Game of Thrones actor Isaac Hempstead Wright has revealed that his character’s intense stare is due to poor eyesight, Optician Online reports.
Hempstead Wright appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and explained that since he does not wear his glasses or contact lenses when in character as Bran Stark, his vision is impaired.
He said: “Yeah, I’m kind of getting good at this intense stare, but it’s actually aided by the fact that I’m completely blind when I’m on set.”
The actor also recalled shooting a scene with his co-star Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark. She commented that she was impressed by the power of his gaze.
“She said, ‘Isaac, your stare is like you’re staring into my soul!’ ”
“And I was like, ‘I can’t see you! That’s why.” ’