Sean Bean, the famous often-killed-off actor who played Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones is still talking a fair amount of trash about how he doesn't seem to want to give up hope of a return to the show. I don't really see it happening, especially since Stark's head rolled in season one and there's nothing of much value that he could contribute to the show at this point.
However, he was one of the more noteworthy actors that the show had in the cast of the first season, and his character was a truly good and noble man - rare in this fictional land. He was the original protagonist, but his time in the sun seems like it's pretty much done at this point. Right?
Not according to Bean:
"I've definitely got some unfinished business that needs to be resolved there. I'm obviously not Jon Snow's dad. And you need that to be revealed at some point, don't you?"
What, Sean? Well, even if this is revealed to be true, that doesn't mean we need Ned Stark to come back to the show. He also added...
"He’s not my child. He isn’t. That's what I suspected all along."
Unclear if Sean Bean is trolling here or absolutely serious. Either way, it's entertaining stuff. He was a great character, but if I have any advice for the man, it's to give it a rest and move on!
The final bit that Sean Bean had to say was a guess at how Jon Snow would react to finding out he was not actually Ned Stark's son:
"Probably a bit psychologically confused, I would imagine! I think that’s probably an interesting journey for Jon Snow as a character and for [Kit Harington] as the actor. He’s been very fortunate in being one of the characters that had a very meaty, substantial, very complex story to be able to discover for himself. He’s been lucky to survive!"
Anyway, here's a clip of Ned Stark, back when times were simpler, and he was alive!
I mean, I guess they could do a flashback...? I don't know, I doubt you're in luck, Sean Bean. Sorry, man.