All hail the new Prince of the Thrones

All hail the new Prince of the Thrones
Television still: Game Of Thrones Season 4 starring Pedro Pascal, a charismatic and fearless warrior.

CHILEAN- American actor Pedro Pascal, a new addition to television series Game Of Thrones in Season 4, is already well-versed in the art of not giving away any spoilers.

In a 20-minute telephone interview with The Straits Times' Life! to promote the show on Tuesday, he proved his finesse in talking a lot without actually saying anything.

In the epic fantasy series, the 39-year-old plays Prince Oberyn Martell, a charismatic warrior who is also a sexual adventurer.

Throw him a question on whether he wears a "sock" over his genitalia for the show's graphic sex scenes and he is careful to refer only to scenes already aired.

"Technically, I was only half naked in one scene so, really, I was able to keep my pants on," he says, deadpan.

Will his handsome face eventually sport a battle scar in the coming episodes, like so many other characters do in the drama?

He skirts the issue altogether to talk about his real-life scar: "Well, I have my own scar from when I was four years old - I tried to do a backflip and landed on my chin. But as far as Oberyn's concerned, it's amazing how much fighting he's done without getting a significant scar. We can only hope he makes it through the fight with The Mountain unscathed."

He is referring to the highly anticipated fight between his character and that of The Mountain, or Gregor Clegane (played by Hafthor Julius Bjornsson), which will air on HBO (StarHub, Channel 601) on June 8.

The outcome of this "trial by combat" will determine the fate of the show's major character ,Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage), who is being held for killing his nephew Joffrey.

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