Brian Cox Disses "So Overrated" Johnny Depp & Explains Turning Down "Game Of Thrones"

In his new memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat, Brian Cox says that he turned down the role of Robert Baratheon in Game of Thrones because the “money was not all that great” and he would’ve died early on. He also slams Johnny Depp as “overblown” and “overrated.”

“I’m often asked if I was offered a role in ‘Game of Thrones’ — reason being that every other bugger was — and the answer is, yes, I was supposed to be a king called Robert Baratheon, who apparently died when he was gored by a boar in the first season,” Cox writes in the memoir. “I know very little about ‘Game of Thrones’ so I can’t tell you whether or not he was an important character, and I’m not going to Google it just in case he was, because I turned it down.”