The filming of the final season of Game of Thrones has wrapped up and in the past month, we shared a number of speculations, possible theories, and interviews with the cast and crew. Recently, the directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa were both nominated for the 2018 Emmys. Today we bring you some tit-bits of the interview attended by both the directors, exclusively on the Hollywood Reporter.
Alan Taylor has directed several episodes of Game of Thrones including the penultimate episode of the first season, where Ned Stark was executed. In the seventh season he directed the sixth episode ‘Beyond the Wall’, which included a big shocking moment of the death Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon – Viserion, who later sided with the Night King and had to play the role of melting the Wall, allowing the White Walker army to enter the realms of men.
Talking on the jaw-dropping moment in the sixth episode of the seventh season, he said:
“I have a history of killing beloved characters on HBO shows: I killed Ned Stark, I killed Julius Caesar [on Rome], and I killed Wild Bill Hickok [on Deadwood]… As a director, it’s great when you have a moment like that because you know it’s going to have an impact. I knew that killing a dragon was going to be like killing a puppy… It’s an emotional moment when you kill a character that’s flesh and blood and human, but killing a creature that’s beloved the way dragons are? I knew it would have an impact.”
Jeremy Podeswa – the second director nominated for the 2018 Emmys – directed the last episode ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ in the Seventh Season. Talking on the Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s pivotal boat scene and the big reveal of Jon’s heritage, he said:
“It’s an epic revelation about the past, and that’s suggestive of the future. For us, it was very important that there be a question about what could possibly happen after this moment. In the script, it described the fact that they were lovemaking, but it didn’t go into great detail in terms of what was going on between them in that moment. We built in a moment between Kit and Emilia where they stopped and looked into each other’s eyes. The intention from my point of view, and their point of view, too, is that they’re driven by passion into this. They don’t even fully understand what it’s all about and what the consequences of it are.”
Another important scene in the last episode of the seventh season was when the Wall was breached. It was an epic promising ending that Game of Thrones gave us and is the key propeller for the events in the final season. Talking on this, Jeremy said:
“When you’re reading the script, you’re thinking, “Oh my God. They’re really going there.” Then it was like, “Wow. This is an enormous, spectacular sequence. How are we going to pull it off?” There’s a big question of mine about how much is real, how much is not real, how much is visual effects. You’re so well-supported on a show like this with such great people that I knew I wouldn’t be doing it alone.”
So, which of these directors deserves the 2018 Emmys and why? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.
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!
Game of Thrones was often brutal towards its characters, and that’s why we have been starved of reunions. So when a reunion manifests in the real world, may it just be two cast members posing for a picture together, it’s exciting. This week we had one of the most exciting Thrones reunion news, and that is of Robb Stark and Jon Snow. Read on!
As you might know, the Disney D23 Expo has been exploding with news this week, and among the reveals were two that starred the Stark brothers. It was announced recently that Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark, is all set to star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming film, The Eternals. His costume for the same was revealed at the expo, immediately followed another big news. Kit Harington was confirmed as a cast member for The Eternals, playing Dane Whitman, a.k.a. Black Knight.
While Dane isn’t a part of the group calling themselves the Eternals, he is a very important character. The Black Knight bit did get the fans talking about how this casting fulfils a reunion link between the Stark brothers from a long time ago:
kit harington & richard madden, ETERNALS! #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/9YYRIr1sEl
— brasil (@luucasbrasil) August 24, 2019
Well, it looks like that came true after all:
robb: next time i see ya you’ll be all in black!
jon: it always was my color
8 years later: kit harington to play the black knight in the eternals alongside richard madden pic.twitter.com/A05OScaNdv
— ًً (@lordsansa) August 24, 2019
The film is set for a November 2020 release. Excited for the film yet? We sure are! Talk to us in the comments, down below!
Game of Thrones stars are climbing new heights these days. With Disney’s D23 Expo, multiple Thrones stars have been showcased in new projects across the board. After Kit Harington was announced to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we now have the first look at Pedro Pascal in the Disney+ Star Wars series called The Mandalorian, in the first trailer for the show. Read on!
The Mandalorian is a series set in the Star Wars universe that follows the adventures of a bounty hunter that goes by the same title. There has been a lot of mystery around the character, and the first trailer for the series revealed at D23, maintains it. Pedro Pascal, who played Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones, plays the Mandalorian. Check the trailer out:
Now, you don’t actually see Pascal’s face, as the trailer builds anticipation about the series. Needless to say, the character looks badass with the helmet and the attitude. The series is helmed by Jon Favreau, fresh out of his stint in the MCU, and the new Lion King movie. Also starring in the series are Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, and Giancarlo Esposito, whom you might remember from Breaking Bad.
Well, it looks like Pedro Pascal is all ready to go out from being the guy in HBO’s hit series, to Netflix’s hit series (Narcos) to Disney+ hit series. Amazon Prime Video might want to look into hiring this guy.
What do you guys think? Excited? Talk to us in the comments, down below!