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Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) discusses life on and after Game of Thrones

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Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) discusses life on and after Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones was an intense bit of television, and while the fans understand this, we tend to forget that it was way more intense for the cast and crew of the show. Many of the cast members have talked about what it was like to wrap the project after almost a decade of work, and the latest one to join this list is Alfie Allen, who played the role of Theon Greyjoy on the show, who recently discussed life after the show. Read on!

Alfie recently gave an interview with The Thrillist, Alfie discussed how life has been since he wrapped up filming on Thrones. First off he spoke about how his character’s journey affected him:

“At first it was great, it was brilliant. And then my character started to get tortured. So it got a little little bit dark.”

how Game of Thrones was so big that there wasn’t much of room to improvise:

“No disrespect to HBO or any of the directors I worked with — after a while because it’s such a juggernaut of a show, you owe more to the words that they write than the kind of character that you think that you’ve created yourself.

You kind of have play this game of respecting what they’re doing, but also respecting what you need to bring to it as well.”

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Speaking of his Emmy nomination, he said:

“Way back when we started doing Thrones, I’m not going to try and pretend I’m totally naive to the Emmys, but I thought about it. I was like, wow, maybe one day I’ll be up there but it disappeared. That dream disappeared a long time ago.”

He continued to talk about how he heard the news of his nomination from his agent when he was at a gift shop:

“I just sat down on the pavement. I went inside and talked to the lady who had just been serving me and we just had a glass of champagne together. It was great.”

He then talked about life after Thrones:

“I’m sad that I don’t get to spend as much time with all the people.

That is something that I really, really, really am going to miss. But we all keep in contact, we’ve got a WhatsApp group going. We all kind of went through those muddy fields and gas heated lamps just huddling around them. We’ll always share those experience together, but in terms of missing doing Thrones, I think I’m happy that it’s over.”

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

Game of Thrones behind the scenes bits have been floating around on the Internet these days, since the disc sets for the full series hit the shelves. A new bit now has Emilia Clarke discussing how her final speech in Dothraki was “hell”. Read on!

Entertainment Tonight recently reported about the “Duty is the Death of Love” featurette from disc sets, and Emilia discussed her last speech as Daenerys:

“I knew that speech was going to be really important, and I spent a huge amount of time learning it. And for the first time in my whole Game of Thrones career, I got that word perfect.”

She continued to talk about how it was difficult to remember the language:

“I’m being so brutally honest here — I was in hell learning that speech. This pretend language was literally eating me up. I couldn’t do it. And then, magic happened. I woke up in the morning, went on, and it all came out. I was probably fighting not what I was fighting, but what Dany was doing.”

Well, it definitely must have been hard, watching her character give everything up that quick. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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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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