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Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou revealed Syrio Forel was originally supposed to be bald

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Game of Thrones’ Miltos Yerolemou explains how Syrio Forel inspired people

Game of Thrones became one of the greatest shows of all time for a wide variety of reasons, one of them was the on-point casting. The cast was highly admired by the fans, but A Song of Ice and Fire readers know the appearances of a few were tweaked for the show. Miltos Yerolemou, who played Arya Stark’s famous sword instructor Syrio Forel on the show, revealed an interesting fact about his character. In an interview with Collider, he mentioned Syrio was originally supposed to be bald.

Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou revealed Syrio Forel was originally supposed to be bald

He had also revealed he first auditioned for the role of Lord Varys. Yerolemou said, “In the books, Syrio Forel is described as bald, with a nose like an eagle. We had lots of discussions about, “Are you going to shave your head?” And I was like, “Yeah, of course, if you want me to.” I’m one of those actors that loves the transformation. I really like changing my appearance as much as possible when I do roles. So, I was all up for it.

But in the end, George R.R. Martin said, “The reason why I wrote Syrio the way I did was because he had to be different from all those hairy guys in Westeros. The long hair, the beards.” When I saw him, he said I exuded a certain European-ness that kind of meant that there was no way that they were going to mistake me for a hairy guy from Westeros. So, they said, “There’s no need to shave your head. You’re different enough. As long as you look different, that’s the most important thing.” There’s a sophistication to those Braavosis anyway.”

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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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