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Iwan Rheon plays a gangster in The Little Mermaid’s horror spin-off

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Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

When we see movies or TV shows, we mostly don’t look for reality, rather a projected picture of how life could or should be. Shows like Game of Thrones have been playing hide&seek with this all along. They give you a fantasy world, a world where you can escape from your day-to-day routine. But simultaneously making you realize that life is inexplicably fickle and many can do things that many might not have dreamt of.

Characters like JoffreyRamsay got down to doing what they felt like. And it wasn’t pretty. This tells us that if we really did what came in our minds, most of us could be a potential Joffrey, Ramsay. Iwan Rheon, who played the omni-despised Ramsay Bolton, was hated during his run on the show due to the character’s sheer insensitivity. But later praised by one and all for his dark, mean portrayal.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

Iwan has starred in a new horror film, The Mermaid’s Song. He has got another grim, dark character to play in this production by Wild Eye Releasing– which is popular for making and producing indie films that are low on budget but high on concept with catch-worthy titles.

The film has premiered on digital and is a dark homage to Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairytale The Little Mermaid. We remember Ariel from Disney’s animated classic, The Little Mermaid, which was also an adaptation of Andersen’s original.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

Ariel is a young mermaid princess who falls in love with Eric (a human) and is fascinated by life above the sea. The sea witch Ursula turns her into a human and makes a deal that if she can get the ‘kiss of true love‘ within three days, she would remain human. But failure would turn her into a mermaid again and a subject to Ursula. The obstacles and the struggles begin.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

The original tale is a bit darker and not so fancy. Here, the mermaid is faced with the prospect of death if she fails to get the kiss. The mermaid is additionally enchanted to be a human because mermaids don’t have souls. And the chance to be a human is a chance to have an eternal soul.

The Mermaid’s Song takes a more dangerous route. It’s set during the depression of the 1930s. Charlotte is struggling to keep her family business breathing. Enter gangster Randall, played by Iwan Rheon, he proposed to pay off the family debt at the cost of some illicit changes to the business. But The bargain made was that the daughter of a true love would replace the mermaid when the time was right.

So, young Charlotte becomes a mermaid like her mother, who can control humans with just her voice. Thus, the conflict begins among all those who contend for the mermaid’s magical powers.

Iwan Rheon plays gangster in The Little Mermaid's horror spin-off

A live-action adaptation of the Disney and Andersen fairytale is also in the pipeline. Zendaya, the American actor and singer has been reported to play the role of Ariel. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who became well known for his Broadway show Hamilton, and Alan Menken, who won two academy awards for The Little Mermaid (1989), will write the music. Rob Marshall (Pirates of Caribbean- On Stranger Tides, Chicago) is believed to hold the directorial chops.

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with “unofficial” submissions

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Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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