Richard Madden: 'Game of Thrones' was not as intensive as 'Klondike'

brightcove.createExperiences(); Fan-favorite (former) "Game of Thrones" actor Richard Madden is donning new furs and making new wolf friends as he heads up to the Yukon territories in Discovery Channel's new series"Klondike." Zap2it had the lucky opportunity to sit down with Madden and talk to him about the channel's first scripted show while he was promoting it at TCA 2014 winter press tour. "'Game of Thrones' is not half as intensive as this. This is like every single day, every scene. As an actor, it was a huge job, but physically, mentally, emotionally, it was really, really intense," Madden admits of playing the part of real-life gold rush adventurer Bill Haskell. "That's kind of part and parcel. That kind of had to happen." To prepare for the role, Madden read Haskell's book as well as many Jack London novels. In "Klondike," London is played by Johnny Simmons. But Madden feels it's Abbie Cornish's Belinda Mulrooney...


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