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- Candids & Snapshots > 2015 Candids > Apr 14: Leaving Australia -Finn Jones
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- Candids & Snapshots > 2015 Candids > Apr 14: Outside Sirius XM Radio – Carice Van Houten
- Candids & Snapshots > 2015 Candids > Apr 15: Outside Club Argyle – Nathalie Emmanuel
- Individual Cast Members – Photoshoots, Magazines, etc > Maisie Williams > 2014 Photoshoot By Perou (Photos added)
- Individual Cast Members – Photoshoots, Magazines, etc > Maisie Williams > 2015 Dazed(Photos added)
- Individual Cast Members – Photoshoots, Magazines, etc > Natalie Dormer > 2015 Stylist
Okay, this is something I noticed as well but here’s Zap2It’s thoughts on it.
Proof Myrcella’s necklace threat didn’t come from DorneA big scene in Season 5, episode 2 showed Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) reveal to her brother/Myrcella’s father Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) a threat supposedly sent from Dorne: A dead viper, with a lion-emblazoned necklace in its teeth. She takes this to mean someone is threatening to kill her daughter as revenge for Oberyn Martell’s (Pedro Pascal) death in Season 4. It’s this message that instigates Jaime heading to Dorne to save the princess.The fact someone in Dorne wants to kill Myrcella seems to be corroborated later when Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) demands to send the girl’s fingers to the Lannisters as a message. Prince Doran (Alexander Siddig) refuses, but it still seems like Ellaria or Oberyn Martell’s bastards the Sand Snakes could have been the ones to send the threat.
With “Game of Thrones” deviating so much from the books this season, it’s easy for all fans to feel like they know less than Jon Snow. (And that guy knows nothing.) But now it’s time to turn that around.
For anyone who just needs to know more, the “GoT” cast has some behind-the-scenes secrets to keep you informed. From how far that Moon Door drop really is to why fake blood might be a bigger threat to Emilia Clarke than the Sons of the Harpy, here are 12 facts about “Game of Thrones” that might surprise you:
Warning: This post is dark and full of spoilers if you’re not caught up on Season 4.
Clarke explained to Jimmy Kimmel that while filming the scene with the horse heart, all the fake blood led to an embarrassing moment. “It kind of just stays sticky for quite a long time and then there was a moment when we were filming it that I disappeared, um, and I was stuck to the toilet,” said Clarke.
It’s nearly impossible to quantify the ways in which HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has reinvented the fantasy genre on television. Now in its fifth season, the HBO juggernaut has garnered massive ratings and millions of fans worldwide. There’s truly something for everyone, with death, romance, sex, family feuds, epic battles, and a trio of fire-breathing dragons.
But back in 2005, screenwriters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were a pair of untested showrunners who’d fallen in love with George R.R. Martin’s epic series. They pitched themselves to the novelist over a lengthy lunch at Hollywood’s Palm that stretched out into dinner. When they passed his pop quiz — correctly answering “Who is Jon Snow’s mother?”— they won the right to convert the novels into a TV series.
Yet their road from fans to filmmakers wasn’t always a smooth one. Here, they recount their crash course in bringing the famously long novels — the shortest one clocks in at just under 1,000 pages — to the screen.
These books were considered unproduceable. Why did you think you could do the impossible?
David Benioff: It’s like that thing when somebody says something you would rather not hear. You hear it, but you don’t really process it. You just kind of skate right over that part that runs counter to your wishes.
We thought fantasy is the most successful genre in the world. If you look at the huge franchises of the last decade or two, whether it’s “Lord of the Rings” or “Harry Potter,” those movies are all built for a younger audience. (George R.R. Martin’s) books were so adult, not just in terms of the sexuality and the violence but the themes — the idea that it’s not about the conflict of good and evil. You might look at the Starks as being the noble family and the Lannisters as being the more sinister family, but Tyrion Lannister (played in the series by Peter Dinklage) is probably the most popular character, and the Starks make a huge number of mistakes. Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), the beloved matriarch, is consumed with her hatred for this poor kid Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who has done nothing wrong to her. He’s just, unfortunately for him, born a bastard.
The more we read, the more we thought, God, if we could just get this going, we really think people would be addicted to the show in the way that we are addicted to the books.
If you landed a plum role on an episode of “Game of Thrones,” your first move would be to rub it in the jealous faces of your bosses/teachers/colleagues/classmates and so on and so forth, right? Then continue to torture them with this information until the end of days?
Well, for 16-year-old Nell Williams, who guest starred as Young Cersei on Sunday’s (April 12) premiere, the answer to that question is a definitive “no.” In fact, as of press time, Williams’ classmates still had no clue they’d be seeing her on the “GoT” premiere, which airs Monday nights in the U.K.
“I told a few of my friends who have been sworn to secrecy,” she told MTV News ahead of the episode’s airing. “I think people at school are going to get a bit of a shock tonight. It’s really, really hush-hush… I had to sign a contract that signed away my rights to the universe about putting any pictures on social media of any costumes, or hair, or literally anything. I couldn’t put it anywhere until tonight.”
With the new series of Game of Thrones kicking off tomorrow night, we rounded up the hottest cast members, held them captive in a dank dungeon in Winterfell (not really), and made them tell us about it…
Iain Glen, 53, on what’s in store for Ser Jorah Mormont, ex adviser to Mother Of Dragons
Do you ever worry that the violence in Game Of Thrones might be too much?
No, I think one of the draws of the series is that, in that world, it could have happened. You don’t have to look too far today to see similarities. Game Of Thrones is about warring dynasties, and horrendous things happen during war. But the flip side to the brutality is you also have very tender love stories.
Is the show a bit un-PC?
Well, Tyrion Lannister gets kicked around for the entire series for being a dwarf. But if a writer thought, “That’s not appropriate – I don’t think that would go down too well with audiences,” he’d be undermining the strong point about Tyrion overcoming those prejudices.
What do you think of the fact the show can kill off its best-loved characters at any time?
The moment Sean Bean’s character, Ned Stark, was killed at the end of the first series told the audience, “Right, anything is possible.” It feels very right – usually in drama the heroes stay alive, but in real life, something horrendous often happens to heroes. In Thrones, no one is safe. And whatever the death is, I guarantee it won’t be what you imagined!
Is that worrying as an actor?
Yes. You’re definitely very aware of it. You read the script and think, “Am I going to come back this time?” I’m very grateful for having been in this for as long as I have. But they’re very good writers, and I trust them. If it’s time to go, it’s time to go.
If and when Ser Jorah Mormont finally dies, how would you like him to go?
Having a major heart attack while making love to Daenerys!