Bean's lead character Ned Stark was killed off in the penultimate episode 'Baelor', which aired on HBO last night. The British actor confessed that he was shocked by Ned's exit and claimed that watching his own decapitation was "weird".
Speaking about the prop dummy head, he told TV Guide: "I kind of saw it knocking around on set. I saw someone carrying it around one day and I had a look at it.
"It's quite good, but it's quite eerie and creepy to see something like that. It's a weird feeling."
Bean said of Stark's death at the hands of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson): "It's just a sad moment because he dies serving his family's children. His daughters are watching from the crowd and they see him beheaded. It's a big moment, not so much about blood and horror, but more about human emotions and sadness and the tragedy and shock of it."
He added: "Nobody can believe it, even the characters who are corrupt. The Queen and Littlefinger and Varys are looking around in astonishment because they can't believe that this guy, this young King has done this. He's gone against everyone. It's a big step to actually take, to chop off Ned Stark's head."
Game of Thrones concludes next Sunday at 9pm on HBO in the US, while episode nine airs tonight at 9pm on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
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