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Pilou Asbæk reveals he was bummed to find show-Euron was different from the book version

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Pilou Asbæk, the Danish actor who played Euron Greyjoy in the show says he was a great fan of the show before he entered it. It was his passion. He had read all the Euron parts of the books and he was very excited when he first met D. B. Weiss and David Benioff. In an interview with Insider, he spoke about how he was first bummed to know that the show-Euron and the book-Euron would be very different.

He says, “I was like, “Oh my god, he has an eye patch. He’s called Crow’s Eye. Oh how f—— cool. Oh he drinks something called Nightshade? Which is some kind of weird alcohol that gives you blue lips?But the moment I came in they were like, “No, he doesn’t wear an eyepatch. And we don’t do the Nightshade.” And I was like, bummed, but I didn’t want to show I was bummed. So I went like, “Yeah I totally agree. Stupid. Such a cliche pirate.” You know? But I would have loved that. If they had given me a wooden leg I would have said, “Thank you.

How does he feel now that the character is dead in the show and how does he feel about his fight with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime? To this Pilou says it was pretty intense.

“It was great doing a body slam on Nikolaj. And Nikolaj, he’s a funny guy. He’s 15 years old when he’s around me. You can’t see it because I look old and he looks very young, thanks to my genes. It’s OK. I’ve had a fun, interesting life with a lot of cigarettes and a lot of alcohol and I’m not regretting it. You can hear it in my voice as well. That said, Nikolaj is not a guy who backs down. And I’m not a guy who backs down. We’re both Danish and we’ve known each other for 20 years. So when we were doing [the fight], we had to go all in, because you don’t want to be the guy who chickens out. We got pretty bruised while filming that fight, but it was fun. [..] And the final line is, “I’m the guy who got Jaime Lannister.” But I felt like I was saying “I’m the guy who got to do the final scene with Nikolaj.”

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5: The Bells

Now that Euron, Cersei and Jaime are all dead, Pilou says he roots for Dan and Dave, the show creators – “For them to be happy with what they have created“. He is aware that fans are angry at the moment.

“Some people are very angry and some people are very happy. I think, guys, just … please. Everyone has done the best work they could, under the circumstances they could, and I think it will stand the test of time. Honestly, I swear to God I think that. So I hope Dan and David are going to end up on the throne”, he says.

The most arrogant man of Westeros, Euron Greyjoy did have his share of victory when he slammed Jaime, what did you think about his death? Tell us in 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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