Inside the Game of Thrones US Premiere with photos and a new stunts video!

The U.S. premiere of Game of Thrones on Facebook tonight was a spectacular affair loaded with treats for fans, packed with cast members and interviews on the carpet, and capped off with a new behind-the-scenes video featuring the stunts of season 5. The featurette offers commentary from Rowley Irlam, the show’s stunt coordinator, and never-before-seen footage of fight sequences being created. Feast your eyes on the Sand Snakes in action and the glimpses of Hardhome in this new clip:

Most of the show’s stars stopped to chat with the hosts and offers a few tidbits. Here are some of the highlights:

George R.R. Martin regales the audience with the story of how one overeager fan actually tried to cut off a piece of his hair for a keepsake. But Martin reassures us that,”99.9% of the fans are great. You all dream of having a fanbase like this.” When asked about which region he prefers, the author says, “I’ll always be a Northman at heart. I like the cold more than the heat.” He also teases, “There are some locations we haven’t seen yet” that he is looking forward to writing about, including Casterly Rock and Highgarden.

When the host inquires if Dany is ready to take the throne, Emilia Clarke says with a grin, “Dany is getting closer with every episode.”

Finn Jones confesses that he has read fanfic- and cites not a Renly/Loras story, but one about Finn and Gethin Anthony. He says the fanfic involved the two of them massaging one another with pizza.

Nathalie Emmanuel says of the many languages Missandei speaks each season, “David J. Peterson is a genius, and he sends me recordings of each word, every phrase [in these other languages], to help me out.” Emmanuel acknowledges that it has gotten easier each year, and mentions that Missandei speaks 19 languages.

Dean-Charles Chapman reveals in his interview that- begin rioting, book fans! – there will be no Ser Pounce sightings in season 5.

Sophie Turner acknowledged that Sansa is going “through her Goth phase” at the moment.

Executive producer David Benioff admits that he’s on anti-anxiety medication after working on the show, and also that the cast is “a huge drinking cast.”

Check out the glamorous stylings of the cast as they hit the red- sorry, black carpet in San Francisco tonight, courtesy of newzcard:

Michael McElhatton and Emilia Clarke

Maisie Williams

Peter Dinklage and Gwendoline Christie

Dean Charles Chapman

Finn Jones and Ian Beattie

George RR Martin

Hannah Murray

Kit Harington

Alfie Allen and Liam Cunningham

Nathalie Emmanuel

NCW

Sophie Turner

Carice

tom wlaschiha and kristian nairn

Aidan Gillen

Keisha Castle Hughes and Michiel Huisman

Eugene Simon and Conleth Hill

Iwan Rheon and guest

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    1. Are you sure: (potential episode spoiler so beware:)

      That Hardhome info some random person posted here is wrong? Besides all the Tormund stuff in this video that matches up, he said “we’ve got guys jumping off cliffs” which matches up completely with what that person said. So are we positive that info is wrong?

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    2. As for the photo’s posted, what stands out for me is how Sophie made much more of an effort for this premier then for the London one. Not to be harsh or anything, but she seemed to be less prepaired for the London premier, but it could’ve been the wind. As for which photo looks best, it’s got to be Hannah’s. So much natural beauty you don’t see when she’s “Gillyfied”..

      And Peter actually looks more like Tyrion here then in the shots we’ve seen from the trailer.. -.-

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    3. Tim,

      The problem is there was more than one person posting Hardhome spoilers, whether they were fake or real. Some of them may have been real- but then others came along and added to them and people assumed it was the same person, and all one spoiler.

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    4. Michiel Huisman is one handsome devil. I can understand Dany’s infatuation with him much more so than the greaseball from the books.

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    5. Benioff didn’t say he’s on anti anxiety meds, he said that before they started working on the show he never needed one to help him sleep.
      The blonde interviewer chick was really awkards, ffs can’t HBO find 2 people who know how to work a red carpet event without being star struck by every actor they talk to?
      Emilia, Sophie and Nathalie — mmm mmm mmm. Hard to pick my favourite, guess I’d have to go with Sophie if she had Emilia or Nathalie’s boobs.

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    6. Sue the Fury,

      The one from the redditor. RhaegarShmaegar is real. He also was the first to tell us about the Craster’s Keep foray back in 2013 during the s4 shoot.

      The other two Hardhome “leaks”, were the ones bogden disproved with your help.

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    7. Tim,

      There are three separate hardholme “spoilers” from reddit, two of them have been confirmed wrong one has not, don’t conflate the three!

      the one that is not yet proven false is the one that has the Night’s King resurrecting white walkers (sic* it’s probably wights) after some wildlings are driven off a cliff.

      The other spoilers about Tormund dying, Jon getting stabbed etc were added after by a different user and are probably made up.

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    8. Michiel Huisman is so beautiful but always wears the ugliest clothes. He has the Johnny Depp problem. It’s like they’re trying to cover their manly beauty.

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    9. I missed the Dean Charles Chapman interview, so what I read above was the first I heard of this news. Please, forgive me for screaming, but I’m losing my shit, right now…

      WHAT THE HELL DOES HE MEAN NO SER POUNCE!?!?!
      WHAT ARE D&D THINKING. OH, WAIT, MY BAD, OBVIOUSLY THEY AREN’T THINKING. I THINK THIS MAY BE THE FINAL STRAW FOR ME.

      ***sits in a corner, curls up in a ball, and starts rocking back and forth whilst quietly sobbing to herself***

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    10. Did anyone catch the stunt guy fighting with an ice sword at 0:18?

      Jaime isn’t much of a gentleman, he hits Obara with a right hook at 1:15, ouch! that’s gotta smart, with his hand being gold plated and all.

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    11. Michiel and Sophie are the King and Queen tonight. Love the cobalt blue suit. Aiden is hilariously awkward and lowkey creepy, he can never just smile.

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    12. Shaz,

      I think Aiden and Peter were both already pretty buzzed. I dont know I feel like half the celebs get blasted before these things. The only ones that actually seemed normal were the ones who were underage.

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    13. Kit looking good in 3 shades of grey. Michiel looks like ’70s denim jumpsuit. Alfie has Jeyne Westerling’s hips. Aidan looks like a stoner. GRRM looks perfect with Ned’s severed head.

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    14. Holy cow!

      That Gilly actress is beautiful I didn’t even know who that was at first.

      The makeup people must work really hard to ugly her up. Do they give her fake teeth and stuff?

      That’s unreal, she is a total hottie but as Gilly you’d never know.

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    15. Nicolaj looks edible as usual. If only I could get just one bite…
      Huissman is very handsome but what in the world is he wearing?
      I like Aiden. Think he’s sexy as littlefinger (is there something wrong woth me?)
      Davos is a handsome daddy. Too old for me but who cares about age lol.

      On the girls I have to say that Emilia Clarke is truly a beauty
      Hanna Murray is really cute too. Who would have thought?

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    16. One of the guys in the stunt video is wielding a Stark shield around :25 secs in, not the typical Stark helm though so wonder if its just for practice.

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    17. Ashling:
      I love Aiden’s social awkwardness. He’s a cutie. Nikolaj is handsome as always.

      Nikolaj is pipping hot, and Aiden is looking pretty steamy as well!

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    18. Greenjones:
      asdf,

      When bogden said he had info to disprove it and showed it to Sue and she said his info was legit.

      Oooh wow that’s interesting I missed that. So I’m guessing this is info were sadly not privy too eh? 🙁

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    19. asdf,

      Sue confirmed that the info meant that

      Tormund at least makes it back to Castle Black for ep. 510.

      What the info was specifically though, she and bogden kept secret.

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    20. So to the stunt video:

      Few things gleaned: two handed axe (looks like the Thenn guys axe) vs white walker sword (big stunt guy with odd looking weapon.

      Two Westerosi fighting with swords and shields (Stannis vs Bolton or Ironborn?)

      Two handed sword vs sword? Gladiators? Northmen?

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    21. Maybe I’m biased because I recognized her from Skins, but I find it very surprising how many people are shocked by how beautiful Hannah Murray is. One or two people pointing it out is a coincidence, but this seems to be a trend for some reason. A trip to the optometrist might be in order for some of you… lol

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    22. Random question: do cast members get their travel and accommodation costs paid for by production when they attend these things? I travel a lot for work and usually my clients foot the bill, I wonder if it’s the same for them? These things cost a bomb and some of these people aren’t exactly billionaires…

      On topic: too much eye candy, cannot handle, don’t know who I’d tear the clothes off first (and I agree this must be Michiel’s approach to dressing).

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    23. what a disapointment this video, I’m starting to think these will be the only big fight scenes we will have this season, and I was still hoping to see Stannis in action, but then again.. They surprised us with Brienne vs The hound last year so there might still be some light.

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    24. I’ve been watching the stunt video and I’m a bit confused…

      Why are both Daario and Jorah reharsing a fight in the Dorne’s courtyard? It seems to me the set is the same showed later in the video, when we havethe Sand Snakes fighting the guy with the yellow dress.

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    25. Rpcola,

      You can usually see who they are supposed to be by the overall get-up, the weapons and the way they fight. Those in 00:25 fight like gladiators, pit fighters, for the slave auction or Daznak’s Pit in Meereeen. No Stark soldiers, sorry 😉

      Colty,

      It always makes me smile 🙂

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    26. Jofrey’s Cunt,

      They won’t show us every fight. And even then, judging by what we know of how much time Hardhome and Daznak took to film, they’ve shown us nothing.

      Oh, and don’t worry about Stannis fighting this season:

      There were some videos for the GoT exhibition in which the actors, in character, congratulated you for pledging allegiance to them or their House. They were all filmed during production, in the middle of filming —they were all in costume, in whatever sets they were shooting in. And Stannis was wearing his battle armor, with blood makeup all over his face, and in the background there were snowy woods, be it a built set or real woods. So, we will see Stannis fight. Also, in the second trailer we glimpse the Baratheon encampment in flames, something that doesn’t happen in the books and I can’t figure out yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s the Baratheon camp.

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    27. Jofrey’s Cunt,

      They won’t show us every fight in the promotional materials, don’t worry. And even if they had, judging by what we know of how much time and money the Hardhome and Daznak’s Pit set-pieces took to film, they’ve shown us nothing yet, especially Hardhome.

      Oh, and don’t worry about Stannis fighting this season:

      There were some videos for the GoT exhibition in which the characters congratulated you for pledging allegiance to their House. They were all filmed during production —the actors were all in character, in costume, in whatever sets they were shooting at.

      What about Stannis, then? He was wearing his battle armor, with blood makeup all over his face, and in the background there were snowy woods. So, Stannis will fight, in the snow. Also, in the second trailer we see the snowed-in Baratheon encampment in flames, something new that I can’t yet figure out how it fits within Stannis’ story this season —but I’m certain it’s the Baratheon camp. In conclusion, Stannis is gonna kick some ass. Personally.

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    28. Yeah, Finn is much more into R(eal)P(eople)S(lash) than one would imagine. He even showed it to poor innocent Gethin once IIRC. He’s looking nice and proper (for once) in that blue suit too.

      Clarice is super chic. Not sure about Gwen’s outfits lately. Aiden looks always creepy to me, no matter what. Love ‘Hodor’s’ hairdo.

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    29. Who else thinks it’s kinda funny that we’re in awe like: “Gosh! We’ll see the Night’s Watch fight actual White Walkers!”, when in fact that was literally the first thing we ever saw of the show or the books, in the prologue? I know —not the same, since in this case Jon and other characters we care about will be present. Still, it’s kinda funny.

      starkgirl,

      Osuna, where Daznak’s Pit was filmed and where Daario and Jorah belong, is very close to the city of Seville, where they shot the Water Gardens of Dorne. In fact, Osuna is within the Province of Seville, and there’re only 100 km between the city of Seville and Osuna. Presumably, the Osuna arena wasn’t yet ready, or maybe they wanted to train them all together. One thing is for certain —Daario and Jorah won’t suddenly teleport from Meereen to Dorne.

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    30. Luka Nieto,

      Yeah I know judging by the size of those scenes and how long they took to film I believe we will have some big surprises. It took them longer to film than the battle at the wall so it will probably blow our minds away I hope.
      As for that Stannis video I saw it when it came out, and by then I was really hoping we were going to see him kicking some ass, now my opinion is divided, we might see him fight, or we just might see some aftermath of the battle. I would really love to see him fighting Roose Bolton, Ramsay I would leave him for Jon.

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    31. Jofrey’s Cunt,

      Maybe not in terms of action thrills, but story-wise the fact that Stannis is for sure going to enter into battle this season is huge in and of itself, whether we get to actually see it happening or not. And will we? I think so; it’s the kind of thing the show never skips, especially with the current budget, and Stannis needs a climax for his arc this season. However, I don’t have any direct evidence.

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    32. Gods – wish I was feeling it for the Sand Snakes. Just don’t know…

      And aren’t some of us going a bit far really? Maybe some reigning back on the creepy –

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    33. Luka Nieto:
      Rpcola,

      You can usually see who they are supposed to be by the overall get-up, the weapons and the way they fight. Those in 00:25 fight like gladiators, pit fighters, for the slave auction or Daznak’s Pit in Meereeen. No Stark soldiers, sorry

      The guy on the right at 0:25 has a Stark shield (the other guy has a generic round one), while both wear Baratheon helmets.

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    34. Luka Nieto,

      Yeah it makes sense in terms of story also, this season he must prevail somehow. Let’s just hope we’ll get to see it, I want to believe we will!

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    35. Luka Nieto,

      Sure, but the other guys, like the Wildling and the WW, are also wearing some comfy training clothes. I don’t think we can deduce for certain who the two at 0:25 are just looking at them.

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    36. I think this confirms that Finn is not the actor D&D mentioned at the Oxford conference because he would not just pop there if there was any kind of tension between him and David and Dan. I don’t want to bring that debate here, as I think it was already heavily discussed in the other page, but I wanted to point out this fact.

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    37. Mr Fixit,

      I insist, it’s not about what they’re wearing exactly.

      Of course they’re wearing comfy clothing; they’re training. And they’re using props from all over the show, and outside of it, as well, which is understandable. However, one can surmise what they are actually representing by paying attention to the kind of armor, weapons and fighting styles they’re using.

      00:04 – The Ghiscari pit fighter lancer we’ve seen, or an Unsullied.
      00:06 – Unsullied against Sons of the Harpy.
      00:16 – Looks like Westerosi to me. May be pit fighters, though.
      00:18 – Thenn vs White Walker.
      00:20 – Night’s Watch vs wights in the boats (or just possibly Tyrion and Jorah vs stonemen, since the prop boat seems to be the show’s Shy Maid —however, those look like stuntmen training for a scene. If Tyrion is fighting and a stuntman is doing it for him, it’s gotta be a little person, which that stuntman is not. Also, the stonemen are kinda crazy, true, but those guys move like savage zombies.)
      00:25 – Pit fighters. They fight like gladiators, not knights; and the stuntmen chose similar helmets, shields and weapons as those used by the pit fighters in the trailers. They are not Westerosi.
      00:28 – As in 00:16, probably Westerosi, but maybe pit fighters.

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    38. Tim,

      The first info was (supposedly) leaked before the second, fake, info. The faker was probably aware of the first (supposed) leak.

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    39. By the way, this may be off-topic, but I’ve been curious for a while about exactly how many cavalry Stannis had in the Battle of Castle Black. In the books it was about 1,500, but in the show he had said to Tycho Nestoris that he had 3,000 men. In “The Children” we can clearly see each and every one of his men, but there are a lot of them, so it’s understandable that nobody has counted. For some people it looked like way more than 3,000, which would indicate he hired sell-swords already, and for others they appeared to be way too few. This kinda matters, because some people opined Stannis had to have entered into a contract with the Golden Company, which would matter for the future.

      Anyway, since I’m both a very boring and a very bored person, I counted them. I might have missed a few, but it’s pretty precise.

      First, thirty-three squadrons of heavy horse carrying 1,451 mounted men attack the wildlings’ forest encampment from the southeast (from the Wall side), including Stannis and Davos; and then, another regiment, composed of thirty squadrons and 1,323 cavalry attack from the northeast. All in all, that amounts to about 2,770 of Stannis’ 3,000 strong army. Maybe he couldn’t provide them all with horses or not all of them know how to ride; maybe he left a few hundred men behind at Eastwatch and Dragonstone, as in the books.

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    40. Luka Nieto,

      I think I remeber him saying to Tyco he had about 4000, and by the time I remember someone counted on that areal view and it was more less that number… I don’t where that topic was though

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    41. Joffrey’s Cunt,

      I remembered it wrong; he does say 4,000, not 3,000. Still, I counted them correctly. Those are 2770 mounted men, more or less. Stannis must have quite a few men with no horses, which is understandable. Not everyone can be a knight, right? And, as I said, a few were probably left behind at Dragonstone and then at Eastwatch. The point is —there are no more than 4,000. Or 3,000, for that matter.

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    42. ctid,

      Yeap, soy español. I’m currently quite sick, so I have a lot of time on my hands, even more than usual. Sick, bored and boring —ladies…!?

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    43. Luka Nieto,

      Yeah maybe that’s the reason, or probably just a fail from the team, but anyway yeah, of course he has cavalry and infantry, maybe he left them on Eastwatch like you said or probably they just showed up later in the battle and we didn’t see it, they really pressed fast-forward on that battle

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    44. Jofrey’s Cunt,

      They wouldn’t fail on something so basic. They devised a pretty complex strategy, and separated them in squadrons of slightly varying sizes and everything. It’s well thought-out, which becomes apparent once you start counting them. “How many mounted men does Stannis bring to the Wall?” would be pretty much the first question that the VFX artists would ask the producers 😉

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    45. I love this.

      “The thing about Kristofer is, you don’t have to pull him in, you have to rein him back a bit. Not in like a dangerous, reckless way, just that he’s full-on.”

      Yeah, the casting folks didn’t mess up on Tormund at all. Awesome.

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    46. Did anyone noticed at 0:26 that there is someone fighting and he’s wearing the Starks Siegel ?!!!!!!

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    47. Luka Nieto,
      hahah yeah I think you’re right, at least I want to believe that, and not the other way around. It just seems strange why he wouldn’t bring is full force wich is already little against 100 000 wildlings, I know he is a great strategist but still considering both numbers it seems too risky.

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    48. Jofrey’s Cunt,

      Not nearly as risky as the impossibility of coordinating a surprise cavalry attack with the infantry, who are much, much slower, and would have to arrive there first, probably spoiling the surprise factor, which is the main reason they won. That accounts for the lack of any infantry. As for where they were, I’d say maybe Dragonstone and mostly Eastwatch, and by Season 5 Castle Black.

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    49. Sue the Fury,

      I love that suit on him. The whole outfit in fact. Very high fashion – and he does a lot in the fashion world. I think the average person following GoT probably isn’t a fashionista so it may not fit the more conservative view of how men should dress. But he rocked it imho.

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    50. Luka Nieto,

      Hey, the boat fight scene could be Tyrion and Jorah when you look at it. One of the stunt guys being attacked in the choreographing of the fight is on his knees which could be for stepping out Tyrion. I don’t suppose they would necessarily use a size double for just stepping out the fight. That boat really does look like their boat more than the wildlings/watch one.

      I think it hints at the Sorrows.

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    51. Hello,

      I agree, he nailed it in my opinion. Blue is a big colour this Spring/Summer, he’s clearly in tune with the trends. Kudos to him for not opting for a conventional suit or tux. Kit’s another good dresser, he should experiment a bit more though since he has some fashion clout and can rock pretty much anything.

      Glad I got my Conleth red carpet pic, slay!

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    52. With Keisha the only Sand Snake in attendence, does that mean

      Obara is a one-and-done this season? The other actresses could have been told, “We’ll fly you to the US next year.”

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    53. WOW, Kit Harington was the only cast member who came out to the fans to say hi and do autographs (thanks for the vid, Dana!!!) He’s cool! 🙂 Can’t wait for season 5!!! All the cast looks amazing!

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    54. Luka Nieto,

      There’s actually a war tactic where the cavalry does the first surprise attack, then later comes the infantry, I don’t recall the name but it’s a thing, he could have done that but oh well, he is Stannis the mannis anyway

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    55. Was Carice with her partner? I didn’t see pics of her at the afterparty. I wonder if its a conscious decision by D&D to keep her aloof from cast events, it certainly adds to the mystery of Melisandre!

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    56. Dear Hannah

      Remember that it was me who was the one who loved and cherished you way before your Oliva Newton John transformation on this red carpet. Not only for your natural beauty, quivering mouth, and adorable overbite, but your gloriously innate acting ability as well. Ignore all these other posers who only see your external hotness as you strut about in your new guise.

      Your humble servant
      Ry Daddy

      PS I also voted for you as Best Supporting Actress

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    57. Rygritte:
      My favorite part of the red carpet was when the host called Gilly “Jilly.”

      Mine is how many times the “toss you back to Vanessa” been uttered which can be turned into a drinking game

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    58. Was anybody else screaming at the screen when those ingrates referred to Daenerys as ‘Khaleesi’? Bitches, that’s not her name!!!!

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    59. Those few seconds of Iain Glen on the stunt video made my day. I’m ready for all the fighting this season. April 12th (well April 13th for us Europeans) can’t come soon enough!

      Red carpet: the ladies looking gorgeous (I love Gwendoline’s outfit), and the silver foxes looking dapper (no Iain though 🙁 I love Kit’s smile, he’s so cute when he smiles. But Michiel, that suit… Nononono

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    60. ace: Mine is how many times the “toss you back to Vanessa”been utteredwhich can be turned into a drinking game

      This, and “photobombed”! These two girls were hilarious, who hired them?

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    61. Just for the sake of it, Kill the Boy (57 minutes) has been added to the HBO schedule (it had already been added, but without a name)

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    62. Afeastfordances,

      Hahaha that’s amazing. Did they confirm that they were high or did you just assume. In that picture, they certainly looked like they could have the serious munchies and just went out and found the nearest store to bye snacks 🙂

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    63. ace,

      Mine was whenever the blonde interviewer asked a question and then before the person could finish she would pull the mic away and start talking. Who were these interviewers? Worse I’ve ever seen.

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    64. Galli:
      Was anybody else screaming at the screen when those ingrates referred to Daenerys as ‘Khaleesi’? Bitches, that’s not her name!!!!

      Stop acting like a Purist! I call her that too and I know her full name. Just like I prefer saying The Hound instead of Sandor. I don’t give a fuck if one is a tittle and the other one a nickname.
      Are you going to get huffy puffy if one day I get asked on camera whose my favorite lannister and I respond with… KING SLAYER OF COURSE! WOOOO!!!

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    65. Mormont,

      It’s a purse. I just read somewhere that they get asked the same questions so many times, that she tries to find things to distract people. Lol. SHINY!!!

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    66. King Stannis,

      To me, it’s more like if you addressed the Duke of Edinburgh (or some other duke) as if his first name was Duke. It just sounds very odd, at least in my mind.

      Although I agree that some people seem to put more effort into complaining about it than its worth.

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    67. The Damphair,

      Haha, as far as I know they’ve never discussed the incident. This is just the story I’ve pieced together based on the photo. But I think it’s pretty self-evident what’s happening there!

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    68. It’s amazing to me how many people don’t recognize Eugene Simon with a haircut.

      Also, lately I’ve been watching a lot of House, and Simon reminds me of Chase (Jesse Spencer) so much, in looks.

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    69. Sue the Fury,

      Personally I don’t recognise many of the actors. It’s only by looking at their names that I get to know them. And in case of Lacel’s actor, I wasn’t familiar with his name.

      (And yes, I never recognise Gilly’s actress either.)

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    70. Sue the Fury,

      I didn’t recognize him. Its not just the shorter hair. He has matured. After all, it has been a few years since we have seen him.

      Ahh…Finn…never change:

      Finn Jones confesses that he has read fanfic- and cites not a Renly/Loras story, but one about Finn and Gethin Anthony. He says the fanfic involved the two of them massaging one another with pizza

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    71. Shaz,

      Yahoo Style editor had this to say “Michiel Huisman in Louis Vuitton.
      Michiel Huisman earned an A plus for acing men’s style. Opting for a shade of blue not regularly seen off the runway and pairing the suit with a turtleneck as opposed to a button down, the “Age of Adaline” star proves his sartorial senses are above and beyond your typical actor.” He was gorgeous.

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    72. You know why so many people who watch the show call Emilia’s character “Khaleesi”? Because after Viserys died halfway through Season 1, she was exclusively referred to by every character she interacted with on the show for the following 2 seasons or so as “Khaleesi”.

      Amazing how that works eh?

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    73. She is not Khaleesi anymore, damn it. Khaleesi implies she is still Drogo’s consort. She is now Queen in her own, autonomous right. Daenerys – learn to write it, learn to spell it or stop with this ‘Khaleesi’ and ‘Dany’ business.

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    74. I haven’t read the books, but I think it’s Nymeria Sand (the Snake with the whip), is she fighting half dressed at 1:34? It looks as if to me her dress flies up revealing what’s beneath. I could be entirely wrong, it just looks that way from my 360p 0.5mbps internet.

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    75. Sunshine:
      Shaz,

      Yahoo Style editor had this to say “Michiel Huisman in Louis Vuitton.
      Michiel Huisman earned an A plus for acing men’s style. Opting for a shade of blue not regularly seen off the runway and pairing the suit with a turtleneck as opposed to a button down, the “Age of Adaline” star proves his sartorial senses are above and beyond your typical actor.”He was gorgeous.

      Michiel Huisman is gorgeous, yes, but just because a fashion editor praised the look, doesn’t mean it’s a good look, at least imo. The turtleneck was fine. I kind of liked it, in fact, but the color of the suit…no. If that’s what’s coming down the runway, well, again, just imo, I hope it mostly stays on the runway. Something being fashionable does not always equal it looking good. The cut of the suit was nice, but the color was a little too reminiscent of those awful polyester suits you see people wearing in pictures from the 70’s. No, it wasn’t one of those gawd-awful powder blue suits they used to wear, but it was flirting with it, to my eye. Some of the other shades of blue we saw for suits, which were definitely a departure from the traditional blue suit worked much, much better for me.

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    76. Joffrey’s Cunt:
      Luka Nieto,

      I think I remeber him saying to Tyco he had about 4000, and by the time I remember someone counted on that areal view and it was more less that number… I don’t where that topic was though

      In short period of time Stannis’s not-so-big army managed to defeat the army of 100.000 Free men, including giants ‘n mammoths? Unconvincing. One of the moments when the story went lame.

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    77. Uknow0,

      2,800 mounted cavalry taking 100,000 wildlings by surprise… in their camp, unprepared, many of the probably unarmed and/or sleeping. Historically, when something like that happened, the result was a giant massacre by the attackers, even with less favorable odds. Also, Mance surrendered quite quickly (the “shock and awe” worked), so it’s not like there was a fight to the death.

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    78. Luka Nieto,

      Folks, here’s a question. Do you take Mance at his word that he has 100,000 strong?

      The average temperature North of the Wall isn’t easy to determine, but if you take that there are no settlements, and there hasn’t appeared to be a period without snow (we can assume, perhaps, during the height of summer that perhaps there is a couple of what we’d call “years” with temperatures around 40 degrees F or so), and the description Alliser Thorne gives in “Cripples, Bastards & Broken Things,” that the winter North of the Wall is frigid and kills plenty.

      Nunavut, one of the least populated areas of Canada, which averages temps between 5 and 18 F, has a population of about 31,000. Even if you assume the Wildlings have been plenty productive, you can’t imagine they’d even have 50,000, much less 100,000. Jon also doesn’t have the ability to count that many, in addition. Remove all of the kids, elderly, and those unfit to fight, and Stannis’s cavalry is more than enough – particularly as it’s a surprise – to overrun the Wildlings. Just a thought.

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    79. Beacon:
      She is not Khaleesi anymore, damn it. Khaleesi implies she is still Drogo’s consort. She is now Queen in her own, autonomous right. Daenerys – learn to write it, learn to spell it or stop with this ‘Khaleesi’ and ‘Dany’ business.

      I bet you all the Money on your bank account she’s still Khaleesi.

      I will not stop calling her Khaleesi because for whatever reason it upsets people. Until Daenerys jumps out my book/TV and tells me to stop addressing her as Khaleesi than it’s not happening.
      If it makes peeps feel better…
      (Clears throat)
      Daenerys Stormborn of house Targaryan Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the first men Queen of Mereen, Mhysa, Slayer of lies, breaker of chains, mother of dragons, the unburnt, KHAleesi of the great grass sea.

      I prefer calling her Khaleesi because I like the sound of it better. We don’t need haters around here, it’s bad enough we have the Purist lurking around waiting for a change in the show so they can attack it like vultures.

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    80. Luka Nieto:
      Uknow0,

      2,800 mounted cavalry taking 100,000 wildlings by surprise… in their camp, unprepared, many of the probably unarmed and/or sleeping. Historically, when something like that happened, the result was a giant massacre by the attackers, even with less favorable odds. Also, Mance surrendered quite quickly (the “shock and awe” worked), so it’s not like there was a fight to the death.

      35 foot soldiers can defeat 1 mounted soldier easily. At this ratio, surprise of any kind seems impossible.

      Another moment when the story went lame is when Arya and wounded Dog had finally reached the Bloody gate, but they didn’t proceeded to the Eyrie, the principal stronghold near the gate. Even more, they heard Arya’s aunt had died 3 days before their arrival, and they just turned around ‘n leave. Arya gives a shit ‘bout her aunt? Bloody unconvincing.

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    81. Uknow0: In short period of time Stannis’s not-so-big army managed to defeat the army of 100.000 Free men, including giants ‘n mammoths? Unconvincing. One of the moments when the story went lame.

      From what’s seen in the show, Stannis and his cavalry defeats Mance’s encampement that to my understanding was only a small part of the 100 000. Similar to how only one mammoth with two giants attacked the Wall the previous night, only part of Mance’s forces was right there close to the Wall.

      And since Mance was taken, it’s quite likely that dozens of thousands of Wildlings got more or less scattered far and wide. But they’re still there, and if they unite, they’ll still be a huge and powerful army.

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    82. Uknow0,

      I know right, the wildlings have 100,000 strong and didn’t even bother having their skin changers on overwatch just incase that shit happens. A cavalry charge also makes a lot of noise so there is no way Stannis army would have made it near the camp unnoticed.

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    83. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a professional at being good looking, as usual.
      Aidan Gillen is as uncomfortable on the red carpet as ever (we still love him).

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    84. Uknow0: Another moment when the story went lame is when Arya and wounded Dog had finally reached the Bloody gate, but they didn’t proceeded to the Eyrie, the principal stronghold near the gate. Even more, they heard Arya’s aunt had died 3 days before their arrival, and they just turned around ‘n leave. Arya gives a shit ‘bout her aunt? Bloody unconvincing.

      They have no reason to go into the Eyrie at that point. Thats a stupid complaint.

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    85. i don’t think it’s a stupid complaint. I think they would go there to maybe get money from Robyn as ransom, or at least inquire as to what would happen to the Eyrie now (again maybe ransom opportunity for the Hound). It may not be plausible based on who the characters are but it’s certainly not stupid. Just leaving (and just missing Sansa) was too convenient and shows lazy writing. Imo

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    86. TOIVA: From what’s seen in the show, Stannis and his cavalry defeats Mance’s encampement that to my understanding was only a small part of the 100 000. Similar to how only one mammoth with two giants attacked the Wall the previous night, only part of Mance’s forces was right there close to the Wall.

      And since Mance was taken, it’s quite likely that dozens of thousands of Wildlings got more or less scattered far and wide. But they’re still there, and if they unite, they’ll still be a huge and powerful army.

      Pretty good take on it as well. As said, I don’t trust Mance’s number to begin with. He has every incentive to lie just as Jon Snow does. I would expect the figure was probably closer to 25,000, just as a guess.

      The part that really rankles me is Alliser Thorne not sealing the tunnel. There’s very little logical sense for him to not seal the tunnel. The tunnel could have always been unsealed later for further ranging if needed.

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    87. Sue the Fury,

      I thought he looked stunning! His Vogue stylist did a great job with the outfit. I’d bet that Louis Vuitton suit cost 20 grand! Only Michiel Huisman could work it like he did!

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    88. Yivo,

      The hound wanted her gone and he wanted money. I would think he could try just a teensy bit harder after going all that way. And I’m sure he would have seemed very intimidation to a child. You can’t see how the writers just set up a situation whereby the sisters get so close but don’t connect? It was all set up just for that silly anticlimactic moment. Just like how Jon and Bran came so close. Overused ploy.

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    89. Yellow:

      Just leaving (and just missing Sansa) was too convenient and shows lazy writing.

      How could Arya and the Hound possibly know Sansa was at the Eyrie? They didn’t know about Joffrey’s fate or the Hound’s bounty until they were told by other people. And Sansa was there as Alayne, Littlefinger’s niece. They wouldn’t know who “Alayne” was. And why would guards divulge their house’s inner workings to strangers? They may not have believed Arya was who she said she was anyway.

      Yellow:

      The hound wanted her gone and he wanted money. I would think he could try just a teensy bit harder after going all that way.

      Except by that time the Hound had become emotionally attached to her. The brutal, disastrous scene with Brienne and the aftermath showed he viewed himself now as Arya’s protector.

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    90. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      I’ll chime in. It’s definitely high fashion and therefore not going to be to everyone’s liking – but that’s where i personally think it can be totally fab on the red/black carpet. And this would not have looked good on some others but a few people can wear it well, like Michiel. It totally suited him (pun intended).

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