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A scene in Game of Thrones that was too much to handle for Maisie Williams’ parents

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A scene in Game of Thrones that was too much for Maisie Williams' parents

Game of Thrones is quite literally the biggest show ever, with an ensemble cast as huge as The Mountain. Some actors were as young as 9 or 10 when the shooting began. Now, though we may not see the characters having families outside the show, they do and parents are quite protective of their kids at that young age, especially if the kids are starring in a show like Game of Thrones.

A scene in Game of Thrones that was too much for Maisie Williams' parents

It has been one of those shows which haven’t held back in telling their stories, unabashedly exploring the many faces of the humankind. However taboo the themes may look from the outset, Game of Thrones has managed to touch them closely, intriguing one and all. Sex has been a recurring and omnipresent theme in the show, as it is in real lives too, but the parents of these young actors had a hard time managing that.

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner who play the Stark sisters in the fantasy drama were 12 and 13 respectively when the shooting started. Naturally, the girls’ parents were worried given the explicit content of the show. During an interview with The Australian, Maisie Williams talked about one of the sex scenes in the show that was too much for her parents to handle.

A girl reportedly told the newspaper that their mothers (her and Sophie’s) decided to stop shielding them from the show’s graphic sex and violence early on. This happened after the mothers debated taking the girls out of a read-through of a scene with two girls ‘going at it’, and trying to keep them in the dark only served to pique their interest.

The scene in mention is from the seventh episode of the first season, titled ‘You win or You die‘, which has a sequence where Littlefinger (Petyr Baelish) is training two new recruits in the art of pleasuring the customers.Maisie Williams on a scene that was too much for her parents to handleHowever, the badass assassin has had her share of violence on the show, fierce to her core and mercilessly slaughtering the people who have wronged her. Albeit the now 21-year old admitted, “The sex was just quite embarrassing and awkward for us. Most of the gory stuff I was part of, and it’s not scary when you’re there shooting it. No one’s really getting their face ripped off. So, it’s quite exciting really.”

In the show, Arya has been away from her family for the longest time. But the actor’s guardian woes don’t seem to end in real life as she often watches the show with her grandmother, who might sometimes find it difficult to gulp down the content onscreen. But Maisie said, “Bless her, my mum just plies her with more and more gin.”

We mostly forget the actors behind the characters and seem to look at them in an out-of-the-world light. But it’s certainly drastic to have grown up with such exposure at a young age. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.






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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with “unofficial” submissions

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO's Chernobyl, says it's worthy of Emmys

Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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