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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8
Game Of Thrones Season 8 premieres on 14th April and we are less than 50 days away from the premiere date but so far HBO hasn’t released the trailer and the fans are definitely getting a bit restless. It’s been close to 2 years since season 7 got over the wait has been excruciatingly long. Luckily for the fans, HBO has given a sneak peek of some new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8.
The tiny footage is part of the video titled “It All Starts Here,” and it gives fans a glimpse of what they can expect from HBO in 2019. For us the center of attention is the Game Of Thrones footage in the video and we can see the Unsullied and Dothraki marching into Winterfell, with Drogon flying above and the Northerners are really scared to see a dragon for the first time in their life, but not Arya.
Arya is awe-struck when she sees Drogon and it will be wonderful to see her meeting Jon Snow for the first time after season 1. Take a look at the video below.
Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere cast revealed. Two surprising cast members return
Game of Thrones Season 8 is coming to our television sets in less than two months. While Jason Momoa might have hinted at the red carpet premiere date on April 3, 2019, which is eleven days before the actual airing date of the new season, a new announcement has been made by HBO which reveals the cast of the premiere. Taking into account what actually has been announced by HBO we have two cast members who – much to our surprise may return back for the Final Season of Game of Thrones.
The list announced on the website of HBO gives us detail about which characters will be back during the first episode of season 8 and these include main cast members like Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Gwendoline Christie, and more!
Other stars included in the list are Ben Crompton (Edd Tollett), Kristopher Hivju (Tormund), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne), and others.
This tells that the first episode of this season will be in fact exactly 60-minutes-long as revealed earlier. But, before we give away the names of those cast members – please proceed with caution in case you want to be spoiler-free for Game of Thrones Season 8.
Talking about the two cast members who will be back in the season 8 premiere episode, pretty much confirming that they are reprising their roles in season include:
Tobias Menzies: The actor who plays the role of the long- lost uncle of the Starks – Edmure Tully who was last seen being used as a bait by the Lannisters and the Freys in Season 6 to win back Riverrun.
Lino Facioli: Lino Francioli – the actor who plays the role of the last heir of House Arryn – Robin Arryn. He was last seen practising archery in Season 6 with Ser Yohn Royce at Vale. He appeared briefly in the scene where the deceased Littlefinger had Vale align with Starks and had gifted him a Gyrfalcon.
This gives us some hope for two major houses surviving the events in Game of Thrones Season 8 unless the showrunners have decided to bring them only to kill them later. Here’s a full list of the cast members who will be a part of Game Of Thrones season 8 premiere:
Yet, we’ve got no news of Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis) and, sorry Stannis fans – he’s not coming back! What were your thoughts on this great news? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below.
Sophie Turner reveals Sansa is getting an armour in Game of Thrones Season 8
With us being in the mid of February, Game of Thrones Season 8 seems to be arriving sooner than ever. While we wait for the official trailer which we expect to drop soon, more and more cast interviews have started surfacing. And this time it is Sophie Turner – who has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that her attire is getting a new upgrade in Season 8 with added armour. Read on.
Sansa Stark – the true lady of Winterfell has undergone a rather darker change in her as compared to the other characters we’ve known over the seasons. Of course, the kind of trauma she has suffered especially witnessing the assassination of her father – she has undergone is the biggest propelling factor.
Additionally, this drastic change has also been contributed by her experiences with antagonists and power played like Joffrey, Cersei, Ramsay, and Littlefinger who’ve used and abused her over the last seven seasons. Without diving much deeper in her character arc, now let’s discuss in detail what Sophie told Entertainment Weekly.
“This is the first time I’ve had armour,” she revealed.
This armour according to EW, isn’t a regular armour worn by Knights and Kings but ‘a jet-black ensemble made of thick leather or similar material’. Sophie also said:
“We [had] the idea of it being very protective and she buttons herself up…I wanted her to have a bit of armour and be a bit more warrior like. She’s like the warrior of Winterfell.”
What the second official teaser – Crypts of Winterfell showed us has already created a lot of hype in the fandom – talks about Sansa doing her hair like Daenerys and much more. Yet, we can’t ignore that Sansa has drawn her personality from the women she has learnt a great deal like Cersei Lannister.
Where, she once did her hair in a style similar to Cersei and wore more bright colours, after returning to Winterfell – she now dresses in a darker colour like several other characters. Maybe, we’re up for an armoured Sansa much like Cersei who too has got an attire upgrade in the new season.
We haven’t got any teaser or behind-the-scenes photos that reveal Sansa’s new costume yet if Entertainment Weekly has brought us this news – the smoke obviously comes from some fire around. So, what were your thoughts on Sansa’s costume change in Season 8? Tell us in the comments.
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