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!
We’re still rounding up the interviews and tidbits from last night’s Game of Thrones‘ red carpet premiere. But in case you missed the full Red Carpet Season 5 Premiere live stream, we’ve got the full hour-long video of all the stars as they walked down the red, err, black carpet. Hosted by Veronica Belmont and Mara Raphael from “The Daily Share” on HLN, the live stream was a blend of interviews with the stars, gamess with fans (Knight/Marry/Kill, for instance), and punctuated with some of the production videos that have already been released to the web.
As a special bonus, the live stream did debut one new production special: the stunts of Season 5. That comes at the very end of the video. Check the whole thing out below.
The US premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5 was held last night in San Francisco. The star studded event was live streamed via Facebook, and all the stars stopped by the Instagram booth to post with the FunkoPOP counterparts of their cast members.
We’ve got pictures of the red carpet action, plus what some of the cast said during their live stream interview, below!
Having played through the first two episodes of Telltale Games‘ episodic Game of Thrones series, I entered The Sword in the Darkness, the third episode, with a bit of trepidation. While Episode 1 was enthralling, exciting, and shocking, Episode 2 was a bit of a let down.
Because it had the tragedy at Ironrath, the seat of House Forrester, looming over it like an incredibly sad wet blanket, Episode 2 seemed to have lost a lot of the fire that made Episode 1 so memorable. However, Episode 3 picks up the soggy pieces and sets them on fire…literally…and in a good way.
See the rest of my [Spoiler Free] review, after the jump.
Tonight! The Red (well, actually black) Carpet for the US premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5, via Facebook, is coming to you via live stream! Held at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, a huge list of our cast members will be in attendance.
Remember, you the fans can participate! Submit questions to the cast via Facebook (Facebook.com/GameofThrones) and Instagram (@GameofThrones.) Remember to please put the cast member name in front of your question. On Twitter, follow the hashtag #GoTPremiereSF. The stars will be pelted with your questions as they walk the carpet and put on the spot to answer!
The stream goes live here at 6pm PST (that’s 9pm EST.)
While we wait for the premiere to go live, check out the FunkoPop figurines walking the black carpet! Check them out below.
Margaret Atwood, the Canadian novelist famous for such books as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin, has written an essay over at The Guardian extolling the virtues of Game of Thrones. Over the course of her lengthy career, Atwood has published a great many novels (several of them in the fantasy and speculative fiction genres), short story collections, and books of poetry, all while racking up a mountain of literary awards. To top things off, her own MaddAdam book trilogy, about life in a post-apocalyptic world, will soon be adapted by HBO as a TV series, so it makes sense that she would be a fan of fellow HBO adaptee George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books.