Here is a quick roundup of new interviews with the cast and crew to make the next few hours a little shorter.
- The Hollywood Reporter has released a few new tantalizing quotes from their interview with Director Alex Graves. Graves teases tonight’s new episode, saying that “Episode three is in part an aftermath episode, where you settle and everything takes a turn toward the second half of the season.” He also reveals that the episode contains “one of the best speeches in the series.”
Access Hollywood shared interviews with a number of cast members this week.
- Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell got to verbally spar with Cersei and Tywin Lannister in last week’s episode. Pedro says that shooting that scene was “really intense for me… because I watch the show, and I was in the middle of watching Season 3 when I had an audition for it, and I, as an audience member, feared those characters very much. And then, [on the show,] I found myself in the position of stepping up to them at their royal wedding. ”When asked what’s next for Oberyn, Pedro says that the aftermath of Joffrey’s wedding may prove to be an advantage. “It’s like a bomb that goes off at the very, very beginning of something and all of the remnants… get to stick around, and Oberyn just sort of has this – within the aftermath — he has more opportunity to like continue his agenda in the chaos of Joffrey’s obvious murder.” Pedro also discusses his friendship with co-star Lena Headey, and his choice to make Oberyn more exotic.
- Polliver may be the first person Arya got to cross off her list, but Maisie Williams reveals he won’t be the last. “The hint would be there are more people that are gonna get crossed off the list. … That’s kind of the biggest hint I can give and more of that — this new Arya.” Maisie says that Arya is doing much better with The Hound as a companion, compared to Gendry and Jaqen, who softened her, “I think she realizes that actually, they were great and… she learned a lot, but they weren’t effective, if you understand what I mean.” Maisie also talks about the bond she has formed with Rory McCann, and the musical gift he gave her last year.
- Dragonstone made its debut in last Sunday’s episode, and Liam Cunningham says that Davos isn’t feeling so good, as he struggles to redeem himself in the eye’s of Stannis. “The boss is not happy. Progress has been slow. … Something has to be done and because we don’t have any sort of money, any sort of credibility, it’s all gone downhill. And not only that, my credibility is shot. As Melisandre has said, it’s all gone horribly wrong since Blackwater, so something’s gotta click. I’m looking for a good idea here to try and save the day, to try and get us back in the game.”He’ll ge a bit of help from his newly acquired reading skill. Liam says, “it’s going to help out significantly. As it does in real life, when you start to learn to read, all sorts of beautiful things open up to you.” He also discusses Melisandre’s influence, and how the fans and his co-stars on other projects have reacted to the show’s increasing popularity.
- In a new interview with IGN Sibel Kekilli talks about the love triangle that Shae has found herself in. “I think she really loves Tyrion, and she really loves Sansa. But of course she’s still a woman.And she’s really afraid to lose him, because she knows how women are. Even though he sees her as a small girl, you never know. He gets the pressure from his father.”Sibel says that she believes Shae is a good person, but when pushed far enough, is capable of bad things. “I think maybe one time the border is just — do you know what I mean? If you overstep and hurt her very, very much, some people can really get crazy. I don’t know how you act, but if someone hurt me, I’m really impulsive. I wouldn’t think. Maybe in that moment I would just react — not to hate someone, but just without thinking, say something to hurt back. So I think it’s really hard. You never can be sure.”
Sibel also talks about having to create her own background for Shae, filming last week’s very difficult scene, her favorite Thrones character, and more.
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been hard at work on the promotional trail for his new film ‘The Other Woman.’ Which means we get new interviews talking about Game of Thrones!Nikolaj sat down with Access Hollywood to talk about how Game of Thrones has changed his life, and his reaction to the show’s double season renewal.
Nikolaj also sat down with Extra, he teases what we can expect from the Lannisters in Season 4, and recounts a bizarre naked fan encounter.
Nikolaj stopped by The Queen Latifah Show, he gives insight into his character Jaime Lannister:
and answers some Game of Thrones fan questions: