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Naomi Watts is binge watching Game of Thrones before filming the Prequel

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Naomi Watts is binging Game of Thrones before filming the Prequel

Game of Thrones has been a sensation pretty much since its inception back in 2011. It has been responsible for bringing huge viewership back to television. It’s crazy how many people must have watched it across the globe. But given the residents of planet Earth, it’s still not too many. Every now and then, one encounters someone who hasn’t watched it at all. For some, managing time for a new show is difficult, the hype works against a few others.

Naomi Watts, who has been roped in for a lead role in the newly announced prequel to Game of Thrones, has admitted having not watched the show at all. The Ring actress is on it though, given she will play a part of the Westeros history. She talked to Entertainment Tonight ahead of hosting the Worldwide Orphan’s 14th Annual Gala in New York.

On watching Game of Thrones, she said, “I am late coming to it, I have to say. But that’s how I am with lots of things in life. I am binging it right now and studying. It’s very exciting.” When she was asked if she is a fan of the show now, the Oscar nominee exclaimed, “Beyond.”

Naomi Watts is binging Game of Thrones before filming the Prequel

The information regarding the officially-untitled prequel to Game of Thrones has been pouring in for the past 2 weeks. With George R.R. Martin announcing the arrival of Naomi Watts aboard the new show (supposedly The Long Night) and HBO releasing some teasing information, including the casting of Josh Whitehouse for another lead role, the Jane Goldman‘s pilot has spread its wings for the flight ahead.

Naomi Watts is binging Game of Thrones before filming the Prequel

George Martin is a co-creator and executive producer on the series. The prequel is set to chronicle the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes to its darkest hour, which might be the arrival of the Long Night and the White Walkers, thousands of years ago the Winter that’s come. Naomi’s character is described to be “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”

Talking about the Gala she was hosting, which is dedicated to helping orphans and at-risk children, she told, “It’s just really important to see all children who are suffering are well supported.” The benefits from the event go to the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, led by Dr.Jane Aronson. She continued, “Through [Dr. Aronson’s] way of doing things, through Toy Library, it’s the best way to do things and it’s amazing how strong this foundation is and how many years it’s been going. It’s impressive.”

Being a mother of two kids, Naomi acknowledged the high sensitivity towards the cause being served. “The minute you have children, nothing prepares you for those fears [for] their health and safety and then, as they grow older, their emotional well-being. Or even when they are little. And, this is what Jane’s work is all about. It’s that if they are emotionally supported they are going to heal faster,” she explained.

Naomi Watts is binging Game of Thrones before filming the Prequel

Parents certainly become extra cautious and careful once they have children. Game of Thrones has had fierce mothers in Catelyn Stark and Cersei Lannister, determined to go no holds barred to protect their children. Let’s see if Naomi Watts gets to play another omnipotent mother on the new show.

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

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

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

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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