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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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Game of Thrones fans react to lead casting for prequel series House of the Dragon

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Ever since its announcement, fans all around the world are going crazy over the rumors of casting for the Game of Thrones’ prequel House of the Dragon. Fans have been debating about the best choice for The Rogue Prince, Daemon Targaryen, over the last few weeks.

The House of the Dragon series is based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood. The book covers the first 150 years of House Targaryen’s rule in Westeros. The show will be allegedly centered around The Dance of the Dragons, a civil war that happened about 170 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

The casting call for Daemon was recently published. It said that HBO seeks an actor between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. It solidifies the theory because Daemon was middle-aged when the civil war began.

The character description for Daemon is as follows:

The younger brother to King Viserys, Daemon wasn’t born with ‘naked ambition’ for the throne despite being in line for it. He’s less methodical and more impetuous. Not to mention easily bored… stumbling from one distraction to the next with the subconscious yet singular obsession with earning the love and acceptance of his brother the king. Most of Daemon’s joy is found at sword-point. But even as the most experienced warrior of his time, he vacillates between vile and heroic, making him the true rogue of the series.”

Some of the fans are expressing their trust issues online, saying the casting can either make or break the show. Some common fan choices for the role are Patrick Wilson, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, and Ian Somerhalder.

Who do you think would be the perfect choice? Let us know in the comments below.


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Game of Thrones co-stars pay their respects to Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell)

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Last week the world was deprived of another jewel that once shined bright over the big screen. The entertainment industry is mourning the loss of multi-talented actress, Diana Rigg. She passed away at her home on Thursday at the age of 82.

Diana was an important part of the Game of Thrones family. She played the role of wise and cunning ‘Queen of Thrones’ Lady Olenna Tyrell. Her journey began in 2013 with the introduction of the character in the series, and she made the character likeable in the common households.

Rigg’s presence is being deeply missed by her Game of Throne’s co-stars. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show expressed his sentiments on Twitter.

John Bradley, who played Samwell Tarly on the show tweeted:

Another Game of Thrones star, Liam Cunningham, who played Sir Davos Seaworth, said on Twitter,

The official Game of Thrones Twitter account posted, “Be a dragon. The realm will always remember Diana Rigg.”

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin also paid his respects :

Writer for the show Bryan Cogman tweeted:

Mark Gatiss, who played Iron Banker Tycho Nestoris, said,

From Pedro Pascal’s (Oberyn Martell) Instagram :

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The true queen of Westeros. #DianaRigg

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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) posted on Instagram:

Nathalie Emmanuel, who played Missandei tweeted:

Actor Flinn Jones, who played her on-screen grandson Loras Tyrell posted on his story :

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Diana was a dazzling actress and a compassionate and kind human being. Her presence was comforting and inspiring for her co-stars, so was the beauty with which she executed her roles. Other than Game of Thrones, she starred in the 1960’s The Avengers, the Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and many more.

We as fans pray that her soul rests in peace. Please feel free to share your feelings with us in the comments below.


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It’s not so easy to become the talk of the town, especially if you’re considering it for “good” reasons. But if you’ve been a major Game of Thrones star, and display equal parts chic and sass, the task won’t be that difficult; add to that a marriage with a popular music figure, and a newborn, and everyone wants to talk about you. We’re talking about Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, and the newest addition to their family, their baby girl named Willa. Although Sophie and Joe have not come out on social media with the news of the baby or the name, their reps have mostly confirmed. Now, after almost three weeks since they welcomed their first child, the parents have put out a picture. It’s not with the baby, but just the couple with the ongoing trend of the Vogue Cover Challenge filter. Read on to find out more.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas share first picture after the birth of their baby

Joe Jonas posted a picture of himself and her wife on his Instagram story. It was a relaxed selfie of the couple displayed on a custom cover of Vogue with the caption – “Wear a mask that’s the tea”. The slogan is in line with what Sophie had said while promoting social distancing and self-isolation after Evangeline Lilly’s open disregard for the safety measures. This is the first time they’ve shared a photo since the birth of their child on July 22.

We had learned that the couple was already obsessed and couldn’t stop gloating about their new addition. But they are being super cautious too, as they should be, due to the threat of the coronavirus. However, Sophie and Joe have just not been interested in getting any media attention when it comes to the baby. Right from the start of their pregnancy rumors back in February, they’ve remained silent about all the speculations. So, perhaps, they want their newborn to be raised in a normal, loving environment with as little outside glare as possible. Who wouldn’t see the need for that in today’s paparazzi culture; where even babies become celebrities, with cameras following everywhere!

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas share first picture after the birth of their baby

E! had reported a few details about how the couple was responding to this new change in their lives. “They are home and getting settled. Joe is very hands-on and involved. He wants to do everything he can and loves being with the baby and helping Sophie,” the source had said. It further added that the two are “so excited to be parents”. They have “been texting pictures to friends and calling on FaceTime to show her off. Everyone is very excited about them.” May they have a safe and blissful journey ahead!

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