Sean Bean is a great and prolific actor, but by now the fact that he probably won’t live until the end of the series or movie is kind of a running joke among fans.
It’s funny, sure, but it also kills the surprise a little bit; any time you watch a Sean Bean movie, you kinda know he’s gonna go. Which is now why he’s changing his standards for the parts he accepts.
“I just had to cut that out and start surviving, otherwise it was all a bit predictable,” he told The Sun.
The 60-year-old actor told The Sun in an interview that he’s had enough – he’s even started to turn down roles when he knows his character isn’t going to survive until the final credits.
Here’s a complete list of his onscreen deaths, if you’re curious:
“I did do one job and they said, ‘We’re going to kill you’, and I was like, ‘Oh no!’ and then they said, ‘Well, can we injure you badly?’ and I was like, ‘OK, so long as I stay alive this time’,” joked the actor.
Back in 2014, fans of the actor even started #dontkillseanbean on Twitter, which resulted in some truly amazing memes.
So there’s that.
Mr. Bean, we’re rooting for you; may the odds be ever in his favor.