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Game of Thrones actress Carice van Houten discusses Melisandre’s latest prediction about Varys

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Melisandre is an unforgettable enigma on Game of Thrones, who has managed to strike fear, hatred and respect in the hearts of the viewers in different ways. Played by the talented Carice van Houten, Melisandre has become a face that leaves lasting impressions despite her occasional appearances on the show. In season 7, she was seen in Dragonstone suggesting Daenerys Targaryen to summon Jon Snow. We then saw her having a pretty interesting conversation with Lord Varys on the cliffs of Dragonstone where she predicted what was clearly Varys’s death. Her exact words were: “I will return, dear Spider. One last time. I have to die in this strange country. Just like you.”

That line was enough to bring out Varys’s vulnerable side, just like it had once before come out in front of another Red Priestess, Kinvara, in season 6. So far, despite his more than calm demeanour before anyone who challenges him, two Red Priestesses have managed to bring out his uncomfortable side. In a detailed interview with Elle, Carice Van Houten discusses her character’s latest prediction about Varys’s death. Talking about how the conversation between Varys and Melisandre went, she said, “It was different for her, talking to Varys, than it was talking to Stannis or Davos. Here’s someone who, like her, has a long-term vision, who has that sarcastic sort of confidence. They both know how to get what they want in sneaky ways.”

Van Houten personally thinks Varys isn’t going to survive the series based on Melisandre’s ominous prediction.

“I think he’s not gonna make it. But that’s my personal thought,” she said. “Some things, terrible things, have to happen in these last seasons! It’ll probably be one of those where he’ll try run from it, but he’ll get it in the end.”

Game of Thrones actress Carice Van Houten discusses Melisandre's latest prediction about Varys

Though Varys did look quite taken aback, Van Houten says that Melisandre isn’t afraid of death anymore.

“I have a feeling that she’s tired. She’s old, man,” she said. “She knows what this world is about. That’s what makes her powerful, but also more vulnerable in the end. But I think she’s afraid of dying before seeing for herself that everything ends all right.” She adds: “Even if it means she has to sacrifice herself. That’s my other theory.”

Even though Melisandre has made this prediction about Varys, Van Houten says that she knows her predictions can sometimes be wrong or distorted. Given her history of Stannis and what happened to him, there’s not much we can trust her with.

“She’s made huge mistakes and is aware of it,” Van Houten said. “She refers to how ‘prophecies are dangerous things,’ so she’s learned from her mistakes. She’s more careful. And she’s regained a little bit of her faith after bringing Jon Snow back from the dead.”

Carice later went on to talk about how Melisandre is now defeated and depressed, which is evident in her costumes.

“You could sense [her frailty] from her costumes. I was always freezing cold while shooting [outside] in my regular costume,” she said. “Because Melisandre is never cold. But in the sixth season, she actually wears a fur draped around her in front of the fire. She’s cold. She’s depressed. She knows she’s made a mistake.”

Carice discussed a lot of other stuff in depth about her character. Read the entire interview here.






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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn't on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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