'Game of Thrones' actor Peter Dinklage feels pressures facing the successful show

Season 2 of HBO show off to good start
By Geoff Boucher Published: June 15, 2012

“Thrones” certainly nods to that too, with plenty of time spent at the colossal landmark called the Wall, an 8,000-year-old barrier of ice at the grim northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. But Dinklage also knows that characters and the fascinating physics of family and power have made “Thrones” the must-see show that it is, which is why he's leery of anything that would shift emphasis from words to wars. For that reason, Dinklage sounds conflicted even about HBO's decision to add 15 percent to the “Thrones” production budget.

“I think more money can be very detrimental to movies and TV because things get solved economically rather than creatively and that's never a good solution,” he said. “I think with a lot of filmmakers, their first film is their best film because they had to think on their feet and solve problems with ingenuity. The more money there is too, the more cooks you have in the kitchen and suddenly you have 20 producers showing up on the set and you don't know who they are or what they even do.”


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