The Late Night TV bombardment continues. Last night we got a brand spanking new clip from Season 5 on Jimmy Kimmel: Live. Tonight it was David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ turn to hit the couch over at Late Night with Seth Meyers.
As you may recall, the last time George RR Martin was on Meyer’s show, Seth asked to be knighted, and the quiz he and Amy Poehler did with Martin showed them both to be huge fans of the show. So it’s no surprise that Meyers pushes to get some answers out of the executive producers. What’s surprising is that, despite their determination to say nothing, they tell a story that references one of the biggest Book Spoilers of all.
The folks over at Watchers on the Wall have found a little nugget regarding a certain Lord of Bones, and his recasting. According to Spotlight.com, Ross O’Hennessy will be taking over the role previously held by Edward Dogliani in seasons 2 and 3. It also appears that Rattleshirt is only slated for one to two episodes, so his future is looking none too bright.
Find out more about O’Hennessy and another cast member confirmed for Season5, after the jump. Beware any SPOILERS!
Nerdist Industries invited legendary rocker Steve Jones, of the Sex Pistols, to help those who haven’t watched seasons 1-4 of Game of Thrones get all caught-up in advance of the Season 5 premiere. Jones (or Jonesy, as he is known by Sex Pistols fans), presents Game of Jones: Season One. New installments will be put up every Wednesday on Nerdist.com.
This past Monday, the actors and producers behind Game of Thrones walked the red black carpet at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House before sitting down to watch the show’s fifth season’s premiere. During the course of the event, many of them offered insights into the upcoming season, as well as their thoughts on the development of the show. One of the more diverting interviews was given by George R.R. Martin himself, who had some interesting thoughts regarding the importance of spoilers.
Even on Game of Thrones,a show that’s overflowing with excellent actors, Lena Headey has distinguished herself. Cersei Lannister is not an easy person to like, but Headey has managed to showcase the vulnerability and insecurity that underlie so much of her loathsome behavior, making her a little more relatable even as she does horrible things. Headey, looking alarmingly brunette, recently sat down with MORE magazine for an interview and shed some light on why the role is a good fit for her.
Continuing their hilarious 60 second Quick Draw take on the more memorable deaths in Game of Thrones, Vanity Fair has recently published the Life of Ygritte. Directed by Fill, Ilya Skotinin, and Anasstassia Koroleva, and produced by Vassily Chagin, The Life of Ygritte pretty much hits on all the important highlights of her short but unforgettable stint on the show, including that famous line, “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
We’re catching up on all the relevant interview footage from the Game of Thrones red carpet that happened earlier this week. And though reviews, both spoilery and non-spoilery, say that Season 5 is looking to be darker than ever, one actor says that it’s her favorite season, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“It was my favorite season so far,” said Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on the series. “It’s definitely my favorite.”
Why is this coming season Gwendoline Christie’s favorite? And what does the season have in store for Brienne? Check out the answers below.
Maisie Williams was on Jimmy Kimmel: Live last night as part of the promotional tour hyping the new Game of Thrones season. But before she came out, the show gave fans something to drool over: a scene from the new season. From the synopsis, we’re guessing it is from Episode 2. We have now, in several clips from both The Raven and the trailers, seen Arya arrive at the doors of the House of Black and White. This scene shows what happens when someone answers her knock. Let’s just say it doesn’t go quite as she was planning.
The clip is below, along with details from Maisie’s interview.
At the end of the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere live stream on Monday night (which was punctuated with clips released on YouTube, segments from the A Day In the Life special and, of course, the latest trailer) producers unveiled a brand spanking new segment of the ongoing “Inside GoT” series. The first two installments focused on design—the weapons of Dorne and the set designs of the new places we would be visiting. This new one focused on the physical nature of the production, specifically the stunt work involved in the huge battle scenes we have been promised.
These battles were even promoted on the Red Carpet, as Benioff and Weiss talked about the grueling 15-day shoot for what we all assume is the Battle of Hardhome, while Kit Harington said the secret to doing your own stunts is to have a professional across from you who is intent on making you look good.
Now, that new inside special has been released for us all to watch to our heart’s content. Check it out below.
And beware–it contains SPOILERS. BEWARE: SPECULATION FOLLOWS.
Of late, Vanity Fair has been finding success with its string of videos rendering the lives of various Game of Thrones characters in adorably vulgar stick figure form. So far, they’ve covered the lives of Ned Stark, Khal Drogo, Joffrey Baratheon, and Robb Stark, and will presumably continue the series during the lead-up to the Season 5 premiere.
It would appear that the magazine has been getting more ambitious. For the latest video in its Improv Imagination series, Vanity Fair sat down with Sophie ‘Sansa Stark’ Turner and asked her to answer a simple question: “Can you describe in great detail what an episode of Real Housewives of Westeros would look like?”
Turner, it ends up, is more than up to the task, as she effortlessly spins an alternate reality where catty, embittered versions of Westeros’ leading ladies convene in one of Littlefinger’s brothels to flip over tables, insult each other’s outfits, and engage in other Real Housewives-style nonsense. The artists at Vanity Fair render her vision in muted watercolors.
Also, in this world, Ser Loras Tyrell is dating Gregor Clegane, because why not?
If there’s one thing to take away from the video, it’s this line from Turner, speaking about the Real Housewives version of Sansa: “Sansa would be wearing a full black outfit cause she’s had this big revolution at the end of Season 4 and now she’s a boss-ass bitch. Her phrase would be, ‘Winter may be coming but I’m still hella hot.'” Indeed, it would.
For those who weren’t already aware of this, Game of Thrones is a very popular television program. Entertainment Weekly recently did a massive cover story on its production, its stars get recognized outside of costume all around the world, and it’s the most-watched show in the history of HBO. It stand to reason, then, that certain enthusiastic fans may want to get a closer look at the production by any means necessary, including by deploying flying, remotely-controlled drones that have cameras attached to them. Showrunners in Belfast, Northern Ireland spotted a few such drones in the skies, and decided to ban them from the airspace above where the show is filmed.
Select Management and Security Limited, the firm that handles security for HBO on Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland, erected a series of signs warning novice drone pilots against invading Westerosi airspace. The fine print on the signs informs pilots that, “All drone use over this site must be fully in compliance with the Air Navigation Order,” and also that, “It is impossible to fly over this site in compliance with the Air Navigation Order due to the specific safety requirements of the site.” Helpful information or a frustrating Catch 22? You decide.
The signs also warn that police are involved in keeping the skies in the area clear of drones. This could mean that police are under orders to shoot down any drones they see, which will hopefully result in a craft crashing into the background of a shot which later will become part of the most memorable Game of Thrones blooper reel ever. It probably just means that anyone seen piloting a drone will be sued for trespass, though.
Those who are familiar with Natalie Dormer know she’s a fierce actress as well as a fierce competitor. Recently, it was announced that Dormer would be running the New York City Marathon come this November as part of the charity organization New York Road Runners’ Team for Kids. But this isn’t her first marathon. Dormer got into running them last year during her marathon workload filming Game of Thrones Season 4 back to back with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.
According to a recent interview with SELF Magazine, that training and her “attention to the physical” has helped her embody the character of Margaery Tyrell. See what she had to say about it below!