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John Bradley discusses Sam’s ending and how he became the Grand Maester

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Game of Thrones was brutal towards a lot of brave character, but the character that was introduced to us as the wimp — John Bradley‘s Samwell Tarly, somehow survived everything. Not only that, he ended up becoming the Grand Maester of the new realm of men, under King Bran. In a recent interview with Esquire, John Bradley discussed Sam’s ending, and how he ended up the Grand Maester. Read on!

Bradley had been uncertain about whether Sam would survive any of it, and said the ending was what he always wanted for Sam:

“Now he’s the Grand Maester on the small council and he’s using his knowledge and using his unique set of skills, in terms of his academic mind and curiosity, he’s using all of those tools that he has at his disposal to affect the common good and he’s making change. He’s making a difference. That’s the best ending that I could have ever hoped for Sam or even that Sam could have ever hoped for himself. It was beautiful and I hate getting rid of it, it’s just strange to say that because you do feel so firmly connected to the character, you’ve embedded the character. Sometimes, it’s hard to look from the outside in.”

He then talked about how Samwell ended up becoming the Grand Maester:

“There were enough people in Winterfell during the battle planning that Sam’s insight and Sam’s wisdom and Sam’s intellectual capacity was noted by the rest of the people around that table. So they know, that in Episode Six, they have a decision to make. Part of my pride in Sam and part of my hope for Sam would like to believe that they all got together and decided that he would be of use and his input would be valuable in that environment.”

John Bradley discusses Sam's ending and how he became the Grand Maester

He continued:

“I’d like to think that when they were assembling that team he was seen as somebody that was going to be a very valuable person in that arsenal and a great head to have around that table. And I think that that says a lot about his journey. He was ridiculed and he was worthless and he was cast aside by his family. He was a target of abuse for the rest of the Night’s Watch and everybody else at Castle Black. He’s now in a position where his opinion is being sought. His presence is required to make these big decisions.”

He also said that Bran and Sam’s bond could have also helped him climb the ranks, although deservedly:

“I think Bran and Sam have developed such a close bond by this stage because they went through the whole process of finding out Jon’s parentage. They’re such a formidable team because they’re the only two people in the world who can do what they do because Bran can see things and Sam can interpret them. As soon as Bran became King, Sam—who has never been slow when it came to seeing how he could work a situation to his advantage—he could have gone to see Bran and say “Bran now that we are mates and now that you’re King, remember that time when we found out about Jen’s parents? Well how about you do your old mate a favor and maybe see if the Grand Maester position is available.”

Bradley also commented on Samwell’s idea of democracy, and how he had always been too progressive for the world he was in.

What do you guys think? Did you like Sam’s ending? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Dean-Charles Chapman says he and Isaac Hempstead Wright are real-life besties

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Dean-Charles Chapman says he and Isaac Hempstead Wright are real-life besties

Game of Thrones ended back in 2019 leaving a number of fans with teary eyes. Over the several seasons of the series, we had grown to love many characters. Some of them died and some witnessed a big shift in their arcs – Daenerys Targaryen being the biggest example. Talking about the awesome cast members, they still feel connected like a family, having worked in the series for around nine years. Same is the case with Dean-Charles Chapman and Isaac Hempstead Wright who are real-life best friends.

Dean-Charles Chapman, who played Tommen Baratheon in Game of Thrones recently talked to Entertainment Weekly, telling them that despite sharing no screentime together in the series, he is a good friend of Isaac Hempstead Wright. He told them:

“I speak to Isaac Hempstead Wright a lot. He’s one of my best mates…I speak to him every day.”  

Isaac Hempstead Wright played Bran Stark aka Three-Eyed Raven in the series and didn’t share any screentime with Dean. Yet, these actors have often been seen together on Social Media. A common thing among them is that both of them were crowned the King of the Seven Kingdoms in the series. 

Chapman is being praised for his role in the movie 1917 as Lance Corporal Thomas Blake. The movie is up for 10 Oscars this year at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Sam Mendes. The movie also stars another Game of Thrones alum, Richard Madden (who played Robb Stark in the series) as Lieutenant Joseph Blake. 

Chapman was delighted when he got the news that Madden would be playing his brother in the movie. He told the EW:

“I remember [Mendes] telling me, at a table read, I asked who’s going to be playing my brother, and he said Richard Madden…My first reaction is, I don’t look anything like Richard Madden, so I can’t see that. But in the film, Richard did a really good job of trying to sound like Blake as well. So that worked.”

So what your reaction to this update on Dean Charles Chapman? Tell us in the comments. 






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Kristofer Hivju talks about Game of Thrones Season 8, says he “loved it”

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Kristofer Hivju talks about Game of Thrones final season, says he "loved it"

Kristofer Hivju a.k.a. Tormund Giantsbane emerged as one of the most popular actors from Game of Thrones. He managed to hold his own amongst many fine actors on the show and his portrayal of Tormund was a breath of fresh air on the show. He has now moved on to his next assignment Twin, the first look of which was revealed a week ago. Hivju recently spoke to the Winter is coming about Game of Thrones and Jon Snow! Read on.

Hivju will be seen playing a double role in his next series Twin. In the interview, he spoke about how he longed for an emotional and sober character after playing Tormund on Thrones. He said:

“Tormund was a huge character with a Shakespearean kind of style, everything is life and death. This is a totally different genre. I like to challenge myself, to do both is fantastic, but after six years on Thrones it was a pleasure to play a sober, emotional character. I longed for that, and it was a great experience.” 

Kristofer Hivju talks about Game of Thrones final season, says he "loved it"

Hivju also got behind the show’s final season and said that he loved it.

“I loved the final season, and I think that there is something organic about the show coming to an end. I think the ending was expected; when you kill a lead character in season one, there won’t be a happy ending. So it fit what made Game of Thrones what it was. It had unexpected twists and turns, it didn’t follow the rules of storytelling, it followed the rules of life. People change, to do good or to do worse. I think, whatever end it had, people would be outraged, or like it, or disagree. That’s the name of the game.”

When asked about what his character Tormund and Jon Snow would be up to now, he replied:

“Both of them have a broken heart, but I think Jon should be glad that Tormund is around,” he added. “I think Tormund is a faster healer and Jon needs help to get out of his depression. I think they are sitting around the fireplace, and Tormund is trying to cheer him up.”

Hivju sure has a point of view and it would be fascinating to see how he goes on about his acting career post-Thrones. Let us know your views in the comments below!






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Nathalie Emmanuel defends Game of Thrones finale and slams the petition signed by fans

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Nathalie Emmanuel defends the show's finale and slams the petition signed by fans

Game of Thrones continues to receive the support from its cast members amidst the relentless criticism of the show’s final season. From Emilia Clarke to Gemma Whelan everyone has expressed their displeasure at fans’ reactions towards the show. Now, we have a new addition to the list. Read on to find out more!

As per TV Line, Nathalie Emmanuel a.k.a. Missandei on the show has now backed the show’s ending and also defended the fate of her character on the show. Speaking about her character she said:

“I was very grateful for the strength that she had when she left. That was a performance choice for me,” she added “I was like, ‘She’s not going to be crying. She’s not going to be stereotypically scared. She’s scared, but she owns it.”

Nathalie Emmanuel defends the show's finale and slams the petition signed by fans

Emmanuel praised the strength of her character and said:

“This woman survived slavery. She knew that she might go to war and die. And she’s owning it like a badass bitch, And I felt like that’s what I did. I was very proud of it.”

Emmanuel, however, wasn’t exactly pleased with the way the show has been criticized from all quarters, especially by the fans. She was especially critical of the petition signed by the fans demanding the Season 8 to be made by competent writers. She said:

“Listen, I think it’s totally fine if you don’t like something. That’s perfectly acceptable. What I didn’t like was that people were signing a petition,” She explained, “You can’t ask for receipts on art. You just can’t. The art has been created for you, and you can either choose to like it or not.”

She went on to add that she was “blown away” by the show’s ending. According to her, the finale was “a hard plane to land. I don’t think people quite realize the undertaking and the amount of manpower it took to do that.”

Well, we feel the cast and crew members will continue to defend the show till eternity. It is, after all, a show that made their lives.

What do you guys reckon? Did you like Missandei’s character and ultimately her fate on the show? Let us know in the comments below!






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