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Sean Bean joined the other cast members for a Game of Thrones special featurette

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Sean Bean played the role of Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark in the first nine episodes of Game of Thrones after which his character was killed off. Well, Sean has played many characters in popular movies and series and has been killed off – ‘Boromir’ as an instance in ‘Lord of the Rings’.

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Jokes apart, the actor recently appeared in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, discussed his upcoming TV series, and even discussed his potential appearance in a special Game of Thrones featurette. Read on.

Upon being asked if he’s still in touch with the cast members in the show currently, Sean answered:

“Nobody, nobody at all! I’ve only seen them on a couple of occasions. Last time, was about four weeks ago in Belfast. Conan O’Brien did this thing. It was the last episode, so we all got together. It was good! It’s funny with work; you don’t really keep in touch. You do so many types of jobs in that part of the world. It’s just like whenever I see old friends or even old drama school friends, it’s just the same, we pick up where we left off last time.”

Conan O’Brien had hosted an interview of the cast members back in 2016 after the sixth season aired. We guess this would be done for the final season as well, featuring Sean Bean as well. Elaborating on Conan’s Game of Thrones special, Sean revealed:

“Yes, it was for season eight, the last one. So they decided to get all the characters together for a bit for this big show in Belfast and he kind of hosted the evening.”

Moreover, this was also teased by Sophie Turner during New York Comic-Con. According to her Sean surprised her when he returned to the sets for a “behind the scenes thing. She burst into tears seeing him. She said, “I wasn’t expecting that!”

Upon being asked why Ned Stark is still acknowledged by the fans even if he died back in season one, Sean replied:

“Yes. He’s mentioned a lot. He still seems to have a presence on the show. It’s something I was really proud of, a really top-notch job. It’s either that or Boromir. It used to be Boromir, but now it’s Stark.

Well, I think there are very few good people in Game of Thrones. He was a principled man, he was fair. He was a family man and he was also a warrior. He was well-respected by his family and the people he looked over. He applied that to his life in general, to his family, to everything he did. He came to realize being fair and being moral … you’re not going to survive by doing that.

But he didn’t change. That’s what I admired about him. He stuck to his guns. He meant it. He meant his fairness and his good qualities. But I think once he went down south, he didn’t really have much of a chance because, to them, backstabbing and treachery was a way of life. He was too honest, really.”

Upon being asked which of the surviving characters should finally sit on the Iron Throne, Sean replied:

“Well, there aren’t that many left, is there?”

Talking about what he does he like more – playing a protagonist or an antagonist? Sean replied, especially taking into account his experience of playing the role of Ned Stark:

“Playing Ned Stark was good because he had a bit of a rough edge to him as well. He was a good man, but he was strong, a hard guy. And Jacopo is a hard guy, but he’s the opposite of Ned Stark. He’s treacherous. He seems to take pleasure in causing anguish to members of his own family, not to mention the people that he governs. But it’s always satisfying to play a meaty, juicy bad guy.”

Finally, upon being asked if he would like to appear in any of the HBO announced spin-off/prequel shows of Game of Thrones, Sean replied:

“I don’t know how we can be. I don’t know how anyone can be, since they’re going backwards, I’d be younger. Now, we all look a little bit older.”

So, what were your thoughts on Sean’s interview with the Hollywood Reporter? Talk to us in the comments section.


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George R.R. Martin’s original plans for Jaime Lannister revealed

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Game of Thrones refined the way we view TV shows. One of the many reasons why the show reached great heights was its character development. When it comes to that category, no character has gone through greater change than the Kingslayer Jaime Lannister.

Played by Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jaime started out as a villain. He was responsible for crippling Brandon Stark after he accidentally discovered his incestuous relationship with his sister, Cersei. Jaime was the one who captured Ned Stark leading him to his execution at King’s Landing.

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The author of the Game of Thrones books George R.R. Martin originally had different plans for Jaime Lannister. Fans got a glimpse of a 3-page reveal when Harper Collins, publisher of A Song of Ice and Fire, accidentally leaked it on Twitter. The tweet was later removed.

According to the script, Jaime Lannister was supposed to be one of the main antagonists. He was originally written to be a cruel-sadistic villain, who desired power over everything else. His lust for control over the realms even led him to sit on the Iron Throne for a while. The showrunners changed the script for the show.

The Kingslayer goes through a change of heart throughout the TV series. He protected Brienne of Tarth’s honor and saved her from the attack of a bear. The two eventually got close and shared a mutual respect. Jaime joined forces with the Starks and Daenerys to fight off the White Walkers.

His character was shown to be regretful of his past actions. He died trying to protect his sister when Daenerys attacked King’s Landing. He could never let go of his love for Cersei, which led to his downfall. To think that could have ended another way!

What do you think about the original story arc for Jaime? Tell us in the comments below.


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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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