Clarke, who just celebrated her birthday, posted a photo of herself, Momoa, and Harington embracing one another to Instagram early Saturday. “Reunions never looked this hairy,” she quipped, referencing the Aquaman actor's typically unshorn look. Though, to be honest, Harington was still sporting his long-haired and slightly-bearded Thrones look as well.
As Entertainment Weekly points out, Clarke went on the British talk show to promote her upcoming movie Last Christmas, which also stars Henry Golding, and was written by Emma Thompson and directed by Paul Feig. Momoa, meanwhile, sat alongside his former Thrones castmate to discuss his upcoming AppleTV series See, which he discussed with Uproxx last week. As for Harington, he wasn't on Graham Norton but was evidently down to party with the former combative residents of Westeros.
Euron Greyjoy only appeared in nine ! episodes of Game of Thrones, but he made quite the scenery-chomping impression. He was Westeros’ resident dirtbag who said things like, “Ever since I was a little boy, I wanted to grow up and marry the most beautiful woman in the world, so here I am with a thousand ships and two good hands,” smirking all the while, and, oh yeah, he used a giant crossbow to shoot a dragon from the sky, as one does. I’m using the past tense, of course, because Euron didn’t make it to the series finale — he was killed in the penultimate episode, “The Bells,” with his immortal and factually incorrect! dying words, “I’m the man who killed Jaime Lannister.”
That wasn’t Pilou Asbæk’s preferred way of exiting, though.
While accepting an award at Esquire Spain’s Men of the Year ceremony, the actor made a video taking the form of letters to his co-stars Lena Headey Cersei and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Jaime. “I’m in Madrid to receive another award for that delicious romantic comedy we starred in. Lovely memories,” he said to Lena. “I’ve texted George R.R. Martin suggesting him to change that Golden Company sh*t for those golden rings. The books should end with our wedding, saying yes over two marvelous elephants, ideally. George seems not to be online. Would you mind phoning him? And what about tweeting that I was and will always be the love of your life? I miss you. Yours, Pilou.”
It makes as much sense as the actual ending. And for Nikolaj:
You need to clarify in public [that] I was the one who killed you, not the f*cking brick. Please, seriously, come on. Confirm it on Twitter, or in your next interview, I don’t give a sh*t. Oh, by the way, I received the golden hand replica, and you were right: what a feeling! It feels so good, why were you complaining so much on set? It’s great to have a golden hand! Besides that, I’m pretty cool man. Right now I’m in Spain, the most beautiful place in the world.
It’s been said that Amazon wanted their own Game of Thrones, and that’s the main reason they plunked down a hefty amount of money for the rights to make a Lord of the Rings TV series. Now it looks like they’re so committed to this concept that they’re even hiring Game of Thrones actors. Joseph Mawle, who played Benjen Stark on Thrones, has joined the Lord of the Rings TV series cast as the main antagonist, named Oren.
Deadline has the scoop on Joseph Mawle joining the Lord of the Rings TV series cast as a villain named Oren. What’s Oren’s deal? We don’t know – we just know he’s the show’s “primary villain.” A detailed search through the archives aka a quick search on the Lord of the Rings Wiki doesn’t turn up a character named Oren. The closest is someone named Ornendil, described as “the elder son of King Eldacar of Gondor.” Is there a connection? Probably not, since we know the show takes place in Tolkien’s Second Age, and Eldacar didn’t show up until the Third Age.
Mawle joins previously announced cast members Will Poulter, playing the show’s hero, Beldor, and Markella Kavenagh, playing the female lead, Tyra. Once again, these names aren’t traditional Lord of the Rings characters but sound similar to characters. While “Beldor” doesn’t turn up, “Beldir” does. And there’s nothing even close to “Tyra.” In other words, it looks like the Lord of the Rings show is going to be introducing brand new characters who just happen to inhabit Middle-earth. The series is said to be set millennia before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. But it seems as if the events from The Silmarillion, Tolkien’s collected works that make up the history of Middle-earth, won’t be used.
This is actually a bit freeing. Show writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay won’t have to worry about sticking close to source material. They also won’t have to worry about straying too far from source material, something that angers fans. They’ll be able to tell their own unique story set in this world. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona is helming the series, which is currently in pre-production, and will start up production in Auckland, New Zealand very soon.
Amazon’s crazy expensive Lord of the Rings TV show is still in the larval stage, its main cast still yet to be fully assembled. But as per Deadline they’ve found another key player, and from another fantasy show: Sources say Joseph Mawle will join the central cast alongside Will Poulter and Markella Kavenagh.
Where do you know Mawle from? He’s one of many English actors who passed through the Game of Thrones TV show. Over the course of six episodes he played Benjen Stark, younger brother to Ned and whose mission into the lands beyond the Wall, to search for a missing ranging party, end with him also going AWOL. Indeed, Benjen is never found. Mawle is the show’s latest GoT link; previously it named two alumni as executive producers.
It’s believed that Mawle will play the show’s main villain, though Deadline couldn’t confirm that while The Hollywood Reporter claimed a source told them it was so. Whatever the case, Mawle will be one of the leads in the show that will tell stories about Middle-Earth before the events in The Fellowship of the Ring. Whatever the case, the lucky thespian will soon be packing his bags for New Zealand, which will make its triumphant return as J.R.R. Tolkien’s frequent playground.
All these months after the final episode of Game of Thrones, it’s not enough to have an opinion on the series finale — you also need to have an opinion on the backlash to the series finale. Alfie Allen Theon is pissed off by the negative reaction to “The Iron Throne,” while Emilia Clarke Daenerys feels “sad” about one aspect of the response.
“I was too busy focusing on my own reactions to really pay too much attention, if any at all,” she recently told the Daily Telegraph. “The only thing I felt truthfully sad about was that [executive producers] David [Benioff] and D.B. [Weiss] are my really good friends, and so it’s for them that I feel heartbreak, because it’s theirs.” Clarke doesn’t read reviews of her work even the season eight haters had near-universal nice things to say about the performances, but that doesn’t mean “I’ve got my shit together,” she continued. “It doesn’t help me to hear someone say, ‘You’re great,’ and it doesn’t help me to hear someone say, ‘Hey, you piece of shit, why are you so fat?’ Those are the extremes you deal with when you read about yourself on the internet, so I simply don’t.”
“Everyone is going to have their own opinion and they’re fully entitled to them. It’s art and it’s to be dissected and taken on in whatever individual way you wish. And if you’re sad that the show is done and you’re sad because you enjoyed watching it, then that’s sad. It sucks this wasn’t the perfect ending that people were hoping for, but I truly believe we would never have made everyone happy.” Via
Meanwhile, I can’t wait to find out the ending to Clarke’s next project, the holiday-themed rom-com Last Christmas. There’s clearly a big twist coming — is an angel involved, or maybe everyone’s a ghost? — but I have no idea what it is. This is my Game of Thrones.
Last month, actress Amber Heard shared a photo on her Instagram “in which she stood in front of a mirror wearing a black suit jacket atop her bare torso, with the nipple of one of her breasts visible,” according to Entertainment Tonight Canada. You'll have to take the publication's word for it, because the image has since been “removed” for breaking Instagram's policy on nudity. A co-worker uploading ANOTHER photo of what he ate last night for dinner to his Stories? That's fine, but if a single nipple is exposed...
Make that, if a single nipple on a woman is exposed. To protest the “rigorous and equitable Community Guidelines against showing the Female nipple,” Heard shared a picture of Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa with his nipple exposed to her 3.7 million followers. “Since mine enjoyed the brief privilege that's afforded to my male counterparts,” she wrote, “I decided to pay homage by replacing it with a picture that DID meet IG's strict nudity guidelines and such careful gender policies.” In the comments, she added, “Btw, love you AquaHubbs! Sorry to use your pecs to make a point!”
Heard's now-deleted photo came from Interview, where she opened up about her relationship to social media. “When you're in the public eye, you become used to being fiercely protective of your image and your private life, and protecting that from being used against your best interest. And that creates a relationship with privacy and having to fight for said privacy,” she said. “I think that's why people are sometimes reluctant to join social media. But I have to say that since being a part of it, I realize that for all those years I missed out, I was just one of the only people not weighing in on my life.”
As for Momoa, he stars in Apple TV+'s upcoming series See, where it's presumably in his contract that he must have five shirtless scenes an episode. Can you blame him?