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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.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones makers weren’t sure of even getting till the Red Wedding, reveals author George R. R. Martin

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It may be hard to fathom now, but Game of Thrones makers had very little idea of the height it would reach when they started out. In fact, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were apparently only hoping to get at least 3 seasons before the show’s untimely cancellation. Why Season 3? So that they could film the spectacular Red Wedding.

George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire series (on which Game of Thrones is based), recently revealed this interesting tidbit about the show in an interview with the Irish Times. He was asked if he anticipated the huge success Game of Thrones was going to be. Martin replied:

“No one can anticipate that. It became the most popular television show in the world. When it started David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss], the showrunners, I remember them saying, ‘Well, let’s hope we can get three seasons, so we can get to at least the Red Wedding … Obviously, we got more than that.”

Game of Thrones’ selling point has always been its shock quotient, and the Red Wedding remains the golden standard in that regard. Several characters met a bloody end in the wedding feast turned mass murder, including fan favourites Robb and Catelyn Stark.

In the books as in the show, the Red Wedding acts as a pivotal moment in the War of Five Kings and completely changes the future of Westeros. No wonder the showrunners wanted to explore the creative opportunity it promised.

As we all know now, they did get to explore that, and how! Thoughts? Hit us up in the comments, down below!






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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) says she submitted herself for Emmy consideration as a “testament to the character”

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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) says she submitted herself for Emmy consideration as a "testament to the character"

The 2019 Emmy Awards nominations were recently revealed, and Game of Thrones is all set to break records with its last Emmy run. The show has 32 nominations this year, but the best thing is that three of these nominations were unofficial. In a recent interview, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) revealed why she thought she had to submit herself. Read on!

Gwendoline recently had an interview with the LA Times, in which she talked about her Emmy submission.

“It’s something I find hard to do, like everyone else, but I would like to be in charge of my own destiny. And I would like to endeavor to give myself opportunities. Particularly when working very hard on something very special and you’ve pushed yourself beyond your limits.”

She continued:

“I checked that it wasn’t an inappropriate thing to do, and I was told it wasn’t. People submit themselves all the time. I truly never expected it to manifest in a nomination and I don’t think anybody else did either. But I just had to do it for me. And I had to do it as a testament to the character and what I feel she represents.”

She then talked a bit about her character making it to the end:

“I could not believe that I made it all the way through. And I was in the end of the final episode. Brienne makes it through and has a life beyond. I found that incredibly positive and unexpected. And she gets a great last line.”

What do you guys think? Will Gwendoline bag a win this year? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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“I just started crying like a baby,” says Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) about her last day on Game of Thrones

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"I just started crying like a baby," says Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) about her last day on Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has been an emotional ride for everybody, but more for the stars of the show than anybody else. We have heard about Sophie Turner crying all over during the filming of her final moments, but apparently, she wasn’t the only weeper on the sets. In a recent interview with Gold Derby, Carice Van Houten, who played Melisandre, revealed she was crying like a baby in her final moments on the show. Read on!

You can check out the full video interview, here:

Discussing Melisandre’s moral ambiguity, Carice said:

“I was very confused myself throughout the whole thing sometimes. I always said that I was sort of in it for the greater good but my methods weren’t, per se, very charming always. But I don’t think she was ever out for… it was never about her own personal gain, I think, because in the end, you see that she’s the most important thing, is telling Arya to kill the Night King, to save all of us. It was never about her and I think she was always aware of the fact that it was not her having magical powers. She actually says it at some point to Stannis, “It’s not me, I’m just a vessel. I’m nothing special, really. It’s the Lord of Light. That’s who I work with.””

She then discussed her final scene on the show:

“The last scene was burning the trenches and that was with a big green screen so it wasn’t very romantic or anything. Also, because it was such an intense scene for me as Melisandre to make it happen, to do those praises and to ask the Lord of Light to help me. That’s where I felt like the stakes were so high for the characters and for everyone else. It was a very intense scene to do and it was mixed with my own emotions of it being my last scene and saying goodbye has never been my favorite thing in the world. It was quite a loaded day, you could say. A lot of tension had to come out after I’d done that scene and I just started crying like a baby. I didn’t really see that coming. I just was overwhelmed by emotion. I just couldn’t stop crying.”

She went on to talk more about Melisandre’s death scene:

“Well, I knew I had it coming. I really knew I had it coming just because of my scene with Varys in the season before. I didn’t know how. I remember reading it and I just really had goosebumps. I just really thought they did it so elegantly. It was exactly how I pictured it and even more emotional, in fact. Even when I watched it I got emotional, not my own acting, but the placement of the scene and the whole episode.”

What do you guys think? Carice is now nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress category. Do you think she can bag a win? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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