Pedro Pascal previews Red Viper's arc in Game of Thrones Season 4

By Andrew Meola | Apr 02, 2014 09:34 AM EDT
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Pedro Pascal portrays Oberyn Martell, better known as Red Viper, in Season 4 of HBO's Game of Thrones. And in his own words, the prince "doesn't waste any time" in his quest to have the Lannisters pay for the death of his sister, Elia.

Pascal spoke to TVLine to offer some glimpses into what fans can expect from the character this season, and he likened the Red Viper to a particular musical style.

"[He's] definitely punk rock," he said with a laugh. "He's like, 'Live life to the fullest, suck the marrow, play hard, love hard, hate hard.'"

The character shows this in his very first scene in the Season 4 premiere, which airs Sunday at 9 p.m., when he forgoes a formal welcome to King's Landing in favor of the pleasures on hand at Littlefinger's establishment. And he brings his woman, Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma of Rome fame) with him!

"I would say she's the love of Oberyn's life, and they have four daughters together," Pascal said. "He found somebody who's his match, like 'I see the world how you see the world' and 'Let's do this together.'" He added with a laugh, "As far as meeting us in the brothel, that very well may have been her idea."

The relationship between the two is "deeply equal" and "atypical," according to the article.

Finally, Pascal said his character's "focus is so specific" that the other numerous goings-on in Westeros are "not part of that equation."

And on a behind-the-scenes note, Pascal told TVLine that he read audition scenes for this season that were chock full of spoilers. "I thought, I better get this f*cking part," he joked, "because the fourth season is ruined for me!"

What do you expect out of the Red Viper this season? Let us know in the comments below.

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