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Carice Van Houten talks about receiving death threats, Game of Thrones, and more

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Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) talks about receiving death threats, Game of Thrones, and more

One of the best things about Game of Thrones is its incredible roster of characters, played by actors that are equally as incredible. While almost every storyline on the show is worth paying attention to, there are a few that invoke curiosity, and one of such characters, is Melisandre, played by Carice Van Houten. Apparently her acting on the show is so good that she got death threats for playing a bad person in the show. Carice recently spoke about it, and more about Game of Thrones, in an interview with The Telegraph. Read on!

Apparently the backlash came after Melisandre burned alive Stannis Baratheon’s own daughter, Shireen. Carice recalled getting death threats following the scene. She said :

“There are people who take it a little bit too seriously.”

Now, we all know how Melisandre resurrected Jon Snow, back in Season 6, and apparently Carice immediately started getting getting marriage proposals instead. She also spoke about the nudity on the show, especially her own :

“In Melisandre’s case, I think I can justify it because she uses sexuality as a weapon… she’s trying to manipulate. I find it hypocritical that we can show people with their heads blown off, then there’s one nipple and viewers get upset. That’s the thing that I struggle with… you don’t have sex with a bra on. I just want to normalise it. I would struggle more with my own vanity at this point to undress,’ she continues, ‘because I feel way less secure about my body, especially after giving birth and having turned 40.”

She spoke a bit about how how she first felt about taking the role. She said :

“It’s not very appealing to me, the whole magic thing.”

She apparently spoke to her friend about taking the role : the talk show host, Seth Meyers, who’s a friend Carice since the 90’s, when he lived in Amsterdam. Carice recalled :

“He loves that kind of stuff and when I asked, “Do you think this is something for me?” He said, “You’re crazy! That’s one of the greatest shows and you should totally do that.””

Carice had her baby six weeks before the Season 7 filming for Game of Thrones began. She said :

“It doesn’t really work when you have pressure and you don’t have the baby with you… So I had a little bit of a breakdown one day when I was with Emilia [Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen]. I burst out crying and said, “I want to go home to my baby.” You’re just completely full of hormones.”

She also spoke about a lot of other things, including motherhood, so go read the full interview, here. Talk to us in the comments, down below!







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Game of Thrones Fans recreate Westeros in Minecraft

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Game of Thrones Fans recreate Westeros in Minecraft

Innovative minds can be found in the most unexpected of places. The motivation to build something different often arises from an idea one loves dearly. Minecraft is one of the most popular games currently, where you can show off your creative ideas. One particular Minecraft server, Westeroscraft, is dedicated to building stuff related to the world of Game of Thrones. After months of hard work, they have finally managed to create their own Westeros inside the game. And it seriously looks amazing!

Below you’ll find a selection of recent tweets from Westeroscraft, providing some great images and explanations of what is being shown:

The official Westeroscraft Twitter account shared yet another screenshot of the work-in-progress Westeroscraft server. There, Minecraft fans who love A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones are recreating Westeros block by block, and the results are truly impressive as the images and videos linked at their official wiki show. We can’t imagine how many hours of work have gone into it!

Last week, One particular Game of Thrones fan created one of the most amazing dioramas of a medieval mini-alley in their bookshelf. It was like peering right into Westeros.

Would you like to play or create something on this Minecraft server? Tell us what you’d like to build or add in the comments below!







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That Time When George Lucas Visited the set of Game of Thrones

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That Time When George Lucas Visited the set of Game of Thrones

Fantasy has always been everyone’s favourite mode of escape from problems of real life. Be it the vastness of space or the mystical land of dragons, they have kept fans hooked for decades. George Lucas, the man responsible for making Star Wars a household name, celebrated his 77th birthday on 14th this month. And he himself is a great fan of fantastical worlds, as evident from his great love for Game of Thrones. He once visited the set of the highly popular TV show during the filming of the 8th season.

He could have [made a cameo], with the beard!” joked Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth). “That’s not a bad idea. We should have stuck him in.” It was surely a fun experience, having this cinema icon on the set of a show that had become pretty iconic himself. Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman made sure to get a picture with George, and shared it on his birthday.

George Lucas has a history of showing up on various film and TV sets, whether they’re related to something he created or not. But one thing is for sure, the universe he created and his legacy will entertain the audience for generations to come.

The Star Wars creator deserves all our praise for the amazing world he has created. Send in your best wishes for George in the comments below!







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Locals capture first glimpse of a Stand-in for a Dragon on House of The Dragon set

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Locals capture first glimpse of a Stand-in for a Dragon on House of The Dragon set

Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has created a huge hype amongst fantasy lovers. HBO is leaving no stones unturned in the marketing of the fantasy series. In the last few days, they’ve released several photos of some of the key characters in costume. The locals at Cornwall have done their part as well, leaking a few pictures of the filming every now and then. However, it is a well-known fact fans are the most hyped up about one expected element – the Targaryen dragons. The show promises to provide the audience with a larger number of dragons, and we can’t wait to see them all.

Last week, locals at Cornwall spotted the crew filming at one of the sites. And it seemed a lot like a stand-in for one of the dragons. It looked a lot similar to how dragons were filmed in crucial scenes on Game of Thrones. Check it out yourself!

Game of Thrones actors had to use a lot of imagination when it came to acting alongside the dragons. Picture yourself acting in front of someone waving a ball on a stick at you pretending it is a fearsome flying fire-breathing dragon.

House of the Dragon will have a lot of dragons, far more than Game of Thrones. Which dragon do you think they are filming in the Tweet? Talk to us in the comments below!







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