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Iain Glen From Game Of Thrones Explains Why He’s ‘Worried’ About Jorah

Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) has been having some rough luck on Game of Thrones lately. After being infected with Greyscale—a disease that turns its victims into crazed Stone Men—in Season 5, Mormont can’t return to Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) side unless he finds the cure. It’s unfortunate because Mormont’s crush on the Mother of Dragons is still going strong six seasons later.


“They’ve got a worried actor on their hands,” Glen, who plays Ser Jorah, told Vulture. “For any actor on the show, most of the time we’re just thinking, ‘Please keep me alive!’ I’ve been very lucky to be a part of the show, right back to the pilot.”

The biggest problem with Greyscale—besides the fact that it’s (mostly) incurable—is that it’s easily transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. But the late Shireen Baratheon contracted Greyscale from a doll, so who knows exactly how this horrifying disease gets around.


“All the directors on all the story lines are super aware of that,” Glen explained about the skin-to-skin contact problem during filming. “It’s a blessing that it was my left hand, not my sword hand. So I can kind of look after myself a little bit longer. But I’ve got to find a solution, or I’m on the road to madness.”

Though if all else fails, he’s OK ending his legacy hard as a stone: “If I go out in the madness of Greyscale, then I’ll have thought I’ve done very well.” That’s the Game of Thrones spirit, Jorah!