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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wanted to keep The Golden Hand prop from Game of Thrones

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wanted to take home The Golden Hand from Game of Thrones set

Artists who have worked for a show have often admitted to feelings of attachment to the set. No matter how professional you are, when you’ve worked for so long on a show, you can’t let go so easily. Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is easily one of the most experienced cast members of the show. He has often said he doesn’t miss playing Jaime Lannister on the show. Despite his professionalism, deep down we know the role is still close to his heart. He recently admitted wanting to take a prop from set home.

The actor talked to Total Film magazine, “I’ve thought of it. But I don’t want to take stuff that’s not mine, which sounds a bit stupid. I desperately wanted [Jaime’s] hand. I was so desperate.”

“But I also know it’s going to end up on some neverending world tour of ‘Game of Thrones’ memorabilia. So that’s absolutely fine.”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wanted to take home The Golden Hand from Game of Thrones set

He continued, “It was incredible, as with anything that has that kind of reach and success. I wouldn’t want to be the prequel that follows this show, because they would have to be as good as we were in Season 5 in their first season because they will be compared to that. But I’m sure they’ll be as successful as we were and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do.”

Waldau doesn’t find wrap parties that much fun, but he admits Game of Thrones’ was his best. He said, “Dan Weiss and David Benioff knew how to throw a party. There was one in Croatia and one in Spain – anything will pale in comparison to those.”

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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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