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Maisie Williams talks about her final scene on Game of Thrones

With the final season of Game of Thrones still far away, there have been so many questions, theories, spoilers, whispers about the end-game that we as the audience might be as exhausted as the cast. Just give us the script, we’ll read it.

With the biggest show ever, the speculations are huge too, and the social media just amps it up. It makes one wonder, were the simpler times of no-internet better? But after all the cribbing about how hard it is to wait or stay away from spoiler theories, we need to get back to what we constantly seek, Game of Thrones cast talking Game of Thrones.

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark of Winterfell, recently talked to The Guardian about her final scene on Game of Thrones, her stage debut, experience with her peers as a ‘successful’ teenager, and the road ahead.

Maisie Williams talks about her final scene on Game of Thrones

Williams wrapped her filming on the final season in July. When asked about how close she is to the show at the moment, she showed off her hand, “I’ve had my fingernails painted for three weeks,” she laughed. “That’s how far out of the show I am. It really feels like a long time ago.”

According to her, some cast members are still mourning the loss of Game of Thrones in their lives, but she feels at peace with leaving Arya behind. She explains, “I got to the end and I didn’t want more. I had exhausted every possible piece of Arya. And this season was quite big for me. I had a lot more to do. Mainly because there’s just less characters now, so everyone’s got more to do.”

Talking about her final scene though, she described, “It was beautiful. I ended on the perfect scene. I was alone- shocker! Arya’s always bloody alone. But I was alone and I had watched a lot of other people wrap. I knew the drill, I had seen the tears and heard the speeches.”

And her own speech? “It wasn’t something I planned. But in that moment, I realized what the show meant to me.” Later, she says, they went for a fancy meal, “And drank a lot of sake.”

Maisie had teased something similar in her Instagram post in July, prompting fan frenzy questions- Is she the last person/woman alive on the show? or Does she win the Game of Thrones? We will have to wait till Game of Thrones’ final season premieres (or leaks), to know the answers.

She makes her stage debut with I And You, a play written by Lauren Gunderson- who became the most produced playwright (after Shakespeare) in America last year. Here, she plays Caroline, a 17-year-old who’s housebound due to illness until classmate Anthony bursts in uninvited.

“Caroline has a very quick wit and an almost pessimistic view of the world, which she’s built from experience, and has all the facts to back it up.” The 21-year-old actor found the script quite relatable. “Reading the script was like reading texts on my phone from when I was at school. What’s exciting about it is how much it resonated with me as a young human in the world today.”

Maisie Williams talks about her final scene on Game of Thrones

Williams had to leave school when filming for Game of Thrones started. And after the first two seasons, she went back to school, but it was a difficult, upsetting experience.

Eventually, she was taught at home. She said, “When you’re 15, 16, that’s when the hormones are really flying. Going through that and trying to juggle other people’s opinions on who you are and how you should act, that’s difficult, just because you’re desperately trying to find your own identity. Whether you’re famous at 15 or not, you’re still confused as to who you are. I went through a really dark phase of just thinking everything was awful.”

Maisie Williams talks about her final scene on Game of Thrones

However, while seeing Caroline’s worldview, she’s had help with these troubled memories at hand. “It is a very honest teenage mindset of, ‘Bad things happen to me, so the world is bad.’ Those are your first steps into the big wide world.”

She admits of still being petrified of her peers because she just didn’t spend enough time with them. But at some level, she empathizes with them now, “I don’t want to excuse anyone’s behavior. But being 15 and feeling threatened by someone who’s successful, that seems like quite a human thing. When I look back, I just think it could have literally been anyone. It just so happened that I was the one who got the success.”

Maisie Williams talks about her final scene on Game of Thrones

Walking away from the dust and smoke of a show that shaped her growing-up, she has The New Mutants, a horror film based on the Marvel Comics‘ team of the same name, due in August 2019. In this, she plays Wolfsbane, a young girl with lupine (wolf-related) powers.

There’s another film about rival speakeasies in World War II-era Malta. And there’s constant attention on Daisie, a networking app for creators’ collaboration around the globe in film, fashion, music, photography, art, and literature, that she co-founded with Dom Santry.

It seems she’s pretty busy after all. She had a smile for that, “It’s a nine to five job, which is the routine I need. I can’t live this crazy, sporadic life.”

What did you think about Maisie’s interview? Talk to us in the comments.






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

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.

Write to us in the comments below and let us know your thoughts on this news!






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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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