As Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, Dame Diana Rigg is something of a heartless disciplinarian, but that’s far from true in real life.
“I cry all the time,” says the actress in the new issue of Radio Times. “Remembrance Day in particular. In fact, anything to do with veterans makes me sob.”
Then again, maybe there are some similarities between her and the Queen of Thorns.
“Anybody who can’t pay their respects, like the Labour leader, needs his bottom spanking,” she adds, referring to the controversy surrounding Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to sing along to the National Anthem during a Second World War memorial service (he says he will sing the anthem in future.)
“[He] drives me mad. He’s one of those well-intentioned men who creates chaos around him.”
Stern words from Rigg, although considering Corbyn was 12 when The Avengers was first shown…
…he might not mind a bit of discipline.
Read the full interview in this week’s Radio Times magazine. Diana Rigg appears in You, Me and the Apocalypse, Wednesday 9pm Sky1