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John Bradley Aims to Break Out of ‘Game of Thrones’ Typecast with ‘3 Body Problem’

John Bradley, known for his role as Samwell Tarly on “Game of Thrones,” found himself pigeonholed into a specific character type due to his portrayal on the hit series. However, his career took a turn when he was cast as Jack Rooney in the sci-fi series “3 Body Problem.” The character of Jack was specifically written for Bradley by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who recognized his potential beyond his previous role.

Bradley expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to showcase a different side of himself through the character of Jack, who exudes confidence and self-assurance. He saw this role as a chance to break free from the constraints of being typecast and explore new dimensions as an actor.

Trailer for “3 Body Problem”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trailer_3_body_problem

In the series, Jack Rooney meets a violent end in episode three, a fate that initially left Bradley feeling slightly apprehensive. However, he soon realized that it was a testament to the show’s creators’ willingness to take risks and defy expectations, much like they did with shocking deaths in “Game of Thrones.”

The death scene, which required meticulous attention to detail, was a composite of three separate takes filmed over nine months. Bradley aimed to convey Jack’s vulnerability and fear in the moment, emphasizing the emotional depth of the character’s demise.

Trailer for “3 Body Problem” Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trailer_3_body_problem_season1

While Jack’s death scene was impactful, Bradley found another scene, where Jack confronts his friend Will about his illness, to be the most challenging. This interaction delved into the complexities of their relationship, revealing a deeper, more caring side of Jack that audiences had not seen before.

Bradley hopes that his work on “3 Body Problem” will showcase his versatility as an actor and open up new opportunities for him in portraying confident characters. He looks forward to collaborating with filmmakers like Emerald Fennell, known for her bold and innovative storytelling, to further expand his artistic horizons.

Trailer for “3 Body Problem” Season 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trailer_3_body_problem_season2

Overall, Bradley sees his role in “3 Body Problem” as a pivotal moment in his career, offering a fresh start and the chance to explore a wider range of characters. The series serves as a platform for him to demonstrate his talent and versatility, setting the stage for exciting future projects.

This article was originally published in The Hollywood Reporter magazine. [Subscribe here](https://subscribe.hollywoodreporter.com/sub/?p=THR&f=saleb_2&s=IH2205THRS).