The bizarre reason Richard Madden was kicked out of Netflix's head office.

Well, this is a weird one.

Richard Madden AKA the gorgeous fella from The Bodyguard says he was kicked out of Netflix’s head office for… drinking employee-only water. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“I walked in and was told I was in the wrong building,” Madden explained to Sam Rubin on KTLA Morning News. 

“But there was a fridge of Netflix-branded water, which I went to grab a bottle of and he said you have to go around the corner for your guys’ show.

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“I said ‘Cool, I’ll just grab a bottle of water.’

“But I was told no, it’s for Netflix employees only.

“I said, ‘Well I am a Netflix employee, I’m on a show’.


“He said ‘Sir, you have to put that water back now’.

“I was like, ‘Seriously? Surely I can have a bottle of water?’.

“But again he just said ‘No, you have to put that water back now. You have to leave now’.

“They held the door open for me and I left the building.”

It seems like a bit of an overreaction given that Madden is starring in one of the biggest shows on the streaming service right now.

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Madden, 32, plays Sergeant David Budd, an Afghanistan war veteran assigned to protect Home Secretary, Julia Montague, in the series.

But Game of Thrones fans will recognise him as Robb Stark. And his acting portfolio doesn’t end there – Madden has also starred in the 2013 live action Disney film Cinderella, as well as the 2018 Netflix romantic comedy, Ibiza.

There’s also speculation that the GoT alum could be the next James Bond, following Daniel Craig’s departure after Bond 25 due out in 2020. Although nothing has been confirmed, Madden appeared on a KTLA 5 Morning News program, and said it was “flattering to be involved in the conversation”.

The Bodyguard dropped on Netflix last week. In Britain, a record 17 million people watched the season finale episode when it aired in September.

You can stream the entire first season on Netflix now.

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