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George R. R. Martin shares an unseen throwback snap of his Game of Thrones’ unaired pilot cameo

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Failures are the stepping stones to success. Game of Thrones became the huge and thriving franchise it is today after repeated efforts of the cast and crew despite facing huge setbacks. The popular TV show hit a major roadblock at the beginning of its filming. The original pilot episode of the series turned out to be a $10 million disaster and had to be re-filmed with a lot of changes. One of those changes also removed George R.R. Martin’s cameo scene.

Martin was supposed to appear as a Pentoshi magister at Khal Drogo and Daenerys’ wedding scene. He shared a picture of him in costume, along with co-star Ian McNeice. McNeice is dressed as Illyrio Mopatis, another magister of Pentos. They were shooting in Morocco.

Here’s another peek at the past, and the original pilot for GoT. We shot the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo in Morocco.   Ian McNeice played Illyrio Mopatis, and I played one of the wedding guests, presumably another magister. #TBT https://t.co/2BiGflKIIO pic.twitter.com/ItkUw75uvV

— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) October 29, 2020

The Game of Thrones writer shared the picture on his Twitter and personal website, Not a Blog. Fans loved the snap, some even described them as medieval Santas.

More can be found out about the show’s unaired pilot in Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd’s book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon. The book contains detailed information about various interviews with the show’s cast and crew. It delves into the secret behind-the-scene mysteries and brings them to the limelight.

Though the original pilot was absolutely bonkers and had to be re-shot, it lost a few fun elements. Like George R.R. Martin’s cameo, and even Ian McNeice was replaced. What do you think about the unaired pilot? Tell us in the comments below!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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