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George R. R. Martin faces 'Dead Ends' in his stories

A YouTube channel which is quite active in spreading information about Game of Thrones recently re-uploaded an old video of George R. R. Martin talking about his experience of writing stories, especially his novels which the epic saga ‘Game of Thrones’ was based upon, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’ Even though the video is certainly old, it does offer many explanations about why Martin is having difficulties with his latest book, ‘Winds of Winter.’ In the author’s defence, his universe has become quite large to connect and to control in a beautiful manner, and that is exactly what takes up a lot of time.

Martin was asked about whether he has any regrets about writing the things he does in his books, and he said that he had none. He likes to give up his copy to the publishers and then read it again after the draft comes out. He then rips out a few chapters or edits them to better suit what he wants his story to be.

“No. There are a few things that you’re not aware of because as a gardener with the kind of writing style that I use, I go down a lot of dead ends,” says the writer. “So there are moments of ‘why the hell did I do that?’, but they never appear in the books. I see that before the book comes out, and I rip out that chapter or revise that chapter so something different happens instead, and it feels better – works better for me. Hopefully, none of those things make it into print.”

He was also asked about whether he believes that some of his stories could have been written better, and he agrees that they could have been done so. While he does not regret them, he sure admits the fact that they could’ve been done much better than they were twenty years ago.

“I look back on things I wrote 20 years ago, before Game of Thrones… and I see from the benefit of hindsight things I could have done differently or better. But still,” says the author. “I am bad with eye colour… and I have a horse that changes sex. He’s not supposed to change sex, or she’s not supposed to change sex, but she does. I think it was Bran’s horse. Changes from a mare or a gelding or something in between books. That was pointed out to me by my fans. My fans are very eagle-eyed. They miss nothing, you bloody b*****ds!”

His latest book, ‘Winds of Winter’ is currently eight years behind schedule and there is still no news of it. Perhaps we may never see the book, but all fans are hoping that they do. While Game of Thrones may begin its end this April 14, the rest of Martin’s story shall continue on its own path and hopefully, he’ll be out with a book sooner rather than later.






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Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey leaves The Worst Witch due to mental health issues

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Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey leaves The Worst Witch due to health issues

Game of Thrones star cast comprised of many phenomenal actors. There were few legends and many upcoming talents on the show. While on one hand, we had someone like Jonathan Pryce who was nominated for Oscars. It also had likes of Peter Dinklage who won many awards for the show.

However, even the most ardent critic of the show would agree that Bella Ramsey’s portrayal of Lyanna Mormont was the most fascinating aspect of the show. Unfortunately for Ramsey, she has run into health issues and has had to take a tough decision. Read on!

As per Metro, Bella Ramsey has decided to walk away from her show The Worst Witch to focus on her health. Ramsey had been playing the character of Mildred on the show for the past four years but has called it time now citing health concerns.

Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey leaves The Worst Witch due to health issues

She announced the news herself on her Instagram and wrote:

‘Forever grateful for my time as Mildred in The Worst Witch, but there is a time for everything under the sun. And series four was my time to say goodbye to Mildred.’

She added:

‘Thank you fans for all your support, thank you to the crew over the three years, thank you to all the residents of Cackles Academy, thank you to Jill Murphy for this wonderful world you created. It was completely my decision to say goodbye for reasons I can’t really go into but to everyone reading this, please prioritize your mental health and do what’s right for you.’

Bella Ramsey was a little dynamite on Game of Thrones and it is really sad to see go through mental health issues at a young age of 16. It shows that a health issue can strike anytime and irrespective of the age. However, as Ramsey mentioned its important to prioritize one’s health.

We hope Ramsey recovers as soon as possible and we get to see a fine young talent do what she does best soon. Let us know your thoughts and send her wishes through the comments section.






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Michelle Fairley wasn’t the original choice to play Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones

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Michelle Fairley wasn't the original choice to play Catelyn Stark on Game of Thrones

The beauty of Game of Thrones was that it had some of the most powerful female characters of all time. Characters like Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke and Cersei Lannister portrayed by Lena Headey will be etched to memories forever. We are also pretty sure that the fans have not forgotten the strong character of Catelyn Stark played with aplomb by Michelle Fairley. However, did you know that Fairley wasn’t the original choice to play the lady of the house of Starks? Read on to find out more!

It has almost been 7 years since the famous episode of ‘Red Wedding‘ aired. That episode marked the end of various characters including Catelyn Stark in a brutal death sequence. However, until then Catelyn Stark had developed into a fierce, strong and independent character on the show. Michelle Fairley had a lot to do with how that character turned into one of the audience’s favorites. However, it turns out not Michelle Fairley but Jennifer Ehle was the original choice to play the lady.

Michelle Fairley wasn't the original choice to play Catelyn Stark in Game of Thrones

As per Screenrant, Ehle had already shot the unaired pilot of Game of Thrones and was supposed to play the role of Catelyn Stark. As the luck would have it, the pilot was received poorly by network and had to be reshot with the new cast as well as the new director. Ehle decided against reshooting her sequence as she had just become a mother and thought it would be too soon.

Well, Ehle’s loss was Fairley’s gain and she indeed made the most of it. Let us know your views on the news. Comment section is all yours!






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Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma to star together in ‘The Seagull’

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Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma to star together in ‘The Seagull’

Game of Thrones was a perfect launchpad for many actors. Most of them have gone on to do bigger stuff and achieve great success too. While somebody like Jonathan Pryce has achieved the feat of getting nominated for the Oscars, some have gone on to be part of Marvel’s universe! Slowly we have also begun to see the re-union of Game of Thrones stars in films and other capacities. We have now come with the latest news on the same!

We barely managed to keep calm when the news of Richard Madden (Robb Stark) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) working together broke out. Now as per Standard.co.uk, Emilia Clarke is going to be joined by Indira Varma in a new rendition of Anton Chekhov’s play called The Seagull.

Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma will star together in The Seagull

Both Clarke and Varma were seen together in Game of Thrones. While Clarke, of course, played the role of Daenerys Targaryen, Varma portrayed the role of Ellaria Sand.

Varma talked about her costar Clarke and the opportunity to work together. She said:

“The first season I was in I was lucky because there was a massive wedding so I got to meet loads of people but she wasn’t there. She was in Belfast, I think — freezing — and I was in Croatia but a couple of years later, my last season, we were all in cahoots.”

She added, “It’s a lot of fun and it’s really nice to see her [Clarke] because we can have dinner together and be out and about.”

Isn’t it great to see Game of Thrones stars reuniting already? We hope many more cast members get the chance to work together.

Let us know your views on this news. The comment section is all yours!






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