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It may be hard to imagine now, but some of Game of Thrones’ most prominent stars were absolute newbies when they joined the cast 10 years back. Well, we are here to help you imagine. Old photos of Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and others from a 2009 event have resurfaced, and how young and cute they all look!

The photos were taken by Adam Whitehead, prominent British blogger and Fantasy/genre fiction expert. He was attending a book signing event in Belfast by his favourite writer George R.R. Martin. The HBO Adaption of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire had just been announced, and the fans were super excited.

Nobody paid much attention to a small group of young adults hovering in a corner of the bookstore. Turns out, some of the actors were shooting for the pilot episode of Game of Thrones nearby and came to pay a visit.

Photos of young Game of Thrones stars from a 2009 Song of Ice and Fire book signing

They still had no idea if the series will be taken up or not. But the craze around Martin’s books that night perhaps gave them a slight hint of what was to come. In a recent interview with EW, Whitehead said,

“I think that was the first time they realized it wasn’t going to get cancelled after five episodes.”

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner – 12 and 13 then – were not even allowed to read the books because of their adult themes. Whitehead fondly remembers how surprised little Maisie was when he told her that Arya will become an assassin. He also informed Sophie about her increased importance in the story later on. She was gracious just as Sansa would be.

In fact, in a blog he wrote for Variety in 2017, Whitehead says that all the young actors behaved much like their screen counterparts.

Photos of young Game of Thrones stars from a 2009 Song of Ice and Fire book signing

Richard Madden was the most charming and engaging of the lot, just as the young King in the North was. Alfie Allen joked around much like the young Theon Greyjoy. And sometimes later a bespectacled young man came in, exhausted from a 5-day shoot.

The beardless Kit Harington looked a far cry from his screen counterpart. But his resolve to be with the team despite exhaustion was very in-character, Whitehead thinks:

“It was very Night’s Watch-ish: turned up, did his duty and took off.”

Photos of young Game of Thrones stars from a 2009 Song of Ice and Fire book signing

Well, Game of Thrones went on to create television history and the kids went on to become stars. Now it all culminates in the 8th and final season, set to begin on April 14.

How time flies!






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See Emilia Clarke in the trailer for her first film post Game of Thrones, Last Christmas

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See Emilia Clarke in the trailer for her first film post Game of Thrones, Last Christmas

Game of Thrones might have made big stars of most of the actors that were on the show, but for nearly a decade, these stars were also somewhat tied down to the show, and couldn’t take on too many other projects. A prime example is Emilia Clarke, who hasn’t appeared in many films or TV series during her time on Game of Thrones. However, now we have the trailer for the first film Emilia is going to be starring in since she wrapped up the show – Last Christmas. Read on!

Last Christmas looks like your typical holiday cheer filled rom-com that we’re all in the mood for around that time. It stars Emilia Clarke in what seems like a role that mirrors her natural bubbly personality, and opposite her is Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians fame. Check out the trailer:

Now, this might look like regular Emilia to us, but for those fans of her that have only seen her as Daenerys and not as Emilia herself, it is a far throw from the fire queen. The film also stars Emma Thompson, who is known for her numerous roles, with Professor Terawlney from Harry Potter being one of them, and Michelle Yeoh, who was also in Crazy Rich Asians, among her other acting credits. Paul Feig is at the helm. If you find the name familiar, it’s probably because of a Wham! song by the same name. Heck, the poster also says “Featuring the music of George Michael”, and the trailer is a testament to that. What a treat!

Media outlets are reporting a release date of November 7, 2019, right in time for the holidays. The movie seems like a great pick for your holiday run. What could be better than the mother of dragons dressed channelling a cute little elf?

Excited? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones reveals 14 brand new photos from Season 8

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Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones has finally ended. Through the last couple of seasons, we had some amazing coverage and insight into the show, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, and James Hibberd. The final bits from this coverage are now coming through, and one of those includes a set of fresh photos from Game of Thrones Season 8. Read on!

Entertainment Weekly released this set of 14 photos recently, featuring the cast of the show. Take a look:

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

What do you guys think about these photos? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch

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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Game of Thrones might have ended, but we have a bit of a follow up coming up. The behind the scenes bits we have been having through Making Game of Thrones are culminating into a beautiful documentary, called The Last Watch. HBO has now released photos from the same. Read on!

The set has 12 photos and one picture of what looks like an embroidery art/poster featuring the filming of “The Bells”. Check them out:

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Excited to take a little trip behind the scenes? The documentary will air this Sunday, 26th May, in the usual Game of Thrones slot of 9 P.M. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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