There has been so much content out there lately, especially since the arrival of the digital streaming platforms, that it’s become really hard to catch up on everything. Still, most people have their favorites that they follow. The Game of Thrones cast has done some amazing work since the show wrapped up. Sophie Turner’s (Sansa Stark) stint as Jean Grey in the X-Men film series was great. She did two films in the mutant universe, and one wonders if anything more could be expected. Sophie talked about the possibility of going back to the franchise in a Zoom chat with Variety.
When she was asked if she saw herself moving back into the X-Men universe, Sophie said, “I don’t even know what the deal is; whether Disney wants to continue on the X-Men journey!” Starting with X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, Turner came back as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix last year. It was supposedly the last movie in the current X-Men storyline that began in 2011 with X-Men: First Class.
Sophie’s thoughts on the matter of a possible return were clear. “I would always be down to go back to that character, and that cast, and that experience…We had just the best time on those movies. I would kill to go back!” she exclaimed.
Dark Phoenix was a box office failure which was mainly, as critics suggested, due to a poor narrative. Though another reason that’s cited by many is the Disney-Fox deal, which resulted in Disney taking over Fox and its properties. This perhaps shifted focus from the running story to the future of X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or some other direction.
Any which way, the future of X-Men is pretty uncertain at the moment, and that of its cast, even more. We still hope that Sophie gets another chance in the mutant realm in the future. A girl does better with second chances!
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When a show becomes a hit like Game of Thrones, a lot of new factors come into play. To keep the show engaging and entertaining, the showrunners had to be really careful about getting spoilers leaked. A lot of hard work was put in keeping the story a secret. Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark, once revealed how hard HBO was trying to tighten the security. In the final season, visitors had stickers on their phones to prevent pictures. The cast was given code names on call sheets and the show itself was dubbed ‘Face of Angels’. There were a lot of reshoots, and each reshoot took a lot of time. In an interview with Digital Spy, Turner and Richard Brake (Night King) talked about the dedicated work behind the show’s success.
Richard Brake: “‘Hardhome’ was massive in terms of its budget and in terms of the amount of time we had to shoot it. The amount of time it took to shoot those 20 minutes of the battle scene at Hardhome was equivalent to almost the amount of time I’ve had to shoot entire films.”
Sophie Turner (Sansa): “We wouldn’t get physical [scripts]. We would have it on an app. We would get sent sides for the scene [we were shooting] the next day. So we would have to learn it all the day before. And once you’ve read it, it disappears 24 hours later, and you can never access it again. It was tighter than the White House security!”
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Game of Thrones remains one of the most successful TV show franchise ever made. The show reached new heights with every season. The fantasy series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. Although, success always comes at the price of controversy. The show was popular as well as infamous for the number of sex scenes and nudity on-screen. Most of the times the actors have to face the heat of the audience. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) talked about one such incident with Digital Spy.
He said, “A friend of mine sent me a link to this website, about concerned parents, it was more or less a hate letter to me. ‘He will always be known as that actor. Incestuous’. It was very hateful. So that was a great thing to click on.”
“There are so many people that get really passionate about this. ‘There’s too much sex! There’s too much violence! They killed a dog! Ahh!’ It’s just amazing because it’s just fiction and we’re very serious about it.
“You might not like [it], but it is what it is. David Benioff and Dan Weiss, it’s the way that they chose to tell their story. And it’s in the books, it’s the source materials. It’s the way he [George RR Martin] wanted to describe this world.
“Yes, there’s a lot of sex, but I don’t think you find any of the sex scenes if you look at them, that don’t also tell a story about the characters.”
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Game of Thrones was the biggest and also one of the most controversial shows of the past decade. The fantastical series was famous not just for its story and amazing CGI, but also graphic nudity. The sex scenes shocked quite a number of audience who questioned the show’s approach towards sex. The series is also criticized for sometimes forcing artists into such scenes, like Emilia Clarke. In an interview with Digital Spy, several cast members got candid about shooting naked on the show.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: “You start out in the extreme, after episode one where [Jaime] has sex with his twin sister and he tries to kill this innocent, sweet-looking boy. It questions your moral beliefs, that’s for sure.”
Emilia Clarke: “I didn’t watch the first couple of episodes with my parents, my dad in particular.”
Alfie Allen (Theon): “There was one time where I was with my mum and accidentally watched it. Ros (Esmé Bianco) was involved in a really graphic lesbian sex scene and my mum was just so shocked. That was pretty funny. We don’t watch it together anymore though, that’s for sure.”
Michelle Fairley: “I got a no-nudity clause so I always get to keep my clothes on… The producers put it in, not me!”
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