Game of Thrones Cast on Conan!

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Following Conan’s 2015 San Diego Comic Con lineup, the cast of Game of Thrones was featured last night!

Highlights include: Maisie ensuring Arya stays alive (by bribery), a prank on Alfie Allen by David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and more!

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While we love seeing the cast together and having a great time, we’re excited for them to return to filming later this month to start shooting Season 6! What did you think of the interview? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for casting announcements!

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    1. They seemed much more relaxed here. Probably because there wasn’t an EP eye shushing everyone. Conan seemed genuinely sad when time ran out!

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    2. How long was the full interview? Trying to work out how much more there is than what I have already seen in these two clips.

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    3. I sat through the entire 1st half waiting for Natalie and Liam to ALSO get a question from Conan. Not One! I sat through most of the 2nd half waiting for Natalie and Liam to ALSO get a question from Conan. Not one so far! I quit watching out of frustration. Did those 2 fine actors EVER get any attention from that ass, Conan????

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    4. John’s theory of being pranked was awesome. And Alfie the zombie who has no lines? Not far off from poor Reek, really! He was pretty cool about it – dammit Bran! 🙂

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    5. So in all the panels, talk shows and interviews I’ve watched of the events on Friday, I think I’ve seen Hannah Murray say less than 10 words.

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    6. This was so much better than the Comic Con Panel, much more lively, everyone seemed excited. Some new stories popped out. Brilliant. Seriously David Nutter and the other Lady that was there at the Panel just ruined everything. They were taking shit way too seriously and answering questions for others and it seemed to put pressure on the rest of the cast, making them act more professional.

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    7. Alfie Allen has been asked to retell the fake-script prank on 3 interviews per year for 3 years now. Can we please move along, interviewers?

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    8. Thanks so much for this, been meaning to check YT for it all day!

      steve:
      So in all the panels, talk shows and interviews I’ve watched of the events on Friday, I think I’ve seen Hannah Murray say less than 10 words.

      Fewer

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    9. They’ve been on TV long enough to be aware of how much time they have… you’d think. I get that everybody loves Maisie but for her to get every other question while Liam, who was integral to this year’s best storyline, gets NONE was really sad to me.

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    10. Hmmm, just wondering. Has anyone checked the casting/agency sites lately that people were using to find some new cast additions last season?

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    11. That was a fun interview, but it was indeed disappointing that Natalie and Liam didn’t get to speak up more.

      Anyway, I’m confident someone will get the scoop on the casting for Euron and Randyll soon, or perhaps they’ll release the news themselves. I gots to know!

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    12. Robb Snow,

      I think you’re rightfully confident about that, it shouldn’t take very long till we finally get some casting news because of a very practical reason; if someone wants to shoot a movie with one of the Stars assumed for taking the roles on GOT, they pretty much have to cast them now if they want to bring out a movie in summer- or winter-time next year. So it shouldn’t take long till we have a direct confirmation from HBO concerning who is cast and if we don’t, many fans will wonder why some of these high-profile actors seem to have no schedule for 15/16 as of now which could serve as indiect confirmation to some point.
      For example, especially Mads Mikkelsen’s lack of significant movies for 15/16 combined with the unusually early cancellation of Hannibal right in the beginning of Season 3 is really suspicious…

      I’m sure we’ll have the first big casting revelations right before August, when the high budget-actors had a chance to read some scripts and to decide their schedule for 15/16.

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    13. The idea of Mads as Euron has grown on me a bit, especially after Hannibal was cancelled. I wouldn’t oppose his casting in the role if that really ends up being the case, even if he’s not exactly how I imagined Euron.

      I also know the crew seem to pay at least some attention to fan buzz regarding casting. I remember Iwan Rheon was listed in an article on WiC long ago about potential actors for Ramsay, and Alex Siddig was a fan favorite for Doran for a long time. So who knows.

      I’m still pulling for James Purefoy though. That guy has Crow’s Eye written all over him.

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    14. Robb Snow:
      The idea of Mads as Euron has grown on me a bit, especially after Hannibal was cancelled. I wouldn’t oppose his casting in the role if that really ends up being the case, even if he’s not exactly how I imagined Euron.

      I also know the crew seem to pay at least some attention to fan buzz regarding casting. I remember Iwan Rheon was listed in an article on WiC long ago about potential actors for Ramsay, and Alex Siddig was a fan favorite for Doran for a long time. So who knows.

      I’m still pulling for James Purefoy though. That guy has Crow’s Eye written all over him.

      Another vote for James Purefoy from me

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    15. steve,

      True. She seems kind of shy of all this huge publicity and rigmarole. And she’s very attractive. (holds her own with beauties like Carice Van Houten and Natalie Dormier IMHO). Hopefully she’ll get some more face time at these types of events.

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    16. Pigeon,

      I wonder if he got his script for season 6 and it really was so good he thought he was being pranked. Because most of the time Sam has just been Jon’s sidekick.

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    17. for everyone complaining about the lack of questions for certain actors…Sophie and Maisie are the stars of the show now…by a wide margin…get used to it because they will get 90% of the media attention from here on out

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    18. Ravyn:
      Vanity Fair isn’t the first to offer this reason as a possible explanation why the show has been so secretive lately (Grantland also thinks its the reason). Also, love the picture: Between grabbing Maisie’s boob in one picture and shading Hannah in this one, Sophie can’t keep her hands to herself. http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/07/game-of-thrones-comic-con-panel-secrets?mbid=social_twitter

      Good read. But I think the part about friction between GRRM and D&D (especially the article linked in that one) is overblown. In his latest not-a-blog entry http://grrm.livejournal.com/433476.html GRRM refers to the actors who went to the convention as “our cast”. Doesn’t sound to me like he’s distancing himself from the show at all.

      I think the division in the fan base between readers and non readers drives a lot of this type of speculation.

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    19. Anyone who likes informal cast interviews and hasn’t seen Thronecast, the GoT companion programme we have in the UK, should try checking them out on You Tube. Sky Atlantic have uploaded a lot of them in HD, although it looks like some have been cut into chunks. The format has changed between series but they usually have just one actor each week so they get all the questions. For those above missing his lack of screen time on Conan, Liam Cunningham has appeared at least twice.

      I noticed two actors using the phrase “HBO snipers” on different episodes of TC when talking about what spoilers they could reveal and have just read Thronetender’s comments in the Comic Con open chat thread that Kit (who didn’t appear) also said it. The cast are either so in tune with each other they have coincidentally started to speak the same, or there has been some coaching on handy answers to questions they don’t want answer.

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    20. Dolorous Methuselah: Good read.But I think the part about friction between GRRM and D&D (especially the article linked in that one) is overblown. In his latest not-a-blog entry http://grrm.livejournal.com/433476.html GRRM refers to the actors who went to the convention as “our cast”.Doesn’t sound to me like he’s distancing himself from the show at all.

      I think the division in the fan base between readers and non readers drives a lot of this type of speculation.

      I don’t know the truth about this, of course, but I wouldn’t be surprised if egos are getting in the way a bit now. I think its pretty obvious GRRM wanted them to do more of Feast and Dance than D&D wound up doing, and he’s been pretty passive aggressive about it. His comment “Book readers are going to hate Season 5. They’re killing characters who are still alive in the book. They’re more blood thirsty than I am” probably didn’t go over too well with anyone connected with the show. It certainly didn’t make him seem like a team player. This isn’t to say he and Benioff aren’t returning each other’s calls and not answering their questions (that’s probably in his contract, tbh). I think GRRM still has a deep fondness for the actors, and he did say on his blog about the S5 trailer “feeling enthralled”, so I think he’s still on board, for the most part. And he’s certainly still cashing those checks.

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    21. No matter what people say Mads would kill it.Lena’s Cersei and Carice’s Mel are different from the books in plenty of aspects yet they are still awesome.A good actor is a good actor.Simple as that.Look how Stephen made the best from the material he got.Not the best but he still killed it.With just some decent writing a good actor can pull out a great Euron.I know chances for someone as Mads are low but I will hope till the end.And even if it’s not him,if they bring someone that had good parts in the past I will be happy.
      I had a gathering with some friends yesterday and since we didn’t get a casting video we had a vote on who should play Darkstar(in a parallel universe where he’s in the show).Michael Pitt turned out to be the winner.Not bad,not bad at all.

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    22. Ravyn,

      RavynHis comment “Book readers are going to hate Season 5. They’re killing characters who are still alive in the book. They’re more blood thirsty than I am” probably didn’t go over too well with anyone connected with the show.

      There may be some truth in your broader point, but this is a pretty serious distortion. I was surprised to learn from your comment that GRRM had said exactly this, and my surprise turned out to be well-founded, because he didn’t. The first sentence in your quote is the work of Vulture, not GRRM, in a headline that inaccurately reflects what he actually said – namely, that book readers would “be unhappy”. The distinction between being unhappy and hating the show is particularly sharp when you consider the context, which relates to how viewers will respond to deaths on favourite characters. Anyone who loves the show was “unhappy” about the execution of Ned Stark and the Red Wedding, as they were supposed to be.

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    23. Can the cast be any more awesome? They’re all so great. And I have to say I can’t take Sansa too seriously anymore… Sophie is just too funny IRL sometimes. I want to hear Sansa say “DUDE” just once in character in the series. 🙂

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    24. Conan had Liam back to ask a question. It was a pretty funny moment, it was at the end of the monologue for any who are curious.

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    25. Sergei Walankov: headline that inaccurately reflects what he actually said – namely, that book readers would “be unhappy”.

      Moreover, book readers are highly varied. Yes, the “world-builder” fans and the “fundamentalist” fans will be upset. However, the latter is upset by the very concept of adaptation, so that is to be expected. The former is a group that is common in fandoms: but they always represent a small fraction of readers/viewers. After all, the vast majority of books that people read do no world-building, so clearly that’s not why most people read books. No TV shows or movies focus on world-building: but if you could make hit TV shows doing that, then there would be some out there.

      GRRM has been very clear that the show and the books are two versions of the same stories, and he’s been very clear about what he thinks the stories are. My suspicion is that those readers who are in it for GRRM’s idea of story are the ones that don’t care about the differences between Season 5 and Books 4/5. (Heck, some of us were very happy to see so little of Crows on TV: and given how many people declared that they were done with the book series 10 years ago because of Crows, it probably is not an uncommon view!)

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    26. outdoorcats,

      That’s true, but that a show was cancelled for obvious reasons doesn’t mean there are some other, not quite so obvious reasons for it. HBO surely has made a lot of preparations for their programme for 2016 already, so it wouldn’t be out of the range of possibility to just transfer a trusted actor from one show to the other in the meantime (now that he officially has no restrictions concerning other series & movies).
      So Gaumont being the initial trigger for a decision to cancel Hannibal is true, of course, but it doesn’t mean HBO couldn’t try to kill two birds with one stone in this situation.

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    27. Ravyn,

      I can’t presume to guess what goes on in GRRM’s mind about the changes in adaptation process. He is polite enough to keep largely silent. I wish some of the fans would do the same instead of trying to second guess what he is thinking (by the way I am NOT getting at you saying this Ravyn but a reply to your post seemed a logical place to put my thoughts). Some people do seem to like to troll. I know – the best thing to do is ignore the troll(s).

      I guess changes from books to show and whether one approves or not could be discussed on the forums {fora?} where there would be less problems causes if one failed to cover one’s spoilers. I suppose the showrunners also have to try to streamline the story to formulate a situation where it is at least heading towards the final ending. Of course I don’t know what goes on in the entirety of Winds of Winter but GRRM did expand the the numbers characters of Westeros (and Essos) in AFFC and ADWD notwithstanding the ones that were cut out – so maybe heading for the home stretch is why some of those characters were cut out.

      Getting more on point about the thread topic, as other folk have said, nice to see the cast slightly more relaxed.

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    28. Knight of Storm’s End,

      Well the Hannibal showrunners already knew that a cancellation was quite possible before the season started, and already had plans to move the show to another network if it did. I highly doubt they would give up Mads’ contract unless they were 100% sure Hannibal would not get picked up, which it probably will. As much as I would love Mads for Euron, it’s highly unlikely, and I would much rather him continue to work on Hannibal.

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    29. Darkstar,

      Darkstar:
      Knight of Storm’s End,

      Well the Hannibal showrunners already knew that a cancellation was quite possible before the season started, and already had plans to move the show to another network if it did.

      Exactly. They knew from beginning that they had to move the show or cancel it. The reason for it, most of all, was that the number of watchers declined severely which sadly contradicted the critical acclaim of the series, but keeping the quality of the series this high with such lowly viewer-numbers wasn’t deemed possible. It may come back once another place for it is found where it can be continued with the same level of quality. This is at least the paraphrased version of the showrunners concerning the cancellation of the series and the situation right now.

      Fact is, that they now most of all have to finance a new season and have to find place for it. It’s highly unlikely that an actor of the quality of Mikkelsen, who is in the ranks of basically choosing what movie or series he wants to be a part of, would need to wait till all these “ifs” are dealt with and then continue Hannibal, which may be in 1-3 years.

      As you said, they knew that maybe this situation would come and I’m sure HBO, the showrunners and Mikkelsen sat together to talk about the “ifs” and his contract. Since Mikkelsen has avoided statements of him coming back to Hannibal and recently said in interviews that he “Likes to drift around” and is pretty much doing that right now, it seems like Hannibal is cancelled for good for some time. Now one could argue why Mikkelsen has zero movies set for the rest of 15 and 16, so it isn’t that much of a stretch to assume that behind the scenes, he’s talking with studios and directors for his next projects (which may even be game of thrones).

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Mikkelsen will definitely be Euron, but as the current situation is very blurry/vague currently + he’s the fan-favourite for Euron besides Purefoy (which is not to be underestimated, just look at Siddig) + a return to Hannibal in the next time is not likely + there are no big projects ahead of him + there are no arguments that can definitely disprove any appearance in Thrones, it could well happen. Maybe it won’t but maybe it will and there are slightly more indicators or at least arguments for him being cast rather than the opposite.

      Anyways, Purefoy or Mikkelsen, it doesn’t make much of a difference…Both splendid actors which are used to working with HBO

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    30. Lulu’s Mum: Anyone who likes informal cast interviews and hasn’t seen Thronecast, the GoT companion programme we have in the UK, should try checking them out on You Tube. .

      Did Sky ever make Thronecast season 4 episode 9 and 10 interviews available?

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    31. The reason Liam was cut out was because half the time was given that crappy walking dead show. A major waste. They had only 3 people, GOT had 9. Should have had much more time… Come on.

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    32. Boojam: Did Sky ever make Thronecast season 4 episode 9 and 10 interviews available?

      I wouldn’t have looked for them anywhere else at the time as they were recorded on my Sky box, but they probably did.

      They seem to change their minds about availability and move things around from time to time. All the episodes were on their website a while ago (maybe 6-12 months back?) and I don’t think there were any restrictions on viewing them such as location or whether or not you are a Sky customer. So I guess just keep checking their website and YT every so often. There is a small chance I still have S4 ep 10 (but not 9) somewhere. If so (might be imagining that I still have it), I can’t upload it but could tell you what’s on it or do a transcript if you’re really interested? 🙂

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    33. In my opinion…..when you have such a huge cast as Game of Thrones on your show *stares down at Conan*, you give them as much time as possible. This was way too short and Liam got left out (except for one thing after the monologue). While I liked it very much, it seems to show a lack of respect for the actors who are giving their time to be there. Conan’s monologue went through the opening and then another 7 minutes after that before the Walking Dead crew came on.

      They should have devoted the whole show having like 10 or better Game of Thrones actors there. Anyone would guess that they would never be able to do it proper justice.

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    34. Holy smoke babies! I love John Bradley. Would have loved to see Gwendolyn Christie standing next to Conan though…

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    35. JCDavis,

      Two segments is about as long as you can ask for on a late-night show, honestly. It’s a late-night show, not an in-depth special feature.

      I just wish they had organized it a little better. The next night, when they had some of the X-Men cast come over, they first just had McAvoy and Fassbender, and then brought out the rest. That why the actors that people were most excited to see got more time, but Conan didn’t have to do any complicated juggling. I think he was conscious of the fact that he hadn’t asked everyone as it was closing (he looked pretty uncomfortable near the end) and I think he was genuinely sorry about not asking Liam a question. But having him come back the next day was classy and hilarious and honestly more entertaining than if he had squeezed in a couple questions about wacky experiences with fans the night before.

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