So as we churn into the Best Ten Weeks of the Year, we here at Winter Is Coming are still beholden to you, the fans who pay top dollar to come visit our site every day! And that means we cannot slack, not with the latest Game of Thrones news, not with anything.
We have interviews for your eyes, video shoots for voyeur-ing, and salient discussions to satisfy your most primal urges. And all of them happened within the week! Ish!
First, from last week, Lena Headey made an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show:
Sadly, Lena’s peeps declined for her to be interviewed by us a second time. I was hoping for a yearly thing (kinda like my annual Dinklage fist-bump), but Lena had family in town and I imagine she was pressed for time.
We love her anyway. Here’s a Headey bonus: a short video log of Lena, along with Kit Harington, Alfie Allen, and Emilia Clarke on that Rolling Stone photo shoot!
Transitioning from that, here is an interview with Kit Harington by Jace Lacob of The Daily Beast.
Peter Dinklage talks to the L.A. Times about the building pressures associated with a successful show, and the cons of an increased budget.
New cast member Gemma Whelan discusses her role as Yara Greyjoy with Access Hollywood.
Last (but certainly not least) SFX has this interview with Gwendoline Christie in which the site’s role in securing her eventual casting is discussed. And just in case you were wondering, Paul Gude was the “enthusiastic fan” who emailed Christie’s agent after her name surfaced. The article includes three new photos of Brienne, including this great close-up.
Update: Here’s a fun new interview with Joe Dempsie, via TV Guide. This quote about Benioff and Weiss pranking Alfie Allen is priceless:
It’s very hard to avoid spoilers. Everyone’s read them. But one time, David Benioff and Dan Weiss sent a script out to everyone and they sent a different one to Alfie Allen. They put a new scene in it in which Theon is murdered in a particularly grisly way. They waited to see what Alfie thought of him being killed off so soon when he thought he’d be doing it for [a longer period of time]. So for about a day, Alfie thought his character was being killed off, but it was only in his script did they put that scene. I think they should have made him film it first and then told him the truth.