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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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Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner celebrates 25th birthday with family

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Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner celebrates 25th birthday with family

The world is a beautiful place, especially with the support of your family. Your family backs you up in hard times. They celebrate with you in times of joy. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner rules over the hearts of her followers with her mind-blowing performance and cute personality. She turned 25 last week on 21st February. The actress celebrated her special day with husband Joe Jonas, sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas and the rest of the Jonas family.

Taking to social media, the star-family did their bit to extend their love, support and best wishes to the birthday girl. Besides sending out some of the cutest messages. Nick, Kevin and Joe also gave fans a peek into their personal photo albums when they shared a bunch of unseen photos.

While Joe gave us a look at Sophie’s ‘two sides’, Kevin gave us a glimpse of her playing the perfect aunt.

Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner celebrates 25th birthday with family

Turner took to her Instagram stories to share the birthday notes and even gave fans a peek at her birthday celebration. She showed off some golden ‘25’ balloons and thanked everyone who sent her sweet messages. The Queen In the North welcomed her little princess Willa last year In July.

Send your best wishes to the young and talented actress Sophie Turner in the comments below. Happy Birthday, Sophie!







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Sophie Turner shows off her bold side in new thriller movie Heavy

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Game of Thrones was the most celebrated show of the 21st century. The fantastical drama set the bar for quality TV shows really high. The series was famous for its beautiful scenery, gruesome battles and on-point casting. However, it was also famous for various controversial scenes. Quite a number of viewers were shocked by the amount of nudity and sex scenes on the HBO epic. The cast tried to explain to the public why they were important to the story. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner doesn’t feel shy went it comes to expressing herself on the screen. She plays a bold girlfriend of a drug dealer in her new movie Heavy.

The 24-year-old actress plays Maddie, the girlfriend of high-end drug dealer Seven ‘Sev’ Max (Daniel Zovatto). The couple is living it up in New York City. Sev knows exactly where to sell his gear; to trust-fund clients, at model parties and crazed drug-fuelled escapades.

Sev has a painful past as well as many vices of his own, which leads him to find comfort in all the wrong places. While Maddie is equally broken, she is Sev’s true love, but he realises this all too late.

Maddie says at the end of the trailer: “This is the kind of story where everyone is to blame and no one is spared. Then again they do say that love conquers all.”

Are you excited to see Sophie in a brand new role? Tell us in the comments below!







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Charles Dance faces a tense standoff in British horror movie The Delivered

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Charles Dance faces a tense standoff in British horror movie The Delivered

The Red Wedding year 2020 was nothing short of a horror movie. The deaths and destruction that humanity faced in the past year was tremendous. Many people lost their lives and livelihoods in the wretched year. The world is slowly trying to get back on its feet with new hopes in the year 2021. The entertainment industry plays a big part in keeping these hopes alive with new movies and TV shows. What’s better than watching our favourite stars in a new project? Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance is back to the silver screen with British Horror movie The Delivered.

Written and directed by Thomas Clay, The Delivered stars Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds. Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657, The Delivered tells the story of Fanny Lye (Maxine). She’s a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility – albeit at great personal cost. Living a life of Puritan stricture with husband John and young son Arthur. Fanny Lye’s world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of two strangers in need. A young couple closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy.

Charles Dance plays the role of Fanny’s husband, John Lye. He has also joined the cast of Neil Gaiman’s DC comic adaptation The Sandman.

Are you excited about the horror movie? Tell us in the comments below!







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