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Director David Nutter discusses Game of Thrones Season 8. Says security on the set was like the Gestapo

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Game of Thrones is finally coming to an end with the final season airing in April 2019 and we’ve all been waiting for the first episode to air. As the time comes closer more teasers, images, and interviews start surfacing on the internet but this isn’t enough to ease the cravings for Season 8 whose trailer would soon drop – HBO’s  #ForTheThrone campaign is the biggest proof! Recently, director David Nutter, who is directing three episodes this season appeared in an interview on the Huffington Post.

Previously, Nutter also addressed the Game of Thrones fans via Reddit where he each episode of the new season to be over one hour long. But, in this interview, he talks about the Game of Thrones security, fake scenes shot for this season, premiere episodes, and the ending.

Nutter had been missing from the series for complete two seasons (6 and 7) and now he returns for the final season again. Upon being asked what it was like to him, he replied:

“After 2015, after the fifth season, I had a couple back surgeries and I missed Season 6 and 7. And it broke my heart to do so. You go through physical therapy and all the things you go through for back surgery. There are times when I’d be in excruciating physical therapy sessions, and I’d be wondering if I’d ever have a chance to direct again ― let alone direct “Game of Thrones.”

Fortunately, I came back. I was all repaired. They welcomed me back with open arms, and not only welcomed me back with open arms but welcomed me back to actually have me involved in and direct three of the six episodes [of Season 8].”

Game of Thrones spin-off prequels won't be here till 2020, says HBOThe revelation of Jon Snow A.K.A. Aegon Targaryen’s heritage is a big game changer for the upcoming season, which was revealed while Nutter was totally absent from the series. On directing this in the new season he says,

“I’m just so honoured to be involved in the material because it’s so wonderfully written. It’s so wonderfully performed. It’s so tremendously executed. Just to be a part of that world is a dream come true… [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] are wonderful to work with. They’re such great collaborators as well as teachers and mentors. In many respects for me, it’s just getting a chance to be involved in what they’re doing.”

I remember Kit Harington talking about filming a few fake scenes last season on Jimmy Kimmel Live. David Nutter reveals the same scenario even this season by saying they need to maintain some amount of secrecy seeing paparazzi and seeing drone cameras hovering around. He reveals,

“Well, sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places ― on construction cranes and all kinds of crazy places, to try to get a point of view of things. They were all over, everywhere, trying to get in on what was happening. But it was definitely a situation where there was no paper on the set, [that] type of thing.”

“[The production team] wanted to make sure nobody knew what was happening, and they went to the nth degree as they do on the show in general. They basically take it to the point where it’s like the Gestapo. It’s tough to get answers.”

Finally talking about his take and what he can tell us about the ending of Game of Thrones, Nutter revealed:

“All I know is that David and Dan spent a lot of time to tell the story in a proper fashion, and the audience will be completely satisfied. Not everybody will be satisfied, but I feel the audience will be satisfied with the direction the series goes. It lives up to all the building it’s coming to, I promise you that.”

Read the full interview on the Huffington Post here. What was your take on David Nutter’s latest interview? Tell us in the comments section down below.






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Salma Hayek can’t wait to work with Kit Harington in Marvel’s The Eternals

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Salma Hayek can't wait to work with Kit Harington in Marvel's The Eternals

Game of Thrones has such a big fan following that many Hollywood actors themselves are big fans of the show, and are known to have a fan moment when they run into the cast. We saw one come from one of the most celebrated Hollywood actresses, Salma Hayek, who expressed her excitement about working with Kit Harington. Read on!

Kit Harington, who played the role of Jon Snow on the show was recently announced to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe with The Eternals. He will be playing the role of the Black Knight, a.k.a. Dane Whitman, joining his former onscreen brother Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Also a part of the cast is Salma Hayek, who seems to have recently met Kit for what could possibly be a first table read or something similar for the film. She posted a picture with him to Instagram, with a caption expressing her excitement about working with him:

Well, there’s no denying that Kit, Robb, Salma and others will be amazing in this movie. Set for a 2020 release, we’re expecting to hear more and more about the film in the upcoming months. Are you guys excited yet? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones, says online poll

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Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones; says an online poll

Game of Thrones is one of the most talked-about things in recent times. Although one means no disrespect towards the saga of Ice and Fire, the popular opinion has seemed to lean towards the negative during and after the show’s final season. Inconsistent character arcs, premature swansong, lack of explanation, etc. were some of the opinions floating around the internet and our social circles. The dissatisfaction felt very real when more than a million people signed a petition to urge HBO to remake the final season.

While it’s easy to take the Mountain i.e. the Game of Thrones down on negative howls, it takes a lot more than a Hound to actually do so. YouGov, internet-based market research and data analytics firm proved the same with a recently conducted online survey. It has revealed some interesting data related to our beloved show and its reception among the viewers. And it’s not all negative. Read on!

Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones; says an online poll

The company conducted the digital poll keeping Emmy’s in the eye. It speaks for the nominated shows on behalf of 2475 US adults selected from a panel of 1.2 million individuals. The sample size doesn’t seem so significant and even limits the geography to the USA. Yet it can account for popular opinion due to random sampling involved in the selection of the participants.

Without any further ado, let’s dive into the findings that pertain to Game of Thrones.

The extent of satisfaction: 52% of participants said that they were “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with the final season of Game of Thrones. So yeah, most people seem to be satisfied. However, 41% expressed that they were unsatisfied, with 7% choosing no sides. Not the result one anticipated for Game of Thrones before the final season aired.

Outstanding Drama Series: 18% of people chose the HBO series as the most deserving show to win the Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy’s; the most for any show. We know that there’s going to be no more Game of Thrones, at least not in the present form. So, it could be an emotional choice or perhaps a callback for the cumulative experience the series has generated over the years. Or maybe, they genuinely liked the whole thing!

Level of Engagement with the show: 18% said that they had watched every single episode of Game of Thrones to date; while a whopping 44% have neither watched a single episode nor intend to; again the most among all the shows. This feels ironical; a show that got more eyeballs than any other show has also managed to escape the fancy of an equally huge number.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: When asked if they would be interested in watching something that the Game of Thrones showrunners make, 29% expressed an interest while 38% chose to be uninterested in their future ventures. The duo has received the maximum flak for the final season not being up to the mark. No wonder, the results don’t reflect otherwise.

Now, these revelations are not set in stone nor do they speak on behalf of everyone. There is even a margin of statistical error in the analysis itself. But they do involve a methodology and represent a general trend towards the sought-after show. Game of Thrones has sparked conversations with every new season since its inception. And it’s still very much alive, especially with multiple promising prequels in the pipeline. In spite of all that, we can hardly say that the show got an ideal farewell from the viewers.

Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones; says an online poll

 

If you were to ask us, we would say we were content with the final result; i.e. the final position of every character in Westeros or to the West of it (Arya), although we don’t think this was the best way to reach there. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments below.






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Emilia Clarke is vacationing in India with Rose Leslie, reveals details on Instagram

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Emilia Clarke is vacationing in India with Rose Leslie, reveals details on Instagram

Game of Thrones stars have had one of the more stressful jobs of the decade, being so popular, and acting in a show that has an intense production as well as the attention surrounding it. So it’s understandable when you hear that the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke, is currently on a spiritual vacation to India, accompanied by none other than Rose Leslie, who played Ygritte, and they seem to be having a great time. Read on!

Emilia recently posted a bunch of pictures through an Instagram post, showing her and Rose having the best time in India, and even getting robbed by some monkeys. Check it out:

Emilia says in a hashtag in the caption that she was at Ananda Spa Himalayas, and then discusses her off time spent in India with her bestie, Rose Leslie. Looks like the pair left Kit Harington behind on this little trip. Emilia also revealed that they were robbed by monkeys, which is quite a common sight in some parts of India and even included a picture of a bunch of adorable monkeys caught red-handed.

Emilia also seemed to have gotten some reading done in her time in India, and it seems like it was, all in all, a relaxing trip after a decade on Game of Thrones. That’s not all, a while ago, Emilia had revealed that she was about 1/8th Indian, through her grandmother that was half Indian, and that she loved that part of herself.

Well, it’s unclear if the pair are still in India, but you might spot them around if they are. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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