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Pilou Asbæk reveals he was bummed to find show-Euron was different from the book version



Pilou Asbæk, the Danish actor who played Euron Greyjoy in the show says he was a great fan of the show before he entered it. It was his passion. He had read all the Euron parts of the books and he was very excited when he first met D. B. Weiss and David Benioff. In an interview with Insider, he spoke about how he was first bummed to know that the show-Euron and the book-Euron would be very different.

He says, “I was like, “Oh my god, he has an eye patch. He’s called Crow’s Eye. Oh how f—— cool. Oh he drinks something called Nightshade? Which is some kind of weird alcohol that gives you blue lips?But the moment I came in they were like, “No, he doesn’t wear an eyepatch. And we don’t do the Nightshade.” And I was like, bummed, but I didn’t want to show I was bummed. So I went like, “Yeah I totally agree. Stupid. Such a cliche pirate.” You know? But I would have loved that. If they had given me a wooden leg I would have said, “Thank you.

How does he feel now that the character is dead in the show and how does he feel about his fight with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime? To this Pilou says it was pretty intense.

“It was great doing a body slam on Nikolaj. And Nikolaj, he’s a funny guy. He’s 15 years old when he’s around me. You can’t see it because I look old and he looks very young, thanks to my genes. It’s OK. I’ve had a fun, interesting life with a lot of cigarettes and a lot of alcohol and I’m not regretting it. You can hear it in my voice as well. That said, Nikolaj is not a guy who backs down. And I’m not a guy who backs down. We’re both Danish and we’ve known each other for 20 years. So when we were doing [the fight], we had to go all in, because you don’t want to be the guy who chickens out. We got pretty bruised while filming that fight, but it was fun. [..] And the final line is, “I’m the guy who got Jaime Lannister.” But I felt like I was saying “I’m the guy who got to do the final scene with Nikolaj.”


Now that Euron, Cersei and Jaime are all dead, Pilou says he roots for Dan and Dave, the show creators – “For them to be happy with what they have created“. He is aware that fans are angry at the moment.

“Some people are very angry and some people are very happy. I think, guys, just … please. Everyone has done the best work they could, under the circumstances they could, and I think it will stand the test of time. Honestly, I swear to God I think that. So I hope Dan and David are going to end up on the throne”, he says.

The most arrogant man of Westeros, Euron Greyjoy did have his share of victory when he slammed Jaime, what did you think about his death? Tell us in comments.

Humility is a virtue possessed by few. Even though Game of Thrones reached great heights, the show’s cast was always humble to their roots. They have won the admiration and respect of fans all over the world due to their down-to-earth nature. For example, Jason Momoa reached out to a young Aquaman fan battling cancer last year. Kristian Nairn (Hodor) talked to Digital Spy about the show’s success and praised his co-stars.

He said, “It didn’t happen overnight, and I think for us that was a good thing. I mean it was always immensely popular, I just think as the seasons went on it moved from a really amazing TV show into a kind of phenomenon. It sort of turned into that thing that everyone talks about, people say over the watercooler at work. “

“It’s crazy, because every TV show you watch these days, every single TV show or movie, they all reference Game of Thrones. It always blows me away. I watch a show I love and there’s a reference to Hodor, there’s a reference to Khaleesi. It’s become such a huge part of the public psyche. I don’t think we ever dreamed before season one was out that that would happen. It still happens!”

“It kind of grew, it really doubled per season. But we grew into it, which made it kind of easy. The cast was really down to Earth. I can say hand on heart we’re all really down to Earth. I think that’s a really nice thing. Just the whole Hollywood thing, we’re all kind of aware of that… Game of Thrones is so brutal and real. It’s important to keep it real.”

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Game of Thrones was an enchanting journey that lasted for nearly a decade. Some of the show’s cast was very young when the show began. They sort of grew up with the show, like Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. Stardom can be a bit scary when you are young. Especially for someone as studious as Isaac Hempstead-Wright. He revealed about his nervousness in an interview with Digital Spy.

Isaac (Bran) said, “It was actually a little bit intimidating. I remember seeing the show go interstellar. Especially when you’re separate from it a bit [Bran was off-screen during season five], you really just see how huge it is when you’re not in the midst of the whole thing.”

“I really think season five was when it had its meteoric rise. So coming back into season six – and I hadn’t acted for a year; I’d been doing my GCSEs – coming back in was kind of like, ‘Argh! I’ve forgotten how to act!’”

He continued, “I think also there had been a lot of bonds forged in that season, and a lot of people had grown up. I’d kind of grown-up, but I had that key year of being 15, 16 away from it. So it was a weird one to come back to. But after a couple of days, it was business as usual.”

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Game of Thrones ended more than one and a half years ago. It was a beautiful journey for both the fans and the crew that lasted for a decade. The fantastical series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. On the occasion of New Year, the cast of the show came together for an interview with Digital Spy. They shared their experience while shooting for the fantasy epic. Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) talked about how they were cast for their roles.

Gwendoline recalled, “I immediately rang my agent and said, ‘I want to do this’. My agent said, ‘What are you talking about? I’d never ever put you up for this. She’s ugly, her nose is broken, her teeth are broken and you’ll need to use a sword’.”

Nairn remembered, “I was a first-time actor. I was glad I didn’t know anything about the show at the time. Because if I had I would’ve realised what a huge audition I was going for. I had no idea what Game of Thrones was. I had auditioned for a part in another movie called Hot Fuzz, and I didn’t get the part. It was the casting director Nina Gold who remembered me – she called me in for this audition. I didn’t know it at the time, but when you’re called for an audition, that’s really in your favour.”

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