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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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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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