Game of Thrones had its Season 4 Premiere celebration in London last night. London’s Guildhall was decked in an icy projection as the stars came out to promote the upcoming season. The red carpet hosted Sophie Turner, Rose Leslie, John Bradley, Iain Glen, Liam Cunningham, Daniel Portman, Tony Way, Gemma Whelan, Jacob Anderson, and Indira Varma.
The premiere also hosted the announcement of some big news. For the first time, the premiere episode of Game of Thrones will broadcast simultaneously in the US and the UK. HBO will air the first episode of Season 4 as scheduled on Sunday at 9PM EST, while Sky Atlantic will air the episode in the UK on Monday, at 2AM GMT.
Interviews from the event are already pouring in, as the cast reveal what they can about the upcoming season, and talk about the excitement surrounding Game of Thrones as it enters its fourth year.
ITN speaks with Tony Way on the return of Dontos, who unknowingly becomes an integral part of sending the story to new places. Jacob Anderson says that Grey Worm will begin to learn how to become a human being, and John Bradley says Sam will experience a roller coaster of emotions, from joy and exuberance to the depths of depression. Liam Cunningham, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner, and Rose Leslie also tease what we can expect from their characters in Season 4.
The Telegraph caught up with John Bradley, who says that the premiere episode skips the catch-up from past seasons and hits the ground running. Gemma Whelan reveals that her horse riding skills could still use some work, and Indira Varma says that the best characters aren’t black and white, they are the ones you hate but can’t help but love.
HeyUGuys has shared their full interviews with all of the cast that attended the premiere.
Jacob Anderson talks about Grey Worm’s transformation into a real human being after the shock of receiving his freedom last season, working with Emilia Clarke, his favorite line from the premiere episode, and the relationship between Grey Worm and Daario Naharis.
Indira Varma introduces her character Ellaria Sand, and tries to sum up the Royal Wedding in one word. She discusses working with a fellow Thrones newbie, Pedro Pascal, and mentions that Peter Dinklage is a brutal Scrabble opponent.
For their interviews with Tony Way, Daniel Portman, Liam Cunningham, Gemma Whelan, John Bradley, Sophie Turner, and Iain Glenn visit the HeyUGuys YouTube page.
Absolute Radio has also shared their full interviews with the cast.
John Bradley says that in Season 4 Sam has the biggest opportunity to prove himself that he has ever had, and reiterates that we won’t have to wait until episode 9 to get into the action. He also discusses the global reach of Game of Thrones, and President Obama being such a big fan of the show.
Iain Glen recounts a memorable meeting with a fan, discusses being a part of the Thrones phenomenon, and why he thinks the show has found such great success.
For their interviews with Tony Way, Sophie Turner, Rose Leslie, Liam Cunningham, Jacob Anderson, Indira Varma, Gemma Whelan, and Daniel Portman visit the Absolute Radio YouTube page.
The Daily Mail spoke with Liam Cunningham, who is just as excited to see Season 4 as the rest of us. Liam talks about the status of Team Stannis, who will begin to get their act together this season. Sophie Turner teases that the fans may not enjoy the shock filled Season 4, as ‘all men must die’, and discusses the worry that the cast feels over the fate of their characters.
Gemma Whelan, Daniel Portman, and Tony Way also speak to the Daily Mail about their excitement over Season 4, and what we can expect from their characters.
For more videos featuring Iain Glen, Indira Varma, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, and Rose Leslie visit the Daily Mail’s premiere report.
Flicks And The City has also begun to upload their interviews with the cast.
John Bradley says the biggest development for Sam this season is to realize how brave he already is, and his relationship with Gilly has helped him immensely.
For their interview with Rose Leslie, Tony Way, and more sure to come, keep an eye on the Flicks And The City YouTube page.
MTV UK spoke to the cast about their recent Vanity Fair feature, President Obama being a fan of the show, an action packed Season 4, and more. Click on the screen cap below to watch.
It’s an exciting time for Thrones, with back to back premieres of Season 4’s opening episode, today visiting Dublin, Ireland. Stay tuned for more coverage as the 6th of April quickly approaches.