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Henry Cavill calls Kristofer Hivju ‘brave' for showing his ‘true' appearance in The Witcher season 2 teaser


Game of Thrones has a long list of memorable characters, and since we know how infamous George R. R. Martin is for killing off fan favourites, some lucky ones did manage to get away with their lives at the end of the series. One of them was Jon Snow’s wildling buddy Tormund Giantsbane, played by Kristofer Hivju. It seems like Hivju’s new adventures into the wild have drastically altered his appearance, at least that’s what Henry Cavill says.

Netflix recently released The Witcher season 2 trailer, and we get a brief look at Hivju, who will play Nivellen in the show. It’s all prosthetics and CGI magic but Henry Cavill insists that this is Hivju’s true appearance.

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The amazing, the wonderful, the electric and the enigmatic Kristofer Hivju. Kristofer was extraordinarily brave for season 2 of The Witcher and decided to play his character of Nivellen with zero make-up or visual effects, as you can see above. Kristofer, we are all so proud,” Cavill wrote.

Nivellen is an important character in The Witcher lore as he appears in Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story A Grain of Truth, He is the first “monster” Geralt of Rivia encounters who isn’t really a monster. Interestingly, the character is based on the Beast in, you guessed it, Beauty and the Beast.

The Witcher Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on December 17, 2021.

Are you excited about The Witcher season 2? Talk to us in the comments below!


Game of Thrones star Kit Harington rose to fame with his role Jon Snow, and has become a household name ever since. Though Jon Snow was admired for his bravery and heroism on the show, he was often ridiculed and later became a meme template for the internet for not knowing a lot of things. And it seems like Harington has absorbed that part of his character a bit too much.


In a recent interview with Total Film, Kit Harington talked about his character, Dane Whitman, from Marvel’s Eternals. And eventually the discussion turned to Game of Thrones. He said:

I’ve got no idea whether my character goes on or not. I had read up on who he could be, or might be. So there’s the possibility for a longer trajectory. And hopefully, I think this is the tip of the iceberg for my character. I hope. But I just don’t know, you know? I’m as in the dark as anyone else. And I try not to live too far ahead in the future with anything. Even when I was in Game of Thrones, even on the sixth season, I presumed the seventh season wasn’t going to happen!”

Whether it is defending the earth from cosmic entities, or holding the ground for Castle Black, Harington seems to be clueless (or acting coy) about a lot of stuff. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments below!


Game of Thrones had several characters who started off as little kids and later blossomed into the bold personas we know and love so much. The child actors who were part of the show also grew up with it as the seasons progressed, and many of them have successful careers now. British-Brazilian actor Lino Facioli became famous after his role ‘Robin Arryn‘ in Game of Thrones. But recently, he’s in the limelight for his new character in the Netflix series ‘Sex Education’, and fans don’t seem to get enough of him.

Now much older, Facioli is on our screens again, this time as Moordale High student Dex Thompson – a nerdy teen who competes in the high school quiz team alongside Maeve Wiley.

He’s also whipped his kit off in the latest season, and a lot of viewers are finding it difficult to process that it’s the same person who played little Robin Arryn in Game of Thrones. Here’s what they have to say:

Excuse me is he ROBIN ARRYN from GAME OF THRONES?

— Mori Mori Chan 🏳️‍🌈 (@Nitinha_Mendes) September 19, 2021

let us not all forget this human being who sucked her mom’s titties for milk until the age of 10

— ri (@_mariiiiieee) September 18, 2021

I will never look at Robin Arryn the same way again when I rewatch game of thrones, I mean he had a glow up when he appeared in the final episode of game of thrones but this is a whole new level

— Zak2502 (@Zak25021) September 24, 2021


— chanel (@starkdanys) September 17, 2021

took me three seasons to notice that dex is robin arryn 💀

— lex (@critihque) September 20, 2021

not robin arryn being in sex education

— michael vick’s dog (@annabesss) September 20, 2021

why in hell is lord robin of the eyrie naked in broad daylight afsfsgs

— j̶o̶m̶a̶ (@thejomable) September 10, 2021

Omg I knew this dude was familiar he was the tittie dude on GOT?!!😭😭 acc screaming 😭😭

— misandrist | #azahwinner #tiff4AFP (@blackmxst) September 20, 2021

Robin Arryn is all grown up now.

— Amin Sharudin (@AminSharudin) September 22, 2021

What do you think of Lino Facioli’s latest role in Sex Education? Talk to us in the comments below!


Game of Thrones had some of the most amazing actors in its cast, and the casting was so on-point that many of the stars became synonymous with the characters they played on-screen. Conleth Hill was so fabulous in his role as Lord Varys, today we can’t even imagine anyone else playing the role of Master of Whispers so perfectly. Even though Hill gained widespread recognition for his character on Game of Thrones, he was forever unhappy about a specific feature of his role. Showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss wanted Varys to be bald, and that made Hill feel really depressed.


In James Hibberd’s novel, Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon, Conleth gave a candid interview in which he revealed shaving his head made him “very depressed.” He confessed to having some initial reluctance about playing Varys, and thought the show would be about “Dungeons and Dragons.” Although originally taping for the role as King Robert, he revealed the producers called him back to read for Lord Varys.

The actor admitted he thought it was “nice bull***t” when the producers said they would come back to him about playing King Robert. When Conleth read for the role of the Master of Whispers, they asked if he could shave his head, to which he revealed he’d never shaved his head before and stated: ”I was very depressed.”

James Hibberd’s novel has revealed various secrets about HBO’s famous fantasy epic previously, such as the show’s botched pilot episode. Do you think Varys would have looked better with silver locks? Tell us in the comments below!