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Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) didn’t know he would return for Game of Thrones Season 8

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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 Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) didn't know he would return for Game of Thrones Season 8

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.”

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Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke talks about auditioning for Marvel’s Secret Invasion

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Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke talks about auditioning for Marvel’s Secret Invasion

Game of Thrones ended nearly two years ago and fans miss the show dearly. Some of the actors of the show were so lovable among the general audience, they became a household name. However, we can always enjoy their amazing performances in their newer projects. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on the show, will be joining the ever-sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe. Clarke has been finalised to join Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion.

During her extensive chat with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Emilia Clarke revealed that everyone has to tape their audition for Marvel projects. She was glad she had to do it for her mysterious MCU part in the upcoming Disney+ series.

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke talks about auditioning for Marvel’s Secret Invasion

She said, “I’m never going to be the actor that goes ‘I don’t tape”. Yes. The first people I spoke to with Marvel after getting the role was their security team…I actually live in fear that something is going to happen, and I’m going to say something, and they’ll get upset. But, I play a character that I’m super into everything about it.”

Clarke adds that she hasn’t auditioned for Marvel before. She isn’t sure why it didn’t happen during the Game of Thrones years, “I don’t know that happened, I could have been up for it and nobody ever told me…No, this is my first brush [auditioning] with Marvel. I feel like there was the whole time I was with ‘Game of Thrones’; one would imagine that, this is me guessing…[Marvel Studios] didn’t want to take someone that’s in the middle of a massive franchise out of respect, or they just thought I was crap until now [laughs].”

Clarke also said she understood why fans were mad at Game of Thrones season 8 finale. Who do you think Clarke will play in Secret Invasion? Tell us in the comments below!







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Emilia Clarke recalls reaching out to Kit Harington about his fabulous Marvel experience

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Emilia Clarke recalls reaching out to Kit Harington about his fabulous Marvel experience

Game of Thrones celebrities are making headlines everywhere. It is no surprise why so many of them are involved in working with various big projects, including the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is a well-known fact that various Game of Thrones actors have appeared in MCU movies and some are going to star in upcoming Marvel projects. Kit Harington and Richard Madden will be playing brothers once again in Marvel’s Eternals. And their co-star Emilia Clarke is really excited about it. Even she, herself, is going to be a part of the MCU soon. So she asked Kit Harington about his experience.

Emilia Clarke recalls reaching out to Kit Harington about his fabulous Marvel experience

She recently talked to Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. Clarke revealed that she got a glowing review from Kit Harington when asked if she had spoken to him about his time on Eternals, “Yes. I haven’t spoken to him since getting [‘Secret Invasion’]. All I know is that he had a fabulous experience; I spoke to him a bunch when he was doing it and got back from it. He just loved it.”

Back when the filming on Eternals was still in the budding stages, their co-star Richard Madden, who had already joined the franchise, was really excited about Kit getting on board. He said, “It’s brilliant. It’s been about 10 years since we’ve worked together, I think. So we’ve moved on a bit onto different things, so I’m really excited to get back on set.”

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Emilia Clarke understands why fans were p***ed over Daenerys’ fate in Season 8 finale

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Emilia Clarke understands why fans were p***ed over Daenerys’ fate in Season 8 finale

It has been 2 years, and it is still the hot topic of several online debates amongst fan communities across the internet. The controversial final season of Game of Thrones. Some of the fans were so disappointed that they petitioned for a rewrite of the final season. Some actors, like Charles Dance, even agreed to sign it. Even the mother of dragons understands and agrees with the viewers. Actress Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on the show, was especially sad about the downfall of her character.

Clarke told Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, “I get it. I get why people were p***ed. I totally get it. But me being the actor, you can’t do justice to the character that you’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into for a decade without getting on the same page. Do you know what I mean? So like, I’m not going to be there being like, “Fine, I’ll do the scene, whatever. So p***ed.”

Emilia explained that as an actor, regardless of where the story leads, ‘you have to turn up’.

“You have to turn up and you have to… because why? Because you’re doing it for you and you’re doing it for her and you’re doing it for the show and you’re doing it for the storytelling. So, I’m an actor. I get given a story and I need to tell that story,” she said.

Emilia is currently writing her own comics, and hopefully, she’ll give an ending to this character she had hoped for Dany. Do you agree with Emilia? Talk to us in the comments below!







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