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Peter Dinklage reveals why Tyrion always wanted Bran Stark to be King

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Game of Thrones ended with a winner, but this winner was someone that never even competed. With Bran Stark crowned the king, many a fans were disgruntled that their favourites didn’t make it to the big metal chair, one of whom was Tyrion Lannister, the very character that advocated for Bran to be the king. Now, actor Peter Dinklage has revealed why Tyrion always wanted Bran to get the Throne. Read on!

As we recently reported, HBO is bringing the full Game of Thrones disc set in time for the holidays, and it will come loaded with a lot of special features, including cast commentaries and behind the scenes interviews. One of the bits had Peter Dinklage explain why Tyrion chose Bran to rule Westeros.

Entertainment Weekly reported Dinklage’s thoughts on Tyrion’s pick:

“Bran is the only probably pure person in there.

And the fact he cannot father children is key because they’ve repeated the cycle in this Westerosi history of heirs being really bad.”

This would definitely have been a better explanation than the “who has the best story” bit that we got from Tyrion on the show, which has been mocked by the fans of the show for not making sense. Maybe we can all appreciate the decision more now that we’ve got some more context, although that won’t help all fans.

The bit also revealed that the Game of Thrones showrunners confirmed that Bran will be King in George R. R. Martin’s ending as well.

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It’s George RR Martin’s baby… I’m on board for whatever he writes/instructs. He’s the best author of our time. He’s given us the best series ever…what a good time! And he’s giving us more. I’m on the bus, wherever he takes us. I’m really psyched for House of the Dragons,and anything else we get. PS everyone STOP harassing George about WoW… He’ll finish it sooner if you stop headtripping him. Besides, he deserves our respect and gratitude. So does everyone , cast and crew, who gave us GoT. We’re fortunate Game of Thrones happened… What an awesome ride!! Get ready… Read more »

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John Bradley says playing Samwell Tarly gave him a stammer

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John Bradley says Samwell role gave him a stammer

John Bradley played the character of Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones for eight seasons, nearly a decade. In a show full of mavericks, geniuses, warriors and dragons, Samwell’s character was perhaps one of the sanest on the show.

Recently while speaking with Giles Paley-Phillips and comedian Jim Daly on the Blank Podcast, he shed some light about his portrayal of Samwell. Bradley said:

“I got into this trap with Sam, I set myself traps, because he had a traumatic childhood and suffered a lot – and it manifested through a stammer and a twitch sometimes”.

John Bradley says Samwell role gave him a stammer

Bradley also spoke about how the character of Samwell began affecting his performances outside of Thrones. He added:

Towards the end of that journey, that stammer would turn up in non-Sam acting and I’d do auditions when I’d stammer because it just seemed like the default place that I went to when I acted”.

Bradley found himself so much into the character that, at times his co-stars had to politely push him to speak quicker. He recalled an incident with Kit Harington:

In one scene I came in first with Kit Harington and in the nicest way he said to me “can you come in a bit quicker?” so I can react a bit quicker and I was like “I can’t, I just can’t.

As lovely as the crew were, they assumed it was because I had forgotten my lines. It took me a while to get out of it and it went away over time.” 

Well, John Bradley sure seems like a perfectionist doesn’t he? It almost seems fitting that he played the most studious character of them all in a show full of larger than life characters.

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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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