive load of torture. I think Blood absolutely deserved it."

Wilson also wasn't disappointed that his role didn't last for longer than two episodes.

"They maced me, which is great, and I was excited to get my comeuppance when I was watching the episode. There's literally zero ego or dignity around Blood. He's awful. He's a bastard. He needed to go," he said.

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