Here's How Finn Jones is Preparing to Play IRON FIST
One of the things that sort of got lost in the monumental HBO series Game of Thrones is just how great of a fighter Ser Loras Tyrell is. I understand that they don't have time to flesh things out to the same extent that George R.R. Martin does in his A Song of Ice and Fire novels, but it would have been cool to see more of Loras earning his reputation as a badass warrior.
But it looks like actor Finn Jones, who plays Loras, will be able to show off his fighting prowess in another show instead. He recently cast as the lead in Marvel's upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist, and in the new print issue of EW (via ComicBook), he spoke a little about the training he's doing to embody the new hero. He's training for multiple hours a day doing "kung fu and wushu mixed with a bit of tai chi," as well as weight training "to bulk up." And on the mental side of things, he's studying Buddhism and meditation.
"I've always dreamed of a role that bridged spiritual discipline and badass superhero," he told the magazine. "There's a contradiction in those elements that's going to be very fun to play."
OK...that seems like a very specific dream for a part to play, but I'm happy he found it. We'll have to wait until 2017 to see if fans agree and are pleased with his portrayal of the character, but things seem to be moving forward quickly; the producers just hired one of his fellow GOT cast members last week.