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The Cast Remembers: Stars ruminate on a decade of shooting Game of Thrones

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The Cast Remembers Stars Ruminate on a Decade of Shooting Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke fell off a horse and cried in front of the whole crew on her first day of shooting. Kit Harington’s most memorable scene to shoot was the day he first met “Ygritte” AKA now-wife Rose Leslie. Maisie Williams had the most fun throwing pigeon pie at Sophie Turner on her first day on Game of Thrones. And the one thing Peter Dinklage hates about the show is that everybody expects him to be wittier than he really is, thanks to Tyrion’s wry sense of humour.

HBO has released 13 videos of various Game of Thrones actors talking about their decade-long attachment with the show, and it was a powerful trip down memory lane for all of us fans. You can access the full playlist here:

The short videos, shot in an interview format, had the stars talking about life during Thrones, their finest days, favourite scenes, favourite people to work with, and much more. Apart from the aforementioned, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Liam Cunningham and John Bradley are part of the interview series.

The ten years of Game of Thrones has been an incredible journey for us all, but none more so than the cast. Some – like Maisie, Sophie, and Isaac – went from pre-teens to adults, and some of them (Emilia, Kit, John) literally learnt how to face the camera and build their careers here. The veterans on the other hand (Lena, Peter, Nikolaj) gushed about having such rich material to work with.

 

The Cast Remembers: Stars Ruminate on a Decade of Shooting Game of Thrones

 

But there is one thing every cast member speaks of gaining – a family. Maisie and Sophie had a common favourite day of shooting – when they reunited in Season 7. Emilia stated she still couldn’t imagine not seeing Peter or Natalie (Emanuel) every day. All of them made some friends for life and learnt a lot about themselves as well. The camaraderie would be hard to replace when they move on to other projects.

Well, that’s what a truly well-rounded and satisfying experience should sound like. Now its left for the viewers and us fans to judge if the final season leaves us with something similar.

What would you miss the most about Game of Thrones once it ends? Tell us in the comments below!


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Kit Harington looks compelling in Netflix’s Criminal season 2 trailer

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Watching our favorite stars play out a radically different character has always been a matter of interest. One of the most likable characters on our favorite show Game of Thrones was Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. Unlike Jon, Kit seems to know something in Criminals season 2 trailer.

Kit plays the role of a smug estate agent, who is accused of rape. He gets frustrated about being questioned about the same in the trailer. The show’s setting gives you chills as he establishes himself as a self-entitled rich guy who gets what he wants. His angry outbursts only make it worse for him. But is he guilty?

Harington’s new character is a far cry from his bumbling, humble, and heroic character of Jon Snow. Jon Snow was a life-changing role for Kit (Check out his farewell speech for Game of Thrones), but the new edgy role will solidify his versatility. Not to mention his new haircut for the show, sure to gather some attention.

The Netflix series turned in heads after the introduction of its cast for season two. Other than Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, the show has cast 3 more extremely talented artists. Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, Sophie Okonedo, an Oscar nominee, and Sharon Horgan from the comedy Catastrophe will also be seen in the series.

From not knowing anything as Jon Snow, to a cunning, perverted estate agent, Kit Harington has come a long way. Being a fan favorite on one of the biggest TV shows ever made, his job will not be easy as a different character. We can be sure he can pull it off with his amazing acting skills.

What do you think about his role in Criminals season 2? Tell us in the comments below.


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Jason Momoa looks badass in the new ‘Dune’ movie trailer

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Some actors in Hollywood are famous for their macho style. Jason Momoa has made a name for himself in that category, in each of his roles. Be it Khal Drogo of Game of Thrones, or Arthur Curry of Aquaman, the actor reeks of badassery. He has done it yet again as Duncan Idaho in the latest movie adaptation of the sci-fi novel Dune.

Jason Momoa sports an unbearded look as Duncan Idaho in the Dune movie trailer. He looks menacing even without his beard. His character, Duncan, is a total badass in House Atreides. Jason compared his character to Han Solo of Star Wars in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

Khal Drogo

Momoa received widespread praise for his work as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. His character as a powerful warlord, who was the leader of a huge Dothraki army created an impactful image in the audience’s mind. It was so impressive people used to get confused if he knew English at all! Jason played the role for 10 episodes in season 1.

Dune is an award-winning novel written by author Frank Herbert in 1965. Dune was first adapted for the big screen by David Lynch in 1984. It was a success on the box-office and the film is still revered by its fans. The new adaptation of the movie holds great promise and the fans are expecting it to be much better than the previous version.

The director of the new Dune movie is Denis Villeneuve. The movie is set to release on 18th December 2020. It is predicted to be one of the major films of this year. The presence of Jason Momoa makes it all the more exciting to watch.

What do you expect from the movie? Let us know in the comments below.


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Maisie Williams recreates Arya Stark’s iconic Night King kill move for her new show ‘Two Weeks To Live’

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Game of Thrones will always have a special place in all our hearts. It is a revered TV series for both fans and the crew alike. There has been a tradition in film industry to provide Easter eggs related to a franchise that has made an impact on pop culture. One such Easter egg was spotted in Maisie Williams’ new action-comedy Two Weeks To Live.

A recent clip of one of the episodes revealed a welcome surprise for the fans of Game of Thrones. In that scene, Maisie Williams, who plays the role of Kim is being attacked by an unknown individual. Maisie retaliates in a way that was reminiscent of her role Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.

Maisie’s character, Kim, attacks back the same way Arya Stark did against the Night King. In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3, Arya appeared out of nowhere to attack the Night King, played by Vladimir Furdik. The Night King grabs her by the throat, and all hope seems lost. Arya pulls off a surprise move by slipping her dagger to her other hand and stabbing the night king, killing him.

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In the TV series Two Weeks To Live, Maisie pulls off a similar stunt. It was a subtle nod to a tribute to her former role. As Kim, she stands back to her attacker by slipping a glass bottle to her other hand, and smashing it on his head.

The scene was definitely a wow moment for her fans. It was also a chance for the actress to relive her time as Arya. What do you think about the show? Tell us in the comments below.


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