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Kit Harington checked into a wellness retreat for stress and alcoholism weeks before Game Of Thrones Season 8 finale

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We had been warned that fans may need therapy after watching Game of Thrones Season 8. Seems like the same holds true for the stars as well. Page Six reported that Jon Snow actor Kit Harington has checked into a ‘luxury rehab’ in Connecticut to deal with stress and alcoholism for almost a month now.

Harington’s representative later clarified in a statement that it is not a ‘rehab’ but a “wellness retreat”, and he is utilizing his break after the wrap of Game of Thrones to deal with some “personal issues”.

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The scene where Jon Snow stabs Daenerys Targaryen had Harington in tears during the table read.

The scene where Jon Snow stabs Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones Season 8 finale ‘The Iron Throne’ had Harington in tears during the table read. The final season of Game of Thrones has been shocking for many reasons, and Harington’s character was right in the middle of one such huge twist – Jon Snow killing his Queen and lover Daenerys Targaryen. In the recently-released behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of this season titled Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Harington is seen breaking down when this particular scene was narrated in the table read.

Harington has also spoken about how emotional he felt about Game of Thrones ending – and has repeatedly mentioned breaking down. It does seem the emotionally harrowing nature of Season 8, along with the fact of it being the final season, finally became too much to handle.

According to Page Six, Harington is practising mindful meditation and receiving cognitive behavioural therapy and psychological coaching to better deal with stress and negative emotions in this health retreat called Privé-Swiss which costs upward of $120,000 a month. The publication also cited local sources who spotted him visiting a bookstore in the adjacent area and his wife, Rose Leslie is said to be extremely supportive of his decision.

Kit Harington with wife Rose Leslie in the New York Premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8.

The past year has been full of ups and downs for Harington. While he married his longtime friend and lover Leslie, he has also been mired in controversies related to alcoholism and irresponsible behaviour. He has a history of depression, also due to Game of Thrones-related reasons. Harington suddenly came under intense media and public glare after his character was killed off in Season 5 finale, and struggled to cope with the stress. That was the first time he sought therapy.

It is always difficult to let go of things that have previously defined us, and Harington is no different. We wish him health and happiness for the future!


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Diana Rigg, who played Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, passes away at 82

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The year 2020 has been the Red Wedding of years. As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, tragedy has struck yet once again. This time, the wretched year has taken away another gem of the entertainment industry. Diana Rigg, who played the cunning Lady Olenna Tyrell on the series Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 82.

Diana was a decorated and esteemed performer. She was a venerable figure in Britain’s entertainment industry and was the recipient of the famed Tony and Emmy awards. Rigg was also famous for her role as intelligence agent Emma Peel on ‘The Avengers’ in the 1960s.

Diana Rigg played the role of Lady Olenna Tyrell, also known as The Queen of Thorns on HBO’s The Game of Thrones. She began in the third season in 2013. She was nominated for the esteemed Emmy awards for the category ‘Best Guest Actor’ for her work on the show, consecutively from 2013 to 2015.

Diana was a beautiful kind and generous human being that enhanced the lives of all that knew her as well as a great actress. She leaves a great void in my heart,” said Lionel Larner, who was Rigg’s long time friend and talent agent.

Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She spent her early childhood in India. Diana did her training as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1955-57 and made her professional stage debut in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 1957. She died from cancer which was diagnosed back in March.

Her loss will be deeply felt and she will be missed all over the world. Our condolences are with her family and friends.


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Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss working on adapting “Three-Body Problem” at Netflix

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Game of Thrones was a memorable experience for both the fans and the show’s crew. Rarely do we see a TV show achieve massive popularity as Game of Thrones did in the last decade. Many of the show’s crew have moved on to new projects, including showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Game of Thrones directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with Alexander Woo are working together to adapt Liu Cixin’s bestseller “Three-Body Problem” for Netflix. The series will be covering all three books of the trilogy, namely, “The Three-Body Problem,” “The Dark Forest,” and “Death’s End.” The story revolves around the idea of humanity’s first contact with aliens. Netflix struck a deal with Yoozoo group for the rights to make an English adaptation of the trilogy.

Benioff and Weiss were highly impressed by the books. They said, “Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe. We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world.

The Three-Body Problem is going to be the first project Benioff and Weiss will work on, since the completion of Game of Thrones. They have already proved their mettle with the amazing success of Game of Thrones. The new show is the type of fantasy genre that is right up their sleeves. Benioff and Weiss are also associated with another Netflix series, “The Chair” as executive producers.

The Netflix series does not have a release date yet. What are your expectations for the show? Let us know in the comments below.


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George R. R. Martin sues Blackstone over Werewolf novella film rights

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Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin has often been in controversies due to his ‘out of the world’ writing style. This time he is in the news again for something else. It is for a lawsuit he filed for the film rights of a werewolf novella.

The complaint was filed at the Los Angeles superior court on Wednesday. According to the complaint, Mike the Pike productions were granted an option to the rights of the film in 2009. The company later assigned the option to Blackstone Manor, LLC., who are the defendant in this case. Blackstone exercised the option on September 2, 2014, which gave them 5 years to start principal photography before the rights went back to Martin.

The complaint states that Blackstone “hastily assembled” a barebones cast and crew. Just a day before the 2019 deadline to shoot “a handful of scenes” to make it appear they were still working on the project, to retain the rights for another 5 years. Martin describes the “token” production was “insufficient”. He compared the move to a “contractor hurriedly building a gazebo in lieu of the agreed-upon skyscraper when faced with a deadline”, as reported by the Los Angeles times.

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After the success of Game of Thrones, the writer is sure to have high hopes with any production house that wants to adapt his novel for the screen. The novel was published in 1988 as a part of “Night Vision 5”. It was a horror anthology that also included works of Stephen King and Dan Simmons. The story revolves around a private investigator, Randi Wade, who is looking into a series of brutal killings in her small town. This leads her to the world of werewolves and other demons.

The story won a World Fantasy Award in 1989. What is your perspective about the case? Let us know in the comments below.


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