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Happy being typecast as a lesbian, says Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy)

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Game of Thrones stars have a huge fan following across the globe. Their fans belong to different countries, communities, and sex. Such following also comes with responsibilities and our favorites stars seem to love it. Gemma Whelan a.k.a. Yara Greyjoy of Thrones too seems to be enjoying all the attention she is getting post the show’s run. Read on to find out more!

Speaking to gay star news, Whelan recently said that she has no problem being typecast as a lesbian. It is a trend which began with her kiss with a female character in Game of Thrones and has continued till the Shakesperean comedy The Upstart Crow. She said:

“Every single thing I do, there’s a lesbian touch to it. Long may I continue to be typecast, if that’s the way it goes.”

Gemma Whelan is happy being typecast as a lesbian

Whelan had spoken about her kiss with the character of Ellaria on Thrones being improvised one and said:

It wasn’t directed that we would kiss, It just seemed like something we should do. We led it, very much so. It was meant to be a suggestion [of flirting] and then it became more sexual than we expected because it seemed right. There was only a skeleton crew working because the rig could only take so much weight, so we were left very much on our own. And who wouldn’t want to kiss Indira? I mean, come on!

Well, it seems like Whelan is turning into quite a gay icon! Let us know your reactions to the news in the comments below.







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Jason Momoa always asked for more fights scenes, says Game of Thrones fight co-ordinator Buster Reeves

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Jason Momoa always asked for more fights scenes - Game of Thrones fight co-ordinator

Jason Momoa was one of the earliest finds of Game of Thrones. He was perhaps the first of many actors given to the industry by epic saga. Momoa was quite an unknown face when he took on the iconic role of Khal Drogo but by the time his role ended he had become extremely popular around the globe. In fact, Momoa went to achieve even greater success when he got the chance to play Aquaman in DC’s film. But as they say, preparation and willingness are the stepping stone to success, and Momoa had both the attributes since the beginning. Read on to find out more!

As per Metro, the fight co-ordinator of Game of Thrones, Buster Reeves, has recently credited Momoa for being a willing fighter on screen. Reeves said that Momoa always wanted to do more on-screen and it showed in his fighting scenes as well.

Reeves said:

“Jason Momoa was fantastic, he was always willing to pick up an axe, he was always like, “Can I have a fight? Can I have a fight onscreen? I really want a fight onscreen! Can I have a fight onscreen?”

Jason Momoa always asked for more fights scenes - Game of Thrones fight co-ordinator

In fact, Reeves had to shut him down by saying that it was not up to him!

“Anyway, he managed to get one and I really wanted to play on his strength as a king, like a big warrior. I had him fight the guy with the scimitar, I had Jason with no weapons, just by the end of it was two knives.”

He added:

“I said, Take your knives out like you’re gonna use them, but drop them on the floor like this guy is so beneath you that you don’t even need to use them.” ‘He was like “Oh, I love it!” and we ended up having him rip his throat out.’”

As it turned out, both Reeves and Momoa became good friends and became training partners.

Well, wasn’t it a lovely little story? Such heart-warming stories are exactly what is the need of the hour we feel.

Let us know your thoughts on the Reeves-Momoa bond in the comments section below!







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Sophie Turner reveals connection between Game of Thrones and her upcoming Quibi series ‘Survive’

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Sophie Turner reveals the Game of Thrones connection with her upcoming series

Game of Thrones made many of its actors’ household names. Some of those actors literally grew up with the show. By the end of the series, two girls from House of Stark, Maisie Williams a.k.a. Arya Stark and Sophie Turner a.k.a. Sansa Stark grew up to be immensely popular stars. Now as we see likes of Turner branch out to different projects it’s natural that they become nostalgic and remember the show that made them so popular. Read on!

Turner is going to be soon seen in an upcoming Quibi series Survive. The trailer for Survive was released a week ago and it was received very well by the fans around the world. Turner recently spoke with Conan O’Brien and talked about her upcoming project. She talked candidly about everything but perhaps the most interesting revelation was the wolves connection with her former show!

Sophie Turner reveals the Game of Thrones connection with her upcoming series

Now, we all know that wolves were an important part of Thrones. In fact, when Jon Snow was not shown petting his wolf in the final season all hell broke loose! After exactly a year later, in Survive, Turner has now got yet another chance to be with wolves but there is a twist. In the interview, Turner revealed that it was the same team that had worked on wolves in Thrones.

“Actually, yeah. We were working with the people who provided the wolves for Game of Thrones… so it was actually quite horrible because, you know, in Game of Thrones, the wolves are our pets — are like our soulmates, kind of. And on this, I have to basically, like, fight a wolf and try to kill the thing. And so I found it to be quite symbolic, actually. You know? Like, Game of Thrones had just ended. So I was, you know, figuratively killing the wolf and ending my career.”

Life really does some strange things, doesn’t it? Speaking of which, Turner has been really vocal recently about the social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak. She had, in fact, blasted the fellow actress Evangeline Lilly, who had said that she will continue to do business as usual and that she won’t self-quarantine.

Turner had then taken to her Instagram and urged people to stay inside.

“Here’s the tea. Stay inside. Don’t be fucking stupid! Even if you count your ‘freedom’ over…I don’t know, what is it…like your health! I don’t give a ffffff… about your freedom. You could be infecting other people, other vulnerable people around you by doing this. So, stay inside guys. It’s not cool, and it’s not big, and it’s not clever. And that’s the tea!”

Well, good folks, stay inside and listen to her!

Survive will be releasing on April 6 only on Quibi App. Don’t forget to tune in!







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Sophie Turner and Conan O’Brien talk getting drunk and other home quarantine things

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Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and TV host Conan O'Brien talk getting drunk and other things at home during quarantine

Social distancing and quarantine seem to be the key words lately with the world dealing with the Coronavirus crisis. People have been advised to work from home and stay indoors almost all the time. During this time, we’re seeing a lot of celebrities shedding their glamorous selves and telling us how they’re spending their isolation like regular people. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) caught up with talk-show host Conan O’Brien on a video chat and told us what she has been up to during her quarantine.

Sophie has some playful ideas for being home. “All we’ve to do is stay at home and get drunk at home. It’s great!” Conan had a hearty laugh when he heard that and clarified that he never heard the US infectious disease expert Dr. Fauci saying “just get drunk at home”. “Yeah, but you know he’s thinking it,” she quipped. The two also gave a shout-out to the time when the actress played tequila-slaps with the host on his late-night show.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and TV host Conan O'Brien talk getting drunk and other things at home during quarantine

Turner has been on Conan’s talk show several times and he noted that she’s always dressed “very beautifully”. But now that no-one’s watching and she can wear whatever she finds comfortable, does she like it? “I love this! This is great, isn’t it! You don’t have to get dressed up. I’m wearing my sweatpants. I’m like, I’m business on top, party on the bottom,” she said. Furthermore, Sophie admitted that she dresses much more freely than her husband, Joe Jonas who “wears denim trousers” even at home when nobody’s around.

Sophie and Joe have been setting couple-goals ever since they started going out. And now after their marriage last year and a rumored pregnancy, they seem closer than ever before. Conan said that many couples are finding it difficult lately to stay-in together all the time. So, are Sophie and Joe getting along alright during this time? “Everything seems to be working out in my favor here because Joe is a real social butterfly. So, I struggle to kind of lock him down and have him just spend time with me. So, it’s like prison for him, but it’s great for me,” Sophie supplied.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and TV host Conan O'Brien talk getting drunk and other things at home during quarantine

The English actress also revealed that her musician husband is DJing on Instagram to spend his time at home and that it gets really loud while she’s “trying to read her scripts”. But she has found ways to support him during his online DJ-bit. “I pour him his drinks…I give him tequila shots. He texts me and be like ‘what time is it?’ and then I’ll reply from the kitchen ‘shot time’ and bring him a shot of tequila.” And just FYI, there’s no fixed shot-time. “There are no rules in quarantine,” Sophie clarified. Another way she helps Joe is dressing him up for his DJ-set on Instagram. She finds all of this “really fun”.

So, it looks like isolation really suits the Queen in the North. We wish other people would follow suit and stay indoors, especially to protect the elderly and the very young. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments section below.







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