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Kristofer Hivju talks about the interesting story behind Tormund’s name




HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Tyrion’s got competition because the God of Giant’s Teat and milk has arrived!

The episode 2 of season 8 was nothing but happy for Tormund Giantsbane’s fans. Not only did he survive the Night King’s annihilation but he also broke a rather weird story behind his name. At least we can expect ‘Torienne’ love blossoming over the entire upcoming catastrophe!

Actor Kristofer Hivju spoke about his role in the final season of Game of Thrones and whether he will have the same luck in his next encounter with the White Walkers. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hivju talked about his role in episode 2, ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’.

I felt the will to keep him alive: Kristofer Hivju on Tormund’s return

I didn’t really think I was going to die. I don’t remember anyone telling me that, but … Game of Thrones is too fond of their deaths to give me an off-screen death. I was insisting on keeping [Tormund’s survival] a secret, even more so than HBO. I really wanted it to be a reveal. And then they placed me in the trailer!”

Hivju also talks about the interesting story behind his screen name ‘Giantsbane’. According to the books, a giant mother took the 10-year Tormund and nursed him as if he was a baby. That’s how he got ‘Giantsbabe’ as a mocking name.

It was Tormund himself who changed the name to “Giantsbane” … The part where he killed a giant? That might be a lie. But the fact that he was nursed by a giant? I would say it’s about 67% true — and that’s nothing to brag about (Laughs)”, says Hivju.

We see a little bit of tiff from Tormund’s end against Jamie Lannister which was almost comical. However, in the scene where Jamie knights Brienne, Tormund starts the slow, American clap, keeping his competition aside. “He really loves this woman”, says Hivju.

I felt the will to keep him alive: Kristofer Hivju on Tormund’s return

Kristofer Hivju also gives some behind the scene titbits on season 8. “Everybody was like, “Is this even humanly possible to pull off?”, he says.

“We were going into two or three months of night shoots. That’s pretty intense, in terms of driving everybody crazy (Laughs)”.

However, as the big battle approaches, the GoT stars are making sure not to spill even a drop. “I haven’t seen the episode, so I really don’t know. But I think it will be pretty intense”, concludes Hivju.

Guess it’s time to sit with some tissues and a tub of ice crème or pom-poms and a banner with ‘The White Wolf’ written on it.

Tell us in the comment below your favourite Tormund moment.

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




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




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




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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