Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham has said he needs protection from the mad fans who have invaded him while he is shopping for underwear.
The Dubliner recalled that producers had to hire additional security to protect actors in Spain after worshipers broke into their hotels and knocked on their doors.
He said, “There’s nowhere you can go. We were filming in Spain and the fans broke into the hotel and ran down the halls knocking on doors trying to reach us.
“We had to fly extra security.
“I was trying to buy – as we call them on the north side – a pair of jocks and I remember going through the door and the security went up.
“He was an ex-cop from North Steve. He’s a lovely guy. He said where are you going? I replied, I’m just going to the store ”. He said, ‘I’ll come with you.’
“I said, ‘You’re not coming with me,’ but he said, ‘I have to. I said, ‘Steve, I’m crossing the street to buy some underwear, I don’t want security.’ He said ‘Look, I’m just coming with you’.
“I was at H&M going through my trunks and I’m looking around and Steve is standing with his arms wide open like he’s on the cross and there are 30 people trying to get around him as I try. to buy a pair of underwear. Unbelievable.
“Spain was crazy. It’s the weird thing, when you have to run out of bars in countries you’ve never been to before.
Liam added that Dublin is the only place he gets fans peace and said he adores healthy grudges.
He added, “They don’t care here. It’s good. I like a healthy bad mood.
“There is a philosophy in Dublin: either you stole someone, you bought a lottery ticket and you got lucky, or something happened by mistake. They don’t assume that anything is won.
“You were just in the right place at the right time. No one is competent enough to be successful. You are jammy and you are lucky. And in a way, they’re right.
Speaking on Doireann Garrihy’s On The Laughs Of Your Life podcast, Liam also said he felt guilty for being away from his family while filming.
He is the father of three children, Liam Jnr, Sean and Ellen.
But he recalled the guilt he felt while in China and his wife Colette called him to tell him that his then 10-year-old son had to have an emergency.
Liam said, “I got a phone call from my wife saying my son was about to have an emergency appendectomy.
“So he went under the knife. I was with my daughter. I brought my daughter who was 14 at the time.
“My daughter must have put me down. We were out for a walk.
“I think it was Shanghai and I felt like I was a complete d *** because I was indulging in my passion, my love of making movies, which is not there. most essential thing that people can do on the planet.
“It’s not cardiovascular surgery. I felt incredibly selfish and incredibly guilty even though it pays the bills. You always feel like I’m not here for my boy, just to hold his hand or whatever.
“There was no way I could even jump on a plane.”
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