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“I was thankful to leave it” says Richard Madden about his early exit from Game of Thrones

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"I was thankful to leave it" says Richard Madden about his early exit from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones was the world’s favourite television series, for nearly a decade. As such, the actors that have been a part of the full story have dedicated a whole decade of their acting careers to the show. Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark, recently said in an interview that he was thankful that he could leave the show early. Read on!

In an “Actors on Actors” Variety interview with Amy Adams, Richard Madden discussed his early exit from Game of Thrones. Robb Stark died at the end of Season 3, in one of the most memorable and gruesome scenes from the series, dubbed the Red Wedding.

Madden told Adams why he felt good about him getting a break from the show that early on:

“I died at the end of Season 3. It was such a hard thing to finish because from first pilot to my death was five years. But five years was a great time to be on the show. It helped me so much with my career and experience. I learned a lot from shooting 30 hours of television.”

He continued:

“You really start to learn the trade doing that. And then I was thankful to leave it. The actors on it now must be 11 years into playing these characters. Give these guys some medals, because that is a marathon.”

"I was thankful to leave it" says Richard Madden about his early exit from Game of Thrones

Richard has since then gone on to play multiple well-received roles, including David Budd in BBC’s Bodyguard, for which he won a Golden Globe. He reflected on his future plans and his need to break out of typecasting:

“I’d like to explore things that are a bit not Romeo. I’ve spent 10 years playing different versions of Romeo, from Robb Stark to literally playing Romeo twice onstage, once when I was 21, once when I was 30. I’ve played a lot of these good guys that bad things happen to, and “Bodyguard” was my first real experience of this moral space that isn’t so clean-cut as good guys and bad guys. I want to delve into that.”

Well, anything with Madden, we’ll watch. What about you guys? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Would love to play James Bond in case of a gender switch, says Emilia Clarke

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Would love to play James Bond in case of a gender switch, says Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones stars have a lot of opportunities going forward, because of how successful the show was. While Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys, recently said she doesn’t want to do big franchise projects anymore, there seems to be one franchise that could entice her. Read on!

In a recent interview with Empire, Emilia was asked if she would like to step into the role of James Bond, and she had a very positive response:

“Yeah! Of course! Hell to the yeah.”

She continued:

“James Bond is one of those franchises where it’s never not cool. You could literally make the naffest James Bond in the world and it would still be cool.”

Emilia also reflected on the luxuries that her part on Game of Thrones has fetched her, and how it has motivated her to launch her own production house:

“I’ve had the good fortune of being in this incredible show with this incredible character. And, my goodness, if I were to get stereotyped as the mother of dragons, I could ask for worse. It’s really quite wonderful.”

She went on:

“But what it’s left me with — after 10 years of seeing that, and being a part of that, and of doing quite big movies in my hiatuses and all of those things — is a yearning for a different sort of creative ownership.”

What do you guys think? Would you like to see Emilia as Bond? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Here’s where Emilia Clarke thinks Drogon went at the end of Game of Thrones

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Here’s where Emilia Clarke thinks Drogon went at the end of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones ended with a bad fate for Emilia Clarke‘s Daenerys Targaryen. We saw Drogon fly off with his mother’s corpse, and we have since then had a question: where did Drogon fly off to? Well, Emilia has a theory about that. Read on!

In the series finale of Game of Thrones, we had to see Jon Snow betray Daenerys, and Drogon, late to the party, rage for a while and then simply fly off with a dead Daenerys. Emilia Clarke recently did a lie detector interview with Vanity Fair, which makes for a pretty great watch. Of course, she discussed Daenerys and her fate at the end of Thrones. Watch the full 18 minute video, below:

She was asked about who her favourite dragon of the three dragon children, to which she replied:

“Drogon is kind of like, he’s my oldest boy, who was the first, really. When the three of them came out, I think he came out first.”

She was then asked if she knew where Drogon was headed, to which she had the best response:

“I’d like to think he went to Hawaii. I know there is a specific place where dragons go [that’s in the books]. Otherwise he’s just roaming the seas. Crying.”

Well, if only Bran the Broken could verify this. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Not doing big franchise projects anytime soon post Game of Thrones, says Emilia Clarke

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Not doing big franchise projects anytime soon post Game of Thrones, says Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones was a long project for the cast and crew, so it’s understandable that they need a break at the end of this decade long run. While some stars are moving from one big franchise to the other, like Kit Harington joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Emilia Clarke recently said that she is leaning more towards indie projects. Read on!

Emilia recently spoke to IndieWire about her new film, Last Christmas, and her future plans after Game of Thrones. We’ve also seen in her in Terminator Genisys, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, both big franchise projects, and Emilia now wants something different:

“For 10 years, I was either on ‘Game of Thrones’ or I was doing a different movie, and if I wasn’t doing a different movie, I was promoting a different movie or I was promoting ‘Game of Thrones.’

Now I just want to be able to do a project and to put all of my energy just into that, as opposed to trying to make myself into seven different people to do seven different kind of things at once.”

She was asked if we’ll be seeing her in any big franchise projects in the near future. Emilia replied:

“Not any time soon. I’m really actively looking for indies. Those are the things I’m making, as well. And those are the movies I watch.”

When asked what the motivation was for this decision to pursue smaller projects, Emilia said:

“In light of all of it, ‘Game of Thrones,’ brain hemorrhages, losing my dad, the success of the show, dealing with fame, taking all of those things into consideration, that’s definitely left me going, ‘Oh, ohhhh, I’m going to take my shoes off and my bra off.’”

She also noted that she’s a lot more choosy about her projects these days:

“In the beginning, I took everything that anyone offered to me, because why not? I kept thinking that my good luck was going to run out. With the end of the show, I’m looking at things in a very different light and I now see the importance of my own time and I now respect and value that a little bit more. I want to do that a service. I’m going to be pretty careful about the next things that I do.”

What do you guys think about this? Excited to see what Emilia does next? We sure are! Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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