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Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

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Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a TV series that not only portrays a game of politics or the war between the good and the evil but has given us many strong female characters. It has shown us women empowerment throughout the seasons especially with characters like Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and others rising to power. The same is the scenario of Brienne of Tarth, who once was mocked by names such as ‘Brienne the Beauty’ – now serves as an anointed knight.

Gwendoline Christie – the actress who plays Brienne on the show, recently talked to the Evening Standard magazine, discussing the same with them. She said:

“The triumph of Brienne of Tarth was…both professional and personal. I know how generic it sounds but it just was, in every sense of the word, incredible that that part should come along, made for me in a way that none of my friends would’ve identified for a second…”

“They saw all of the fighting, the physicality, the fact that it was a character who was constantly being described as ugly.”

Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

Despite all this, we’ve loved the entire journey Brienne has undertaken since her debut in Season 2 – her siding with Catelyn Stark, a little romance that developed between her and Jaime Lannister, and lastly her ending up with Sansa Stark. Oh, did we miss her funny moments with Tormund Giantsbane? Still, going on going forward for this role was tough for Gwendoline. She said:

“None of the people who knew me could understand why I would want to play that part…Because if this is the small-minded, mean, uncompassionate viewpoint of the inside, then I don’t want to be there. I’m happy out here with all the other leftovers, who show love and support for each other.”

Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

Gwendoline ended by saying, “All of the inconsistencies, complexities, and ugly parts — whatever that might mean — can exist and beauty can be made out of it. That’s what I want beauty to be.”

Apart from playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, Gwendoline has also played an important role in the Star Wars franchise: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Moreover, she is all set to play the voice of Phasma in Disney’s new animated series – Star Wars Resistance.

Gwendoline will reprise her role in the final season of Game of Thrones and we have many theories about the end-game for Brienne and the others. What do you think will be Brienne’s role in the final season? Tell us in the comments.






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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

Game of Thrones might be over, but the franchise is alive and kicking. We still have at least two books left to come, and HBO has just announced he first prequel to the series, named House of the Dragon. The key factor is that both the books, and this show, require George R. R. Martin to write, and the prequel announcement was concerning fans about the fate of The Winds of Winter. George however has cleared those doubts by revealing he’ll be finishing The Winds of Winter before staring with the prequel. Read on!

George took to his Not a Blog to discuss the prequel, knowing fully well fans were concerned that it might lead to a further delay in The Winds of Winter coming out. George wrote, giving an insight into the development of the prequel:

“Ryan Condal has already done a considerable amount of writing on House of the Dragon, but a lot of work remains ahead of us. There’s a writer’s room to be assembled, episodes to be broken down and scripted, a cast and crew to be assembled, budgets and production details to be worked out. As yet, we don’t even know where we will be shooting… though I expect we will revisit at least some of the countries David & Dan used for GAME OF THRONES (Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, and Spain).”

He continued:

“I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of Game of Thrones.”

George made sure to give a little disclaimer, however:

“But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write episodes of House.”

He also discussed the sad fate of the other Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night, which was cancelled, and noted that he didn’t think that the cancellation had anything to do with House of the Dragon, saying HBO had enough room for multiple Game of Thrones successor shows. He also expressed his sympathies towards Jane Goldman and others who worked on the show.

In any case, it looks like we might get The Winds of Winter in 2020, at least. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

Game of Thrones stars have the best get together, but the latest one is definitely our new favourite. The mother of dragons, Emilia Clarke turned 33 recently, and had a birthday bash fitting for a Khaleesi. The best part of the birthday for us fans is a picture that she posted a picture that is by all means iconic, featuring both her onscreen love interests from Game of Thrones. Read on!

Emilia took to Instagram to share moments from what seems like the best birthday party ever, but without a doubt, the crown jewel of the birthday snaps is Emilia’s picture with Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo, and Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow, calling it a “Momoa sandwich” in the hashtags. Check it out:

Well, if only we had gotten this moment on Game of Thrones! Jason Momoa left an adorable comment on the picture, saying “Happy birthday love. So stoked I got to see you 😍”. The picture comes right after Emilia and Jason’s recent reunion on The Graham Norton Show.

Emilia also posted more pictures from her birthday party. Take a look:

The Khaleesi sure knows how to party. There’s a good chance more Game of Thrones stars were present, but we do not have any pictures at the moment.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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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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