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Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has a message for those who aren’t practicing social distancing

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The need of the hour is to stay at home and practice social distancing if and when you go out. Coronavirus is infecting people left, right, and center, and thus, we have to realize the importance of isolating ourselves from social interactions. Public figures of all domains are urging people to be aware of the facts and stay safe. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has been quite vocal about her views regarding COVID-19. While talking to TV host Conan O’Brien on a video chat recently, she stressed the message of social distancing yet again with firm words.

Conan enquired Sophie if she is staying safe and quarantined. To which, she said, “Yes, very very safe, very very quarantined. I’m kind of loving it.” Turner further revealed that she generally enjoys staying home. “I’m an introvert, I’m a homebody. If I could stay at home all day I would. So, this is great for me. I leave the house like once a day anyway to walk my dog and then that’s it.”

It doesn’t look that easy for everyone to not venture outside and stay indoors strictly. But social distancing is not a choice anymore. “I see how people are finding it difficult, but I don’t understand how people are really struggling to practice social distancing,” Sophie said. Conan raised the issue of people not abiding by the guidelines of self-isolation and social distancing; and how it’s made her “unhappy”. Sophie agreed and said, “I think it’s pissing everyone off who is making an effort to stay in and really trying to slow the spread of the virus.

She also informed us that a few of her family members are on the frontline of defense against the coronavirus and that it’s a cause of concern that some people are acting casually. “My eldest brother and my sister-in-law are doctors in the UK and they just got transferred to the ICU. And it’s so frustrating seeing these people going out and spring-breaking all over the place…I don’t understand how you can be that selfish to put doctors’ lives at risk who are going to end up treating you. And then you know, becoming vulnerable to the infection by treating you.”

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) has something to say to those who aren't practicing social distancing

The Dark Phoenix actress briefly concluded her message by saying, “If we can all stay home, I mean you’re literally being asked to do nothing...It should be fairly easy.” It’s an important thing to understand as the virus has cost close to 44,000 deaths worldwide. The number of infected people at the moment stands near 880,000 across almost 200 territories. Many high-profile personalities have tested positive for the virus; such as the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks. Game of Thrones stars aren’t left untouched as well. Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) was the first, and later, Indira Varma tested positive for COVID-19. Indira shared the stage with Emilia Clarke for their West End play, The Seagull a few days before her test. This, in turn, raised concerns about possible infection for Emilia and other cast members.

We hope all of you are doing the needful and following the important tips. This crisis can only be dealt with by staying together on staying apart. We wish good health to you and your loved ones. Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.







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Natalie Dormer talks about her journey from a bullied student to a confident actress

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Natalie Dormer talks about her journey from a bullied student to a confident actress

Life throws many challenges at us. Sometimes they can be too much to bear at one time but it is those challenges that make us who we become later in life. Natalie Dormer a.k.a. Margaery Tyrell of Game of Thrones too has had a life full of challenges and she recently talked about in an interview. Read on to find out more!

Buoyed by her recently released Penny Dreadful: City of Angels where she plays a demon, Dormer recently spoke to The Mirror. She reflected on her journey all the way from her school life where she was bullied to becoming a confident actress. She also spoke about why she craves for strong roles and their impact on her.

“I’m fascinated by powerful women who transform their strength into sensuality. I’m very shy in real life and I think there’s a side of me that hopes that by taking on these roles, I can become a great seductress. But I also want to be part of stories that show how women can lead interesting, engaging lives apart from their romantic relationships.”

Natalie Dormer talks about her journey from a bullied student to a confident actress

She made it a point to not back down ever since she was bullied in the school. She said:

“I suffered a lot of bullying in school and, ever since, I’ve made it a point not to back down and to rise up to every situation and become a stronger person. That’s a key aspect of my personality and how I try to live. I needed to work on my confidence level in my 20s until I became more forceful.”

She also made a parallel between the world of 1930’s Los Angeles shown in her latest series to the current world.

“There’s been an incredible political polarization that has been going on in recent years – the demonization of the other, the resurgence of nationalism, pointing the finger at others, and this nasty brand of identity politics. There are very uncomfortable parallels between the state of things today and the kind of things happening in the mid-to-late 1930s and the lead-up to the Second World War.”

She also revealed that she almost made it to the Cambridge university but enrolled herself into a drama school instead. She was also pretty close to her grandfather who in some ways defined her future by supporting her creative juices.

From being bullied to being part of an epic saga like Game of Thrones and Hunger Games, Dormer has truly come a long way. We truly admire her for that.

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Actor Josh Whitehouse talks about his canceled Game of Thrones prequel

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Josh Whitehouse talks about the cancelled Game of Thrones prequel

They say it’s for the best if certain things don’t work out. But if you ask us, Game of Thrones prequel not happening was just too sad. The prequel, unofficially called The Long Night was going to showcase the history of Westeros dating back 1000 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and it was going to be such a fascinating watch but when the cancellation was announced, let’s be honest — it sucked. Turns out we are not the only one thinking of it. Josh Whitehouse, one of the stars of the doomed prequel has recently talked about the show and what it meant for him. Read on!

While we know that the likes of Naomi Watts had already shot the pilot for the show, we still don’t know the exact reason why the show didn’t take off. Whitehouse was also going to be a part of the show and while he wasn’t going to feature until the second episode, he was still very excited about it. He caught up with TooFab and said that he had not shot for the pilot but was very proud to have got the auditions right.

“It was mind-blowing, just such an honor to even be considered for something like that. I got the audition, I got the job and then I spent a year and a half waiting for it to actually happen, pre-prod stuff.”

 

After waiting for so long he was obviously disappointed but he still looked at the bright side.

“Then it ended up getting canceled and I was like, ‘Oh, alright,'” he continued, “I was just honored to be involved, even to be able to say that is a huge thing for my career, it was such a big show.”

He also thought that because the show got canceled he didn’t have to deal with the pressure of being part of the Game of Thrones world. He said:

“In a sense, like, Game of Thrones was such a huge thing already, it’s kind of nice to not have that pressure, the potential to not live up to expectations and bring something new to the world,” he added. “But either way I would have been happy.”

Well, maybe things do happen for the best. While we would have really liked to see the Bloodmoon world, we have other prequels to look forward to!

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Lena Headey says she would love to play Deadpool

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Lena Headey says she would love to play Deadpool

Our universe badly needs a superhero right now. With the Coronavirus spreading its wings we could have done with an actual superhero or two. However, as doctors around the world do their best as our actual saviors, let’s shift our focus briefly to our virtual superheroes. Speaking of, we can all agree that Deadpool is unarguably the most different of them all and as a result, it has piqued the interest of a certain Queen. Read on to find out more!

Its been a year since Game of Thrones ended its run and with that came the end of the reign of a decade for Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister. The manner in which it came to halt is still being discussed in the aisles of various forums, with Headey herself making her displeasure known to the world.

She had then said:

“I invested as a viewer and I have my favorite characters. And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkenly with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet.” 

Before signing off with:

“I will say I wanted a better death.”

Lena Headey says she would love to play Deadpool

Well, be that as it may, Headey seems to have moved on and even has her eyes set on her dream role!

Speaking with HeroicHollywood recently, she said she loves the character of Deadpool and would love to play it. She also realizes that it has been taken but come on that shouldn’t stop her from dreaming. Universe has acted in stranger ways before. She said:

“Well, I’d love to play Deadpool. Obvs. Anyway, that’s been taken.”

While we absolutely love Ryan Reynolds’ version of Deadpool, that franchise can definitely accommodate Headey in some way or the other. Right?

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