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Eugene Simon AKA Lancel Lannister talks about the fight with the Mountain in the next episode

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Cersei Lannister’s ominous words of ‘I choose violence‘ that we saw in the trailer of Game of Thrones season 6, is something we have been awaiting since we heard them before the season even began. Now that we’ve seen the promo of episode 8, ‘No One‘, we know that those words will be uttered in said episode, and we’ll finally see what’s going to happen next. These words, as we know, will be spoken to none other than the former cousin of Cersei turned Faith Militant Soldier Lancel Lannister.

Actor Eugene Simon, who plays Lancel Lannister, in an interview with the The Hollywood Reporter, spoke about the upcoming events. He said, “The feeling of the scene that’s coming in episode eight is one of a huge fight of power going on between Lancel and Cersei. This is about trying to determine the boundaries of how much power the Faith is now capable of exerting on Cersei, and basically the Crown. There’s still a fight to be had. This battle, this war is not won. I think what fans should really keep an eye out for is who did it look like is going to break first: the Faith or the Crown? They will see by the end of that scene that there’s still a lot more work to do.”

He also said that based on the stunts in the scene, it was a very complex one to shoot. “While we were shooting it, it took about two-and-a-half days to maybe finish it because there was a little bit of stunt work that had to be done and some kind of prosthetic work to properly get across the awfulness that happens in it, which was very fun. Hafthor is an absolutely enormous human being. He’s one of the strongest men in the world, possibly the strongest man in the world. But while shooting it, that guy is wearing 28 kilos, about 58 pounds worth of solid armor. It’s seriously heavy stuff for one thing. So he really fits the part as much as looking it,” he said.

Simon then talked about how violent the approach to Cersei’s fate will be, and about the dangerous looking weapon that he’s seen holding, by saying, “It is a pretty intense weapon. When you hold a sword, there is something sort of elegant about swords. But there’s something about this cudgel with four little prongs at the end of it that is so sort of brutal, so sort of bludgeoning. It’s a quite extraordinary thing to wield it but once you’re on set and in character it becomes second nature I guess. It weighs probably 15 pounds, maybe 20. It’s a proper bit of kit.”

We’d like to see how this weapon matches the strength of the extremely physically powerful Mountain in the next episode.

Game of Thrones season 6 episode 8 ‘No One‘ airs this Sunday on HBO at 9pm EST.







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George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

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George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

George R. R. Martin is one of the most famous fantasy writers of present times. If not for him, we wouldn’t be having the amazing world of Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy epic based on his A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Though much of his fanbase has grown weary of him, for making them wait for the next book in the series ‘Winds of Winter’, he is still a coveted literary figure, and no one can deny his importance in the entertainment industry.

Martin turned 73 on Monday, September 20, 2021, and birthday wishes have been pouring in for the veteran writer. He shared a nice poem about getting old on his blog Not a Blog:

George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

I grow old… I grow old…

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?

I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

((with thanks to T.S. Eliot))”

It is true that Martin is getting old, and many fans are worried if he’ll ever get to finish his novels. However, it is also true that he has been promising fans he will deliver the much-awaited books, while he is still working on other projects. We can only hope he is true to his word. What do you think about it? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Have a look at Game of Cones – A shop dedicated to Game of Thrones and Ice cream lovers!

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Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

When you watch Game of Thrones, you always swear allegiance to a particular House or two, be it Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, or Greyjoy. But when it comes to ice creams, it becomes a really tough choice. And one particular shop in Cornwall is not making it easy for Game of Thrones fans at all. A Game of Thrones ice cream shop, Game of Cones, located in Fowey, Cornwall, UK, is making your dreams come true, in the form of your favourite sweet and icy dessert.

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

The dessert shop in Cornwall sells your favourite ice creams and milkshakes with a Game of Thrones twist. Over 33 flavours are available on their menu for you to choose from, each sharing name with a character on HBO’s epic fantasy. There’s also a House of Dragons cabinet for people to sit and enjoy their delicacy. It sounds awfully similar to the name of HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel!

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

We know that Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is being filmed at various locations in Cornwall, as many pictures have been leaked online with the cast in costume. Game of Cones will surely make a huge profit if the prequel lifts off.

What do you think of the Game of Cones ice cream shop? Tell us in the comments below!







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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

Every year diehard Game of Thrones fans wait for the release of the yearly A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar that features some of the best artworks in the world. They depict the fantastical world of George R. R. Martin’s famous novel series. A few of the beautiful portraits were released early this year, two of them very recently. Penguin Random House released a calendar filled with images from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The publication site has shared more images on its website, according to Los Siete Reinos.

The calendar for 2022 has illustrations from Spanish artist Arantza Sestayo. Earlier George R. R. Martin tweeted a pic from the calendar, announcing its release a few weeks ago. Two new pictures from the calendar were leaked recently. First up, there’s a lovely image of Sansa and Lady in the Winterfell godswood, before the direwolf is killed very early on in the story. Next, we have an image of Craster and his many wives and daughters who live with him beyond the Wall.

You can buy the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar here. Are you excited about the new yearly calendar? Talk to us in the comments below!







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