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Pilou Asbæk says Euron Greyjoy is more of a hooligan and not as evil as Ramsay

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Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) talks about his character in Game of Thrones Season 7

Game of Thrones Season 7 just premiered after a long, long wait. Titled Dragonstone, the episode was quite a ride, and a lot of things happened. While Arya Stark clearly steals the show, the episode goes on to establish, or rather re-establish a key character, Euron Greyjoy. With his new look, and his playboyish approach to Queen Cersei, Euron quite took the focus. Pilou Asbæk, who plays the role of Euron Greyjoy, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his character. Read on!

First off, he spoke about how it was to play a new key character in a cast that had set in over a period of six years. Pilou said :

“It’s weird to be a fan of something and then to be a part of it. It’s like seeing a beautiful girl in class and you’ve been seeing her for five years and you just want to go, “You’re the most beautiful girl I’ve seen.” Then one day you talk to her and you end up kissing her and then all of a sudden you’re like, “All right, the magic is gone a tiny bit.” And then you get married and then you’re an old relationship and you try to make it work as best you can.”

He’s apparently not watched Game of Thrones Season 6, which is when he first appeared on the show. He explained why :

“I saw every single second of it the first five seasons. But now that I’m a part of it, I don’t want to ruin the universe with my presence, wondering, “Why is the stupid f—ing Dane in there?” So when people are referring to things like The Battle of the Bastards I’m all, “That sounds interesting.” I’m gonna do all my work and then I’ll watch it.”

Pilou Asbæk says Euron Greyjoy is more of a hooligan and not as evil as Ramsay

He then went on to talk about how Euron Greyjoy is in Season 7 :

“He’s kind of a joker type. He doesn’t take anyone too seriously. He doesn’t take himself too seriously. You have a character in the books but you also have to make it personal. So where he’s much more like a demon in the books, he’s much more f—ing enjoying himself here. I want to show a guy who just loves it. Those psychopathic sociopaths I’ve met in my life are smiley and well-mannered and they’re the biggest pricks in the world. It’s fun to do a character who’s a fun ride.”

He continued :

“Every scene he’s a new guy. The guy you met on the bridge is not the guy at the Kingsmoot, and is not the guy you see with Cersei and is not the guy you see on the ship. He’s different he’s different with different people. This season he’s more charming. He’s much more f—ing enjoying himself. He’s such a f—ing idiot douchebag, an impolite selfish child.”

So, how does Euron differ from the baddie of last season, Ramsay Bolton? Pilou dug in a bit :

“Ramsay was the new Joffrey. I think Ramsay was a great character and played by a great actor [Iwan Rheon]. But for me, Ramsay is 100 percent evil. I think Euron is not, which makes things a bit more conflicted within him. I’m more like a hooligan.”

So, do you think Euron can woo Cersei Lannister? What are your theories about how that will happen? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Salma Hayek can’t wait to work with Kit Harington in Marvel’s The Eternals

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Salma Hayek can't wait to work with Kit Harington in Marvel's The Eternals

Game of Thrones has such a big fan following that many Hollywood actors themselves are big fans of the show, and are known to have a fan moment when they run into the cast. We saw one come from one of the most celebrated Hollywood actresses, Salma Hayek, who expressed her excitement about working with Kit Harington. Read on!

Kit Harington, who played the role of Jon Snow on the show was recently announced to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe with The Eternals. He will be playing the role of the Black Knight, a.k.a. Dane Whitman, joining his former onscreen brother Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Also a part of the cast is Salma Hayek, who seems to have recently met Kit for what could possibly be a first table read or something similar for the film. She posted a picture with him to Instagram, with a caption expressing her excitement about working with him:

Well, there’s no denying that Kit, Robb, Salma and others will be amazing in this movie. Set for a 2020 release, we’re expecting to hear more and more about the film in the upcoming months. Are you guys excited yet? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones, says online poll

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Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones; says an online poll

Game of Thrones is one of the most talked-about things in recent times. Although one means no disrespect towards the saga of Ice and Fire, the popular opinion has seemed to lean towards the negative during and after the show’s final season. Inconsistent character arcs, premature swansong, lack of explanation, etc. were some of the opinions floating around the internet and our social circles. The dissatisfaction felt very real when more than a million people signed a petition to urge HBO to remake the final season.

While it’s easy to take the Mountain i.e. the Game of Thrones down on negative howls, it takes a lot more than a Hound to actually do so. YouGov, internet-based market research and data analytics firm proved the same with a recently conducted online survey. It has revealed some interesting data related to our beloved show and its reception among the viewers. And it’s not all negative. Read on!

Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones; says an online poll

The company conducted the digital poll keeping Emmy’s in the eye. It speaks for the nominated shows on behalf of 2475 US adults selected from a panel of 1.2 million individuals. The sample size doesn’t seem so significant and even limits the geography to the USA. Yet it can account for popular opinion due to random sampling involved in the selection of the participants.

Without any further ado, let’s dive into the findings that pertain to Game of Thrones.

The extent of satisfaction: 52% of participants said that they were “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with the final season of Game of Thrones. So yeah, most people seem to be satisfied. However, 41% expressed that they were unsatisfied, with 7% choosing no sides. Not the result one anticipated for Game of Thrones before the final season aired.

Outstanding Drama Series: 18% of people chose the HBO series as the most deserving show to win the Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy’s; the most for any show. We know that there’s going to be no more Game of Thrones, at least not in the present form. So, it could be an emotional choice or perhaps a callback for the cumulative experience the series has generated over the years. Or maybe, they genuinely liked the whole thing!

Level of Engagement with the show: 18% said that they had watched every single episode of Game of Thrones to date; while a whopping 44% have neither watched a single episode nor intend to; again the most among all the shows. This feels ironical; a show that got more eyeballs than any other show has also managed to escape the fancy of an equally huge number.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: When asked if they would be interested in watching something that the Game of Thrones showrunners make, 29% expressed an interest while 38% chose to be uninterested in their future ventures. The duo has received the maximum flak for the final season not being up to the mark. No wonder, the results don’t reflect otherwise.

Now, these revelations are not set in stone nor do they speak on behalf of everyone. There is even a margin of statistical error in the analysis itself. But they do involve a methodology and represent a general trend towards the sought-after show. Game of Thrones has sparked conversations with every new season since its inception. And it’s still very much alive, especially with multiple promising prequels in the pipeline. In spite of all that, we can hardly say that the show got an ideal farewell from the viewers.

Most viewers were satisfied with the final season of Game of Thrones; says an online poll

 

If you were to ask us, we would say we were content with the final result; i.e. the final position of every character in Westeros or to the West of it (Arya), although we don’t think this was the best way to reach there. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments below.






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Emilia Clarke is vacationing in India with Rose Leslie, reveals details on Instagram

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Emilia Clarke is vacationing in India with Rose Leslie, reveals details on Instagram

Game of Thrones stars have had one of the more stressful jobs of the decade, being so popular, and acting in a show that has an intense production as well as the attention surrounding it. So it’s understandable when you hear that the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke, is currently on a spiritual vacation to India, accompanied by none other than Rose Leslie, who played Ygritte, and they seem to be having a great time. Read on!

Emilia recently posted a bunch of pictures through an Instagram post, showing her and Rose having the best time in India, and even getting robbed by some monkeys. Check it out:

Emilia says in a hashtag in the caption that she was at Ananda Spa Himalayas, and then discusses her off time spent in India with her bestie, Rose Leslie. Looks like the pair left Kit Harington behind on this little trip. Emilia also revealed that they were robbed by monkeys, which is quite a common sight in some parts of India and even included a picture of a bunch of adorable monkeys caught red-handed.

Emilia also seemed to have gotten some reading done in her time in India, and it seems like it was, all in all, a relaxing trip after a decade on Game of Thrones. That’s not all, a while ago, Emilia had revealed that she was about 1/8th Indian, through her grandmother that was half Indian, and that she loved that part of herself.

Well, it’s unclear if the pair are still in India, but you might spot them around if they are. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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