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Rose Leslie thankful to Game of Thrones for a boost to her career

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The popularity and success of Game of Thrones proved to be a launchpad for a lot of actors’ careers. The highly acclaimed series shot the stars right into the sky. No wonder so many of them are indebted to the fantastical epic. Rose Leslie, who played the fun-loving wildling Ygritte, expressed her gratitude for the show in an interview with the New York Post.

The 33-year-old soon to be mother said in a Zoom interview,  “I feel very fortunate to have been a part of that show — it has elevated my acting career — and yet I feel lucky to be able to live a straightforward life. I’m quite a private person.

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Rose admits to having developed a taste for fantasy genre after working for HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novel. Since George R.R. Martin’s The Winds of Winter doesn’t seem likely to publish anytime soon, Leslie’s been delving into another acclaimed series.

I have very much enjoyed ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle’ by Patrick Rothfuss,” she says. “I’ve read the first two books. It’s so well written.”

Leslie is excited for her new project Death on the Nile, an Agatha Christie’s adaptation. She’s ready to jump right into action after a 7-month break. Rose and her Game of Thrones co-star and husband Kit Harington are expecting their first baby, and are eager to meet the new family member.

Can you name some other stars who rose to fame after Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

Real-life is often different from reel life. The celebrities we idolize often face regular problems like normal people. We might want a life like theirs, but ignore the struggles they had to face. For example, Game of Thrones macho man Jason Momoa. Though he appears fearsome as Khal Drogo and majestic as Aquaman on-screen, he’s completely different in real life. The 41-year-old actor recently opened up about his life off-screen in an interview with Men’s Health magazine.

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa opens up about life with family

The Game of Thrones star revealed, “I may look big and tough, but I’m not. I’m nothing like Khal Drogo. I’m not even the king of my own house! I’m absolutely terrified of my wife.”

Momoa loves his family. He said, “We’ve all gotten so much closer. My wife is very sophisticated and smart and our kids and I are kind of like animals that need to be trained a little better. I’m constantly a work in progress, and I’ve just been trying to get better as a father and a husband.” 

Jason has been through a lot, without letting anyone know about his troubles. He recently revealed in an interview how his family was facing financial troubles after Game of Thrones. It is tough to imagine someone as popular as he went broke. Things got better for him after the Justice League.

What do you think of Jason Momoa’s relationship with his family? Tell us in the comments below!


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Jason Momoa describes Yoga as ‘the hardest thing’ he’s ever done

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Jason Momoa describes Yoga as ‘the hardest thing' he’s ever done

Game of Thrones achieved great success and popularity in the past decade. The show set the bar for television series in terms of its story, scenery, CGI and battle scenes. However, it was also famous for another reason, a collection of well-built, tight and ripped bodies on-set. They caused awe amongst the audience, even encouraging them to get their own set of 6-pack-abs. Game of Thrones’ handsome hunk Jason Momoa, shared his secrets to a fit body with Men’s Health magazine.

Jason Momoa describes Yoga as ‘the hardest thing' he’s ever done

The 41-year-old actor revealed his workout regime in an interview with the renowned magazine. However, he was terrified of doing Yoga. He said,  “So I tried yoga the other day, and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I’d rather squat a car. Climbing El Capitan would be easier than doing two hours of yoga. I can’t bend over anymore! My hamstrings are so tight. It’s pathetic.”

Momoa added, “I was in a yoga class with these older ladies in Topanga and everyone was just holding their arms up and I was like, ‘This is so hard!’”.

He also talked about his love for outdoor activities, “I rock climb a lot. Maybe I’m an ape. I love the way it feels. I like being upside down. I always loved climbing trees as a kid and swinging in the breeze.”

Momoa had revealed how his family was facing financial troubles in an interview earlier. What do you think of Momoa’s regime? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones’ Iain Glenn discusses the dark side of cycling as shown in his film ‘The Racer’

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Game of Thrones' Iain Glenn turns to cycling's dark side in The Racer

It is always fun to see our favourite actors play out radically different roles. Iain Glenn, who played the honourable and heroic Ser Jorah Mormont, was seen playing a not-so-heroic role in The Racer.

Directed by Kieron J Walsh, the movie circles around a series of scandals that took place at the 1998 Tour de France. The film was the opening film for the Cork International Film Festival. Though fictional, The Racer shows the dangerous lengths teams will go to for a competitive edge. Iain Glen plays the team’s Mr Fixit with the syringes and vials.

Game of Thrones' Iain Glenn turns to cycling's dark side in The Racer

Iain Glenn talked to the Irish Examiner about the movie, “I studied documentaries and a couple of films just to get to know the world it occupied. What drew me to the script was it didn’t hold back its punches. I thought it was a very frank and honest, quite a wry, insightful look at a particularly bad period for drug abuse within the sport.”

He continued, “That tour became known as the Tour de Drugs because of the amount of drugs that were going down at the time. The people within the team and my character, certainly within the context of the film, didn’t have any great qualms about it – everyone was doing it and we were doing it as well. That was the norm. It’s ironic to think that (Lance) Armstrong was about to enjoy his great stretch as being the world-leading cyclist and he won so many tours in a row and this was prior to that. During Armstrong’s time, everyone thought the sport had got its act together a bit more.”

Earlier, Kit Harington was seen playing a shady role in Criminals Season 2. What do you think about the movie? Tell us in the comments below!


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