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Emilia Clarke tried remembering Dothraki lines to stay conscious after suffering a brain hemorrhage

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Emilia Clarke discusses her brain aneurysms and Game of Thrones Season 8 with Stephen Colbert

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), who recently went on to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she discussed everything from her brain aneurysms to spoiling the end of Season 8. Read on!

Emilia started off by discussing how she recited her Dothraki lines to keep her mind active after suffering a brain hemorrhage:

“The easy way of describing it is that it’s the worst headache that a human could possibly manage to experience. It was pretty intense. I genuinely knew I was being brain damaged. I don’t know how. [I] moved my fingers, toes, my hands, asked myself questions, Dothraki lines. [I was] really trying to force my memory to stay conscious.”

Colbert asked her how it was that she knew what to do in her situation. Emilia replied saying:

“The mind is an extraordinary thing. I just knew that I was… not today.”

She continued:

“It made me petrified most of the time. I wish I could sit here and say I was just like, ‘Yeah, let’s go jump out of a plane!’ But I did do Game Of Thrones, which was similar, certain seasons.”

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She also shared that she had revealed the end of the show to her mother:

“Well, I’ve got to be honest, I did [tell someone], I did. Not just my dog, I told, wasn’t supposed, sorry lads. I told my mom. But the good thing about telling my mom these things is that she’s a vault because she’s just done forgotten. I told her. And we were talking about it the other day, and I was like, ‘Because, you know,’ and she was like, ‘Do I?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, ‘cause I told ya. You kind of read one of the scenes,’ and she was like ‘I can’t remember what happens.’ And I was like, ‘I already told you twice. You missed your chance.’”

She further discussed her reaction to the Season 8 scripts, and more. She also excitedly said that she cannot wait for Season 8 to drop. Neither can we, Emilia. Neither can we.

 






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John Bradley says playing Samwell Tarly gave him a stammer

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John Bradley says Samwell role gave him a stammer

John Bradley played the character of Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones for eight seasons, nearly a decade. In a show full of mavericks, geniuses, warriors and dragons, Samwell’s character was perhaps one of the sanest on the show.

Recently while speaking with Giles Paley-Phillips and comedian Jim Daly on the Blank Podcast, he shed some light about his portrayal of Samwell. Bradley said:

“I got into this trap with Sam, I set myself traps, because he had a traumatic childhood and suffered a lot – and it manifested through a stammer and a twitch sometimes”.

John Bradley says Samwell role gave him a stammer

Bradley also spoke about how the character of Samwell began affecting his performances outside of Thrones. He added:

Towards the end of that journey, that stammer would turn up in non-Sam acting and I’d do auditions when I’d stammer because it just seemed like the default place that I went to when I acted”.

Bradley found himself so much into the character that, at times his co-stars had to politely push him to speak quicker. He recalled an incident with Kit Harington:

In one scene I came in first with Kit Harington and in the nicest way he said to me “can you come in a bit quicker?” so I can react a bit quicker and I was like “I can’t, I just can’t.

As lovely as the crew were, they assumed it was because I had forgotten my lines. It took me a while to get out of it and it went away over time.” 

Well, John Bradley sure seems like a perfectionist doesn’t he? It almost seems fitting that he played the most studious character of them all in a show full of larger than life characters.

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

Game of Thrones behind the scenes bits have been floating around on the Internet these days, since the disc sets for the full series hit the shelves. A new bit now has Emilia Clarke discussing how her final speech in Dothraki was “hell”. Read on!

Entertainment Tonight recently reported about the “Duty is the Death of Love” featurette from disc sets, and Emilia discussed her last speech as Daenerys:

“I knew that speech was going to be really important, and I spent a huge amount of time learning it. And for the first time in my whole Game of Thrones career, I got that word perfect.”

She continued to talk about how it was difficult to remember the language:

“I’m being so brutally honest here — I was in hell learning that speech. This pretend language was literally eating me up. I couldn’t do it. And then, magic happened. I woke up in the morning, went on, and it all came out. I was probably fighting not what I was fighting, but what Dany was doing.”

Well, it definitely must have been hard, watching her character give everything up that quick. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

Game of Thrones has had a lot good on screen pairings through the run of the show, but there have also been a few ships that never became pairs. One of them was Tormund and Brienne, the subject of many a memes, but sadly we didn’t see enough of it on the show. Kristofer Hivju, however, is all for a Tormund-Brienne spin-off. Read on!

Hivju, who played Tormund, was recently at the UK disc set release event in London, and did a Q&A session, reports Fandom. When asked what he thinks about a Tormund-Brienne spin-off, he replied:

“I’m up for it.”

He added that he would like it to be a rom-com set at Castle Black, with the pair:

“…trying to run it together; it’s 19 minutes per episode.”

He’s clearly thought it through. Now that he’s said it, it honestly wouldn’t be the worst thing to follow up the timeline of the show. He then talked about how Khal Drogo was his favourite character:

“[My favourite scene] was Jason Momoa’s speech in the tent before he kills Daenerys’s brother. He’s just ranting and he’s going all the way.”

Well, we would definitely love that spin-off, and we bet it would fly well with the fans. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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