Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is well-known for his dry sense of humor, and he puts it to good use when the subject turns to ‘DwILFs’ and a YouTube video dedicated to how much, um, sexual activity he partakes in off-screen during a NSFW-interview with Playboy.
In the magazine’s latest “20 Questions” feature, the actor who plays Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s smash adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy book series is very forthright about his cash-poor years as a musician and actor in New York, his eccentric childhood, and Thrones fandom. (“Game of Thrones fans are the nicest people ever, but a thousand nice people coming at me gives me claustrophobia.”)
He also doesn’t shy away from sex-symbol talk and his friends’ concerns that he once “dissed” Brangelina at the Golden Globes.
Check out some of the best quotes from Dinklage’s Playboy interview below.
On a YouTube video called “Peter Dinklage Gets So Much P—y,” in which two guys discuss his off-screen sex life: “By ‘p—y’ do they mean actual p—y? Or is it a metaphor, like for gardening? Because if that’s the case, then yes, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately. If they mean sex, they might be getting me confused with somebody else. But if p—y means wearing old-man sweaters and watering my herb garden, then absolutely, I’m getting so much p—y.”
*We should probably note here that Dinklage is a happily married man. He and his wife Erica have one daughter, born in 2011.
On being a “DwILF” (we’ll let him explain): “DwILF, as in Dwarf I’d Like to F–k? That’s very clever. Honestly, I think there’s an irony in all of this. I take it with a grain of salt. They’ll say, ‘Oh, he’s sexy,’ but women still go for guys who are six-foot-two. It’s nice that people are thinking outside the box, but I don’t believe any of it for a minute.”
On Game of Thrones‘ fight scenes: “There’s a scene in the show when I chop a man’s leg off from behind. The gentleman was probably about 70 years old. They filmed him from the back, so you don’t see how old he is. Also he’s an amputee. He had one leg, so basically I just knocked out the fake leg. I had a big dull sword, and I knocked a wooden leg off an amputee who was 70 years old. So to answer your question, no, I don’t feel like a badass. The fight scenes are all a big lie. The whole time, you’re trying not to get hit in the eye with a sword, and you wish you had on a welding helmet.”
On making a political statement in his Golden Globes acceptance speech: “My friends were less concerned with what I said than that I apparently brushed off Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on my way to the stage. When you’re in that moment and you’re about to accept an award and you have no idea what you’re going to say, you don’t notice that Brad and Angelina are reaching out to say hello. All I saw was a sea of people I needed to get through. Friends don’t care about issues like dwarf tossing. They only care about ‘Dude, you dissed Brangelina.'”