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Lana Headey reveals that she took nothing from the Game of Thrones set

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Lana Headey reveals that she took nothing from the Game of Thrones set

As Game of Throne comes to an end and the entire cast behind the show return their costumes to their appropriate places, it is only natural to have a sense of attachment to the show where they worked for so long. As a result, a lot of the members in the cast have taken a souvenir of sorts from the set as a keepsake of their time at the filming of the epic show.

However, the case is simply not the same for the actress behind Cersei Lannister as Headey reveals that she took nothing but simple memories from the Game of Thrones set. She must either be really fond of it or perhaps she does not need a keepsake to remember all the times which she spent there. However, she did reveal in an interview about how she liked the moments with the rest of the characters that she had filmed.

“I liked the stuff I did with Charles Dance, who played my dad,” says Headey. “It’s all been glorious. The main thing was all the stairs all over King’s Landing are really slippery, so the outtakes are just full of all of us going ‘uughhyh’!”

In fact, she even mentioned that she was happiest about not having to take one particular thing around with her. As most fans of Lena might be able to guess, it was Cersei’s wig which she had to wear every morning before her scenes were shot. She was apparently so angry about having to wear the wig, that it helped her channel herself into the character of Cersei.

“I didn’t take anything…I just couldn’t wait to get the wig off,” says Headey about the wig. “I was like, ‘Yeeeesss!’ I never have to wear it again!”

She touched and covered a fair few other topics in the interview as well including who’s most likely to spill the beans about the new season, which is probably why Kit Harrington isn’t appearing on quite as many interviews these days. She also revealed how the last day of her shooting was not the last day of shooting for the show, but also reminded viewers that they don’t shoot in any specific order.

“To play the bad guy is just such good fun,” says Headey about Cersei. “I can do all the things I can’t really do in my life.”

In the end, she also revealed how she thought that Game of Thrones would never be a success when she initially started acting based solely off the pilot script. However, the show caught on rather virally and made sure she could never be more wrong again in her life. Right now, she enjoys the direction which the show took and remains rather excited about the very final season of the show. However, she did not reveal anything about the show herself till the end and avoided all questions rather cunningly. This means that everyone has to now wait for the final season of the show to be released.






Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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Tormund may have a chance at romance with Brienne yet, says Gwendoline Christie

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Hold your beating hearts fandom, Tormund Giantsbane may have a chance with the ‘big woman’, or Ser Brienne of Tarth, yet. In a recent interview with TV Line, Brienne actor Gwendoline Christie hinted that a romance with Tormund shouldn’t be totally off-the-charts for her character going forward. Of course, we will not see that happen, but the thought alone is warming my heart!

The self-proclaimed Giantsbane has been very taken with Brienne from day 1. But Brienne was always pretty weirded out by his attention, and when a tough rival arrived in the form of Jaime Lannister, Tormund’s chances with her seemed nonexistent. But with Jaime leaving Brienne and then dying by the side of his old lover (and sister) Cersei, Tormund may have a better shot.

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But even then, it won’t be easy for him. so Gwendoline Christie thinks. In her words:

“Yeah, maybe he has a chance, but she would really make him work. I mean, you know, she’s landed her dream job. Also, the story about the giant’s milk might take a little bit of getting over. But maybe not.”

Having said that, Christie is happy with the way her character’s emotional possibilities have been handled in Game of Thrones.

“I never expected people to get behind Brienne of Tarth. I truly didn’t think that she would be embraced because she wasn’t conventionally attractive, and she wasn’t sexy or cute or sassy. I feel like we saw this incredibly unconventional character and we saw her display all the behaviours that we’re taught as women not to display.”

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Tormund, in fact, is one of the only people in the show who found her attractive just as she is. Jaime, on the other hand, has always insulted her because of her perceived lack of beauty and fell in love only much later. Many fans saw Tormund as a much better candidate for Brienne’s heart than Jaime, and Jaime sort of proved everyone right by ditching Brienne like that.

With Tormund journeying beyond the Wall and Brienne in King’s Landing, the romance does not seem very likely at this point. But weren’t there at least some tender words shared between them? Tormund actor Kristofer Hivju recently claimed that some scenes featuring Brienne and Tormund were cut from Season 8. Who knows, a romance may still be budding between the far ends of Westeros.






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Some Tormund-Brienne scenes were cut from Game of Thrones Season 8

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All the Brienne-Tormund shippers in the world, you were not all wrong. There could indeed have been more between the lovable wildling and our lady knight, except those bits got cut on the editing table. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Tormund actor Kristofer Hivju talked about some deleted scenes that he and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had shot together – including one with an improvised monologue from Tormund’s end.

Hivju revealed this in a discussion about deleted scenes along with John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gilly (Hannah Murray) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) which you can watch here. Hivju’s bit starts from 1:17.

Hivju says the scenes between him and Christie got cut mainly because they exceeded the time limits of the tightly packed Season 8 episode lengths. In his words, “We did a lot of stuff with Tormund and Brienne that they took out because it became too much. Well, you don’t have too much time!”

He even describes one of the scenes that never made to the episodes as they aired. “I remember there was a scene where I added some small monologues.” That may not give out too much, but sure sounds like some sort of intense conversation were going on between Brienne and Tormund in that scene. Add to the fact that Hivju thinks the left-out stuff was “fun”. In his words, “I think they took the right choice in the edit but there is some fun stuff laying around.”

If only some benevolent soul would let us in on those “fun” stuff!






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Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) says he was confused by the Game of Thrones finale

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Turns out Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) didn't like the Game of Thrones ending either

Game of Thrones had been the most popular television series on the face of the Earth, but then it ended. The ending left a lot of the fans in a foul mood, with complaints of bad writing. Apparently, the fans weren’t the only people unhappy with the end. Charles Dance, who played the role of Tywin Lannister recently revealed he disliked the ending of the show, as well. Read on!

Speaking on Good Morning Britain about the series finale, the actor said:

“I was confused. I have watched as much as I can… I wanted to know what was happening to these characters…We come to the big last series, we come to the very end and I thought, ‘Hmm, OK.'”

“There’s little Arya going off on a cruise somewhere, poor Jon’s gone back up north, beyond the wall and then there is Tyrion. And all the people left alive are sort of sat around the table going, ‘So well, what are we going to do now, shall we have a cup of tea or something?’ And I thought, ‘Ah, I don’t know.'”

He also revealed that he would have loved to see Tyrion win the Game of Thrones and that it would have been a brilliant ending. Watch the video below:

Well, do you agree? What do you think about Charles’ opinion on the ending? Talk to us in the comments, don below!






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