Game of Thrones is a show that is unpredictable. Characters die all the time, and some even go away to be never seen again. As such, it’s no surprise that actor Pilou Asbæk assumed he wouldn’t be returning for Season 8. Read on!
In a segment on Making Game of Thrones, Asbæk said that he didn’t know about his return because he didn’t quite go through the scripts:
“So when I did Season 6 I only got my scenes because I wasn’t a series regular and it was a different contract. When I came on for Seasons 7 and 8, I got all of the scripts — but having the scripts doesn’t necessarily mean reading all of the scripts… I only read my scenes. Which meant when I left the Dragonpit in Season 7, I thought I was off the show.
I remember I was sitting in the Seville airport with Nikolaj [Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime Lannister] and I said, “Nikolaj I think I’m out of Game of Thrones. It’s kind of weird they introduced me as a character and didn’t use me more.” And he just looks at me and says, “Are you f**king kidding me? Have you read the scripts?”
I had to confess I hadn’t read them all. And he goes, “In the next scene after you leave Cersei tells me you went to get the Golden Company!” And I was like “Oh! OK!” But I thought I was out.”
In the Season 8 premiere, we also saw Euron and Cersei Lannister do the deed. This seems to have split the fandom.
Pilou had interesting comments on how Euron feels about Cersei, and why Cersei agreed to do it with him:
“I think she did it because she had to, but the way we did it is to make clear he actually loves her. He’s intimidating and evil, and in many ways a menace, but for me it was very important it was genuine love, or else it would be a bit one-dimensional. You always want to make a more three-dimensional villain because those are the most interesting ones. So he loves her and wants to be with her, but he’s also not a guy that you can bully around and that’s why he bullies her.”
Speaking of Euron Greyjoy’s sudden swagger, Pilou gave us an insight into how he played the character:
“Although the bridge scene in Season 6 was an awesome introduction, I felt like I needed a little bit more of a swagger than we saw in that season. And for me it’s really important to have fun while I’m working. So I thought, “Why don’t I do a character who is just enjoying it?” Be totally fun and loose about it. Not like Jack Sparrow or something, but a little more like, “I’m on Game of Thrones and I’m going to have fun.” So self-aware in a way, but never more self-aware than followed the stream of the story.”
Well, we’ll see how it goes for Euron Greyjoy. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!
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?
Talk to us in the comments section, down below!
“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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