‘Game of Thrones’ Q&A: Joe Dempsie on Gendry’s Long, Strange Trip King Robert’s bastard son talks nudity, Arya, season finale

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June 6, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Bastard. Swordsmith. Night’s Watch recruit. Wanted man. Shirtless swordsmith. Best friend to a runaway Stark. Member of the Brotherhood Without Banners (briefly). Lover to Melisandre (more briefly). Leech bait. Few characters on Game of Thrones have covered more ground than Gendry, secret son of the late King Robert Baratheon. And few have made as much of a break from their book-version counterparts: Gendry’s abduction and potential ritual sacrifice by the red priestess Melisandre and his uncle Stannis is a brand-new development. It’s been up to actor Joe Dempsie to tie it all together, while simultaneously crafting one of the series’ most affecting relationships: the friendship between Gendry and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams). With the season finale almost here, Dempsie took stock of Gendry’s life, times and torso. 
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