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Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill on Lord Varys’ fate: “I bet I have to hold a door at some point”

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One of the few characters who has been playing the longest game on Game of Thrones is the brilliant Lord Varys played by actor Conleth Hill, who brought such a distinct flair to the character that it’s hard to imagine someone else playing the role. After his arrival to Essos in season 6, Varys has been one of Daenerys Targaryen‘s trusted advisors, whose faith was questioned in the latest season during episode 2, Stormborn.

Someone whose demeanour is calmer and more collected than anyone else on the show, Varys has been consistent from the start, only struck back a bit when Melisandre predicted his fate in episode 3 of season 7. Melisandre didn’t hold back her words when she spoke of how they’re both to die in Westeros one day. Conleth Hill discussed his character and his fate during a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, along with what it was like to work with the Mother of Dragons, how Varys’s childhood abuse has affected him and more.

Excerpts from the interview below:

When asked about his thoughts on Varys receiving the ominous warning at Dragonstone, he had the following to say:

“I was born and brought up there, and played there all of my life. Last autumn, we were up there filming, and my younger brother [Ronan Hill] was doing sound. He’s a three-time Emmy Award-winning sound man, among other awards. And it was myself. It was just the surreality of this experience — eight years of it, coming to a head. I was so glad when it aired, and I could finally tell people, “That’s where I’m from! That’s how beautiful it is.”

When he was told that it’s very unsettling for viewers to see him so unsettled he replied:

That’s interesting. I never thought about it that way. It’s kind of unsettling for you as an actor, too. You go, “Oh, God, is this it?” Because of Hodor (Kristian Nairn) and everything. As soon as Hodor happened, I went, “Oh, God, I bet I have to hold a door at some point.” (Laughs.) Just because of the scenes we shot through the years about the sacrifice and everything, and Varys heard something [in the flames]. I hope that’s not exactly what it is, but it’s ominous, yeah.

Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill on Lord Varys's fate: "I bet I have to hold a door at some point" - Lord-Varys-Melisandre-Game-Of-Thrones-season-7

 

He also spoke about the reason why Varys hates magic so much.

“I think it’s because they hurt him when he was a child and left him for dead. To me, that’s a logical follow-on, because of how he was treated by red priests or priestesses, he would have an aversion to them for the rest of his life. Even if they have a validity in this plot and within the story, I don’t think he’ll change his mind. 

He further added:

“If you were abused as a kid, isn’t it possible you would still hold onto the hate for the people who did that to you? Magic within the story is so different. We’ve seen the red priestess breathe life into Jon Snow (Kit Harington), or she was there when he came alive, and some of her prophecies have been pretty accurate. But not all of them. That’s the only thread to hang onto. “Maybe she got that one wrong!”

Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill on Lord Varys's fate: "I bet I have to hold a door at some point" - Lord-Varys-Daenerys-Game-Of-Thrones-season-7

 

He then spoke about the heated interaction between Daenerys and Varys in the 2nd episode and when he was asked if he thought Varys was concerned that he wasn’t going to win that argument with Daenerys, he replied:

I don’t know. Maybe a little bit. He does seem to be a lot more to the point now. Maybe that’s because of the threat [she made] that was so imminent. But he’s the one who rescinded the order to murder her. He’s helped through the years. And I think he helped her escape as a baby, although I’m not 100 percent sure about that. He’s always been very honest about his admiration for the Targaryens. Also, the book plot is different than the TV plot. There’s no king in waiting here. In the books, there’s a young prince they think is the new Targaryen, but we didn’t use that story in the TV [show]. None of us know what happens, but it was very exciting. He’s been consistent. Whether he’s lying or not — who knows? I hope not. But he’s been very consistent over the last few seasons with saying, “I want to help the people.”

This isn’t all. Hill also talks about the differences between the book version of Varys and the show version and how the changes have led to character and plot development. Read the entire interview here.

Tell us in the comments what you think might come next for Varys!







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Have a look at Game of Cones – A shop dedicated to Game of Thrones and Ice cream lovers!

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Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

When you watch Game of Thrones, you always swear allegiance to a particular House or two, be it Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, or Greyjoy. But when it comes to ice creams, it becomes a really tough choice. And one particular shop in Cornwall is not making it easy for Game of Thrones fans at all. A Game of Thrones ice cream shop, Game of Cones, located in Fowey, Cornwall, UK, is making your dreams come true, in the form of your favourite sweet and icy dessert.

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

The dessert shop in Cornwall sells your favourite ice creams and milkshakes with a Game of Thrones twist. Over 33 flavours are available on their menu for you to choose from, each sharing name with a character on HBO’s epic fantasy. There’s also a House of Dragons cabinet for people to sit and enjoy their delicacy. It sounds awfully similar to the name of HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel!

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

We know that Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is being filmed at various locations in Cornwall, as many pictures have been leaked online with the cast in costume. Game of Cones will surely make a huge profit if the prequel lifts off.

What do you think of the Game of Cones ice cream shop? Tell us in the comments below!







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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

Every year diehard Game of Thrones fans wait for the release of the yearly A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar that features some of the best artworks in the world. They depict the fantastical world of George R. R. Martin’s famous novel series. A few of the beautiful portraits were released early this year, two of them very recently. Penguin Random House released a calendar filled with images from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The publication site has shared more images on its website, according to Los Siete Reinos.

The calendar for 2022 has illustrations from Spanish artist Arantza Sestayo. Earlier George R. R. Martin tweeted a pic from the calendar, announcing its release a few weeks ago. Two new pictures from the calendar were leaked recently. First up, there’s a lovely image of Sansa and Lady in the Winterfell godswood, before the direwolf is killed very early on in the story. Next, we have an image of Craster and his many wives and daughters who live with him beyond the Wall.

You can buy the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar here. Are you excited about the new yearly calendar? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Top 10 most shocking deaths on Game of Thrones, according to fans

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Game of Thrones was famous for showcasing some of the most shocking and gruesome deaths in television history. George R. R. Martin’s infamous style of killing off fan favourite characters is a defining characteristic of the show. Over the course of its decade-long run, there were many jaw-dropping death scenes that shook the audience to their core. In April this year, HBO celebrated the Iron Anniversary on account of its 10-year completion. They asked the fans to vote for the most shocking deaths on the show.

More than 33,000 fans voted on the occasion, and the final results are here as follows:

 

10. Walder Frey (Season 6, Episode 10)

Walder Frey’s involvement in the Red Wedding made him one of the most hated characters on Game of Thrones. Fans were amazed when Arya Stark used her face-swapping skills to deliver poetic justice to the one who betrayed her family.

 

9. Ramsay Bolton (Season 6, Episode 9)

Ramsay

One of the most satisfying killing scenes in the entire series, Ramsay Bolton’s death almost made the audience cheer for the Starks. Jon Snow defeats Bolton and his army with the help of wildlings and Knights of Vale, and Sansa rightly delivers him to the hounds who once fed on his victims.

 

8. Viserion (Season 7, Episode 6)

Viserion

Daenerys‘ rescue attempt results in the death of one of her ‘children’. Viserion is killed by a well-aimed javelin thrown by the Night King, resulting in an instant death.

 

7. Littlefinger (Season 7, Episode 7)

Littlefinger

In a shocking turn of events, Petyr Baelish “Littlefinger” loses at his own game of cunning, when Arya Stark tricks him into believing he can create a rift between the Stark sisters.

 

6. Joffrey Baratheon (Season 4, Episode 2)

Joffrey

Another one of the most satisfying deaths on the show, Joffrey Baratheon, one of the most hated characters on the show, choked on his own blood and died horribly after being poisoned by Olenna Tyrell.

 

5. Jon Snow (Season 5, Episode 10)

Jon snow

Fans cried when the show’s poster boy was stabbed to death by his brothers of the Night’s Watch. Luckily Jon was resurrected by Melisandre in the next episode.

 

4. Ned Stark (Season 1, Episode 9)

Ned stark

The first death on the show that moved the viewers by large, many fans were hoping that the honourable Warden of the North would somehow escape his execution.

 

3. Hodor (Season 6, Episode 5)

Hodor

One of the most loving characters in television history, Hodor’s secret and his demise made even the toughest of fans cry out rivers. He dies heroically trying to save Bran Stark from the undead.

 

2. Oberyn Martell (Season 4, Episode 8)

Oberyn Martell

Oberyn Martell became a fan favourite in a really short time, but Pedro Pascal’s charm wasn’t enough to keep him alive. He was crushed to death by the huge monstrosity known as the Mountain.

 

1. The Red Wedding (Season 3, Episode 9)

Red wedding

There’s no denying the Red Wedding is the most terrifying death scene ever filmed in all of television history. The brutal execution of the Starks and their supporters by the Freys and Boltons left fans worldwide in utter shock.

Do you think the ranking is justified? Tell us about your list in the comments below!







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