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Kit Harington says Game of Thrones provided him with a 'sense of freedom'

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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington rose to fame with his role Jon Snow, and has become a household name ever since.  Harington has come a long way ever since, playing iconic roles in several anthology series, and is recently making headlines with his role in the upcoming MCU movie Eternals. Game of Thrones fans are doubly excited for the film, as Harington and his on-screen brother from the HBO fantasy Richard Madden (Robb Stark) both play an important role in the film. Harington owes it all to his time on Game of Thrones, as it prepared him for a great future ahead.

Talking to Variety for an exclusive interview, the Game of Thrones star said, “I saw [“Game of Thrones” co-showrunner] Dan Weiss the other day. We had coffee, and I was saying to him, and he said to me — well, I won’t say what he said to me, but he felt similarly. But what “Thrones” enables you to feel is a sort of freedom. I did the thing, you know? It’s cool, I’ve got that. I have freedom now that I’m going to enjoy whatever it is I do.”

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“It’s not that I don’t have ambition, but I have a kind of happiness that if things go well, great. If they don’t, I did that thing. So that’s where I’m at. And I feel that what something like being part of the Marvel Universe enables you to do, like “Thrones” did for me, is that you have this thing that you hopefully return to and can develop. And on the side, you can do all sorts of things that are the polar opposite. A little movie with no budget. Or the next thing I’m doing: I’m going off and playing “Henry V” in London in one of my favorite theaters. And this allows me to do that.”

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Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been largely successful in wooing its audience, breaking records in terms of popularity, viewership, and box office earnings. The latest installment to the ever sprawling cinematic universe is soon to hit the silver screen, and fans are already hyped up about it. When it comes to TV, no other franchise has been as big and successful as HBO’s Game of Thrones. And very few actors have been lucky enough to be a part of both, and Kit Harington ranks amongst them.

The shift to the MCU is certainly a big step for the Game of Thrones star, however, his work ethic doesn’t seem to have changed. Talking to Variety, Harington explained, “Nothing really, majorly surprises me after going through those eight seasons of “Thrones.” It was as big as anything gets by the end, as far as scale goes. But moving into Marvel, it is a different beast, in more subtle ways than you’d imagine.”

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“What I like about the differences for me about these two things is I get to have lightness of touch in this, which I think is really important. It’s what I really loved about the Marvel movies — those little moments of kind of lightness, comedy, in amongst everything. And I saw a few opportunities for that with this character. Having played a majorly central part of a different show who was not comedic or light in any way whatsoever, not being the center of attention in this show and playing something that’s a little lighter was kind of fun.”

Do you think there is a comparison between Game of Thrones and the MCU? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones stars are a close-knit bunch. Many of them are close friends in real life, like former on-screen brothers Richard Madden and Kit Harington, who played Robb Stark and Jon Snow respectively on the show. Hence it must come as no surprise that the two cherish any opportunity they get to work together. In this case, it was Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest phase 4 film Eternals.

In a recent interview with Variety, Harington recalled the moment he and Madden reunited on the set after a really long time:

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“We had a big hug. We’ve been close friends for a long time. We had a shared experience of “Thrones” in the first three seasons — the three seasons that Richard was in — where it sort of blew up and became this Goliath of a show. And, you know, we were both 23. We’d kind of came up together and that creates quite a special bond. So actually, we have a very close friendship, but screen time doesn’t reflect that.”

“Yeah, if you add up all the scenes that me and Richard have shot in anything, “Thrones” and this, I think it comes in at about four scenes. Isn’t that weird? But there’s so much focus, from my part anyway, on me and Richard’s interaction in this. And it just goes to show that people create longer stories and histories for these characters than is actually there. I find that fascinating.”

Let’s hope Harington and Madden will get to do a lot of scenes together in the future. Are you excited about Marvel’s Eternals? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington rose to fame with his role Jon Snow, and has become a household name ever since.  Harington has come a long way ever since, playing iconic roles in several anthology series, and is recently making headlines with his role in the upcoming MCU movie Eternals. Game of Thrones fans are doubly excited for the film, as Harington and his on-screen brother from the HBO fantasy Richard Madden (Robb Stark) both play an important role in the film. Though everyone is really excited to see how this interaction plays out, let us see what Harington has to say about his shift between two great franchises.

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In a recent interview with Variety, Harington said, “I don’t think you get to choose when these things come along. Like, if Marvel calls up, and they say, we’ve got this interesting character for you, would you be interested in being in this movie…? I mean, my process was it’d been about a year and a half since I’d filmed “Thrones.” It seemed like an interesting character and an amazing universe, and that seemed like a no brainer to me.”

“I’ve got nothing against possibly long-running franchises and being in them. They’ve done very well for me! I’ve really enjoyed it. So it wasn’t a very difficult decision to make. Once I saw what they were planning with this — the director, it’s Marvel, the character’s cool — it was pretty easy decision.”

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Matt Smith says House of The Dragon isn't aiming to re-create Game of Thrones' success

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is fast on track for its release in 2022. The production hit a little snag recently after a positive COVID-19 case was detected, but since then it has been back to normal. Fans are highly excited about the upcoming series but they do have concerns if it will be as good as the original series, especially after the controversial final season. Actor Matt Smith, who is set to play the Rogue Prince Daemon Targaryen in the prequel show, thinks it won’t be possible for House of The Dragon to reach the same heights of popularity and fame as Game of Thrones, as the latter was one of a kind and a decade-defining phenomenon.

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During an interview with CNET promoting his new film Last Night in Soho, Smith talked about the aspect of the show they always have to keep in mind, that is, the comparison with its predecessor, Game of Thrones. He said:

“I suppose that paint is your sort of attitude you bring in and see what sticks. We’re trying to make a show that’s entertaining on lots of different levels and has a similar scope and ambition to the previous show, in many respects. But obviously, you’re never going to be able to re-create the success of Game of Thrones, because that was a very particular point in time. It was its own unique entity.

What do you think about House of The Dragon? Will it be as good as Game of Thrones? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Actor Matt Smith has been quite busy nowadays. He has been traveling with the HBO crew over Spain, UK, and Portugal filming for Game of Thrones’ upcoming prequel House of The Dragon, and recently also starred in the film Last Night in Soho. Smith’s breakout role in his career was playing the lead in the BBC hit show Doctor Who, in which he played the titular character, and became widely loved for it. And he keeps on teasing the fans about his return to the beloved franchise.

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In a recent interview with Consequence, Smith let on that he was still very much open to coming back into the Doctor Who fold if things lined up correctly. Smith was definitely open to the idea saying, “Well, you never know, do you? Someone would have to pick up the phone and ask me and then we take it from there.” He also reflected in an overwhelmingly positive way about his time on the show saying it was one of the “great characters in television” and taking part in the series was “just a thrill…”

Matt Smith looked back fondly at his time on Doctor Who. He starred in the role for three series from 2010 to 2013, He took over for David Tennant as the Eleventh Doctor when the latter began his regeneration to end his time on the show.

Would you like to see Matt Smith return to Doctor Who? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ever-expanding roster, the Eternals, has garnered mixed reviews from the critics, but has been liked overall by the audience. the film featured two famous Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington and Richard Madden, who played Dane Whitman and Ikaris respectively. If you haven’t watched the film yet, we would suggest you avoid reading what’s coming next.

In the end credits scene of the Eternals, fans got the first tease of Dane Whitman’s transformation into the Black Knight as Kit Harington heard a voice from behind if he is ready to take on the Ebony Sword, his character’s signature weapon from Marvel comics. The voice has been revealed to be that of Blade, Marvel’s daywalker superhero. Harington has finally opened up about the scene in an interview with Variety. He said:

“I knew the line that was being said, because it was said out loud and it was in the bit of script that I got. I only knew that was Mahershala’s voice just about three weeks ago. Chloé texted me saying that’s what they were doing. It really excited me, hearing that. He’s one of my favorite actors out there at the moment.”

He added, “Up until that point, all we’ve seen is a really good guy that we hopefully like. I like the idea that this thing is not good for him. With that sword, and what I’ve read about it, what I wanted to capture in that moment was this idea of addiction. I had some inkling that there was going to be a kind of crossover there, from early conversations. I don’t know what the future is, and I have no idea. There’s nothing written. Nothing I’ve been told. I haven’t got a clue. Honestly, genuinely. It’s funny, isn’t it? You say these things, and people are like, ‘You do! You know!’ And I have no idea. I’m assuming that that would be the case. But who knows?”

Are you excited to see more of Blade in future MCU films? Talk to us in the comments below!

The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

We know that there will be a lot of differences between House of The Dragon and the original series, Game of Thrones, and Matt Smith tries to explain them in his own way. In a recent interview with Looper, he explained:

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“House of the Dragon is still filming, it’s very clearly set in the same landscape as Game of Thrones, but with some differences. Obviously … there’s dragons and swords and all of the intrigue and dastardly goings on that happen in the court of the Targaryens. I suppose fundamentally, it’s a different story. We’re 300 years before ‘Game of Thrones.’ We’re spending time with a smaller group of characters to a certain degree … I think it’s up for other people to decide how they’re similar or different. I just turn up and try and get the lines in the right order.”

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House of The Dragon star Matt Smith calls Caraxes ‘a real moody bastard'

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The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

Smith, in his recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, talked about various aspects of the Game of Thrones prequel, including Daemon’s dragon Caraxes. This is how he described him:

“Caraxes is pretty good, y’know? He’s big and red and angry. He’s a really angry dragon. Mine’s the angriest of all the dragons. There is no angrier dragon than Caraxes. He’s a real moody bastard.”

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Actor Matt Smith has been quite busy nowadays. He has been traveling with the HBO crew over Spain, UK, and Portugal filming for Game of Thrones’ upcoming prequel House of The Dragon, and recently also starred in the film Last Night in Soho. Smith’s breakout role in his career was playing the lead in the BBC hit show Doctor Who, in which he played the titular character, and became widely loved for it. And he keeps on teasing the fans about his return to the beloved franchise.

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In a recent interview with Consequence, Smith let on that he was still very much open to coming back into the Doctor Who fold if things lined up correctly. Smith was definitely open to the idea saying, “Well, you never know, do you? Someone would have to pick up the phone and ask me and then we take it from there.” He also reflected in an overwhelmingly positive way about his time on the show saying it was one of the “great characters in television” and taking part in the series was “just a thrill…”

Matt Smith looked back fondly at his time on Doctor Who. He starred in the role for three series from 2010 to 2013, He took over for David Tennant as the Eleventh Doctor when the latter began his regeneration to end his time on the show.

Would you like to see Matt Smith return to Doctor Who? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ever-expanding roster, the Eternals, has garnered mixed reviews from the critics, but has been liked overall by the audience. the film featured two famous Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington and Richard Madden, who played Dane Whitman and Ikaris respectively. If you haven’t watched the film yet, we would suggest you avoid reading what’s coming next.

In the end credits scene of the Eternals, fans got the first tease of Dane Whitman’s transformation into the Black Knight as Kit Harington heard a voice from behind if he is ready to take on the Ebony Sword, his character’s signature weapon from Marvel comics. The voice has been revealed to be that of Blade, Marvel’s daywalker superhero. Harington has finally opened up about the scene in an interview with Variety. He said:

“I knew the line that was being said, because it was said out loud and it was in the bit of script that I got. I only knew that was Mahershala’s voice just about three weeks ago. Chloé texted me saying that’s what they were doing. It really excited me, hearing that. He’s one of my favorite actors out there at the moment.”

He added, “Up until that point, all we’ve seen is a really good guy that we hopefully like. I like the idea that this thing is not good for him. With that sword, and what I’ve read about it, what I wanted to capture in that moment was this idea of addiction. I had some inkling that there was going to be a kind of crossover there, from early conversations. I don’t know what the future is, and I have no idea. There’s nothing written. Nothing I’ve been told. I haven’t got a clue. Honestly, genuinely. It’s funny, isn’t it? You say these things, and people are like, ‘You do! You know!’ And I have no idea. I’m assuming that that would be the case. But who knows?”

Are you excited to see more of Blade in future MCU films? Talk to us in the comments below!

The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

We know that there will be a lot of differences between House of The Dragon and the original series, Game of Thrones, and Matt Smith tries to explain them in his own way. In a recent interview with Looper, he explained:

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“House of the Dragon is still filming, it’s very clearly set in the same landscape as Game of Thrones, but with some differences. Obviously … there’s dragons and swords and all of the intrigue and dastardly goings on that happen in the court of the Targaryens. I suppose fundamentally, it’s a different story. We’re 300 years before ‘Game of Thrones.’ We’re spending time with a smaller group of characters to a certain degree … I think it’s up for other people to decide how they’re similar or different. I just turn up and try and get the lines in the right order.”

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Olivia Cooke believes there won’t be 'Egregious Violence against women’ in House of The Dragon

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Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago. There were many reasons for the fantasy show’s popularity, the show’s breathtaking scenery, gory battle scenes and so much more. However, the series was infamous for showing horrible violence against women. It is true that the medieval period, on which the show is loosely based, was a very difficult time for women. However, many have objected to projecting such graphic violence on the big screen. Actress Olivia Cooke believes that won’t be the case for the prequel, House of The Dragon.

HBO created a huge stir amongst the fantasy lovers when they teased the Game of Thrones prequel in their programming line-up. Since then there have been many speculations about the story and cast. The role of Alicent Hightower went to Olivia Cooke, who has different expectations from the show, considering Game of Thrones’ history. In an interview with The Telegraph, she said :

I wouldn’t feel comfortable in being a part of anything that has just egregious graphic violence towards women for no reason whatsoever, just because they want it to be tantalising in a way that gets viewers,” she says. “I was lucky enough to read the script before, and it has changed a lot from the first few seasons. Don’t think they’d be in their right minds to include any of that any more.”

What do you think of Olivia Cooke’s conjecture? Tell us in the comments below!

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Actor Matt Smith has been quite busy nowadays. He has been traveling with the HBO crew over Spain, UK, and Portugal filming for Game of Thrones’ upcoming prequel House of The Dragon, and recently also starred in the film Last Night in Soho. Smith’s breakout role in his career was playing the lead in the BBC hit show Doctor Who, in which he played the titular character, and became widely loved for it. And he keeps on teasing the fans about his return to the beloved franchise.

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In a recent interview with Consequence, Smith let on that he was still very much open to coming back into the Doctor Who fold if things lined up correctly. Smith was definitely open to the idea saying, “Well, you never know, do you? Someone would have to pick up the phone and ask me and then we take it from there.” He also reflected in an overwhelmingly positive way about his time on the show saying it was one of the “great characters in television” and taking part in the series was “just a thrill…”

Matt Smith looked back fondly at his time on Doctor Who. He starred in the role for three series from 2010 to 2013, He took over for David Tennant as the Eleventh Doctor when the latter began his regeneration to end his time on the show.

Would you like to see Matt Smith return to Doctor Who? Talk to us in the comments below!

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The most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ever-expanding roster, the Eternals, has garnered mixed reviews from the critics, but has been liked overall by the audience. the film featured two famous Game of Thrones stars, Kit Harington and Richard Madden, who played Dane Whitman and Ikaris respectively. If you haven’t watched the film yet, we would suggest you avoid reading what’s coming next.

In the end credits scene of the Eternals, fans got the first tease of Dane Whitman’s transformation into the Black Knight as Kit Harington heard a voice from behind if he is ready to take on the Ebony Sword, his character’s signature weapon from Marvel comics. The voice has been revealed to be that of Blade, Marvel’s daywalker superhero. Harington has finally opened up about the scene in an interview with Variety. He said:

“I knew the line that was being said, because it was said out loud and it was in the bit of script that I got. I only knew that was Mahershala’s voice just about three weeks ago. Chloé texted me saying that’s what they were doing. It really excited me, hearing that. He’s one of my favorite actors out there at the moment.”

He added, “Up until that point, all we’ve seen is a really good guy that we hopefully like. I like the idea that this thing is not good for him. With that sword, and what I’ve read about it, what I wanted to capture in that moment was this idea of addiction. I had some inkling that there was going to be a kind of crossover there, from early conversations. I don’t know what the future is, and I have no idea. There’s nothing written. Nothing I’ve been told. I haven’t got a clue. Honestly, genuinely. It’s funny, isn’t it? You say these things, and people are like, ‘You do! You know!’ And I have no idea. I’m assuming that that would be the case. But who knows?”

Are you excited to see more of Blade in future MCU films? Talk to us in the comments below!

The production for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is in full swing. We’re receiving updates about the filming currently going on in the Portuguese city of stone, Monsanto, via leaks that are reported every other day. Former Doctor Who Matt Smith is playing the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show, one of the key players in the story of House of The Dragon. And his dragon, Caraxes, is going to be one of the meanest, biggest, and baddest beasts in the series.

We know that there will be a lot of differences between House of The Dragon and the original series, Game of Thrones, and Matt Smith tries to explain them in his own way. In a recent interview with Looper, he explained:

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“House of the Dragon is still filming, it’s very clearly set in the same landscape as Game of Thrones, but with some differences. Obviously … there’s dragons and swords and all of the intrigue and dastardly goings on that happen in the court of the Targaryens. I suppose fundamentally, it’s a different story. We’re 300 years before ‘Game of Thrones.’ We’re spending time with a smaller group of characters to a certain degree … I think it’s up for other people to decide how they’re similar or different. I just turn up and try and get the lines in the right order.”

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

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