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Game of Thrones showrunners pranked Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams about pilot wrap party invitations

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Sometimes working on a project for long makes it boring, no matter how interesting the work is. Co-workers tend to play little pranks on each other to have some fun while working, which keeps the job entertaining. Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams were victims of one such prank, right after filming the first episode.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pranked the duo, who were 13 and 12 respectively back then, into thinking they weren’t invited to the pilot wrap party. They were told they were under-aged and therefore not welcome.

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Benioff said, “We told Maisie and Sophie that since they were underage, they couldn’t come to the pilot wrap party. So we told them they were going to have a special underage wrap party at McDonald’s. They started crying.”

They came to the real wrap party and cried through that — because they thought they might never see each other again,” he revealed in the book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, written by Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd.

Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark and Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark do not meet on-screen after season one up until season seven. The pair continued to develop a close friendship off-screen, often bonding like sisters.

Game of Thrones was a life-changing event for both Williams and Turner. Not only did they achieve fame and success, but they also made great friends on set with co-stars. What do you think about the showrunners’ prank? Let us know in the comments below!


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Diana Rigg once stormed off of the sets of Game of Thrones

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When we stare at a starry night sky, we see the light of the stars that died out thousands of years ago. The earth lost one of it’s brightest stars, Diana Rigg, not too long ago. Her warm light still shines upon our memories serving as an inspiration.

Diana Rigg was an inspiring and intimidating force both on and off camera as the Queen of Thorns Olenna Tyrell. The book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, written by Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd, covers a detailed interview with the cast and crew of Game of Thrones. They mourn and miss the veteran co-star terribly.

Jessica Henwick, who played the whip-snapping Nymeria Sand shared a memory of Diana with James. She said, “She walked onto the set, and she went, ‘I’m ready now!”

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A cameraman came over and went, ‘Well, okay, but we haven’t finished setting up.’ She interrupted him and said, ‘Roll the cameras!’ And she just started doing her lines. She did two takes, and then the guy came over and was like, ‘Great, now we’re going to do a close-up.’ And she just stood up and she went, ‘I’m done!

Now, she can’t walk fast. She has to be helped. So basically we just sat there and watched as Diana Rigg effectively did her own version of storming off the set, but it was at 0.1 miles per hour. She cracked me up. I loved her.”

Rigg was a terror for the directors on set. David Benioff (showrunner) recalled:

Dames don’t audition for you; you audition for them. We loved her, she was funny, she was bawdy, she was everything we wanted for that character.”

Diana Rigg continues to amaze us with her fond memories. Let us know how much you miss her in the comments below.


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George R.R. Martin reveals Jason Momoa’s sex scene in the scrapped pilot was derailed by an ‘excited’ horse

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Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin is undoubtedly one of the best storytellers the world has ever seen. His books are loved far and wide for his unique style. The author is now entertaining the fans in a different way, this time with behind the set stories from the show’s canceled pilot.

An excerpt from the much-awaited book Fire cannot kill a Dragon, written by Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd shows details of interviews with various cast and crew members of the show (they revealed how awful the pilot was). George R.R. Martin revealed some interesting and hilarious details about scenes involving Khal Drogo and Daenerys.

According to the writer, the wedding night scene where Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is raped by Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) is not in his books. It was a seduction scene in the book as well as the show’s scrapped pilot, with Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys. Though the love-making scene was derailed by an excited horse.

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He explained, “So we’re by this little brook. They tied the horses to the trees and there’s a seduction scene by the stream. Jason Momoa and Tamzin are naked and “having sex.” And suddenly the video guy starts to laugh. The silver filly was not a filly at all. It was a colt. And it was getting visibly excited by watching these two humans. There’s this horse in the background with this enormous horse schlong. So that didn’t go well either.”

The silver filly he is talking about here was a wedding gift from Drogo to Daenerys. Drogo was also more considerate towards Dany and it was a faithful version of the original story.

Would you have liked the original version? Let us know in the comments below.


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Jon Snow trends on Twitter, fans ‘know nothing’ about why

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Game of Thrones ended over a year ago, and the fans miss the show terribly. Though there are prequel series in works, the original characters will always hold a special place in everyone’s hearts. One of them being Jon Snow, who is currently trending on Twitter, and fans are baffled as to why.

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, is easily one of the most famous and lovable characters on the show Game of Thrones. All was well on Twitter until Netflix caused a stir with the following tweet:

The fans were bewildered at the tweet. Everyone was guessing the cause and no one could figure out why. Some even called out Netflix for playing with their emotions! It seems like fans haven’t got enough of Jon Snow yet.

Most of the fans linked it to the recent release of the trailer of Criminals season 2, starring Kit Harington. Kit Harington played Jon Snow for all the 8 seasons of Game of Thrones. Criminals season 2 also stars Kunal Nayyar, Sophie Okonedo and Sharon Horgan. Kit shines in his role as a convicted real estate agent.

While others linked the trend to seasonal change. A pun directed at a famous line from the show. Something that only a Stark would say,
Winter is coming.”

Even though it seems confusing, fans are surely having fun toying around with ideas. Whatever may the reason be, Jon Snow trending after such a long time reflects the popularity of the character and show.

What are your thoughts about the ruckus? Let us know in the comments below.


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