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Jorah Mormont sacrificed his life while protecting Daenerys and it was one of the saddest moments of Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 3 ‘The Long Night’. But actor Iain Glen has an even more emotional connection to that scene. When he was away in Belfast shooting for that particular scene, his wife Charlotte Emmerson suffered a brain haemorrhage and had to be hospitalised.  Glen talks about that harrowing experience in a recent interview with HBO’s blog Making Game of Thrones.

This is a particularly sad and strange coincidence as well because that particular scene also included Emilia Clarke. Glen’s character Jorah has been in love with Clarke’s character Daenerys from the very beginning, and he practically gave his life for her. Clarke herself suffered multiple brain haemorrhages during the early seasons of Game of Thrones, which she has revealed only recently. Naturally, this scene had a special significance on multiple levels for Glen.

Glen revealed that he had been in great anticipation for that scene, which was clearly one of the most important scenes for his character. But it got delayed because of bad weather and an issue with the fire elements in that scene.

Glen describes how he got to know about Charlotte during a rehearsal of that scene:

“My wife was in dress rehearsal for a play that night, and I rang her to say, “break a leg” and there was no reply so I left a message. And then I was called to set to rehearse the scene, and when I went back, I got a message from her saying she was in the hospital —  she had suffered a brain haemorrhage.”

Glen also speaks about the support he received at that moment from the cast and crew. In his words,

“I was completely on the floor at the time, a total mess … [Emilia], Miguel [Saponchik, director of the episode] and [executive producer] Bernie Caulfield told me to go, get on a flight.”

Thankfully, Charlotte recovered completely and was told there was absolutely no risk of a relapse by the doctors. Two weeks later, Glen returned to Belfast, this time with his wife, and found that now the conditions were perfect for shooting. Everything proceeded smoothly from there, and Glen also now had a deeper emotional connection to that scene, which was reflected on screen. Glen says,

“They had all the elements in place, and conditions were good, and it felt like the right time to do it. It was my last scene of the episode, and it was a pretty amazing night. It felt like the right ending for Jorah.”

What did you think of Jorah Mormont’s final scene? Tell us in the comments.






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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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