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Actor Toby Osmond discusses the identity of the new Prince of Dorne

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Actor Toby Osmond discusses the identity of the new Prince of Dorne

Game of Thrones ended last month with a bittersweet ending, giving us some beautiful moments and memories of our much-loved characters we’re going to miss for the rest of our days. Yet, it left us with some questions that the showrunners couldn’t provide an answer to, due to time constraint and the fact that the entire story had to be concluded within the last six episodes. One of them was the mystery Prince of Dorne we heard of through Varys and saw in the final episode, yet his name was never revealed. We now know more about him. Read on!

One of the final scenes of the series was the Dragonpit meeting, where we saw a number of known characters like Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, Samwell Tarly, Robin Arryn, Yara Greyjoy, Yohn Royce, Edmure Tully and Bran Stark. However, a few new unnamed characters were also seen – notable among them was the Dornish Prince played by Toby Osmond. Some fans speculated him to be Quentin Martell – a book only character but Toby wouldn’t fit in the role of a character that is much younger. Toby recently spoke to Screen Rant shedding some light upon the character he actually played in the series finale, and the confusion around it. He said:

“Someone mentioned a possible name, but I think it was an invented name. So it would have just been a series name. A lot of people have suggested Quentyn Martell, of course. But just doing the math, I thought, well, Prince Doran’s kid… I’m just, I’m too old, unfortunately. There’s no way I could be a brother of Trystane because he could probably be my son, to be honest. So I just figured I was the younger brother of Doran and the Red Viper. Or, there was an interesting fan theory about another house in Sunspeare and Dorne, I can’t remember the name of it. But I’d like to think that I’m a Martell.”

New prince of Dorne actor Toby Osmond discusses his character in Game of Thrones finale

Toby thus proved the fan speculation to be wrong and also confirmed that he was rather supposed to play an unnamed character who is the younger brother of Doran Martell and Oberyn Martell. He also added:

“And Pedro Pascal [Oberyn], what a fantastic character as well, I was shocked. I was like “are you sure you’re casting ME as his younger brother”, which is what I was assuming it was. Also, fun fact, I was given his scimitar, his sword that was custom made for his character. But he never used it. He used his spear of course. So yeah, on set, I had this beautiful snake-headed scimitar. It had, I think it was a cobra on the top of the hilt. And then the cross guard heads were snakes as well. Beautiful, beautiful sword.”

We won’t find out the true name of the character until the showrunners decide to reveal it. Based on the books so far we believe the character was just introduced in the show to propel the story. Yet since the final two books are still under progress, there can always be room for more in George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy world.

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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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Rory McCann reveals he was homeless and had to steal food before Game of Thrones

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Rory McCann reveals he was homeless and had to steal food before Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has made the careers of many, but for some, it has been a pure blessing. Case in point, one of our favourite actors on the show, Rory McCann, who played the Hound on the show, revealed that he had quite the struggle with homelessness before landing a role on Game of Thrones. Read on!

Independent reports that Rory discussed his struggles before Thrones during an appearance on the Game of Thrones Reunion Special, hosted by Conan O’ Brien. Talking about living in Iceland before he landed the part of the Hound on Game of Thrones, he said:

“I was in a tent – literally in a tent – stealing food occasionally. Eventually I got a job and sorted myself out, but then suddenly I’m getting driven around in a nice car in the biggest and best show in the world – just shows how your fortunes can change. Amazing.”

He continued:

“I managed to go back [to Iceland] and pay my library fines.”

He had previously talked about how he had landed up in Iceland, in an interview with the Daily Record:

“I had made a Viking film with Gerard Butler and after filming I just went, ‘I’m staying,’ and was there for 11 months.

There wasn’t any acting work at the time. I had said to my agent to phone if anything was happening but it wasn’t, so I just stayed.”

It was coming into winter and some locals told me I was the only man on the whole island living in a tent, so they helped me get into a house and I found work as a carpenter.”

Well, we’re glad Rory landed that audition, because we cannot imagine another actor being the Hound. What about you guys? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Kit Harington reveals why Jon Snow really killed Daenerys Targaryen

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Kit Harington reveals why Jon Snow really killed Daenerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones brought us a tragic end that involved both of its lead characters, and we saw Jon Snow murder Daenerys Targaryen, and neither got to see themselves rule the Seven Kingdoms. Now, as we all know, this move from Jon Snow came as a surprise to many, and a kit Harington has finally revealed why Jon did it. Read on!

As we had reported, the Game of Thrones series disc sets are here, and they come with a lot of special features including behind the scenes bits. In one such bit, Kit Harington broke down what went through Jon’s head in the moment when he visited the Throne Room to find Daenerys there.

Speaking of what pushed Jon to kill Daenerys, Entertainment Weekly reports that Kit said:

“He doesn’t know he’s going to betray her until right at the end. In Jon’s head, it’s a number of [reasons: Dany] doesn’t factor in anyone else’s decisions and it also means [Dany] is going to kill my sisters, so it becomes [my] family vs. her.”

This actually answers a key question. It proves that Jon Snow was a Stark after all, and not a Targaryen, as his ultimate move was about the safety of the family he has always known.

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