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Eugene Simon Chats 'Game of Thrones' & Heath Ledger

Eugene Simon Chats 'Game of Thrones' & Heath Ledger

Eugene Simon is decked out in Dior Homme for the fourth issue of Varón, on stands worldwide September 8.

The 19-year-old Brit is best known for playing Lancel Lannister, the squire to King Robert Baratheon in HBO’s breakout series Game of Thrones. Check out what Eugene opened up to the mag about:

On the fact that he’ll be famous soon: “Oh, I don’t know about that. Fame isn’t something I’m pursuing. But both Game of Thrones and [Nickelodeon series] House of Anubis have been renewed for second seasons, and they obviously have very different demographics so I just hope that both audiences will enjoy what I do.”

On working with Heath Ledger in Casanova: “I remember him very distinctly. The very first day I went on set, he passed me by – he knew I was playing him as a kid – and he scruffled my hair and said, ‘Hello, mini me!’ During my time on set in Venice, Heath and Omid Djalili were the two people I hung out with and observed. At the time, I hadn’t fully appreciated what big a star Heath was and would become, but I do remember him being a really lively and lovely character. He was so influential and incredibly talented.”

On first hearing about Heath’s death: “I was at my first boarding school, and this girl who really adored him started screaming, ‘Heath has died!’ I was shocked to the core. It was such a massive tragedy. It’s an honor to say you’ve played the younger part of an actor like him. I’m very lucky in that respect.”

Game of Thrones returns to HBO in Spring 2012. Soooooo excited!!!

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Credit: Anders Christian Madsen (senior editor); Photos: Thomas Lohr, Anthony Stephinson (fashion editor)
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  • Foxy Loxy

    Heath rules forever.

  • GFW

    Is Gerard Butler getting any juicy role? Hope so. He is perfect for these period pieces. Plus he’s Scottish!
    ~K
    who posts under his threads here describing how well his acting is excited about Machine Gun Preacher

  • http://Aj Slig o lambert ^____^cute

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  • nepenthes

    Heath is deeply missed.

  • Lisa

    Heath was sweet, cool,talented. I miss him so much. :(((

  • Rahie

    Eugene’s first interview, I’ve seen!! How amazing! And what an experience it is to have played the ‘mini Heath’. Truly an experience. RIP Mr. Heath Ledger. I cannot wait til see what’s in store for Eugene’s future!

  • http://facebook.com/saadgkhan SaadGkhan

    He looks so different from the show, growing up fast I think.
    heath ledger was a legend, will always be remembered!

  • V

    Heath <3

  • lucienne

    Reading about Heath is so sad, but it’s nice to know he was such an amazing person! I am heartbroken that I never met him and never will. I feel like the closest thing to meeting Heath is meeting Matilda. Hopefully someday.

    RIP Heath LegEND. <3

  • RIP

    Heath Ledger was seemingly one of the most decent guys in Hollywood. Ive yet to read anyone say he was anything but nice and sweet in person. He was always polite and humble. With all the useless arrogant celebrities out there and Heath Ledger had to be the one to go? On top of it he was a beautiful man and a brilliant actor in it for the right reasons. An unfair end to a good man who had plenty more to give us, his daughter, his family. What a waste.

  • madmax

    I miss Heath so much. It is such a shame that Matilda is growing up without him. And you’re right, I have yet to hear anyone who had a bad thing to say about him.

    it was such a waste :(

  • http://www.furniturehq.org/ Patricia

    With all the useless arrogant celebrities out there and Heath Ledger had to be the one to go? On top of it he was a beautiful man and a brilliant actor in it for the right reasons.

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