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Game Of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams tried to sneak a kiss into every scene just to freak everyone out

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Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner couldn't keep it together during the Arya-Sansa reunion

The Stark sisters have gone through an uphill journey in the Game Of Thrones series, being loved and hated for the role they played. The actors who play Stark sisters, Maisie, 21 and Sophie, 23, met during the audition process for GoT way back in 2009, when they were 12 and 13 respectively. They have been quite close (as opposed to their antagonist on-screen chemistry). In a recent interview to Glamour, Sophie said, it was practically love at first sight, email addresses were exchanged and, “Honestly, we’ve been best friends ever since.”

Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams talk about their on-screen reunion

‘Mophie’, as they are adoringly called by their fans, have practically grown together on the sets of Game of Thrones; they even have matching tattoos! Maisie said that “Sophie knows too much about me to not be my friend.”

The Stark sisters have had their share of troubles even in real life. Sophie knows she can depend on Maisie for support unflinchingly, “Maisie is definitely my protector and I’m hers, too,” Sophie said. “I know if anything happened – especially if it was on Game of Thrones, which it never, ever would – she’d go crazy and protect me . . . Maisie is my strong home.”

An amused Turner added that “People always think Maisie and I are a couple,” Turner said. “I mean, I am obsessed with her, so you never know. She’s my drug. I’ve got an addiction to Maisie Williams. I actually stalk her hashtag on Instagram!”

Growing up in public eye was quite difficult for both the girls, but Maisie was grateful to have Turner by her side, “I can’t tell you the amount of times Sophie said, ‘Go to therapy,’ before I actually did,” Williams remembered. “She really helped me through some messy break-ups and some friend break-ups. Whenever I’m like, ‘I need help! This is bigger than anything I can sort out on my own,’ Sophie is my point of call. I think therapy is so important. You should absolutely speak to someone, even if in your head you go, ‘Yeah, I knew that!’”

 

In agreement with what Maisie had to say about their friendship, Turner added, “We’ve helped each other through a lot of mental-health problems, especially around body image. She’s been my crutch in that, and I’ve been hers because it seems everything she goes through, I go through. You know when girls are together a long time, their periods sync up? It’s like our emotions and personalities sync up, too.”

Apart from being there for each other, they also had a lot of fun keeping everyone on the set of Game of Thrones on their toes. “Even though we play sisters, we tried to sneak a kiss into every scene we did together to freak everyone out a bit,” Turner said. “It kept them on their toes; making sure they were following the script.”

And Williams thinks that they might not even be cast together for the same project for some time now. “Everyone on set is sick and tired of us being so loud and laughing so much. I don’t know if we’ll work together again. I don’t know if people would cast us in something together because we are so known for these two characters. Game Of Thrones will be some of the funniest days of my life.”






A dreamer who is an instructional designer by the day and reader by the night, Saba is either found hunched over a book with coffee in one hand or doing what she loves the most- writing. The only thing that helps her get through her day in the corporate world is her TBR pile.

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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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