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Kit Harington pulls a Jon Snow in Late Show interview with Stephen Colbert

Jon Snow may know nothing, but Kit Harington sure does, and he’s not telling you.

Earlier this week, in a battle of wits worthy of Littlefinger, Late Show host Stephen Colbert grilled Harington in wildly creative ways about the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones (set to premiere on April 14) as the British actor tried his best to feign ignorance – Jon Snow style.

What ensued is of course hilarity, but also a hearty conversation about the extraordinary impact Game of Thrones has had on those involved with the show, and the world at large.

From Season 1 to Season 8, everything from the actor’s beard to the scale of his job has changed. But the one thing that bothers him the most is his fur coat, which got progressively heavier and smellier with the seasons. Reason for this? Harington is prompt with his answer:

“The costume designer hates actors, obviously!”

Speaking of the world though, Harington is anxious that a part of the audience might be taking away the wrong lessons from the show, specifically a few current world leaders.

“I’ve got this theory that we kind of screwed the political landscape”, Harington says amidst general laughter, “I felt like that, you know, certain political figures tried to emulate Joffrey, and things went a bit wrong?”

Harington himself is perhaps the best example of the life-changing phenomenon that GoT has been. Not only he went from an unknown drama school major to one of the highest paid stars in television today, he also met and fell in love with his future wife Rose Leslie on the GoT sets.

The feisty Ygritte from beyond the wall may have died in Jon Snow’s arms, but Leslie and Harington’s off-screen romance fared a lot better, with the two of them tying the knot in June last year.

Leslie is no more privileged than the rest of us as far as spoilers are concerned, though. As Harington revealed:

“She has guessed every single possible outcome bar the one that actually happens.”

Which is just as well, because according to Harington, the last time he actually obliged her request for spoilers, Leslie was angry with him for days!

Colbert and the rest of us fans can’t even be angry though, because Harington is not letting anything out. With all the craze and publicity going on, that’s an uphill job. As Harington says, he can’t even lie for some peace of mind, because,

“Then that gets picked up and they pick it apart, and anything that might be true they narrow that out it.”

The guessing game did end on a high note though, as Harington was quite approving of Colbert’s last shot at a possible ending for Game of Thrones season 8; Jon Snow becoming the father to a boy named – wait for it – Tony Stark AKA Ironman! Now that’s a crossover we all can get behind.






Writer, translator, and high fantasy nerd based in Kolkata, India. Would dearly love to own a pet dragon some day, but the black market isn't really helping.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau thinks fan criticism for Game of Thrones showrunners is “kinda silly”

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau thinks fan criticism for Game of Thrones showrunners is "kinda silly"

Game of Thrones Season 8 wasn’t the greatest hit. Of course, it pulled more views than before, and it was a hell of a spectacle, an achievement in itself, but the overall reception for the show was mostly negative. The more passionate fans ended up criticizing showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, quite a lot. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister, the latest star to comment on this criticism, said that it was “kinda silly”. Read on!

This happened at a panel at Con of Thrones that had Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Hannah Murray (Gilly) and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel), reports Winter is Coming. The full panel is available to be watched, here:

Nikolaj commented on the criticism that Season 8 has been receiving:

“We’re so lucky to be part of a show where people…care so much about it that you also get upset when it doesn’t go the way you want it to. And that’s fantastic, and I love it, and I love [laughs] that there was an online petition to have it rewritten.”

Nikolaj continued:

“The only thing I’ll say is that for anyone to imagine or to think that the two creators of this show are not the most passionate, the greatest, the most invested of all, and to for a second think that they didn’t spend the last 10 years thinking about how they were gonna end it, is kinda silly. And also know that they too read the comments, and even though you sit on your own and go, ‘Fucking stupid writers! Assholes!’…they really, like everyone on Game of Thrones…and there are thousands, we worked our asses off to make the best show we could for the ending.”

He also commented on the positive reception from the fans present at Con of Thrones:

“I just wish that Dan and David could be here to hear this, to understand that people really love the show. That suddenly they’re not the most hated people in the world, because that’s how they might…I know how they feel.”

Well, you gotta agree with the man. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker gives his take on Game of Thrones Season 8

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Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker gives his take on Game of Thrones Season 8

Game of Thrones Season 8 wasn’t very liked, and that’s not a secret at this point. We have seen the fans hate on the final season to a great extent, a hatred that is still going on. In the midst of that, the latest commentary on Game of Thrones came from the creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker. Read on!

The fifth season of Black Mirror premiered recently, and the fans haven’t loved it as much as the previous ones. In a recent interview with NME, Brooker said:

“I will say. There was a thread I saw that summed up the difference between a seat-of-the-pants writer and a plotter, and George RR Martin is a seat-of-the-pants writer, creating complicated characters and scenarios and it’s hard to bring those stories to a resolution, hence why the books are slowing down in frequency. The producers of the show have this story created by a seat-of-the-pants writer but they decide they have to bring it to a conclusion, which presents a problem, because characters in plotter stories tend to be a bit thinner.”

It seems like Brooker was referencing George’s comparison between two kinds of writers, the gardeners and the architects:

“It felt to me like there were romances, for instance, that were built in because they had to happen for the purposes of the story. Having said that, I think there was a scene right near the end with the rearranging of the chairs stuff, that really reminded me of early episodes and was really enjoyable to watch. So overall, with the situation they were in, they did a good job.”

Brooker also admitted to rating the show a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, where Season 8 has a rating of 58%, so it’s safe to say Brooker liked it better than the average fan. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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George R. R. Martin reveals five new facts about the Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon

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George R. R. Martin discusses five new facts about the Game of Thrones prequel

Game of Thrones has ended, and it’s time for the prequels to shine. As we had reported, a prequel to the show, set roughly 5000 years prior, has entered the pilot production stage. Titled Bloodmoon for now, the only things we knew about the show were leaked bits and pieces, until now. George R. R. Martin, the author on whose books these shows are based, recently revealed five new facts about this prequel, to Entertainment Weekly. Let’s get into it!

First off, GRRM revealed that the time in which this prequel is set, there aren’t seven kingdoms, but roughly a hundred kingdoms! He said:

“We talk about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros; there were Seven Kingdoms at the time of Aegon’s Conquest. But if you go back further then there are nine kingdoms, and 12 kingdoms, and eventually you get back to where there are a hundred kingdoms — petty kingdoms — and that’s the era we’re talking about here.”

Secondly, he revealed that everybody’s favourite house, the Starks, will be present in this prequel, as well as their signature pets, the direwolves, among other mythical beasts. Martin explained:

“The Starks will definitely be there. Obviously the White Walkers are here — or as they’re called in my books, The Others — and that will be an aspect of it. There are things like direwolves and mammoths.”

George R. R. Martin discusses five new facts about the Game of Thrones prequel

While the Starks will be there, Martin also confirmed that the other big house, the Lannisters, do not exist at the beginning of this series. We will still see their home, Casterly Rock, but it will be held by the Casterlys.

George also said that this show will be an ensemble story, instead of having a “lead”, just like Game of Thrones:

“I hesitate to use the word ‘lead.’ As you know for Game of Thrones, we never even nominated anybody for lead actress or lead actor [during awards season] until recently; it was always for supporting [categories] because the show is such an ensemble. I think that will be true for this show too. We don’t have leads so much as a large ensemble cast.”

Last of all, Martin put a shadow of doubt over the name we have all been using for the show. Apparently, the working title, Bloodmoon, might not be the final name, as Martin revealed that officially, the show is still untitled. He also said that “The Longest Night” is a name he wouldn’t mind.

Well, that’s all for now. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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