Game of Thrones is always a good item to have on one’s resume. Let’s take a look at what some of the current and former stars are doing with that cachet.
Rose Leslie, who played Jon Snow’s erstwhile girlfriend Ygritte for three seasons, will soon star in the new CBS drama The Good Fight, a spinoff of The Good Wife. According to The Sun, Leslie will play one of the three main characters: a young lawyer named Maia who gets up in a financial scandal. As Maia, Leslie is prominently featured in the teaser below, in the boardroom, crying in the bathroom, and getting down with her girlfriend.
The Good Fight premieres on CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top subscription service, in February 2017.
Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff is also getting into the TV acting game, or at least the TV cameo game. Benioff will appear in an upcoming episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing what appears to be a lifeguard at a waterpark.
David Benioff and his fellow Game of Thrones showrunners Dan Weiss actually wrote an episode of Always Sunny back in 2013, and longtime Always Sunny director Matt Shakman is directing two episodes of Game of Thrones Season 7. Clearly, there’s some cross pollination between the series, both official and unofficial. Per Wikipedia, Shakman also directed the Always Sunny episode in which Benioff will appear, entitled “The Gang Goes to a Water Park.” At least we’re assuming that’s where Benioff will appear, since, y’know, he’s at a water park in the clip.
Moving on, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (the Mountain) continues his side-career as a pitchman. This time, his getting the word out about Icelandic Mountain Vodka.
We still aren’t sure of Björnsson’s appeal as salesman, but we would of course buy anything he told us to. He scares us.
And in the category of celebrities using their star power for good, Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) recently visited Only Connect West, a center for at risk youth aged 16-25 in London’s White City. Anderson, a longtime supporter of the National Citizen Service (NCS), toured the facilities and met with a group of graduates from the center. “I had a really inspiring day meeting NCS grads at Only Connect West, and hearing about some of the awesome work they’ve been doing to change their lives and those of others,” he said. The center was happy to have him. Said NCS representative Natasha Kizzie:
His enthusiasm and understanding of the programme is just what we need to remind people what NCS is all about, and the positive impact it can have on the teens who take part and the local communities they engage with.
Tip of the cap to you, good sir. Happy holidays to all, and good will towards men and women.