English Game Of Thrones star John Bradley Discloses How Playing Sam Gave Him A Permanent Stutter

English Game Of Thrones star John Bradley Discloses How Playing Sam Gave Him A Permanent Stutter Credit: Shutterstock

John Bradely, English actor, best known for his role as Samwell Tarly in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones has revealed how playing Sam gave him a stutter and ‘performance anxiety’

During an open and honest interview on the Blank Podcast with Giles Paley-Phillips and comedian Jim Daly, the Manchester born actor disclosed how playing his character Samwell Tarly led him to suffer from a permanent stutter which would additionally ‘would trip him up’ during filming.

Bradely explained how he got into a trap with his character and it got to the point where he lost control of when he stammered or not.

After eight seasons, the worrying stammer, coupled with an anxiety around performing, affected the actor as he auditioned for parts away from the show, which ended after eight seasons in May.

The 31-year-old went on to explain that towards the end of Game Of Thrones, it became the only way he could act. The stammer had become a part of Bradely and not just limited to his character Sam, the actor would find himself doing auditions and stammering regardless of the role cast.

Bradley revealed that the habit took a while to get out of and fortunately it went away over time.

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