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Jaime knighting Brienne was ‘an act of love’, says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Arise, Ser Brienne of Tarth, knight of the Seven Kingdoms“, so proclaimed Jaime Lannister. The entire Game of Thrones fandom was in tears even as Brienne broke into a glowing smile. Speaking about the already iconic scene to The Wrap, Nikolaj ‘Jaime’ Coster-Waldau confirms what all of us were thinking – Jaime knighted Brienne as a way to express his love for her.

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The knighting of Brienne was one of the most memorable moments in last Sunday’s episode, and perhaps the entire show. When asked about his decision to knight Brienne on the spur of the moment, Coster-Waldau said,

“I mean, it’s clearly a woman that he has enormous admiration for and just a human being that he admires. And we saw a scene earlier [in the episode] where he asks if he can serve under her, because he knows she is amazing at what she does and she’s a great warrior and she has all the qualities and is the most deserving of the title of knight of anyone in that world. So I think it’s obviously an act of love.”

Oh-kay!

So does that point to some romantic possibilities in the coming episodes between our favourite lady knight and redemptive bad boy pair? Coster-Waldau is very careful with that answer.

“I mean, we have another four episodes to go, so I think that the less I say about them the better. You know, what she did in the beginning — she saved his life …by vouching for him and clearly there’s a lot of respect [there].”

As always, Coster-Waldau is quick to acknowledge the ‘competition’ – namely, Tormund Giantsbane. The lovable wildling has been trying to win Brienne’s love for several seasons now with hilarious results. But it was his question that actually set in motion the whole knighting ceremony.

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For Jaime, women being barred from knighthood was a normal thing. He needed Tormund’s outsider perspective to see there may be some injustice there.

Coster-Waldau states as much when he says,

“I don’t think he thought of it, but then when you hear Tormund Giantsbane go, ‘Well, why can’t a woman be a knight?’ and then she goes, ‘tradition,’ and he says ‘f**k tradition’ — it kind of, I think that inspires him, that moment.”

What did you think of Brienne and Jaime’s chemistry in Season 8 Episode 2? Tell us in the comments!






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The best episode of the entire series because of this scene.

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I thought that Jaime was soft on Brienne when we saw them share a bath. I thought there was love in the air back then. She was a MUCH better woman than Cersei….and I think Jaime knew it..

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Tormund is the perfect mate for her but she is soft on Jamie. This next episode is going to DESTROY us.

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Kit Harington looks back at his fondest memory from Game of Thrones

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Kit Harington looks back at his fondest memory from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has been over for a while now, but we’re still obsessing over it. It seems like we might not be the only ones still not over the show as in a recent interview Kit Harington who played the role of Jon Snow revealed that he still thinks about the show a lot and also look back on some of his older fondest memories from the show.  Read on!

Kit was recently at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards where he was the only Game of Thrones actor nominated for one. Ryan Seacrest of E! Caught up with them for a short interview bit on the red carpet. Check the video out:

Seacrest noted he was the only Game of Thrones member present at the awards (except Jason Momoa). Kit said:

“I haven’t got my gang. It’s odd. I haven’t been to these things without the rest of us around. So I’m a little jealous of the Succession dudes.”

Kit was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama) category but did not win. Seacrest then asked him if he still thought about Jon Snow:

“I think about him all the time. It was always just getting into costume the first day back, getting into that outfit and just sort of being back on set, back with him on character. I loved it. It’s in retrospect that you start loving it. It does go by fast. Ten years, like that.”

Well, we hope Kit knows that we miss Jon Snow just as much as he does.  what do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones cast members discuss the reasons behind the success of the show

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Games of Thrones cast dissects the success of the show

Game of Thrones ended its glorious run of eight seasons earlier this year. During its run, the show garnered immense following and success. Ever since the show finished its run, there have been lots of postmortem of the show by fans and critics alike. Recently the cast joined in the discussion and tried to explain their reasons for the mammoth success of the show. Read on to find out!

Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kristofer Hivju, Richard Dormer, Jerome Flynn, and Isaac Hempstead Wright recently spoke to IGN and answered questions in their own candid style.

Games of Thrones' cast dissects the success of the show

On asked about why the show became such a global cultural phenomenon, Maisie Williams gestured towards herself!

Sophie Turner on the other hand said:

“Fantastical elements that gave the escapism, the very human interaction and emotions” was what she believed was the perfect combination.

Kristofer Hivju a.k.a. Tormund Giantsbane on the show thought:

“It is so much that is unexpected, it doesn’t follow any rules of storytelling.” He also added the sheer amount of hard work that about 2000 people put in on the show had also something to do about making the show a giant success.

Jerome Flynn that played the character of Bronn on the show said:

“The richness of character that George originally created had so much wide array of emotions. The job the makers did of translating the characters from book to the screen and also the epic nature that HBO brought to the show”

Flynn believed are all part of the reasons why the show was such a massive success. Isaac Hempstead on the other hand believed:

“The attention to detail on the show was unparalleled. Literally, the books on the show were handwritten by the props department and you might only see it for 2 minutes..”

He also credited writer George R. R. Martin for creating such a vast universe through his books.

Wasn’t it nice to see the whole cast talking about the show so fondly? Let us know why you thought the show became such a big success?






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Emilia Clarke on why she doesn’t drink with her family on Christmas

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Emilia Clarke on why she doesn’t drink at home on Christmas

Game of Thrones finished months ago but Emilia Clarke‘s career has continued to scale new heights. While promoting her latest movie “Last Christmas“, Clarke recently spoke to AceShowbiz. She spoke about the holiday season and her modus operandi of celebrations. Read on!

No drinks for Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on Christmas

Everybody loves the holiday season and so does the Games of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. She revealed how her mode of celebration varies according to the company:

“We celebrate every year at home in London. I’ll also meet up with my friends around Christmas time and we’ll get drunk together”

Clarke then added:

“But that’s a different kind of celebrating – that doesn’t happen with the family. My mother would never allow it.”

Well, wasn’t that a remarkable revelation from an actress who arguably played the most powerful character on the show! Emilia Clarke’s portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen A.K.A. Khaleesi on Game of Thrones received critical acclaim and lots of popularity all over.

What do you think about this revelation from our Khaleesi? Let us know in the comments below!






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