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Sophie Turner says that the Ramsay Bolton rape scene inspired her to be an activist

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Sophie Turner says that the Ramsay Bolton rape scene inspired her to be an activist

In Game of Thrones, we have seen a lot characters change majorly, over the years. One of the most important transformations, perhaps even the ultimate one, has been that of Sansa Stark. From being the whiny princess stereotype to becoming as fierce as her mother used to be, Sansa has been on quite a journey. In a recent interview with The Wrap, Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa Stark, talked a little bit about her character.

In the sixth episode of Season 5, Sansa Stark was raped by her newly-forced husband, Ramsay Bolton. Sophie talked about how this scene ultimately inspired her activism. Sophie now works with Women for Women International, a charity organisation that provides aid to women in distressed regions. Sophie recently paid a visit to Rwanda, as a part of the same campaign. Talking about the scene, and her realization, she said :

“We kind of expected a bit of blow-back and a bit of controversy.

Rightly so, and it was quite a big reaction. At first I was kind of thinking, “Why are people complaining about a TV show when it’s happening all over the world and people aren’t really speaking about it?”, and that kind of annoyed me but then I realized it is a dialogue that needs to be had. It’s good to speak about it and make it less of a taboo and take the stigma away from it. And then.., women can feel comfortable to come out in the real world if it happens to them, and we can take action against it.”

She talked about a few other things, as well, like how she borrows her boyfriend’s HBO Go account, to watch the show, at times. Watch the interview, in three parts, below :

The full interview video is available over at The Wrap. Did you enjoy the interview? Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with “unofficial” submissions

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO's Chernobyl, says it's worthy of Emmys

Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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