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Game of Thrones horse mistress Camilla Naprous discusses her work on the show and the prequel

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Game of Thrones horse mistress Camilla Naprous discusses her work on the show and the prequel

Game of Thrones has had great CGI, no doubt, but the show also has had some really well-coordinated stunts. Not only do we have rigs that let our stars fly, like Arya’s charge at the Night King, we also have horses! It’s always tricky to work with animals, but Game of Thrones’ horsemaster Camilla Naprous did very well. She recently discussed her work on Game of Thrones, and even the upcoming prequel series, in an interview with Elle. Read on!

Naprous has a company called The Devil’s Horsemen, and has headed the horse department to Game of Thrones since the beginning. She first spoke of the cast members and how they were with horses:

“If I can get a cast member to understand and love horses like I do, then my job’s done. Kit Harington [who played Jon Snow] was a natural rider, and another favorite was Nikolaj Coster-Waldau [Jaime Lannister]. Michelle Fairley [Catelyn Stark] was amazing as well. I can’t say who was not a strong rider, I don’t want to hurt any feelings!”

She then spoke about her whole process with horses and actors working together:

“I start by reading the person, and then I set them up with the right horse based on personality. For example, with Kit, Kit’s very brave, which is really good, so you can give him a fearless horse. Kit actually had three horses that he used over the eight seasons: Concord, Quentin, and Tornado. I think continuity is important, because a rider and a horse need to build up trust.”

She continued:

“Once I match a horse and an actor, I take them out to ride in a forest to get a feel for what it’s like being on the horse. It’s actually my favorite part of my job, seeing that human and horse relationship strengthen, and being privy to people learning something new and being like, “My God, this is amazing, I’m so excited right now!” After introductions, we do continual training sessions with the actors and horses before and during shooting.”

She also was asked about her approach to safety in the whole process, to which she replied:

“Luckily, nothing horrific ever happened on set during all eight seasons. The safety of our animals and riders is the number one concern, and I like to think of myself as the voice of my horses. In every other department on a movie set, people can speak up for themselves. The horses, of course, can’t, so I pride myself on making sure their safety is a priority.”

Lastly, she was asked about the Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon, which is scheduled to begin filming soon, and whether there were any horse scenes in it. She said:

“I can’t say! But this project is going to be really fun, because it’s not Game of Thrones anymore—it’s a whole new world. It’ll be interesting to go back without the same faces, with a brand new way of doing things, so I’m looking forward to see how that sits with me.”

Well, we sure hope to see a horse or two in the prequel pilot. 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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