The beauty of Game of Thrones was that it had some of the most powerful female characters of all time. Characters like Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke and Cersei Lannister portrayed by Lena Headey will be etched to memories forever. We are also pretty sure that the fans have not forgotten the strong character of Catelyn Stark played with aplomb by Michelle Fairley. However, did you know that Fairley wasn’t the original choice to play the lady of the house of Starks? Read on to find out more!
It has almost been 7 years since the famous episode of ‘Red Wedding‘ aired. That episode marked the end of various characters including Catelyn Stark in a brutal death sequence. However, until then Catelyn Stark had developed into a fierce, strong and independent character on the show. Michelle Fairley had a lot to do with how that character turned into one of the audience’s favorites. However, it turns out not Michelle Fairley but Jennifer Ehle was the original choice to play the lady.
As per Screenrant, Ehle had already shot the unaired pilot of Game of Thrones and was supposed to play the role of Catelyn Stark. As the luck would have it, the pilot was received poorly by network and had to be reshot with the new cast as well as the new director. Ehle decided against reshooting her sequence as she had just become a mother and thought it would be too soon.
Well, Ehle’s loss was Fairley’s gain and she indeed made the most of it. Let us know your views on the news. Comment section is all yours!
Game of Thrones was a huge show. It comprised many characters and each of those characters had a significance of their own. Even the actors that were part of the show belonged to different diversity and were proud to represent their origin. Nathalie Emmanuel who played the character of Missandei too felt that she was part of a change and was thankful for the show.
As per The Sun, Emmanuel in her recent interview felt grateful towards the show for pulling her out of the slump.
“That job changed my life. I really am grateful for that time, because it pulled me out of a slump. Suddenly, I was being thrown onto these big stages and I had to woman up to it.”
She felt proud to represent a character that had undergone so much in her life. She said:
“I had the opportunity to shape a person who had been through unimaginable things and really tell her story.”
She also felt that a strong reaction from all quarters towards her death was an important change.
“It sparked such necessary conversation around diversity and inclusion. I’m used to there being only one role for the ‘brown person’, but when you’ve got a show that has so many eyes on it, you realize she represented so many people. When you kill the only woman of color, there’s going to be a huge reaction.”
She said she was hopeful that shows and movies become more representative of the real-life world.
“Hopefully there can be a discussion about representation. And, when shows of that scale are made again, that the cast looks like the world we live in.”
Emmanuel had spoken about the lack of diversity in Thrones earlier as well. She has continued that discussion and its refreshing to see an actor trying to bring about the change in the world in her own way.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
We live in an era where everything sells if you shout out of your roof. The media of any country is no different in that aspect and as a result, we get to see one ridiculous ‘fake news’ after another. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau a.k.a Jamie Lannister of Game of Thrones has become the latest victim of the fake news mentality. Read on to find out more!
As per Winter Is Coming, various Danish media houses recently claimed that Coster-Waldau is dead and shocked the fans across the globe. Coster-Waldau then took to his Instagram and rubbished the rumors floating around. He said:
“Fake news, we hear about it all the time, Now, in Denmark, apparently there’s a story that’s been floating around various websites. It looked like a news story, and the news was that I had died…I’m fine, but what the fu…I mean, c’mon…I get that you wanna sell your shit, but that’s just…So, to you who did this, I know you don’t care, but fuck you.”
Well, we don’t blame Waldau for his passionate proof of being alive. Media houses around the globe need to be more responsible and deserve the blame for spreading such vile news.
What are your views? Let us know in the comments section below!
The perks of working on a show like Game of Thrones are endless. Not only actors got to work in one of the greatest shows of all time, it also helped put them on the world map. The show has also helped the actors earn a fortune and they are not hiding it as well! We now have news on a hot Thrones couple who have become very popular around the world and now decided to make use of their fortune. Read on to find out more!
As per Lady-first, the famous couple of Game of Thrones, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, has decided to buy a house in the English countryside. The couple has finalized the seven-bed, 15th-century English countryside pad in East Anglia and it cost them a whopping £1.75 million.
The villagers around the area can’t keep calm and are very excited about the news. One of the villagers said:
“There are quite a few celebs round here including rock stars and well-known TV people – so no-one makes much of a fuss and locals are very respectful of their privacy.”
The plush property comes with eight surrounding acres, a tennis court, a croquet lawn, barns, and a guest annex. Well, let’s just say, we envy our beloved Jon Snow and Ygritte from Thrones.
Harington and Leslie met each other during the shooting of Thrones and tied the knot a couple of years ago in Scotland much to the delight of fans across the world.
Well, what are your views on this news? Let us know in the comments below.