Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:00 am | 0 Comments |
In another new interview promoting Ripper Street, which begins streaming on Amazon Prime UK today, Matthew talks about the show as well as trying to get a role in Game of Thrones. We would totally be up for that! There are a few characters who haven’t yet appeared on the show that he would be great for. Who wants to start the petition?
“I just worked with Emilia Clarke, she was like, ‘They’re going to be doing some new casting.’ I was like, ‘Right, well, why don’t you tell them I’m free and I can come and do it.’
“I’ve seen a bit of the first season and a bit of the second, and I’ve read all the books, so I’m a big fan of the story. I’d definitely jump at a chance to be involved in that.
“I’d get to do my own accent, which is always nice, and it’s fun. I know a few people on it and it sounds like the most amazing fun—swords, shields, riding on horseback. What an era to throw yourself into!”
As a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels, who could Matthew, 26, see himself playing? “The series is now ahead of the books so everyone’s been cast,” he says.
“My favourite character actually was Bronn when I read the books. I said that to Jerome when we first started shooting [Ripper Street], ‘Before we start, Ripper Street’s great, mate, but the way you play Bronn is absolutely identical to how I imagined it.’
For his role in Ripper Street, Matthew had to do a Cockney accent. Speaking to Yahoo UK:
“It’s weird. I went in for the meeting and he’s a Whitechapel lad, so they said, ‘Can you do it in a cockney accent?’ I go, ‘I dunno, I can give it a go, I’ve got enough black cabs in my time.’ Then I got the part and was like, ‘So the accent was fine?’ And they said, ‘Yeah.’
“On set I told the director, ‘If it goes all Dick Van Dyke you’re going to have to tell me’, because I just don’t know. The worst thing would be to watch it on Amazon and it be dreadful.”
He also spoke to Yahoo UK about the possibility of a Bluestone 42 film. He says he would definitely be interested if there was story to tell. He wouldn’t want to do a film just for the sake of making a film.