Social distancing and quarantine seem to be the key words lately with the world dealing with the Coronavirus crisis. People have been advised to work from home and stay indoors almost all the time. During this time, we’re seeing a lot of celebrities shedding their glamorous selves and telling us how they’re spending their isolation like regular people. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) caught up with talk-show host Conan O’Brien on a video chat and told us what she has been up to during her quarantine.
Sophie has some playful ideas for being home. “All we’ve to do is stay at home and get drunk at home. It’s great!” Conan had a hearty laugh when he heard that and clarified that he never heard the US infectious disease expert Dr. Fauci saying “just get drunk at home”. “Yeah, but you know he’s thinking it,” she quipped. The two also gave a shout-out to the time when the actress played tequila-slaps with the host on his late-night show.
Turner has been on Conan’s talk show several times and he noted that she’s always dressed “very beautifully”. But now that no-one’s watching and she can wear whatever she finds comfortable, does she like it? “I love this! This is great, isn’t it! You don’t have to get dressed up. I’m wearing my sweatpants. I’m like, I’m business on top, party on the bottom,” she said. Furthermore, Sophie admitted that she dresses much more freely than her husband, Joe Jonas who “wears denim trousers” even at home when nobody’s around.
Sophie and Joe have been setting couple-goals ever since they started going out. And now after their marriage last year and a rumored pregnancy, they seem closer than ever before. Conan said that many couples are finding it difficult lately to stay-in together all the time. So, are Sophie and Joe getting along alright during this time? “Everything seems to be working out in my favor here because Joe is a real social butterfly. So, I struggle to kind of lock him down and have him just spend time with me. So, it’s like prison for him, but it’s great for me,” Sophie supplied.
The English actress also revealed that her musician husband is DJing on Instagram to spend his time at home and that it gets really loud while she’s “trying to read her scripts”. But she has found ways to support him during his online DJ-bit. “I pour him his drinks…I give him tequila shots. He texts me and be like ‘what time is it?’ and then I’ll reply from the kitchen ‘shot time’ and bring him a shot of tequila.” And just FYI, there’s no fixed shot-time. “There are no rules in quarantine,” Sophie clarified. Another way she helps Joe is dressing him up for his DJ-set on Instagram. She finds all of this “really fun”.
So, it looks like isolation really suits the Queen in the North. We wish other people would follow suit and stay indoors, especially to protect the elderly and the very young. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments section below.
Some characters begin as a side role but become massively popular amongst fans when done right. They completely steal the show. Miltos Yerolemou knew Game of Thrones was special, but he never knew his character Syrio Forel would gain such humongous fan-following. In an interview with Collider, he expressed how he felt when he checked out Game of Thrones forums on the internet.
“I never expected it in my wildest dreams, especially after only being in three episodes of Season 1,” he said. “I honestly did not expect that my gravestone will say, ‘Not today,’ but with the not crossed out. Now, you can hold me to that. But I really did not expect that to be my reality, but it is. And like I said, I’m thrilled, embarrassed, and humbled by it every single day.”
“I made the terrible mistake after I got cast to go and have a look at some of the Game of Thrones forums and realize just how excited the fans were that they were turning it into a TV show,” he said. “[T]he ingredients for a good TV show were there. But, I mean, it’s one thing having a successful and well-watched TV show. It’s another thing to do what Game of Thrones did, which changed all of our viewing habits overnight, really.”
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Game of Thrones was one of the biggest TV shows of the past decade. The fantastical epic set the bar for quality TV shows really high. It was hailed as the greatest TV show of the 21st century. Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played Syrio Forel on the show, recently talked to Collider about the fantasy epic’s popularity.
He said, “[I]t became a show that you had to watch when it aired because of the nature of it. The fact that there were so many twists in it. If you didn’t watch it when it aired, you were very likely to get spoiled.”
He continued, “I had the fantastic experience of being able to watch the show aired live in big viewing parties in Greece, in Texas, in London. I kind of had that amazing experience, and I’d never had that experience before. Especially at the time when things were moving from the terrestrial… That whole way of watching TV was already shifting. I mean, now we’re all into the streaming medium and binge-watching. But Game of Thrones kind of straddled that transition, and really took us back to a place where it was exciting to watch that show altogether and at the same time. I thought that was pretty, really important as far as for the television industry. That’s for sure.”
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Game of Thrones wrapped up filming nearly two years ago. Fans of the fantasy epic dearly miss the show and are eagerly waiting for the prequel House of The Dragon. Meanwhile, Netflix is keeping their audience busy with a fantasy story that has become quite popular in recent times, Shadow and Bone. Much to everyone’s surprise, there’s a secret connection between both the shows not many people know of. David J. Peterson, who wrote Valyrian and Dothraki for Game of Thrones, also created Fjerdan, a fictional language for Shadow and Bone.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Danielle Galligan revealed how she learned the fictional language for her role, Nina Zenik. Galligan also played the small role of Sarra in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. She said:
“[Speaking Fjerdan] was really cool because I love language anyway and me and Cal are actually learning languages on Duo Lingo at the moment, so this is a theme in our relationship [laughs]. I thought that was really fun… to be able to go and learn another language that has been completely made up now. The guy who [helped us] also did Valyrian and Dothraki for Game of Thrones, so the fact that he can go back to etymology and to make this is absolutely incredible, and just speaks to the producers and showrunners about how specific they are and want us to be about this world. And yeah, I loved speaking Fjerdan, my voice always dropped two octaves and I’m not sure why.”
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