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Daniel Portman (Podrick) says he was groped by fans because of his character’s reputation

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Daniel Portman (Podrick) says he was sexually assaulted by fans because of his character's "powers"

Game of Thrones has had a ton of mysteries, but perhaps the biggest one has been about one seemingly not-so-important character, Podrick. The story is that Podrick, portrayed by Daniel Portman, visited a pleasure-house, and the girls there were amazed by him. So the big question since then has been “What did Podrick do to those girls?” This mystery affected Daniel’s real life as well, bringing by some harassment from his fans. Read on!

Daniel Portman talks about Podrick, Season 8

The Squire was interviewed by Esquire recently, where he revealed a thing or to about how his character’s alleged reputation translated into getting groped in real life. He was asked the same question about Podrick’s secret, and he replied:

“A magician never reveals his secrets. If I fucking knew my life would be very different. I was 20 when that happened, so it was kind of like a kid in a candy shop. When you tell a 20-year-old actor, who’s sort of stumbled onto this big TV show, that all of a sudden you’re meant to be Casanova, people all over the world wonder whether or not it’s true. I would be lying if I said that that hadn’t been fun.” 

However, some fans apparently got too handsy and crossed the line, said Daniel with a grabbing hand gesture:

“I’ve been grabbed by so many… like the amount of like older, older women who are very…”

Portman was also asked how he responded to such a situation, to which he replied:

“What can you do? You know? Obviously tell them not to do it. It hasn’t happened for a while. In this day and age you’d think that people would be able to separate reality from fiction. I don’t want to say it comes with the territory, but, you know, people are crazy about it. It’s certainly not cool.”

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However, Portman also pointed out that the correlation with his character wasn’t the worst thing, hinting at Theon Greyjoy‘s fate:

“It’s really not a bad thing, to be tied to your character. Some guy had his dick cut off. Then you’ve got a guy who’s meant to be this fucking stallion, out of nowhere.”

Well, let’s hope the fans don’t ask Portman to sing every time they meet him now, because honestly, that seems like another one of Podrick’s many talents. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!


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Vickie
Vickie
1 year ago

That’s sexual assault and not okay.

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

Not cool. I don’t understand how people let themselves get so carried away. I really enjoyed GOT and Podrick was a great character. But I would always be respectful to anyone, famous or not. I have seen people, men and women, act incredibly goofy around famous people and I have seen people act respectful. Respectful people get to walk away with their dignity intact. I guess some people did not grow up with manners.

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Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff explains why Pedro Pascal was perfect as Oberyn

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Game of Thrones gained huge popularity worldwide due to its amazing story, beautiful scenery and perfect casting. Some of these castings were so spot on, the actors came to be identified as their roles in public. One of them was Pedro Pascal’s Red Viper Oberyn Martell.

Oberyn’s screen-time was less compared to many of the show’s leading characters. Pedro delivered the role so perfectly the audience couldn’t take him out of their minds throughout the series. He captivated the viewer’s minds with his charm, cunning and seductiveness as the Red Viper.

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Showrunner David Benioff recalls how Pedro was cast into the show in an interview with Variety. “First of all, it was an iPhone selfie audition, which was unusual. And this wasn’t one of the new-fangled iPhones with the fancy cameras. It looked like shit; it was shot vertical; the whole thing was very amateurish. Except for the performance, which was intense and believable and just right.”

Pascal had landed the role after he convinced his good friend Sarah Paulson to send his audition to her best friend Amanda Peet (Benioff’s wife). Benioff continues, “He figures out who the character really is and then he portrays that man, scouring off all falsehood. Plus, he’s really f—ing handsome.”

The Game of Thrones showrunner further went on to praise the charismatic actor, saying he deserved more recognition. His performance was award-worthy. Benioff labels Pedro as ‘an absolute gem of an actor and a man.’

What do you think about Pascal’s performance on the show? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones showrunners reveal why the show ended early

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The final season of Game of Thrones remains one of the most divisive and controversial in TV history. The epic fantasy show came to an end with season 8, despite both HBO and George R.R. Martin wanting it to run for longer. The decision to end Game of Thrones was a risky one. The showrunners felt pressure because the A Song of Ice and Fire books were (and remain) unfinished, and they had to deliver a story within a short time. On top of that, bringing such an epic story to a close seemed like an impossible task due to the show’s popularity.

In the book, Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon written by Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain why they had to end the run early. Benioff said,

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We didn’t want to become a show that outstayed its welcome. Part of what we love about these books, and the show, is this sense of momentum and building toward something. If we tried to turn it into a ten-season show, we’d strangle the golden goose.”

He continued, “We wanted to stop when the people working on it and watching it wish we had [kept going] a little bit longer. There’s the old adage of ‘Always leave them wanting more,’ but also when you stop wanting to be there – that’s when things fall apart.”

Weiss said, “When we gave them the final outline, that helped. They were able to see why taking this and stretching it into another ten episodes would ruin this and make something that’s ideally powerful and affecting feel drawn out.”

There was even a petition to remake the final season. Would you have signed it? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones star Joe Dempsie thinks Arya and Gendry never would have worked

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Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago. The last season was shocking as well as controversial for many reasons for fans worldwide. One of them is the completely unexpected love-making scene involving Gendry (Joe Dempsie) and Arya (Maisie Williams) right before the Long Night.

Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry Baratheon on the show, talked to Digital Spy on how he felt about the controversial fling. “I think Gendry just lost his head a bit, didn’t he?” reflected Dempsie, “He’s so drunk on legitimacy and popped the question!

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He continued, “I think I’ve always thought that, actually, as wounded as he might have been in the aftermath, as soon as Gendry has time to sit down and think properly about it and rationalise everything, it’ll be pretty clear to him that probably the very reason he loved Arya was the exact reason she could never be with him.”

Dempsie’s deduction is in agreement with the faction of the fans who found Arya and Gendry to be an odd pair. The intimate scene was distasteful and shocking for some, though others had no issue as they were waiting for the impending battle in the next episode.

Joe explains further, “I know that Gendry’s not often been the brightest or the sharpest tool in the drawer, but I think he’s smart enough to know,” he said. “I think he’s perceptive enough to know that. It never would have worked.”

Dempsie is currently starring in Channel-4 drama Adult Material. How do you feel about the love-making scene? Let us know in the comments below!


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