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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 4:02PM EDT
Peter Dinklage on Tyrion's Game of Thrones fate: "Death can be a great way out"
In a Q&A with Vulture, Dinklage may have hinted that Tyrion Lannister dies at the end of the HBO series. "I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word," he said. "I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way out." Interviewer David Marchese added of Dinklage's comment: "I took what Dinklage was saying here not as a suggestion that Tyrion dies, but rather his attempt to leave open the possibility that the character might meet that fate." Dinklage also contrasted his Tyrion role with that of Hervé Villechaize in HBO's My Dinner With Hervé. "I was a little Method with Hervé — staying in that voice," he said. "But you can’t really be Method for nine seasons of a TV show. You’d go nuts. And there’s a difference between being Method and indulgent. You can smell that ego thing a mile away. It’s good to stay in the zone, but if it’s about showing off your peacock feathers, I’m not buying it. Acting is a trick. I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. Elements of it are. For me, the fame thing is. But the work itself — we’re not digging ditches for a living. I think acting is one of the professions where everybody who’s doing it wants to be doing it. That’s not true for every job."
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is the favorite to take over the James Bond role
Source: The Sun
The Sun reports that the former Robb Stark actor, who stars on the British hit Bodyguard, is "tipped" to take over the James Bond role from Daniel Craig.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Game of Thrones used a "drone killer" while filming the final season to prevent spoilers
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones, which is really cool,” says Sophie Turner. “It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.”
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 12:15PM EDT
Sophie Turner: Maisie Williams and I would smoke weed in the bathtub each day after shooting Game of Thrones
"We just used to sit there and eat and watch stupid videos and smoke weed,” Turner tells Vulture. “I don’t know if my publicist will kill me for saying this. We’d get high and then we’d sit in the bath together and we’d rub makeup brushes on our faces. It’s fun.”
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Sophie Turner says she "burst into tears" when she was reunited with Game of Thrones dad Sean Bean
“We did a behind-the-scenes thing on the final season,” she tells EW. “We had big panel where Sean Bean came back and everything. That was really emotional. I saw him and burst into tears. I wasn’t expecting that!”
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 1:07PM EDT
Jon Snow's Game of Thrones direwolf will be back for the final season
The direwolf Ghost was completely missing last season -- his only cameo was left on the cutting room floor.
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 6:27AM EDT
Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke chops off her long hair
Clarke said on Instagram her new pixie haircut was inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt in the 1990s.
Posted Thursday 9/27/18 at 1:43PM EDT
Sophie Turner says the Game of Thrones finale will divide fans
"Who knows if it will be satisfying for the fans," she tells IGN. "I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon, I think. I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking to read at the very final page of the script it just says, ‘End of Game of Thrones’. That was really emotional."
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Study: Game of Thrones illegal downloads are the most likely to have malware
Antivirus vendor Kapersky Lab and UK-based website BestVPN.com found that "more than 170,000 infection attempts were detected from illegal downloads of “Game of Thrones” episodes affecting about 50,000 users" over the past 12 months. Their study found that the No. 2 show affected by malware is The Walking Dead, followed by Stranger Things and Westworld. ALSO: Watch Maisie Williams bake a Westeros-inspired Direwolf Bread recipe.
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 3:53PM EDT
HBO to convert several Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland into tourist attractions
The pay cable network is considering keeping the sets of Winterfell, Castle Black and Kings Landing standing for a Game of Thrones Legacy tourist attraction.
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Kit Harington confirms theory of Jon Snow's post-resurrection hair on Game of Thrones
"They wanted me to look more like Ned Stark," Harington told Refinery29 at the Emmys when asked about Jon Snow's sudden preference for an updo hairstyle. "There's a real reason behind (my hairstyle)," he added, "to show how the story was evolving."
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Emilia Clarke unveils her mother of dragons-themed Game of Thrones tattoo
"MOD 4 LYFE!!!!" Clarke wrote on Instagram, showing off her arm tattoo of Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion flying in formation. ALSO: Peter Dinklage recalls pranking fellow GoT cast members by pretending to be dead.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 8:17AM EDT
Game of Thrones creators explain why the final season is taking so long: "It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“The final season’s taking a long time because it’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” said co-creator David Benioff backstage at the Emmys. “It was nearly a full year in Belfast either prepping it or actually shooting it. I think when people see it they’re going to understand why it took so long. The last season is far beyond what we’ve ever attempted before.” ALSO: George R.R. Martin didn't want Game of Thrones to end, says it "could've gone 11, 12, 13 seasons."
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Key Game of Thrones writer-producer Bryan Cogman signs a deal with Amazon
Cogman went from being an assistant to Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on the pilot to becoming a writer and co-executive producer on the HBO series. He also wrote the series' bible. “We’re proud to be in business with Bryan, who has written some of the most memorable and exhilarating television in recent history,” said Albert Cheng, co-head television for Amazon Studios, in a statement. “His storytelling prowess is undeniable, and we cannot wait to introduce his voice to our Prime Video audience.”
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Peter Dinklage says Game of Thrones' final season will top the Battle of the Bastards
Source: Winter is Coming
When asked by the Belfast Telegraph if that battle could be topped, Dinklage responded: "Oh my god, and then some. You are in for it. Truly." ALSO: Ed Sheeran wishes his Game of Thrones character had been killed off.