‘Game Of Thrones': Star Peter Dinklage Tells You What HBO’s New Show Is All About

For those of you who haven’t yet read George R.R. Martin’s epic novels, but are planning to tune into HBO’s wonderfully-executed adaptation, “Game of Thrones,” tonight (April 17), you are in for such a major treat. There are so many things to love about this brilliant story, I could go on for days. I won’t. What I will say, however, is that if you’re not already a Peter Dinklage fan, his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister, one of the series’ most complex and colorful characters, will convert you in no time.

MTV News had the very privileged opportunity to speak with Dinklage awhile back, about all things Tyrion, as well as the proper way to describe what “Game of Thrones” is all about.

“I wouldn’t be quick to use the word fantasy with this,” he said. “I know that’s the word that’s been used, maybe a lot of people would disagree with me but what I see, I don’t see it as a fantasy. At least from the stuff I’ve done that actually was truly fantasy, where water creatures are coming out of the ground and lions are talking,” he joked, citing past performances in films like “The Chronicles of Narnia.” “That, to me, is a bit more fantastical.”

“This is more of a human drama,” he said, before catching himself. “Human drama, that sounds a bit funny as well. It’s hard to pinpoint what this show is, but that’s the strength of it. There are things lurking in the shadows a bit, which lends a fantastical element to it, but it’s more about humans, people, making each other’s lives a bit more complex.”

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