There are some roles that an artist is said to be born for. When you look at a story, you read about a character, you picture in your mind who would be perfect for that role. Game of Thrones was famous for its on-point casting. Actress Emilia Clarke was perfect as the Mother of Dragons. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she made it clear Daenerys is still a part of her.
The actress said, “It’s had a lasting impact on my life, and it starts to become, like, “Hey guys, remember when we were in college?” Hey, remember the fourth grade?” (Laughs.) You start to see it from that point of view. Daenerys has a part of my heart. She is in there, and I’ll never forget. I can’t remember who I was talking to, but they were like, “Oh my God, when you say ‘she,’ you’re talking about Daenerys (Laughs.)”
“And I was like, “Yeah! Because she’s a whole person. She’s got her own life that I explore.” So I think that there’s the show, the impact of the show, the impact of the show on me, personally and professionally, and the zeitgeist-iness of it. And then there’s Daenerys. So that’s my own private little space that I don’t need to make peace with because it’s just a beautiful memory. It’s just a beautiful memory.”
Emilia gets why people were mad about the Game of Thrones finale. How would you have wanted the story to end? Tell us in the comments below!
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 deeply cared about her character, Daenerys, who wasn’t treated well by the showrunners. However, she has come to terms with it.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she spoke about whether or not she was able to “make peace with everything” since the final episode. She said, “I really have. I really, really, really have. I think it’ll take me to my 90s to be able to objectively see what Game of Thrones was, because there’s just too much me in it. (Laughs.) I have too many emotional reactions for what Emilia, herself, was experiencing at that moment in time when we were filming it. You know what I mean? I watch a scene and I go, “Oh, that was when [such and such] happened,” which you didn’t see on screen.”
“And I think there’s something timely about the prequels and the continuation of the Game of Thrones story coming about now. I look at it and I’m like, “Wow, yeah.” So I see it with only peace.”
Have you made your peace with the Game of Thrones finale like Emilia Clarke? Talk to us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones had one of the most breath-taking set designs and SFX effects in all of television history. The showrunners, cast, and crew members left no stone unturned to make the show the most remarkable TV series the audience had ever seen. 10 years ago, Daenerys walked out of flames unharmed carrying her baby dragons. It remains one of the most iconic scenes in television history, establishing Daenerys as Mother of Dragons. It wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of a London-based special effects company called BlueBolt Ltd., which was founded by Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor.
“I think we all knew once we got going that this was something special as a TV show – there was such a build-up in the scripts, which were gripping to read, to be honest,” Ainsworth-Taylor recently told Pop Culture. “The Dragons were highly anticipated so even for us creating them, seeing them come alive in the post was very exciting. However, no one could have realised that the show was going to be such a global phenomenon.”
“I am glad I went in as naïve as I did because there is no other way to describe the prep period other than being brutal!” Ainsworth-Taylor said. “We shot out of order so started on Episodes 3 and 4 then came back to Episodes 1 and 2 – I think getting your head around the locations, characters and more importantly the pace we galloped out of the gate was mind-blowing. The crew on Season 1 were exceptional. We had a brilliant collaboration working closely with Gemma Jackson and her art department which was one of the highlights.”
Even the sound effects were so spot on, music composer Ramin Jawadi has been called in to score for House of The Dragon. Do you think the SFX on the prequel show will be as good as Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments below!
The fantastical world is a blissful escape from bleak reality. Humans have taken the help of myths and legends to gain temporary relief from day-to-day drudgery. At present, there are more realistic ways of living your fantasies, than simply imagining them. Shows like Game of Thrones have set the bar for the quality of fantasy TV shows. Another way of experiencing the mythical world is through video games. And a game made with the help of Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin; that sounds even better!
The author recently talked about the new game in an interview with PBS. He described the game as a sequel to Dark Souls, one of the toughest games of present times.
George R. R. Martin talks Elden Ring in new interview:-His work on the game was done many years ago-He wrote the worldbuilding & characters-From would periodically show him enemy & graphic designs
-He is excited for the final game 🙂 pic.twitter.com/y5gUDvo2Hd
— Mordecai (@EldenRingUpdate) June 17, 2021
In truth, Elden Ring is a Dark Souls sequel only in terms of gameplay, since it doesn’t share the same world or characters. The former is set in a place called The Lands Between and sprawls across six major areas. Each of which is ruled by a demigod that holds a piece of the game’s namesake ring. Martin called his contribution “considerably different” from writing novels, adding that his contribution was finished “years ago.”
“I’ll be as excited as anybody else to see it [in January],” Martin concluded. The author earlier noted that he’s “played some video games,” but is “not a big video gamer.”
While we wait for Elden Ring, Game of Thrones fans can check out A Game of Thrones: The Board Game for mobile. Are you excited about the Elden Ring? Talk to us in the comments below!