Isaac Hempstead Wright says his creepy Bran stare comes from being 'completely blind' on set without his glasses

HBOBran Stark’s creepy stare quickly became a meme.

The new season of “Game of Thrones” is here, and it looks as if the Three-Eyed Raven is set to play a bigger role than ever.

The actor who plays Bran Stark, Isaac Hempstead Wright, previously told INSIDER’s resident “Thrones” expert, Kim Renfro, that his character had “one of the most extraordinary arcs” on the show.

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However, it wasn’t Bran’s plotline that got people talking after Sunday night’s season-eight premiere – it was his creepy death stare.

Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, Hempstead Wright said the intense staring came naturally to him because he basically can’t see on set.

“Yeah, I’m kind of getting good at this intense stare,” he told Kimmel. “But it’s actually aided by the fact that I’m completely blind when I’m on set.

“I don’t have my glasses, and I don’t have contact lenses.”

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The actor recalled shooting a scene with his costar Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, who he said was particularly impressed by the power of his gaze.

“She said, ‘Isaac, your stare is like you’re staring into my soul!'” he said. “And I was like, ‘I can’t see you! That’s why.'”

Watch the exchange:

Bran’s various staring appearances in the show were quickly turned into a meme.^tfw^tfw

Hempstead Wright leaned into the mockery though, tweeting on Tuesday: “Loving these #BranStark memes, keep em coming #ForTheThrone.”

He even re-created a real-life version of the meme that the show’s account tweeted.

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