Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently recalled that he was once offered a role in Game of Thrones. However, the former Led Zeppelin singer and current solo artist ultimately turned down the part in the popular HBO fantasy drama TV series that ended in 2019.
Robert Plant jokingly reveals the reason
Plant recently joked about his reason for declining. He spoke about the imagery drawn in Zeppelin tunes — including the Scandinavian mythology at the basis of the band’s “Immigrant Song” (1970) — the vocalist who is now well-known for duetting with bluegrass musician Alison Krauss mused about the icy Game of Thrones aesthetic he likely helped create with Zeppelin.
“I got offered a part in [Game of Thrones],” Plant tells Canadian media personality George Stroumboulopoulos in a portion of a live video interview the Apple Music 1 host conducted with the Led Zeppelin icon. The interviewer shared the clip online on Tuesday (June 14).
Asked what part he was up for in Game of Thrones, Plant seemingly failed to remember before devilishly approving, “I got to ride a horse and go [lifts head in a regal manner].”
Still, “I don’t want to get typecast,” the musician added. “I started that shit — go back to ‘Immigrant Song’ and Led Zeppelin being part of cultural exchange in Iceland with the Icelandic government. So they didn’t know what they’d invited onto their little island.”
Did you know Robert Plant was offered a role in Game of Thrones? Here's why he turned it down. pic.twitter.com/vc00AenZNq
— George FKN StroumbouloPHÒulos 🐺 (@strombo) June 14, 2022
Robert Plant also recently revealed that one of his most iconic poses of Led Zeppelin emerged from insecurity with his singing. The Led Zeppelin frontman said that he often arched his back away from his microphone hand, not to look like a glorious golden-haired rock god, but to soften the aural blow of a note sung out of tune.