Connect with us

Uncategorized

Carice Van Houten talks about receiving death threats, Game of Thrones, and more

Published

on

melis-5730000

One of the best things about Game of Thrones is its incredible roster of characters, played by actors that are equally as incredible. While almost every storyline on the show is worth paying attention to, there are a few that invoke curiosity, and one of such characters, is Melisandre, played by Carice Van Houten. Apparently her acting on the show is so good that she got death threats for playing a bad person in the show. Carice recently spoke about it, and more about Game of Thrones, in an interview with The Telegraph. Read on!

Apparently the backlash came after Melisandre burned alive Stannis Baratheon’s own daughter, Shireen. Carice recalled getting death threats following the scene. She said :

“There are people who take it a little bit too seriously.”

Now, we all know how Melisandre resurrected Jon Snow, back in Season 6, and apparently Carice immediately started getting getting marriage proposals instead. She also spoke about the nudity on the show, especially her own :

“In Melisandre’s case, I think I can justify it because she uses sexuality as a weapon… she’s trying to manipulate. I find it hypocritical that we can show people with their heads blown off, then there’s one nipple and viewers get upset. That’s the thing that I struggle with… you don’t have sex with a bra on. I just want to normalise it. I would struggle more with my own vanity at this point to undress,’ she continues, ‘because I feel way less secure about my body, especially after giving birth and having turned 40.”

She spoke a bit about how how she first felt about taking the role. She said :

“It’s not very appealing to me, the whole magic thing.”

She apparently spoke to her friend about taking the role : the talk show host, Seth Meyers, who’s a friend Carice since the 90’s, when he lived in Amsterdam. Carice recalled :

“He loves that kind of stuff and when I asked, “Do you think this is something for me?” He said, “You’re crazy! That’s one of the greatest shows and you should totally do that.””

Carice had her baby six weeks before the Season 7 filming for Game of Thrones began. She said :

“It doesn’t really work when you have pressure and you don’t have the baby with you… So I had a little bit of a breakdown one day when I was with Emilia [Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen]. I burst out crying and said, “I want to go home to my baby.” You’re just completely full of hormones.”

She also spoke about a lot of other things, including motherhood, so go read the full interview, here. Talk to us in the comments, down below!

gregor-8750667

Game of Thrones featured some of the most iconic warriors in television history. Among the great warriors of the show, there was one who was feared by all, The Mountain. The Mountain was played by the strongman Hafthor Bjornsson, who impressed the fans with his frightening demeanour.

Bjornsson took official retirement from the world of competitive powerlifting last year. He cemented a legacy in the sport which included 10 consecutive wins at Iceland’s Strongest Man event. Since then, he has lost 110 pounds in the last seven years. He is pivoting his training to focus on boxing as he prepares for his long-awaited fight with rival Eddie Hall.

The workout consists of just three exercises like kettlebell swings, sandbag throws, and deadlifts. In 2020, Bjornsson broke the world record for heaviest deadlift after pulling 501 kgs (1,104 pounds). Bjornsson’s new deadlift routine is 5 sets of 3 reps at 225 kgs (496 pounds), but in the video, by Men’s Health he puts on a belt to see how much further he can push himself. Bjornsson incrementally adds more weight until he’s pulling more than he initially predicted: 360 kgs (794 pounds).

Bjornsson is stepping forward to face his long time rival Eddie Hall in the World’s Heaviest Boxing Match in Los Vegas on September 2021. Are you excited about the fight? Tell us in the comments below!

jacob-4406980

In today’s fast-pacing world, mental well-being is often an overlooked prospect. Mental health can affect the social, emotional and physical health of a person. It is responsible for how one copes with life.

Game of Thrones stars Nathalie Emmanuel and Jacob Anderson (Raleigh Ritchie) are reuniting to host a virtual pub quiz. They have starred together on the HBO series as Missandei and Grey Worm. They will be teaming up again for raising funds for Place2Be. Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in schools.

Check it out Thronies! https://t.co/7o5zlKasuG

— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) February 23, 2021

Clearly excited to join forces with her former co-star, Nathalie tweeted: ‘Aaayyyeeee the crewdem reunites!’

Both actors were among the few to make it all the way to the final season of Game of Thrones until Missandei was brutally decapitated in front of her lover in a death that struck a nerve with the fandom. As one of the only non-white characters throughout the series, when her grisly end arrived, many viewers criticised the writers for ending her journey.

The former Hollyoaks star told Vogue.co.uk she would often talk to Jacob about representation in the series.

We were always really conscious of how much our being part of Game of Thrones mattered to people. It made us really protective of Missandei and Grey Worm,” she said.

The show will be airing on Sunday, February 28. Those willing to take part will be able to ask a question to the Game of Throne icons. If you get a chance to ask a question what would your query be? Tell us in the comment below!

imgjoe-4694905

The world is a beautiful place, especially with the support of your family. Your family backs you up in hard times. They celebrate with you in times of joy. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner rules over the hearts of her followers with her mind-blowing performance and cute personality. She turned 25 last week on 21st February. The actress celebrated her special day with husband Joe Jonas, sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas and the rest of the Jonas family.

Taking to social media, the star-family did their bit to extend their love, support and best wishes to the birthday girl. Besides sending out some of the cutest messages. Nick, Kevin and Joe also gave fans a peek into their personal photo albums when they shared a bunch of unseen photos.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas)

While Joe gave us a look at Sophie’s ‘two sides’, Kevin gave us a glimpse of her playing the perfect aunt.

Turner took to her Instagram stories to share the birthday notes and even gave fans a peek at her birthday celebration. She showed off some golden ‘25’ balloons and thanked everyone who sent her sweet messages. The Queen In the North welcomed her little princess Willa last year In July.

Send your best wishes to the young and talented actress Sophie Turner in the comments below. Happy Birthday, Sophie!

Trending