Highlights of the Game of Thrones Season 8 Red Carpet Premiere!

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The red carpet premiere for Game of Thrones season 8 landed last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, with (almost) all the stars in attendance, the living and the dead. As the cast strutted their stuff on the carpet, they found the time to chat up the new season with press outlets across the country. Here are a few of the highlights!

  • “Not to big ourselves up too much, but we have broken the mold,” said Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), talking with Vanity Fair. “I don’t think, in my lifetime, we’re going to see a fantasy show with the scale and the production value and the fantastic writing of Game of Thrones.Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) is a little more diplomatic in his response. “I think there might be shows like this one day,” he says to Vanity Fair. “That’s the great thing about it. I think this show set the bar higher. Hopefully, that means there will be more people that make even better shows!”
  • From MakingGameofThrones, the official GoT blog: Hannah Murray (Gilly) shared that  “Usually when you finish a script it says ‘End of Script 3’ or whatever…but this time it said, ‘End of Game of Thrones.’ It was a real punch to the gut.” On preferences for winning the Iron Throne, Charles Dance (Tywin) chose Tyrion while Mark Addy (King Robert) said he should “probably be rooting for Gendry” but he’d “love to see Tyrion” on the throne as well. Surprisingly, Jonathan Pryce (High Sparrow) chose Cersei! “Despite everything I did to her, I’m very fond of Cersei, of Lena Headey,” Pryce says. “She deserves a break.”
  • Speaking of Gendry, Joe Dempsie says to The Hollywood Reporter, “As a fan of the show, it’s amazing…The remarkable thing about a show like Game of Thrones and the size of this cast is that there are some people you never meet. You’re often ships in the night. Like, I never met Mark Addy until yesterday. I was like, ‘Where the hell have you been, pops?'”

  • Lena Headey provided fans with an explanation for her absence, from Instagram- the actress was ill and unable to make the trip. But on the upside, she does confirm that “S8 is the tits.”


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    1. The fact that Jacob high-fived everyone. What a precious cast this is. Makes me even more sad 🙁

      Also, Michelle Fairley hates these people doesn’t she?? I’m being mildly jokey but just feels so weird not to see her here with all the oldie but goodies.

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    2. Ha! Joe Dempsie (Gendry) upon meeting Mark Addy (Robert) for the first time:

      “Like, I never met Mark Addy until yesterday. I was like, ‘Where the hell have you been, pops?’”

      🔨⚒

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    3. It looked like a fun night from all the social media pictures and videos. Although there was one clip on twitter of a Brazilian woman interviewing Nathalie Emmanuel and she was really rude and ignored her as soon as Emilia Clarke walked past. I know Dany is a popular character but it was really sad to see.

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    4. HBO could of done something different for Season 8, instead of doing a red carpet premiere episode.

      Have everybody get together for a red carpet final Game of Thrones episode Sunday May 19th 2019… Maybe it would be too crazy though?

      HBO will probably have another GOT Party Sunday May 19th 2019 somewhere.

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    5. HodorTheDoorHolder:
      It looked like a fun night from all the social media pictures and videos. Although there was one clip on twitter of a Brazilian woman interviewing Nathalie Emmanuel and she was really rude and ignored her as soon as Emilia Clarke walked past. I know Dany is a popular character but it was really sad to see.

      It was disgusting.

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    6. firstone,

      That would be a great idea. Mad Men did something along those lines for their final season in 2015: they had a screening event for the final episode with a red carpet and the cast introduced onstage beforehand to the audience, which was timed to happen simultaneously with the TV broadcast of the finale. It would be great to see GoT have something similar.

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    7. Funny how when cast members are asked who they think will end up on the throne, they name someone. Have any of the cast members publicly predicted that no one will end up on the throne? Do they name someone because they think that’s what fans want? Am I overthinking this?

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    8. Boojam,

      Oh, God.. that picture! How great would it have been with Michelle, Richard, and Art there? It’s still great though — Daddy Stark with his daughters, son, and foster son. Love it!

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    9. This is beautiful. To everyone involved in the making of this wonderful show … thank you. One and all!

      Also, I’d like to offer an eternal reaffirmation that even though she wasn’t able to make it to the premiere last night, Lena Headey is the goddamn best.

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    10. Petra did you share a word with some actors? I always wanted to talk to Sean bean myself. Looks like a fun guy to talk to.

      Wimsey,

      Why would he?

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    11. Cersei deserves a break? Yeah, to the neck! ;p

      I wonder whether Jerome decided to attend upon hearing of Lena’s absence…lol.

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    12. Jack Bauer 24:
      Kit on Fallon https://youtu.be/c7MoqwTIw3M

      Conleth on Meyers https://youtu.be/vYwH0i9q_ho

      Thanks for the links. I will watch Conleth.
      I saw Kit last night. Fallon spent a bunch of time promoting SNL with Kit this Saturday. I grew up in the 70s when SNL just started and I can’t say I have wanted to watch in quite awhile but I guess they will get one extra viewer Saturday. Since kit is so serious in his role it actually has a lot of potential to be funny. Maisie was talking about how Kit just isn’t funny. I also haven’t watched Fallon that much other than seeing Maisie and Kit. Don’t they sometimes get to stay on the couch for the next guest? I used to like seeing the celebrities interact some.

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    13. Wow. Thanks. I haven’t seen many interviews with Conleth. I thought it was pretty amazing that he lived so close to the set in Northern Ireland,and had the photograph of himself and his siblings, as kids, in the exact same spot he shot the scene with Carice Van Houten. That is so cool! …I think shaving my head would definitely be traumatic the first time.

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    14. HodorTheDoorHolder,

      In this case, it should not matter phrasing that she is Brazilian, Japanese, Jewish, Arianne, or whatever. “People” – from everywhere – could have done that, with bad behavior, independent of their country.
      You are depreciating both her and her country of origin. The latter is unecessary.

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    15. Tron79: Thanks for the links. I will watch Conleth.
      I saw Kit last night. Fallon spent a bunch of time promoting SNL with Kit this Saturday.I grew up in the 70s when SNL just started and I can’t say I have wanted to watch in quite awhile but I guess they will get one extra viewer Saturday. Since kit is so serious in his role it actually has a lot of potential to be funny.Maisie was talking about how Kit just isn’t funny.I also haven’t watched Fallon that much other than seeing Maisie and Kit.Don’t they sometimes get to stay on the couch for the next guest? I used to like seeing the celebrities interact some.

      I find Kit to be very funny actually. Sort of dry humour, which is a pity they didn’t use it in the show since Jon is witty in the books as well.

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    16. Alba: I find Kit to be very funny actually. Sort of dry humour, which is a pity they didn’t use it in the show since Jon is witty in the books as well.

      He did have his moments:

      • When Arya’s attempts to impress him with Nymeria’s fetching abilities fall flat: “Impressive.”

      • When he realizes Sam got it on with Gilly: “I’m glad the end of the world is working out well for someone.”

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    17. Tron79: I also haven’t watched Fallon that much other than seeing Maisie and Kit. Don’t they sometimes get to stay on the couch for the next guest? I used to like seeing the celebrities interact some.

      Some hosts do that often but Fallon very, very rarely does. I can’t even remember specific instances but I think when he’s done that it’s been special circumstances. Those being something like the current guest and next have some kind of tie, personal or professional, or the main guest is someone special to Fallon himself such as a friend like Timberlake who is normally involved in the entire show.

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    18. 4 days after the red carpet and just about a week until the network premiere and still not title, whilst we do have a synopsis. I’m guessing the title itself is a little spoilery.

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    19. May 19th is the finale & that’s the day HBO shows all their new programs to international buyers (like cable channels in Indonesia or Air Emirates).

      They’re renting a big theater in LA to show those people the finale as the end of that big weekend of selling new stuff.

      Too much going on to do a big finale party with cast.

      Also, the premiere is when you want the attention. The finale is one week after the next to last episode. Why do a finale event two days after the next to last episode?

      Also, this way they aren’t talking about spoilers, just doing interviews. Plus, they can do many premieres before the first episode is shown on tv.

      And, since the finale won’t have a special presbowing like the premiere, the finale much less likely to be leaked/spoiled.

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    20. Cliohna: I saw the interview. I think she was being sarcastic.

      That never happens. Remember when Benioff (or was it Weiss) gave away that Jon would be warging into Wolf? 😉

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    21. Kevin1989: Why would he?

      It is a popular belief among some hardcores that Martin had a major falling-out with Benioff & Weiss. The lack of evidence for it is just more evidence of a coverup…..

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    22. syriosnextstudent:
      Funny how when cast members are asked who they think will end up on the throne, they name someone.Have any of the cast members publicly predicted that no one will end up on the throne? Do they name someone because they think that’s what fans want? Am I overthinking this?

      The wheel will be broken. The Iron Throne will be no more.

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