"And as for Game of Thrones, he says, “This series has spawned a huge amount of love, but guaranteed, no one loves it as much as I loved doing it. I’m really proud of it; it’s good TV. My character’s very misunderstood, he’s not completely bad. But that’s what’s interesting about the show, because everyone is nuanced. There are lots of nasty people but everyone’s doing it for a reason, and it’s interesting because it’s psychologically coherent. You don’t know who you’re rooting for necessarily.
“I remember thinking, while I was doing it, ‘I don’t know if anyone is ever going to watch this, and actually I don’t really care. I secretly think this is brilliant.’ You have those little moments, when you see someone else’s close-up or you walk past a tent and there are ten thousand swords being forged, something which pricks your imagination and lends you a thousand different thoughts, and you go, ‘Oh, I’m so glad I’m doing this.’ That is the most wonderful defence against all the nonsense of the popularity contest of acting, because if you love the actual work, it doesn’t matter.”
- from "Harry’s Gain: Why TV drama is banking on Harry Lloyd," The Scotsman