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'Game of Thrones' star John Bradley gives an emotional speech about his weight

By Rachel Thompson2019-04-09 09:45:52 UTC

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John Bradley is best known to us as the kindhearted, bookish Samwell Tarly from Game of Thrones. 

He spoke to Conan O'Brien about a speech he delivered at the GoT wrap party in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

"As somebody who grew up overweight and kind of unhappy because of it, and thinking that life was going to pass you by because of it, and all the times where you go to bed and you think, I'd give anything to wake up and not have this weight [...] while I was feeling that about myself, David and Dan — our producers and everybody else connected with the show — they were looking for me," Bradley told O'Brien. "They were looking for exactly me."

"[...] If I'd have known that they were looking for me and what kind of effect that was going to have on the rest of my life then I just wouldn't have been able to believe it," he added.

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