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Peter Dinklage talks about the journey with Game of Thrones and Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister. Peter Dinklage. Can one differentiate much? Probably not. The American actor has touched one and all with his flamboyant yet sensitive portrayal of a character that’s become one of the most loved on screen. Game of Thrones has gifted us a world that we don’t want to leave.

It’s quite imaginable then how the actors must feel at the end of the finish line. The filming for the show’s final season has concluded recently. And all the actors have had something or the other to say to the obvious questions- How’s it gonna end? What happens to your character? How was the experience?

Peter Dinklage talks about the journey with Game of Thrones and Tyrion Lannister

In a recent interview with Vulture, Peter Dinklage talked about his latest TV movie My Dinner with Hervé, the end of his association with Game of Thrones, and his journey as an actor. Talking about his final time on set for Game of Thrones, he said, “It’s always anticlimactic for the character’s last day. Nothing is shot chronologically, so you don’t get some big mountaintop scene or anything.”

“It’s just, “That’s a wrap on Peter Dinklage.” But as anticlimactic as it was, my last day was also beautifully bittersweet. A lot of people whom I love were on set that day. Even if they weren’t working, they came to set, which was beautiful. I tried to do the same thing when other [Game of Thrones] actors were wrapping out.”

When it came to saying goodbye to the show and the fellow actors, Peter admitted, “It was hard. I won’t say their name or their character’s name, but one of the young people on the show wrapped this past season and everybody was a wreck. This person had grown up on the show, you know?”

“They were a child and now they were an adult. And then they’re done. It’s like we were witnessing this person saying goodbye to their childhood. I know Game of Thrones is just a TV show, la-di-da, but it was our life.”

Peter Dinklage talks about the journey with Game of Thrones and Tyrion LannisterOn a personal level, he said it was hard to separate the TV show from his life. He elaborated, “It was my life, far away in Ireland (A big part of the show was shot in Northern Ireland). People think I’ll miss the TV show- yes, of course, I’ll miss it, but I also lived in a foreign country for many years and developed deep roots.”

“That’s a big part of me, and suddenly it’s just like, Yep, that’s over. Back home now. Wait, what? Really? You keep in touch, or lose touch, with the group of people you were very close with. It’s strange. I wonder how healthy that is. Probably it’s unhealthy.”

Peter Dinklage talks about the journey with Game of Thrones and Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister has been a-man-for-all-seasons. We have admired all his traits; his wits, his will to live, his bright presence, his growth into a mature yet non-serious status. But how does Peter Dinklage see Tyrion’s trajectory?

“He certainly developed a deeper sense of responsibility over the course of the show. He was a pretty irresponsible character, to begin with. He used his position as the outcast of his family like an adolescent would. He pushed it in their [the Lannisters’] faces. The beauty of Tyrion is that he grew out of that mode in a couple of seasons and developed a strong sense of responsibility. Not morality, because he always had that, but what to do with his intelligence.”

Peter Dinklage talks about the journey with Game of Thrones and Tyrion Lannister

Dinklage’s new television film My Dinner with Herve is based on the life of French-born actor and painter, Hervé Villechaize. While talking about the film, Peter talked about the butterfly effect of fame. How being constantly in social touch with the fans can chip away the magic of believability in a character!

But how has a show like Game of Thrones affected his acting? Has his approach changed over time? “Yes. One of the best things I can say about being on a TV show is that it makes you a better actor. It takes away the preciousness; it makes you see acting as work.”

“You’re getting up, you’re delivering, you’re telling a story, you’re a piece of a whole, and it’s not about some self-involved process. It’s about being prepared, saying your lines, and stripping away all the bullshit artifice. It’s like acting as carpentry- Put that beam up; put that nail in. I love that approach.”

On his feelings about where is Tyrion at the end of the series, he exclaimed, “I feel very, very- I’m trying to find the right word. I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is- death can be a great way out.” Perhaps that tells us to leave our guts open to a grim fate for our giant of Lannister.

Peter Dinklage talks about the journey with Game of Thrones and Tyrion Lannister

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First look at Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

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Game of Throne’s success has paved the way for its entire cast and crew. While some have joined new shows as costume designers, some have even been nominated for the Oscars! Natalie Dormer aka Margaery Tyrell of Thrones too has now got many exciting projects in her kitty. The first look of her next project Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is out now and it looks intriguing! Read on to find out more!

As reported earlier, Natalie Dormer is playing the lead role in the upcoming show. She will be seen portraying the role of a demon named Magda. Speaking about her role recently Dormer said:

“There was an opportunity to get in the dressing-up box and play a range of iterations. You have a number of characters all under the guise Magda morphs into for the price of one.” plus, she adds, “every good protagonist needs an antagonist.”

First look of Natalie Dormer's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels launched

She further explains:

“We can heighten the life and death and the violence by using a supernatural figure within the storytelling. She brings the sauce, basically, is what I’m telling you.”

Revealing more about her character’s nature, Dormer says “she’s fundamentally a skeptic of humanity. She says in the first episode, ‘I give human beings a choice, but they choose time and time again to be seduced by the more baser, selfish roles.’”

Apart from Penny Dreadful, Dormer also has a production house under which she has decided to launch many interesting projects.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set to premiere on Showtime on 26th April 2020. Let us know your thoughts on the first look in the comments below!






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Trading card company Rittenhouse to release Game of Thrones Season 8 cards

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If you had thought that post its finish the popularity of Game of Thrones would have waned think again! As per the trading card website Beckett, the trading card company, Rittenhouse is releasing a trading card set based on Season 8 of the show. Read on!

Game of Thrones was a legendary show and yet another testimony to its popularity is that the trading card company is putting out a line of cards based on the eighth and final season of the show. As per Beckett, there are lots of different kinds of cards included in this new line, and 60 new ones in all.

Trading Card Company Rittenhouse to release Game of Thrones season 8 cards

The most popular feature of them all is undoubtedly the autographs and notes from cast members. As per the website, actors with autographs include Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Sean Bean (Ned Stark), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (The Hound), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and more.

The cards also feature costume pieces from the characters of Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, and Cersei Lannister. A release date has not been confirmed yet, but we expect it to drop soon.

Well, isn’t that something. The show managed to touch and impact many lives during its run of eight seasons. Now that its run is finished, it is quite fitting that fans get something out of it.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau expresses his love for his favourite soccer team, Leeds United

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau expresses his love for Leeds United

Everyone needs saviors. It’s hard to say why but there is some instinct inside all of us that wants someone to come up and save the day for us. For instance, now that Game of Thrones is over, we wish for similar new shows to come and fill up our leisure; or a tidbit about how something from Westeros will return to enchant us again. The hit series actors-turned-celebrities are no different. They too are fans who turn their attention to things that would thrill them inside out. Today, we are talking about the intense lover from the seven kingdoms who would burn cities to the ground to reach his beloved; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and his love for the football team of Leeds United.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau expresses his love for Leeds United

In a short clip by BBC Sports taken before the FA cup match between Leeds and Arsenal, Nikolaj briefed his journey of being a Leeds United fan and the trust and belief the fans have in Marcelo Bielsa; the manager/coach of the English Club from Yorkshire. The Danish actor was at a dramatic high and as serious as he would have been in Game of Thrones while explaining his love for Cersei. Sitting in the stands as a fan, he reminisced:

“The things I do for love. Game of Thrones and Leeds have more in common than you’d know. Drama, intrigue, love and loss, a battle for the throne. Fans from the Arctic to the Amazon via Belfast and Buenos Aires. Leeds United coursing through our veins like an all-consuming virus. I grew up in a small town in Denmark, my dad an Arsenal fan. Dad wanted me to be a Gooner too but I had grander plans. Early 90s, come to England, visit Elland Road, and once I’d heard the Leeds fans sing, a seed of love was sown. Though in 30 years, Leeds have had their ups and their many downs. Matteo and Beckford. Points deductions. Third division grounds. A long and winding list of failure, a swordsmith called the Hock.

21 coaches later, look who just rocked up. There’s a new ‘King in the North!’  You can smell it in the air. The ‘best coach in the world’ come to save us from despair. And tonight, the thoughts of ’72 when Leeds last won this cup. Beating Arsenal. ‘Clarke, 1-0!’ Billy Bremner lifts it up. Now whisper it quietly Leeds, but we think Marcelo Bielsa may be the one. The Godfather who coached Leeds to play again, just like they did for Don. Come on Leeds!”

Watch the video to see how he made his fan-love into a lovely dramatic monologue.

In between shots, Nikolaj held a banner as an audience; which read, “Leeds United. In Bielsa We Trust.” This is not the first time he has expressed his faith in Marcelo Bielsa. Just before the final season of Game of Thrones was about to air, he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and teased the audience into believing that there’s a secret character called Bielsa who would show up and magically transform the world into a paradise. He did quickly reveal though that it was the manager of Leeds United that he was talking about.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau expresses his love for Leeds United

It’s strangely beautiful to see our favorite characters be as human and goofy as their fans. The golden Lannister boy was always cheeky, and seeing Nikolaj we can certainly tell how! So, what are your reactions? Talk to us in the comments.






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