Game of Thrones has had a great selection of filming locations over the years. One of them are the The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, in Northern Island. They have seen a soar in their popularity over the years since they appeared on Game of Thrones in Season 2, as the King’s Road. There have been talks of closing down the road due to the damage it had been suffering from the increased traffic, and that has now happened. A traffic ban has been enforced on the Dark Hedges. Read on!
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A new report by BBC talks about the traffic ban being finally enforced on the Dark Hedges road, extending from its junction with Ballinlea Road to its junction with Ballykenver Road, with any violators having to pay a fine that could cost up to £1,000. The report says that some vehicles, including agricultural and emergency vehicles, will be exempt from the ban under certain circumstances. Despite the ban, however, some people have been using it normally. A local resident, Sandy Laverty, commented on the same :
“I drove out today to see what would happen now that the ban was in place but I found it was business as usual with cars lining the Bregagh Road. Nothing had been done to close the road, cars were parked on the verge, adding to the damage already done. They were able to place large concrete blocks on the road to stop people driving through it during a recent storm, but they didn’t put any signs etc up before today.”
Bob McCallion, who campaigned to get the ban enforced commented, as well :
“We have been campaigning to have barriers put on the road because its going to be abused and its going to be very hard to police, but it’s a step forward. There needs to be a daily management of the site.”
The location has remained an iconic one for Game of Thrones fans ever since Arya Stark, who was pretending to be a boy, was shown travelling in a cart, along the road. Replanting is also being done to make up for the trees that have already been destroyed, so let’s hope the location goes back to its former glory, soon! What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!
Every cloud has a silver lining. Even though the year 2020 has been full of tragedies and losses, there is some good news. Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are getting ready to welcome their first child.
The couple officially announced it back in September this year. It seems like they are getting ready to welcome the new family member. They were spotted on Thursday in England while loading some stuff into their Land Rover Defender.
Leslie stood to the side with the couple’s sweet dog. Kit did the heavy lifting, placing carrier bags and black bags into the back of the car.
Rose sported a casual outfit and a stylish hat. She looked amazing with her baby bump on view. She held the pair’s pet Whippet’s lead in one hand and handed bags to Kit with the other.
Rose first showed off her baby bump earlier this year in stunning photos for Make Magazine. She explained that the pair of them have moved home to England ahead of having their baby.
“What a glorious thing to be able to run to the countryside and recoup,” she said. “It’s a great privilege to be surrounded by greenery, birdsong and hedgerows, and our delightful neighbours. It’s so peaceful.”
Kit and Rose are setting some serious relationship goals. Shower the cute family with your best wishes in the comments below!
Failures are the stepping stones to success. Game of Thrones became the huge and thriving franchise it is today after repeated efforts of the cast and crew despite facing huge setbacks. The popular TV show hit a major roadblock at the beginning of its filming. The original pilot episode of the series turned out to be a $10 million disaster and had to be re-filmed with a lot of changes. One of those changes also removed George R.R. Martin’s cameo scene.
Martin was supposed to appear as a Pentoshi magister at Khal Drogo and Daenerys’ wedding scene. He shared a picture of him in costume, along with co-star Ian McNeice. McNeice is dressed as Illyrio Mopatis, another magister of Pentos. They were shooting in Morocco.
Here’s another peek at the past, and the original pilot for GoT. We shot the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo in Morocco. Ian McNeice played Illyrio Mopatis, and I played one of the wedding guests, presumably another magister. #TBT https://t.co/2BiGflKIIO pic.twitter.com/ItkUw75uvV
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) October 29, 2020
The Game of Thrones writer shared the picture on his Twitter and personal website, Not a Blog. Fans loved the snap, some even described them as medieval Santas.
More can be found out about the show’s unaired pilot in Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd’s book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon. The book contains detailed information about various interviews with the show’s cast and crew. It delves into the secret behind-the-scene mysteries and brings them to the limelight.
Though the original pilot was absolutely bonkers and had to be re-shot, it lost a few fun elements. Like George R.R. Martin’s cameo, and even Ian McNeice was replaced. What do you think about the unaired pilot? Tell us in the comments below!
Music has often been described as the language of the soul. Every person has a specific taste in music, and there’s that one singer whose songs get close to your heart. They speak directly to your soul. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has often confessed to being a big-time Eminem fan. She never feels shy to express her admiration for the revered rapper.
Eminem, who is often described as the greatest rap artist of the current generation, acknowledged Sophie’s love for his music on his Twitter account. Turner had earlier posted a pic wearing an ‘8 Mile‘ T-shirt on Instagram. Eminem Tweeted the post on his Twitter account.
Sophie Turner via Instagram. #Eminem pic.twitter.com/WByg8nNJuE
— EMINEM (@Eminem_Posts__) October 25, 2020
Turner, who was recently spotted with her cute little family in public, has often openly shown her love for the acclaimed artist. A couple of years ago, Sophie Turner appeared on James Corden’s show where she revealed she’s a big Eminem fan. She also rapped The Real Slim Shady. “I’m a huge fan of both, M&M’s and the rapper Eminem. I spit pure fire. My favourite is ‘The Real Slim Shady’,” said Sophie Turner before rapping the famous Eminem song.
Looking at Sophie’s talent, we might see her in a rap video in future. Do you like Sophie’s style? Let us know in the comments below!
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