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Kit Harington discusses his gender-fluid upbringing

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When we think about heroes, we generally have a picture of a well-built, macho and strong character who can get through just about anything. History has painted men to be overly masculine, who don’t feel pain or express their emotions to be seen as a hero. Jon Snow was the prime example of such a hero on Game of Thrones. However, Kit Harington, who played the character for 9 years, does not share the same views.

Harington discussed his views on inherited male trauma and gender- fluid upbringing with the Telegraph. He said he wants to steer clear of playing emotionally repressed silent men on-screen.

I feel that emotionally men have a problem, a blockage, and that blockage has come from the Second World War, passed down from grandfather to father to son. We do not speak about how we feel because it shows weakness, because it is not masculine. Having portrayed a man who was silent, who was heroic, I feel going forward that is a role I don’t want to play any more. It is not a masculine role that the world needs to see much more of.”

Kit Harington

Kit further described how his mother encouraged gender-fluid upbringing. He explained, “I asked for a Mighty Max and she bought me a Polly Pocket. I asked for an Action Man and I got a doll – it was very gender fluid from the word go. And I went with it.”

The 33-year-old actor will now be seen in a not so silent role in Netflix’s Criminal season 2. Kit’s new character is a far cry from the heroic Jon Snow. He expresses his frustration openly in the trailer, unlike Snow, and is a convicted real estate agent.

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Emilia Clarke responds to Qi’ra’s surprise Star Wars return and Game of Thrones prequel

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Emilia Clarke responds to Qi’ra’s surprise Star Wars return and Game of Thrones prequel

Emilia Clarke is one of the most familiar faces from the vast cast of Game of Thrones. Though she is famous mostly for her role ‘Daenerys Targaryen’ on the show, she has played major characters in various projects over the past few years. Emilia portrayed Qi’ra in the Star Wars spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story. Clarke has responded to the return of her Solo character to the Star Wars universe, admitting it “means so much”.

Taking place more than 10 years after the events of the 2018 movie, War of the Bounty Hunters #1 reveals that Qi’ra is still a pivotal player in the crime syndicate. After she abandoned Han to join them at the end of Solo.

Emilia Clarke responds to Qi’ra’s surprise Star Wars return and Game of Thrones prequel

Emilia told ComicBook.com, “It means the absolute world. I know her backstory. I know her history. Maybe the movie didn’t get to go there, but that was such an honour and a privilege to be part of that universe as an actor.”

So then, to see the character actually be taken on to the origin of all of it – bringing it on home to the family in that way – cemented it in a way. I was not expecting to feel as moved as I was by that.”

Emilia also appeared to be highly excited about the Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon. She said, “It’s just inevitable. I wish you all the best, it’s gonna be whatever it will be, but of course they’re doing more. You can’t create something that big and not have people go, ‘And? What else? This is really good! Let’s do loads more!’”

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Teen Wolf creator reveals how Game of Thrones influenced Allison’s Death on the show

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Teen Wolf creator reveals how Game of Thrones influenced Allison’s Death on the show

Game of Thrones was the biggest blockbuster show of the 21st century. It raised the bar for quality shows to unprecedented levels. However, as the series constantly reached new heights of success, other contemporary shows had to face the brunt of the competition. Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis admitted that Game of Thrones’ rising popularity was one of the reasons why Allison Argent, one of the main characters, was killed off on the show.

Premiering on MTV in 2011, the series was loosely based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie of the same name. The series followed Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a teenaged werewolf who takes on the responsibility of protecting the town of Beacon Hills while also juggling the stresses of high school and family.

Teen Wolf creator reveals how Game of Thrones influenced Allison’s Death on the show

In the first three seasons of Teen Wolf, the romantic relationship between Scott and Allison (Crystal Reed) was a big part of the show’s focus. That’s why it came as a shock when, at the end of season 3, Allison was killed off. Although this occurred partly because Reed wanted to leave the series, Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis admits that other factors influenced Allison’s fate. Including, it seems, Game of Thrones.

Speaking with E! Online, he said, “I don’t know if I would’ve done it now, but back then, it was the time of Game of Thrones’ big death and it was all about which character could you kill off to shock the audience? There was a lot of pressure to kill a main character. I remember the network saying you have to kill someone off. And me being like, ‘I don’t want to kill anyone, they’re like my children!’”

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Pedro Pascal reveals The Mandalorian Season 3 not airing until 2022

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Some stars have such an enigmatic aura, you’re left mesmerised by them even if it’s just an interview. They know how to make any job fun. Their presence simply lights up the mood and you feel like the movie, show or interview just keeps going on. Pedro Pascal is an example of such an actor, who was recently also named the sexiest man alive by People’s Magazine. Pedro has made a name for himself in the acting industry, being the charming personality he is. Be it The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 84 or The Game of Thrones, it’s like everything he touches turns to gold. However, this time, he is the deliverer of some bad news for The Mandalorian fans. He recently revealed that the crew hasn’t even started filming yet for the third season.

Pedro Pascal talked to fellow Star Wars Icon Ewan McGregor as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors series. “We haven’t shot a third season,” Pascal says when McGregor asks about production, but stops himself from saying anything further. “Let me tell you what’s going on,” he jokes.

Pascal had recently signed a new deal for multiple projects related to The Mandalorian. For now, Star Wars fan will have to be satisfied with the Boba Fett spinoff show coming out in December. Yes, it’s a long wait!

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