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The producers behind HBO’s epic drama ‘Game of Thrones’ take their security rather seriously. They do not want any leaks and just to relay their sincerity of security they go to unfathomable extents including setting layers upon layers of encryption or even installing security drones. However, Aidan Gillen, the actor behind Lord Petyr shares his experiences of keeping leaks secure back when he was on the show in an interview.

According to the star, he likes to shred all evidence which might result in a leak as soon as the item in question has fulfilled its purpose. he would meticulously shred all the scripts until the time they were no longer legible. In certain instances, he also went as far as burning them all together to avoid any leaks. he further revealed that he picked these habits up from back when he starred in the crime drama ‘The Wire’. The habit has remained with him ever since and he always shreds and burns his scripts and doesn’t tell a soul about the plot, including his own family.

“I’ve always been quite diligent about shredding scripts as soon as they’re done,” elaborated Gillen. “Going way back to when I worked on The Wire. They had a shredding machine in the office, it was the first time I was ever conscious of that, it was before social media so it wasn’t such a big deal. But they were ahead of their time. They were saying, ‘when you’re finished with these scripts, come into the office and shred them because we don’t want people knowing what’s going to happen.’ So it’s always been part of my system. Once you’re finished, destroy it. I don’t tell members of my family what’s happening in scripts or if I’m going to be part of some major plot point, I keep it from everyone.”

Following the trend prior to the release of Season 8, Aidan was also asked about what he knows about the end of Season 8 despite him clearly describing his work ethics. He said that he does not know about the end, nor does he intend to ask any of his co-actors about the same. However, he does look forward to it.

“I don’t know how it’s going to finish but I am as excited as the rest of us,” revealed Aidan. “I honestly have no idea and friends who I would be in contact with who are still involved, I wouldn’t ask them and they wouldn’t tell me anyway. And I’d rather not know, but I’m looking forward to it.”

He also revealed that Game of Thrones and his character in the series have both been quite influential for him as fans still call him by his character’s name whenever they see him on the streets. While it might big him a little, he says that it still is a major boost for his acting career as a whole as he has found a widespread recognition for his talents as a direct result of his acting ability in the character of Lord Petyr.

“That’s not gone away and it won’t. People still greet you on the street by your character name,” shared Aidan. “I’m not looking to either forget it or remember it for the rest of my life. If it’s something as widely seen as that, it’ll stay in the ether for a while and eventually something else will come along and eventually no-one will know who you are, or care. It’s going to be great.”

While fans won’t be getting to see Lord Petyr in Game of Thrones any more, they will be sure to see the final survivors engage in an epic battle for the throne in the final season of the epic drama set to be released this April 14.






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Would love to play James Bond in case of a gender switch, says Emilia Clarke

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Would love to play James Bond in case of a gender switch, says Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones stars have a lot of opportunities going forward, because of how successful the show was. While Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys, recently said she doesn’t want to do big franchise projects anymore, there seems to be one franchise that could entice her. Read on!

In a recent interview with Empire, Emilia was asked if she would like to step into the role of James Bond, and she had a very positive response:

“Yeah! Of course! Hell to the yeah.”

She continued:

“James Bond is one of those franchises where it’s never not cool. You could literally make the naffest James Bond in the world and it would still be cool.”

Emilia also reflected on the luxuries that her part on Game of Thrones has fetched her, and how it has motivated her to launch her own production house:

“I’ve had the good fortune of being in this incredible show with this incredible character. And, my goodness, if I were to get stereotyped as the mother of dragons, I could ask for worse. It’s really quite wonderful.”

She went on:

“But what it’s left me with — after 10 years of seeing that, and being a part of that, and of doing quite big movies in my hiatuses and all of those things — is a yearning for a different sort of creative ownership.”

What do you guys think? Would you like to see Emilia as Bond? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Here’s where Emilia Clarke thinks Drogon went at the end of Game of Thrones

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Here’s where Emilia Clarke thinks Drogon went at the end of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones ended with a bad fate for Emilia Clarke‘s Daenerys Targaryen. We saw Drogon fly off with his mother’s corpse, and we have since then had a question: where did Drogon fly off to? Well, Emilia has a theory about that. Read on!

In the series finale of Game of Thrones, we had to see Jon Snow betray Daenerys, and Drogon, late to the party, rage for a while and then simply fly off with a dead Daenerys. Emilia Clarke recently did a lie detector interview with Vanity Fair, which makes for a pretty great watch. Of course, she discussed Daenerys and her fate at the end of Thrones. Watch the full 18 minute video, below:

She was asked about who her favourite dragon of the three dragon children, to which she replied:

“Drogon is kind of like, he’s my oldest boy, who was the first, really. When the three of them came out, I think he came out first.”

She was then asked if she knew where Drogon was headed, to which she had the best response:

“I’d like to think he went to Hawaii. I know there is a specific place where dragons go [that’s in the books]. Otherwise he’s just roaming the seas. Crying.”

Well, if only Bran the Broken could verify this. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Not doing big franchise projects anytime soon post Game of Thrones, says Emilia Clarke

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Not doing big franchise projects anytime soon post Game of Thrones, says Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones was a long project for the cast and crew, so it’s understandable that they need a break at the end of this decade long run. While some stars are moving from one big franchise to the other, like Kit Harington joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Emilia Clarke recently said that she is leaning more towards indie projects. Read on!

Emilia recently spoke to IndieWire about her new film, Last Christmas, and her future plans after Game of Thrones. We’ve also seen in her in Terminator Genisys, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, both big franchise projects, and Emilia now wants something different:

“For 10 years, I was either on ‘Game of Thrones’ or I was doing a different movie, and if I wasn’t doing a different movie, I was promoting a different movie or I was promoting ‘Game of Thrones.’

Now I just want to be able to do a project and to put all of my energy just into that, as opposed to trying to make myself into seven different people to do seven different kind of things at once.”

She was asked if we’ll be seeing her in any big franchise projects in the near future. Emilia replied:

“Not any time soon. I’m really actively looking for indies. Those are the things I’m making, as well. And those are the movies I watch.”

When asked what the motivation was for this decision to pursue smaller projects, Emilia said:

“In light of all of it, ‘Game of Thrones,’ brain hemorrhages, losing my dad, the success of the show, dealing with fame, taking all of those things into consideration, that’s definitely left me going, ‘Oh, ohhhh, I’m going to take my shoes off and my bra off.’”

She also noted that she’s a lot more choosy about her projects these days:

“In the beginning, I took everything that anyone offered to me, because why not? I kept thinking that my good luck was going to run out. With the end of the show, I’m looking at things in a very different light and I now see the importance of my own time and I now respect and value that a little bit more. I want to do that a service. I’m going to be pretty careful about the next things that I do.”

What do you guys think about this? Excited to see what Emilia does next? We sure are! Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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