What a random thing. Sorry to be a Debbie downer, but I am grabbing at proverbial straws here. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is on the cover of Esquire, and for reasons unknown to me detailed the story of how he watched a man die in Los Angeles.
“One morning, I was walking down Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. There was this guy on a motorcycle right in front of me — about as far away as that plant, maybe six feet? And he looked at me,” the Game of Thrones star, 44, recalled in his interview for Esquire’s style issue. “He didn’t wave, but he looked at me, and then he pulled out into traffic and this car, like, boom — killed him instantly.”
“I was the last person he saw on earth,” Dinklage said. “And I connected with him.”
“There was this quiet moment where it was like I was the only person in the world who knew this guy was dead,” Dinklage, a married father of one, explained. “And I was there looking at him, you know, in those moments of calm after something horrible happens, the calm before the melee starts, before the ambulances and the cops arrive and it becomes a scene. There was that moment when I was with him.”
“He was probably about 25. He’d probably just had breakfast at the same place I was headed,” the Emmy winner said. “And then he died. It’s like, he was robbed.”
I can see how that sort of thing would stick with someone. It’s pretty horrible and depressing, and profound. I feel like I would have nightmares about it forever. On a happier note, Dinklage looks quite fetching on the cover photo, yes? What a handsome man. Can’t wait til Game of Thrones is back and we can have him on my TV weekly!