Game of Thrones Season 8 is right around the corner. As of now, we are in the final heat of cast interviews, press junkets, and photos, before the final season drops on April 14th. The latest one is from the Emmy Magazine, which recently did a cover feature of our very own King in the North, Kit Harington (Jon Snow). Kit talked about the end of the show, and how he believes it “will be strong”. Read on!
Starting off, he commented on the brooding persona of Jon Snow:
“I have played possibly the unfunniest character ever to have graced television.”
He moved on to talk about Season 8, and the end of the show:
“I think it will be strong. But you don’t want to mess it up on the very last outing. I haven’t watched a single series that has a following like Thrones does where everyone is satisfied with the ending. I don’t think that it’ll be any different with this. I think it will divide opinion.”
Game of Thrones is a show that is easily one of the most spoiled TV series ever, and Kit discussed why he hasn’t spoiled the ending of the show to anybody:
“It’s not because I don’t trust people; it’s because they don’t want to know. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for them. There’s a part of me, in my head, that thinks they might have completely changed the ending anyway. Maybe they’ll put in something that we never saw. I don’t know. So we’ll see, but no, I haven’t told anyone.”
He also talked about his last day of shooting, and how emotional it was:
“David and Dan [Benioff and Weiss, the showrunners] said a few things about each of the actors as we finished. I sort of started sobbing. I couldn’t get through what I wanted to say. It felt very much like school-leavers, but from the most important school I’ve been to by a long way.”
He ended the interview with a comment about how Game of Thrones is finally being seen as a serious drama, instead of just a show with dragons and magic:
“The show has changed people’s opinion of high fantasy, for sure. It’s finally getting the credit it’s due.”
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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner while promising a “very satisfying” end for Sansa
Game of Thrones Season 8 finale drops in a few hours, and we are getting some last minute teases right about now. As one of the very few characters who have made it to the end, the fans have been awfully proud of Sansa Stark, and it seems like she will have a good ending, if Sophie Turner, who plays the character, is to be believed. Read on!
Sophie spoke to The Sunday Times Magazine about how the ending of the show might not please everybody. Speaking of her attachment to Sansa, she said:
“I’ve had a bit of an identity crisis to be honest, I’ve grown up for so many years as this character. If I wasn’t filming, I was promoting it, if I wasn’t promoting it then it was on TV. I was immersed in Sansa, so finally stepping out of it, I don’t actually know what I like to do or who I really am.”
She then went on to tease the finale of the show:
“It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying. But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”
Well, given the show’s massive fan following, that was probably always bound to happen. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!
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Nicholas Hoult auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones has had a respectable star cast, ranging from the young first-timers to the industry veteran actors. Over the past few years, we have heard of a lot of actors who auditioned for different parts on the show but didn’t land the roles. The latest of the bunch is Nicholas Hoult, who auditioned for the role of Jon Snow. Read on!
Nicholas Hoult was recently at the Montclair Film Festival, for the screening of his latest film, Tolkien, where he talked to Page Six about his shot at a role in Game of Thrones:
“I think I auditioned for Jon Snow. I remember it because I was filming ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the time, so I had long hair extensions. They gave me a ponytail and also a very patchy fake tan. So I remember being like, ‘This is probably not what they’re hoping for,’ and it obviously wasn’t.”
Of, course, the role went to Kit Harington in the end, who has done a great job with it. Had Hoult bagged the role, Game of Thrones would have looked quite different. Then again, what would Jon Snow be without the ever brooding Kit Harington?
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“People are very angry,” says Pilou Asbæk (Euron) about Game of Thrones Season 8
At the moment, Game of Thrones is having a bad run with the latest season becoming the lowest-rated season in the show. The show that has garnered love from fans and critics alike over the last decade, is now getting hate for rushing the final season. One of the latest deaths on the show was Euron Greyjoy. Actor Pilou Asbæk, who plays Euron, recently discussed the fans’ displeasure with the final season and more, in an interview with Insider. Read on!
Pilou was asked whom he was rooting for, now that Euron and Cersei were gone. He said:
“Who am I rooting for? I’m rooting for Dan and David. For them to be happy with what they have created.”
He was then asked if he thinks the showrunners will be happy with their creation:
“Yes, I think they will be, because right now, people are very angry. Some people are very angry and some people are very happy. I think, guys, just … please. Everyone has done the best work they could, under the circumstances they could, and I think it will stand the test of time. Honestly, I swear to God I think that. So I hope Dan and David are going to end up on the throne.”
Pilou also discussed how his character was different from the book Euron:
“100%. It’s two very different characters. I think Dan and David wanted a not-so-mysterious villain, the way he is in the books. They wanted to do something else. But you never, never know where a character is going. So you have to go with what you get. And I was just … you know … of course you always want more screen time. Because screen time often equals character development, and motivation. You can show different sides of a character.
But at the end of the day I’m a supporting cast member. I’m not one of the main cast members. So I’m here to support, that’s my job, that’s what I get paid for.”
All said and done, Pilou seemed satisfied with his run on the show:
“I’m feeling great. I feel very, very thankful to be part of it. As an actor you always want more scenes, you want more stuff to work with, you want to have as much screen time as possible. But, that said, you’re also extremely thankful that you got to be a part of one of the biggest shows in the world.”
What do you guys think? Could Euron have been better? Talk to us in the comments, down below!
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