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Game of Thrones’ High Sparrow draws his inspiration from the Pope

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Game of Thrones' High Sparrow draws his inspiration from the Pope

Actor Jonathon Pryce, who plays the religious fundamentalist High Sparrow in Westeros in the world of Game of Thrones reportedly said he draws his inspiration from Pope Francis. The Welsh actor explained himself and his admiration towards Pope Francis and said that, “Pope Francis had recently been elected Pope and was being photographed going round almost washing the feet of the poor and being seen as the man of the people.” He believes that his character is not unidimensional and has many layers to it.

Talking about the character, he said that, “That’s the public face of the High Sparrow – that he feeds the poor, he’ll wash them, wash their feet.

However that’s not the only thing that’s similar between the High Sparrow and the Pope. If you look carefully, you will realise that Jonathon Pryce and the Pope look very similar. If you don’t believe me, take a look at this picture.

Game of Thrones' High Sparrow draws his inspiration from the Pope

Jonathon also spoke about how producers had approached him twice for a part in the series but he only said yes this time. “The very first series, I was offered a role in it and was very nervous about it when it was described to me as the kind of thing it was. It’s not, it wasn’t I should say, the kind of thing I would normally watch.

He further added, “I looked at the script and looked at all the weird names and I went, ‘oh, I don’t think so’, so I passed it on and then it became this massive, massive hit. And then season five came and they came back, and they offered me the role of High Sparrow, so then I did read the script, and I read it properly, and was really attracted to that role.”

Jonathon also realized that his character on the show is a game changer and that also added to his acceptance towards the role. “He was a very strong character and he created a new world in the story”, said Jonathon.

Well, whatever were the reasons, we are glad he took up the role of High Sparrow and he is doing an amazing job there.

 






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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with “unofficial” submissions

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO's Chernobyl, says it's worthy of Emmys

Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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