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Sean Bean: 'Game of Thrones scene was creepy'

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Sean Bean has opened up about his departure from Game of Thrones.

The Lord of the Rings actor elaborated on how the scene in which his Game of Thrones character Ned Stark is beheaded was filmed.

"It's a dummy of my head," Bean said in an interview with New York Magazine. "I was holding it at one point, which was a really creepy feeling, to hold my head and look at it. It was very heavy, just like a proper head!"

Bean went on to say that he appreciated the reaction that his character's death has received.

"It really sets the standard, which is high already, for what you would expect from HBO," Bean said. "This was a courageous venture to take on in the first place, with such a vast, big-scale production, and this very bold, daring narrative structure."

The 52-year-old continued: "It's a good thing about George R.R. Martin [author of the book series the show is based on]: He's prepared to kill off the main guys. You don't get the feeling that the good guy is going to last forever, like James Bond."

Bean previously said that watching his own decapitation was "weird", confessing that he found it eerie to see a replica of his own head.

Game of Thrones executives David Benioff and DB Weiss recently revealed that they believe deaths are crucial on the HBO series, stating that viewers need to be constantly in fear for the characters' lives.

Watch our recent interview with Emilia Clarke below:

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