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Game of Thrones production designer Deborah Riley reveals her favorite set

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Game of Thrones production designer Deborah Riley reveals her favorite set

Game of Thrones has had magnificent sets throughout the length of the show. As we recently reported, production designer Deborah Riley was the co-recipient of the Production Design BAFTA Award. She recently spoke to Digital Spy about Game of Thrones sets, and even revealed her favorite set. Read on!

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She was asked about which of the sets she was proud of the most, to which she replied:

“I am proud of different sets for different reasons. Thinking back to season four, I was very proud of the Meereen Audience Chamber, as it represented the first big build that myself and the new art department had been responsible for.

Likewise, I very much enjoyed the Hall of Faces of season five, as it was a very interesting space to try and imagine – and logistically it had a lot of challenges.

My very favourite, however, is the Dragonstone Audience Chamber of season seven. I feel it’s the strongest and most original space we have built.”

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She also revealed that the Hall of Faces setup was the most expensive single set piece of the show, yet:

“For the Hall of Faces of season five, we had over 600 prosthetic faces made, all to varying degrees of finish according to how close to the camera they would be. I remember these being an issue as no-one imagined that we would need the kind of numbers that we did. The budget for them was a massive issue at the time.”

She was also asked what the most random prop they have had to make, to which she replied:

“I think the most random prop, or certainly one of the most memorable for me, was the Dove Pie that Joffrey had to cut open at his wedding feast. Fans were installed beneath the pie to ensure that the live white doves that were hidden inside flew away at the correct moment!”

That was indeed an intriguing prop! What did you think about this interview? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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