George R.R. Martin waxes melancholic on 2020 but says he’s “hopeful” about The Winds of Winter

George R.R. Martin took to his Not A Blog yesterday to share his rather somber thoughts on the past year. Though he also included a somewhat optimistic update to his progress on The Winds of Winter, it would be unfair to characterize that as the focal point of his post. Martin’s exhaustion is palpable. “2020 was probably […]

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Tamzin Merchant talks about getting recast as Daenerys; “It wasn’t in my heart to tell [her story]”

Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that there was ever a time that Daenerys Targaryen didn’t look like Emilia Clarke but, as those familiar with the infamous un-aired pilot are aware, Clarke wasn’t even the first actress cast to play her. In the original (and forever mysterious)  pilot filmed back in 2009, the not-yet-iconic Mother of Dragons was portrayed by Tamzin […]

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