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Lena Headey wanted Cersei to have “some big piece or fight with somebody” in her final moments

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Out of the three Lannister children, Cersei was the one who emulated her father, Tywin the most. She idolized him. She wanted to make him proud. Vicious and ruthless. She could go to any lengths to get what she wanted. Whether she was an excellent mother or no remains a debate, but she did love her children. Everything she did ever was for her children, like Jaime said.

We saw the Queen falling and it was a big moment. A woman who outwitted her enemies and made men feel like babies. Cersei Lannister, a character played by Lena Headey was hated and loved by the fans, and played the game better than most. She spoke to EW about the character’s final moments.

She starts off in this final season trapped in a web of her own making, as is usual with Cersei,” Headey said. “She’s desperately unhappy and everything that’s happened becomes more real than it ever has for her. She starts to lose control of the situation. She’s destroyed every good alliance, connection, love in her life — she was always destined to be alone. And until the very, very last minute, she is, as ever, in denial of what’s actually happening.

How did she react when she got to know of her character’s death? She says it was a mixed reaction at first. “I wanted her to have some big piece or fight with somebody”. But later when she spoke to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime Lannister, her twin brother and lover in the show, she said it started to feel like the perfect end for her.

The more we talked about it the more it seemed like the perfect end for her,” Headey said. “They came into the world together and now they leave together.”

She said it was weird for her. “We kept cuddling going ‘I love you.’ It was weird. There’s a sense of loss that nothing like this will ever happen again. There was a great sense of grief and an enormous amount of gratitude going on.”

When asked about her favourite scene she said there are many. Cersei Lannister had a lot of defining moments. With Tyrion. With Sansa. But watching her helpless like that at the bottom of the Red Keep still in denial of what was happening to her the moment was probably epic.

It’s maybe the first time that Cersei has been at peace”, Lena says.

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Not sure the character deserved to be “at peace” no matter how awful her end was. As well as the writers totally taking away her agency. I really wanted some kind of confrontation with Daenerys. I felt kind of cheated. It felt like a “let’s wrap this whole thing up” kind of moment.

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John Bradley says playing Samwell Tarly gave him a stammer

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John Bradley says Samwell role gave him a stammer

John Bradley played the character of Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones for eight seasons, nearly a decade. In a show full of mavericks, geniuses, warriors and dragons, Samwell’s character was perhaps one of the sanest on the show.

Recently while speaking with Giles Paley-Phillips and comedian Jim Daly on the Blank Podcast, he shed some light about his portrayal of Samwell. Bradley said:

“I got into this trap with Sam, I set myself traps, because he had a traumatic childhood and suffered a lot – and it manifested through a stammer and a twitch sometimes”.

John Bradley says Samwell role gave him a stammer

Bradley also spoke about how the character of Samwell began affecting his performances outside of Thrones. He added:

Towards the end of that journey, that stammer would turn up in non-Sam acting and I’d do auditions when I’d stammer because it just seemed like the default place that I went to when I acted”.

Bradley found himself so much into the character that, at times his co-stars had to politely push him to speak quicker. He recalled an incident with Kit Harington:

In one scene I came in first with Kit Harington and in the nicest way he said to me “can you come in a bit quicker?” so I can react a bit quicker and I was like “I can’t, I just can’t.

As lovely as the crew were, they assumed it was because I had forgotten my lines. It took me a while to get out of it and it went away over time.” 

Well, John Bradley sure seems like a perfectionist doesn’t he? It almost seems fitting that he played the most studious character of them all in a show full of larger than life characters.

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

Game of Thrones behind the scenes bits have been floating around on the Internet these days, since the disc sets for the full series hit the shelves. A new bit now has Emilia Clarke discussing how her final speech in Dothraki was “hell”. Read on!

Entertainment Tonight recently reported about the “Duty is the Death of Love” featurette from disc sets, and Emilia discussed her last speech as Daenerys:

“I knew that speech was going to be really important, and I spent a huge amount of time learning it. And for the first time in my whole Game of Thrones career, I got that word perfect.”

She continued to talk about how it was difficult to remember the language:

“I’m being so brutally honest here — I was in hell learning that speech. This pretend language was literally eating me up. I couldn’t do it. And then, magic happened. I woke up in the morning, went on, and it all came out. I was probably fighting not what I was fighting, but what Dany was doing.”

Well, it definitely must have been hard, watching her character give everything up that quick. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

Game of Thrones has had a lot good on screen pairings through the run of the show, but there have also been a few ships that never became pairs. One of them was Tormund and Brienne, the subject of many a memes, but sadly we didn’t see enough of it on the show. Kristofer Hivju, however, is all for a Tormund-Brienne spin-off. Read on!

Hivju, who played Tormund, was recently at the UK disc set release event in London, and did a Q&A session, reports Fandom. When asked what he thinks about a Tormund-Brienne spin-off, he replied:

“I’m up for it.”

He added that he would like it to be a rom-com set at Castle Black, with the pair:

“…trying to run it together; it’s 19 minutes per episode.”

He’s clearly thought it through. Now that he’s said it, it honestly wouldn’t be the worst thing to follow up the timeline of the show. He then talked about how Khal Drogo was his favourite character:

“[My favourite scene] was Jason Momoa’s speech in the tent before he kills Daenerys’s brother. He’s just ranting and he’s going all the way.”

Well, we would definitely love that spin-off, and we bet it would fly well with the fans. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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