Watch: Game of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage Admits He Has Never Read the Books


Peter Dinklage


updated 03/27/2014 AT 09:45 AM EDT

originally published 03/27/2014 AT 07:00 AM EDT

Someone hasn't done his homework.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, who plays fan favorite Tyrion Lannister, visited The Late Show Wednesday, and confessed a shameful secret to David Letterman: He hasn't read the books the HBO series is based on.

"I haven't read the books," Dinklage admitted. "And George Martin, our author, is probably going to kill my character soon because I mentioned that."

"I started to read it," Dinklage said of the complex, sprawling series. "And I got confused."

Season 4 of Game of Thrones premieres April 6. So put the coffee on now and maybe you'll be able to make it through the books in time to figure out the fate of Dinklage's character. (Just kidding. That would a Herculean and borderline-insane task.)

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