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George R. R. Martin reveals Hodor’s end in the books will be different from the show

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Game of Thrones community has witnessed some of the most brutal deaths in television history. Some of the deaths were unexpected and completely shocking. One of the most lovable characters on the show, Hodor, played by Kristian Nairn, left the viewers in shambles with his death.

George R. R. Martin chose the scene to give an example of how his upcoming books will be different from the show. “I thought they executed it very well, but there are going to be differences in the book,” Martin said in the book Fire cannot kill a Dragon written by Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd.

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They did it very physical — ‘hold the door’ with Hodor’s strength. In the book, Hodor has stolen one of the old swords from the crypt. Bran has been warging into Hodor and practicing with his body, because Bran had been trained in swordplay. So telling Hodor to ‘hold the door’ is more like ‘hold this pass’ — defend it when enemies are coming — and Hodor is fighting and killing them. A little different, but same idea.”

The show writers felt it would more clearly and visually communicate the concept of hold the door if Hodor was shown using his bulk against a door. Co-producer Dave Hill said, “For our purpose, holding the door is visually better, especially because we have so much fighting.”

Hodor’s death in season 6 episode 5 was one of the saddest deaths on the show. The mono-verbal gentle giant perished trying to save Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) while holding the door with his weight. (His end was supposed to be even more gruesome!)

How much do you think Martin’s new books will be different than the show? Tell us in the comments below!







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Emilia Clarke accepts fans were ‘really upset’ by Game of Thrones finale

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Emilia Clarke accepts fans were ‘really upset' by Game of Thrones finale

Game of Thrones Season 8 wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The season finale divided the fan base into two. One was satisfied with the ending, the other demanded a season remake. Some blamed the absence of George R. R. Martin’s next instalment of books. While some blamed the showrunners’ piqued interest to launch a Star Wars feature film trilogy with Disney’s Lucasfilm. Even the show’s alum Emilia Clarke gets why fans were f**king p***ed about the final episode. After all, she cared deeply about her character, Daenerys, who wasn’t treated well by the showrunners. She once again accepted the fact that the finale disappointed a lot of fans who were expecting a lot more in a recent interview.

Emilia was asked about the fan reaction to the ending during a recent appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. She replied, “Whatever ending we were ever gonna come up with — like, let’s say that made us all hairdressers — everyone still would’ve been really upset, because people joyfully didn’t want it to end at all. So I think any ending would have upset everybody. But our ending really, really did seem to really upset [people].”

The Mother of Dragons makes it pretty clear that she understands that people are deeply hurt, and so is she. But she seems to have come to terms with it. Have you? Tell us in the comments below!







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Hannah Waddingham does not regret doing Game of Thrones’ Waterboarding scene

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Hannah Waddingham does not regret doing Game of Thrones’ Waterboarding scene

Gasping for breath, drowning in water is one of the most common nightmares people experience in their dreams. One Game of Thrones actress had to go through that in real, on set, for an excruciating 10 hours. Hannah Waddingham, who played Septa Unella on the show, was strapped to a table, to be tortured by Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister. She described her harrowing experience in a recent episode of Collider’s Ladies Night.

She described filming the scene as her second most dreadful experience, right after childbirth. However, she’d gladly do it again, she validated her point speaking to The Talk in a recent interview.

What I said at the end of it that wasn’t picked up on, as I would 100% do it again,” she shared on the program. “Because being given the chance to be on something like Game Of Thrones, you have to go there.”

Hannah added, “That’s why the show is so magnificent, because it brings everybody out, it takes everyone to the nth degree of their emotions. And that’s why it was so successful because you believe it, you believe the gore and you believe the tragedy and the drama.”

She also talked about how her character, Septa Unella’s fate on the show was different from the original script. What do you think of the waterboarding scene? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Olivia Cooke praises the crew of Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon

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Olivia Cooke praises the crew of Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon

Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is HBO’s one of the top priority projects. It is moving fast on its way to release in 2022. The production was faced with a minor setback when a cast and a crew member were found COVID positive recently, but they have moved on and resumed the filming from Wednesday. The crew of House of The Dragon is working day and night to make the show visually appealing. They are working with twice the effort to cover up for the days they lost due to the pandemic hit. And the show’s star Olivia Cooke couldn’t help but admire their earnest diligence.

In an interview with Collider, Cooke talked about the complexity of her character in House of The Dragon. She also praised the crew members who are working really hard to get the show ready as soon as possible.

Olivia Cooke praises the crew of Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon

 

She said, “The crew is a hundred strong. The artistry involved is mind-blowing. The sets that have been created are fucking gorgeous, and the costumes. Down to the tiny prop that you hold in your hands, there’s just so much thought that goes into it and so much history as well. It’s amazing to work on a film, a TV show, or anything where everyone is just so passionate about it.”

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the crew members who are working hard to present another cinematic masterpiece for us. What are your expectations from House of The Dragon? Tell us in the comments below!

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.







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