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Tommen's beloved cat 'Ser Pounce' from Game of Thrones is still alive and well

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Game of Thrones ended back in May 2019, leaving some fans contended while most were not satisfied with the much-expected bittersweet ending. We once loved many characters and hated others – that perception of ours was changed manifold after watching Daenerys Targaryen torching the entire King’s Landing. However, some characters in the series went missing too in the series over the years especially Tommen Baratheon’s beloved cat ‘Ser Pounce’.

Ahead of the final season’s airing, we updated you with the fact that the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had revealed to Entertainment Weekly about the cat’s fate in the series. According to them, it was executed by Cersei Lannister. They had told EW,

“Cersei hated the name ‘Ser Pounce’ so much she could not allow him to survive…So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s death was so horrible we couldn’t even put it on the air.”

However, disturbing this news was once to all cat lovers and Cersei-haters, it has now been revealed that the cat who played Ser Pounce in the show is alive and well.

The adorable cat in the series was played by a Maine coon cat named Womble. This was revealed to the Huffington Post by Jo Vaughan, animal training specialists Birds and Animals U.K. He told them,

“He is owned by us still and is retired with one of our trainers.”

Vaughan has also trained the Inuit dogs that played the direwolves in the first season of Game of Thrones along with Ramsey Bolton’s hounds in the fifth and sixth season. He told HuffPost,

“They are all pet animals and many are now enjoying their days of retirement!”

Additionally, he also revealed that Womble also was one of the cats who portrayed the character of Mrs Norris in the Harry Potter franchise.

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This revelation makes Womble another Game of Thrones cast member who once had a role to play in Harry Potter films. This list includes Michelle Fairley, David Bradley, Natalia Tena, Julian Glover, Freddie Stroma, and Jim Broadbent.

What were your thoughts on this exciting news? Tell us in the comments down below.

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Game of Thrones had plenty of social messages hidden in plain sight. Though it may not be too obvious, it was a representation of our own society. According to recent research, the fantasy show is very similar to real-world human interactions. That’s the reason why the show was such a big hit, people could relate to the characters. The series was a big platform to showcase the Domestic Abuse women face behind closed doors. Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), has come forward in support of them.

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Emilia posted a picture on her Instagram with a heart symbol drawn on her hand. She captioned, “This is something I care deeply about, and a problem that is everywhere, but behind closed doors.

For far too many home isn’t a safe place for those living with domestic abuse. I want to reach out and connect to anyone reading this who may feel scared in their own homes during this time.

At home should not mean at risk – we support you. #YouAreNotAlone.

If you or anyone you know is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, you can leave your home to seek refuge. The police will respond to your calls and support services remain available.

Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. If you can’t speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to be connected to the police who will help.

If you suspect a neighbour or someone you know is currently experiencing domestic abuse please do call 999 and let them take the situation forward.”

It’s time to raise our voices against the issue. Tell us how we can curb the violence in the comments below!

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Even though the year 2020 has ruined so many holidays for us, we can’t let go of the festive mood. Christmas is around the corner, and it’s time for cakes, cookies and presents! Festivals are one of the few occasions that strengthen the bonds of a family. It seems like singer Joe Jonas is already a step ahead, gifting his wife Sophie Turner an early Christmas present. The Game of Thrones star was really happy about it and proudly showed it off on Instagram.

Joe gifted her a T-shirt covered in throwback photos of singer and actress Miley Cyrus. The top is emblazoned with the words ‘Hannah Montana’. It features photos of Cyrus both in character as the Disney icon Hannah, who she played between 2006 and 2011, and as herself after she had shed her Disney image.

“Thanks to the Hubbs of the year for my early Christmas gift,” Turner wrote alongside a photo of herself posing in her new item of clothing.

They welcomed their baby daughter Willa in July this year. Sophie has got a tattoo tribute to her daughter. She has the letter W inked on her wrist below the J she already had for her husband.

Send your best wishes to Sophie and her cute little family in the comments below! Merry Christmas to all of you!

Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago. The fans of the fantasy series miss the show dearly. The cast of the show has moved on to newer projects. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) is busy shooting for Modern Love (And preparing for fatherhood as well). Iain Glenn (Ser Jorah Mormont) has completed the shooting of his upcoming movie The Racer.

Directed by Kieron J Walsh, the movie circles around a series of scandals that took place at the 1998 Tour de France. The film was the opening film for the Cork International Film Festival. Though fictional, The Racer shows the dangerous lengths teams will go to for a competitive edge. Iain Glen plays the team’s Mr Fixit with the syringes and vials, Sonny McElhone.

Vertigo Releasing will be releasing The Racer in UK cinemas and on streaming platforms from 18 December. The Racer was due to premiere at SXSW back in March before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Empire.com has shared an exclusive clip from the movie along with a poster. Below are some snaps from the clip. Let’s check them out!

Are you excited about exploring the dark world of competitive cycling? Talk to us in the comments below!