[UPDATED] Lena Headey on Her Emmy Nomination; HBO NOW Available on Android and Amazon Devices

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It’s no surprise to viewers that after that grueling Walk of Shame in the season finale, Lena Heady was nominated for an Emmy. It was, however, a surprise to her.

The Wall Street Journal (TWSJ) has a humble new interview with Heady detailing her experience.

The highlights as well as information on HBO NOW availability below the cut…

Additionally, Lena gave birth two weeks ago to a little baby lioness but graciously took the time to still be interviewed.

When asked if the nomination was a surprise Heady said:

No, it’s a surprise. Everybody’s like, “This will happen, this will happen,” and you’re like, “Well … you never know, you never know.” It’s sort of sinking in still.

Well this writer is glad it happened because it certainly was well deserved. Considering what Cersei had been through this season, TWSJ asked if that made the nomination that much more rewarding.

It obviously feels very lovely to be recognized for work that you’ve done. So, yes, I guess in a sense, although you never go into it thinking anything other than, “I just want to do Dave and Dan’s work.” And having played the character for five years, it’s exciting to get to do where you knew where they were going when we initially spoke, where we knew Cersei was going, and now I have no idea what’s going to happen.

On the Walk of Shame itself:

Like I said, it’s great to be recognized, and I love that kind of work. We were up at 4, it was three straight days, me and [body double Rebecca Van Cleave] shared the walk. This is where I knew Cersei was going to, so to get there finally and break her down and have that moment, I loved every minute of it. It was tough. I loved that. I love a challenge. To remain emotionally focused in the midst of that three-day marathon … it was good to be recognized for that.

Head on over to The Wall Street Journal where Lena talks the other scene she felt powerfully about, emotional engagement to Cersei, and her character next season.

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For HBO fans not using Apple products, I have good news! A new press release from HBO details that HBO NOW is available today on Android and Amazon Fire devices! Additionally, a free 30 day trial is available to all new customers who sign up. This is great news as this writer has been wanting an excuse to re-watch Season 5 of Game of Thrones (and all of The Sopranos…again) so what a better time than now! Check out the video below for more details and head on over to HBONOW to sign up and start enjoying all their excellent programs!

 

Nate: I have already signed up for HBONOW. Will you also be signing up? What will you be watching? What are your thoughts on Lena’s interview? Let us know below!

UPDATE:  The LA Times checks in with Emilia on her Emmy nod and turned out a fun interview.

Emilia is, as usual, self deprecating and extremely appreciative of the entire Game of Thrones crew and has some things to say about Season 6.

It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it.

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    1. Ravyn,

      Thanks for the article !!!
      Emilia is the one who gives us the most hints about next season. To quote the extract where she talks about season 6 (it’s a long article)

      ” QU :Do you have any idea where your character is going to go next? Have they given you any clues or hints?

      E-C Ooooh. Oooooh there’s so much in store for her. I’m saying that obviously because I’ve read the script for next season. Muwah ha ha! I know stories. It’s really exciting. Next season, I’ve said this before, but there’s a lot of season where you need to (rightly so) kind of need to set the scene. And you have a couple of episodes where you’re like, “OK, feeding information, I get it. We’re finding out about this person. And we know about that person. And oh, there’s that person.” But this season coming up, that we’re about to film, there’s none of that. It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it.”

      I think season 6 is going to be like season 4. No slow-burn but climaxes all the way! Yeah 🙂

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    2. Gd75,

      Just going by what she says, I think S4 will be a good analogy. Emilia tends to be an excitable interview so maybe she exaggerates a bit, but it sounds like more story convergence as we get closer to end game.

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    3. Really can’t wait. And I saw a quote somewhere (sorry can’t remember where) from an old interview with Kit where he says something along the lines of ‘at the end of the season people are turning against him and that will change his behaviour’. I’ll try and find it.

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    4. Gd75:
      Ravyn,

      Thanks for the article !!!
      Emilia is the one who gives us the most hints about next season. To quote the extract where she talks about season 6 (it’s a long article)

      Do you have any idea where your character is going to go next? Have they given you any clues or hints?

      Ooooh. Oooooh there’s so much in store for her. I’m saying that obviously because I’ve read the script for next season. Muwah ha ha! I know stories. It’s really exciting. Next season, I’ve said this before, but there’s a lot of season where you need to (rightly so) kind of need to set the scene. And you have a couple of episodes where you’re like, “OK, feeding information, I get it. We’re finding out about this person. And we know about that person. And oh, there’s that person.” But this season coming up, that we’re about to film, there’s none of that. It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it.”

      I sincerely hope this is accurate; this assertion that the season is not wasting time on building up and getting information and its just “go-go-go”. *Fingers crossed* On the other hand, it makes me wonder how they’re going to introduce Euron, Randyll Tarly, the Northern Lords, etc. If they’re not going to waste time with introductions and build-ups then these characters aren’t going to be important in and of themselves, but rather, their importance is going to derive from their interaction with the existing characters. So, Randyll Tarly will be important because he’s Sam’s Dad, not necessarily because he’s the commander of the Tyrell forces (or a great battlefield commander, etc). Euron will probably be reduced to being the Admiral of the Greyjoy fleet and not…everything he is in the books. Kind of makes me think these characters will be used to advance existing stories, rather than creating new ones (as their introductions did in the books).

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    5. Ravyn:
      RosanaZugey,

      S4 did a good job of introducing Oberyn without wasting much time. A lot of it is in the casting.

      A lot of it is in the writing as well. Oberyn was a masterful introduction. His daughters, on the other hand, felt forced and ridiculous.

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    6. Ashara Dayne:
      Really can’t wait. And I saw a quote somewhere (sorry can’t remember where) from an old interview with Kit where he says something along the lines of ‘at the end of the season people are turning against him and that will change his behaviour’. I’ll try and find it.

      Well the mood changed at Castle Black, well before the stabbing took place. We see Alliser Thorne getting more up against Jon ever since the Election up to the point where he left and saw how Thorne stood as he returned with the Wildlings. His pretty darned weary and downtrodden when he returned, in part because what he saw and in part because he knows he’ll have no allies to help him at Castle Black.

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    7. “HBO NOW is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available.”

      Great that the succes of GOT is a driving force behind this new distribution model for HBO. Here’s hoping that the international succes means that some day soon, we’ll be able to subscribe regardless of where we find ourselves on our little planet.
      (believe it or not, high-speed broadband connections are in many nations more widespread/cheaper than in the US…)

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    8. Tar Kidho,

      believe it or not, high-speed broadband connections are in many nations more widespread/cheaper than in the US…

      This is very true although not many Americans are aware of it. The US infrastructure is seriously outdated and becoming moreso every day. And there is no political will to spend the money (and it will take a lot) to update it. So what is happening is it is being done piecemeal, where and when telecommunications feel the need (meaning where they can make a profit from the update). But it’s not fast enough or comprehensive enough. Seems like nothing happens in the US these days without there being a profit motive behind it. The concept of “for the societal good” that built things with our tax money like the fantastic highway system has gone the way of the dodo bird.

      [end of rant, will slink off to my dark corner now and shut up]

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    9. RosanaZugey: A lot of it is in the writing as well. Oberyn was a masterful introduction. His daughters, on the other hand, felt forced and ridiculous.

      Which brings up an idea. When the WOTW awards are done when this entire series is over, “Best Introduction” might be a real good idea. It’s hard to do it for one season, as you don’t get enough really good introductions, but for the whole series, I think it would work well.

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    10. Gd75:
      Ravyn,
      No slow-burn but climaxes all the way! Yeah

      That’s what she said (er, hopefully).

      I’d be looking forward to another Season 4, with one hit after another and the big dramatic moments spaced out through the season as opposed to crammed in at the end. Given what we know about the new storylines and characters being introduced–Northern lords, Euron, the Tarlys, etc.–as well as older storylines needing to be dusted off–Walder Frey, Riverlands coming back into play, Team Bran, Dothraki politics, etc.–I don’t know how realistic it is to expect Season 6 to come storming out of the gates, since a fair amount of establishing work will have to be done before the shit can hit the fan. Euron–or whatever he’s called in the show, because I have to think a dude with a name that rhymes with either “Urine” or “You’re on” isn’t going to fly–can’t just show up and destroy the Reach in his first episode.

      …On the other hand, Emilia Clarke explicitly said that this is not the case, and there won’t be this type of pokey setup episodes. If that’s the case, great, but I have to say that I’m skeptical. We already know about that scene where Tyrion and Varys enlist the assistance of the Red Priestess. It might be necessary from a plot perspective, but it’s more of a setup scene than a big, dramatic climax moment (unless she winds up transforming into a dragon or something, I guess, LOL).

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    11. if u guys check goldderby.com,
      it seems like Lena Headey is topping the odds to win,
      as is GOT in best drama series!

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    12. I suppose they could convey a lot about Randyll just by showing him interact with his family, no setup needed: show, don’t tell. All we needed to get a sense of who Tywin was in Season 1 was that deer-skinning scene with Jaime. We immediately understood how ruthless, commanding, and downright terrifying he was, as arrogant, cocky Jaime positively shriveled up under his withering gaze and seemed to grow smaller with each cutting remark. That scene did more to cement the viewer’s impression of Tywin than five scenes talking about how scary and dangerous Tywin is. Don’t waste time telling us Randyll is X, Y, and Z; show us how he is.

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    13. I seem to remember GRRM saying that many people will sit the iron throne before it’s all over, so I’d expect many deaths this and next season.

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    14. Ser Oromis Locke: Well the mood changed at Castle Black, well before the stabbing took place. We see Alliser Thorne getting more up against Jon ever since the Election up to the point where he left and saw how Thorne stood as he returned with the Wildlings. His pretty darned weary and downtrodden when he returned, in part because what he saw and in part because he knows he’ll have no allies to help him at Castle Black.

      (I really don’t want to argue about this as I’ve looked for the quote and can’t find it but) I distinctly got the impression that he was saying that people turn on him and it changes him. Wish I could find the damn quote now. Never mind. We all know he’s coming back anyway. Unless there is some other way his parentage is relevant.

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    15. mau,

      They have a decent track record.
      But there are always upsets.
      But Lena is definitely leading the supporting actress category.

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    16. Hooray for Lena, however, walking body Rebecca Van Cleave better get some major recognition/share of the award since it was actually her that did the stank-shuffle through the streets in front of so many people- while barefoot!

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    17. Judibatt,

      Yup, if Lena wins hopefully she at least mentions Rebecca’s name

      Currently, Lena’s odds are 4:9 on goldderby (70%),
      most of the experts, editors, and top users picked her.
      Christina Hendricks is 2nd with 9:2 (18%)

      Also, David Nutter is leading best director for Mother’s Mercy!
      GOT is leading drama series with 9:10 (53%)

      check out details here: http://www.goldderby.com/stats/combined/emmy-awards-2015/drama-series.html

      I still think Mad Men will take Drama Series tho. Sentimental voters will want it to win for its last season

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    18. Ashara Dayne:
      I seem to remember GRRM saying that many people will sit the iron throne before it’s all over, so I’d expect many deaths this and next season.

      Sorry but this one is a known urban legend, he never said that.

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    19. Mr. George R.R. Martin is “chuffed” over on his “not a blog”. I love how he references the show as “ours”. That certainly doesn’t sound like he has any problems with the writing or acting or the show itself. He praises D & D and seems genuinely very happy for “our” show.

      Here is a link:

      http://grrm.livejournal.com/434896.html

      I have said it across two threads now…but congratulations to all those nominated, very well deserved. All the actors work hard and not all are going to get the nod. (some never even put their names in for nomination) The writers, show runners, set makers, costume, sound, stage, visual effects and everything – as I have said, it takes a village to make Game of Thrones. They all deserve a great big hug. 😉 And Mr. Martin agrees.

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    20. Daughter of Winter:
      Greatjon of Slumber,

      Tywin’s introduction still is the best in my mind with oberyn comes next.

      Tywin’s is indeed stellar. I think the best ones, though I haven’t figured out the order:

      –Tywin gutting the stag.
      –The royal entrance of Robert Baratheon in Winterfell, with the great theme that plays with it, and he gets off his horse and motions for Ned to stand: “You got fat!”
      –Oberyn.
      –Margaery: “Loras, Highgarden!!” (Somehow completely overshadows Brienne’s first appearance)
      –The combined first appearances of Baelish, Pycelle, and Varys (and Renly). The dialogue in the scene is a bit on-the-nose, but Ned’s wariness of all three of them, and in particular Baelish, foreshadows a lot.
      –Yara Greyjoy, because, ew.
      –Thoros of Myr wandering along singing “The Rains of Castamere” in the forest.
      –Jojen Reed appearing somewhat mystically in the middle of the forest.
      –Lady Olenna in the garden barking at everyone.

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    21. RosanaZugey: I sincerely hope this is accurate; this assertion that the season is not wasting time on building up and getting information and its just “go-go-go”. *Fingers crossed* On the other hand, it makes me wonder how they’re going to introduce Euron, Randyll Tarly, the Northern Lords, etc. If they’re not going to waste time with introductions and build-ups then these characters aren’t going to be important in and of themselves, but rather, their importance is going to derive from their interaction with the existing characters. So, Randyll Tarly will be important because he’s Sam’s Dad, not necessarily because he’s the commander of the Tyrell forces (or a great battlefield commander, etc). Euron will probably be reduced to being the Admiral of the Greyjoy fleet and not…everything he is in the books. Kind of makes me think these characters will be used to advance existing stories, rather than creating new ones (as their introductions did in the books).

      Probably,

      Have to keep in mind they have deliberately decided on 7-7.5 seasons instead of 10, so they can’t flesh everyone out and have even done away with arcs

      More significantly they have to cram 2 books into the last 2-2.5 seasons

      In TV terms it makes sense to introduce new characters via established ones, eg Dorne last season so having Euron as Yara/Theons Uncle and Randyll Tarly not just “Sams Dad” but they also make him Olenna’s right hand man so to speak

      Speaking of Sam, I wonder if we are going to get “Jagen H’Gar” at Oldtown this season

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    22. Congrats to ALL the Emmy nominees. I hope GoT wins a few, esp. on the directorial front.

      Ravyn:
      New interview with Emilia in LA Times. She sounds excited about the new season scripts:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-emilia-clarke-emmy-nomination-game-of-thrones-20150716-story.html#page=2

      Thanks. What Emilia says about Season 6 is very exciting. I have no doubts that her and Tyrion’s Essos storylines will be go, go, go! I hope Arya’s too. 😀 Very much looking forward to all three threads next season.

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    23. Concordance,

      He most certainly did say it, I heard it on an interview panel … He didn’t say “many”, he said “a couple of people will sit on it before it is all over” … Joffrey was on the Throne at the time, so now Tommen … maybe one or two more … ?

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    24. JCDavis,

      I wonder how Lindaaa and her ilk feel when they see GRRM praising the show so highly. Kinda undercuts their whole “show sucks” narrative.

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    25. Sunfyre,

      It does. But she and her sort are so delusional they probably think this is some elaborate lie of his that’s somehow undermining the show.

      I’m so glad that she’s not watching s6 btw. I hope other hate-watch circlejerkers follow suit.

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    26. Sunfyre:
      JCDavis,

      I wonder how Lindaaa and her ilk feel when they see GRRM praising the show so highly.Kinda undercuts their whole “show sucks” narrative.

      Indeed it does. I actually got the link from WiC and the comments there were really raw about the show. I had to stop and think that these people are being really critical about something that even GRRM isn’t critical of. Also I have read some comments from folks that are so defensive on behalf of GRRM – it appears he is doing fine.

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    27. Greenjones,

      I enjoyed the seasons I watched before reading the books more than the ones I saw after, so it’s sort-of understandable. But she does go overboard. I prefer watching/listening to History of Westeros (Aziz) than them. Elio isn’t as bad I don’t think. I started watching Thronecast from ep1 to see how their views changed but only got to ep2!

      I’m thinking I might not read Winds of Winter until after Season 6 even if it is published first, as it’s more enjoyable that way IMHO.

      GRRM has written for TV a lot so he understands the difficulties.

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    28. Sunfyre:
      JCDavis,
      In a blog post this week, GRRM was talking about Sibel K (Shae) and admitted that if he had done her character as well as D&D and Sibel, Shae would probably be still alive !

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    29. Greatjon of Slumber,

      I also felt that the introduction of Edmure and Blackfish was pretty much perfect. Without saying a word we learned all we needed to know about those characters and their dynamic.

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    30. Hodor Targaryen:
      Greatjon of Slumber,

      I also felt that the introduction of Edmure and Blackfish was pretty much perfect. Without saying a word we learned all we needed to know about those characters and their dynamic.

      I agree. The look on Blackfish’s face when Edmure missed the funeral boat with his flaming arrows.

      Tywin and Oberyn are my personal favorites.

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    31. In this interview with Emilia Clarke, she seems to hint that by now they have received the second lot of scripts for Season 6 as well.

      “I can’t handle how sick these scripts are,” she said. “We actually got the next load in as well and they’re really good.

      Also:

      The actress behind Daenerys Targaryen is promising that season five’s White Walker battle and Night’s Watch betrayal won’t hold a candle to the action next year.

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    32. M,

      …On the other hand, Emilia Clarke explicitly said that this is not the case, and there won’t be this type of pokey setup episodes. If that’s the case, great, but I have to say that I’m skeptical. We already know about that scene where Tyrion and Varys enlist the assistance of the Red Priestess. It might be necessary from a plot perspective, but it’s more of a setup scene than a big, dramatic climax moment (unless she winds up transforming into a dragon or something, I guess, LOL).

      I’m not sure I understand your logic, because there happens to be a scene with Tyrion, Varys, and a Red Priestess that is not very dramatic or climatic that makes you skeptical about what Emilia has said about season 6?
      Obviously when she says this season is exciting and shocking from the get go that doesn’t mean that EVERY single scene in an episode is going to be an exciting thrill ride.

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    33. Ravyn:

      Indeed. AND I notice that the 60 some odd comments at the time I was there this afternoon, fans posting on GRRM’s “not a blog”, not one had smack to say about the show or show runners. That says something, no?

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    34. If they would only make HBO Now available worldwide rather than letting their idiot international “partners” get in the way, I’d be a happy man.

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    35. Greenjones,

      That’s bull. They’re gonna watch it!

      Man I am so excited for season 6…. I CANT HANDLE IT. It’s like the same excitement as my up coming one month vacation in Spain… Is that sad? LOLs
      I’m so happy again for Lena she truly deserves it and I’m rooting for her and the show to win best drama. I will
      Be happy with that and obviously some technical awards.

      I love this show and the group of us that love it also!

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    36. JCDavis,

      I don’t read his blog that often, but it seems people are generally respectful, likely because he responds to certain comment s and has been known to delete/shut threads down when they get too….emotional. I think he did that last season with the Jamir-Cersei scene.

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    37. Wow, Emilia’s just a bubbling basket of happiness and great sense of humour. I laughed my butt off at some of the things she said in that LA Times interview.

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    38. I really hope Lena gets the emmy please!!

      A month since Season 5 and already excited for Season 6.. I can´t fucking wait!

      Oh, and I know that it has nothing to do with this, but when did the Margaery scene where she is hugging someone from the trailer appear?

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    39. LordGriffith: A month since Season 5 and already excited for Season 6.. I can´t fucking wait!

      I did a search on something not connected with GoT yesterday – can’t remember what offhand – and got on to a page at the site that shall be named but about four years ago before it was purchased by the people that shall not be named. Anyway it was 19 July 2011 and announced the casting of Stephen Dillane and Carice van Houten, so back then casting announcements were coming out at this time of year. Mind you – and this is nothing to do with you Lord G – there was some sourness by certain – admittedly they were in the minority – commenters even then; the show would never go to 3 seasons with the casting of such ‘nonentities’. Sorry I can’t cast any light on the Margaery hugging though.

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    40. Bongo:
      Why the fuck does this site keep opening my App Store???

      Yeah, really! I thought it was just me. Good (or bad, I guess) to see it’s not just me.

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    41. RosanaZugey: Yeah, really! I thought it was just me. Good (or bad, I guess) to see it’s not just me.

      It’s rogue ads.
      Not happened to me on this site yet, but it happens regularly on others. Apple have been criticized for not addressing the issue.

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    42. Ashara Dayne,

      Oh yes, not only that, I’ve always thought GRRM’s screenwriting background shows in the way ASOIAF is built. I started reading the books after seeing first two episodes of GOT, and can say I’ve seldom seen a screen adaptation that has stayed as true to the original text, structurally. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Also, I’m a bit baffled more people haven’t commented about the ending of A Dance With Dragons / Season 5 of GOT being essentially what is known as “the dark night of the soul” in screenwriting. This usually happens on page 75-80 of a script for a full lenght movie, or otherwise, at 70 per cent point of the story. We are there now, with this story. More reason for me to think Season 6 will start with a bang.

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    43. LordGriffith,
      I remember some people saying the clothes are the same as the scene where Marg rushes in to see Tommen after hearing about Loras’s imprisonment and they thought the shot was originally part of it but cut before airing. Sounds plausible; although I haven’t checked the clothes they are similar from what I remember and you can imagine they would have had a hug.

      I thought I had imagined something from the trailers for S4 which was very slightly different in the episode, although clearly from the same scene, but others who pay far more attention than I do have said there have definitely been things in trailers before which didn’t make it to the final version. EDIT: Like Daughter of Winter just below your question. Sorry DofW, hadn’t got that far when I replied.

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    44. Daughter of Winter,
      Glad you’re not offended 🙂 It’s so difficult to read tone on the internet and people can interpret things very differently from the way they were intended, so I like to be over cautious and super polite, use lots of yes-I-am-joking smilies etc, just in case.

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    45. Greatjon of Slumber,

      I gotta ADD to these suggestions a few of my own: -the introduction of the Tullys back in season 3. Hosters funeral, edmures failed attempts at hitting the boat until black fish steps up made for a great little sequence, that showed us many things without a single word. – the introction of stannis and the dragonstone Crew (the burning on the beach) was darkly atmospheric and almost had a heavy metal feel over it, right down to that hauntingly sinister theme. It really set the tone for that entire storyline, followed by Stannis dictating the letter, which was a great Way of showing his character with just a few Lines of dialogue.

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    46. JamesL: I’m not sure I understand your logic, because there happens to be a scene with Tyrion, Varys, and a Red Priestess that is not very dramatic or climatic that makes you skeptical about what Emilia has said about season 6?

      I agree: a season cannot be a long gunfight; it has to hang guns first, and THEN have a big-ass gunfight!

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    47. Apparently read throughs are either continuing, or just starting. Emilia just instagrammed a photo of her and Nathalie Emanuel running into each other at the Belfast airport. She hash tagged the photo #dragongliding, so….

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    48. Talvivaara: I’m a bit baffled more people haven’t commented about the ending of A Dance With Dragons / Season 5 of GOT being essentially what is known as “the dark night of the soul” in screenwriting.

      I also saw it as a screenwriting type of scene, but in a different way: this was like the scene where you would see the villain’s or antagonist’s #1 henchman grab some key stuff and flee the scene before Bond/Batman/Indy/Whomever routes the main villain/antagonist. However, this time it was a protagonist doing it! Still, it nags at my mind that I’ve seen something like this in a movie once before, too….

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    49. Greenjones,

      I was just going to post this… maybe they split the read throughs…
      And maybe Tommen’s read through is REALLY short cause he dies instantly… (since dean left Belfast so fast!)

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    50. Congrats to Ms Headey, Ms Clarke and Mr Dinklage on their noms, all deserving, just wish Mr Dillane had one, he was phenomenal.

      FYI, If you check out the “Ant Man”, wait for home viewing, they did an amazing de-aging of Mr Douglas, either make-up or cgi or combination, the best I’ve ever seen. So it’s very doable to do a ToJ scene with Mr Bean, now that they’ve perfected the process.

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    51. Lulu’s Mum,

      I’m not offended simply because there was nothing wrong in that comment of yours.

      Also i should’ve mention this before that i always enjoy reading your comments.

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    52. Daughter of Winter,
      Why thank you! 😀 I have a rather silly sense of humour and worry people might be offended that I am making stupid comments about something they love. I love GoT too, that’s why I visit this site, but am so emotionally involved I end up getting really anxious about fictional situations and find relief in making jokes about it. I know you love Sansa, so if I am ever facetious about her it’s out of concern not dislike. Now my little Shireen has gone she’s the person I am most worried about! 🙁

      The possible offense bit was because you had already answered that person’s question and I’m going “blah, blah, blah” further down saying the same thing you did. You might have thought “harumph! I already said that!”. Unlikely, but possible. I’m British, we tend to say sorry by default for just about everything if there’s the slightest chance of being perceived as rude 🙂

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    53. Lulu’s Mum,

      Having that sense of humor while being able to not insult anyone is precious my friend not silly so i’m truly glad that we have you here.

      Also i’m happy to have someone for sharing at least part of my feelings towards sansa with because god she’s lonely among fans and that is just not fair.

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    54. Update on Michael Douglas’s de-aging scene and how it bodes well for a ToJ flashback with Sean Bean, the vfx company that has the exclusive process atm is Lola, which has worked with HBO on Game of Thrones.

      Here is a cool link to a Variety article on the de-aging scene.

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    55. Daughter of Winter,
      Nice to have you here too! 😀 Things always calm down quite a bit in the off season in terms of people getting stroppy with each other, although there are a few who just can’t get over that fact that others’ don’t see things they way they do and try and argue them to death.

      Sean C is a big Sansa fan and Tormund’s Woman and I were fretting together about her. They are both book readers so good on anything not in the show. I just read spoilers so am only semi-sullied and don’t have any in-depth non-show ideas. I’m happy to be in a Sansa fan support group with you, as long as you don’t mind the conversation turning to giant killer penguins or me randomly yelling Cleganebowl CONFIRMED!! GET HYPE!! every so often 😀

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    56. Lulu’s Mum: Things always calm down quite a bit in the off season in terms of people getting stroppy with each other, although there are a few who just can’t get over that fact that others’ don’t see things they way they do and try and argue them to death.

      “Game of Thrones” has drawn me in more than a TV show has for a long time. I won’t mention any names but I do sometimes wonder why very negative posters come here to make toxic comments (not thinking of thou, oh fond mama of Lulu) when they could be somewhere else talking about something they liked – or doing something they liked. Like Daughter of Winter, I have a soft spot for Sansa – okay she did silly things (Sansa, not Daughter of Winter) at times near the beginning of the story but I’d like to know anybody who didn’t make a mistake aged 11 (or 13 if we’re thinking of show Sansa). I felt for her from early on after Cersei manoevered Lady’s killing (and I think that was when I started to loathe Cersei). Thinking of Shireen, I was very upset how things panned out, though it had been pretty strongly hinted at – and does your TV still have a screen – you did threaten to kick it in if anything dire happened to Shireen.

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    57. Dame of Mercia,
      Some people get very passionate and argue because they really believe in what they are saying and would do the same in ‘real’ life no doubt, which I can understand although personally think it’s over the top. But I do wonder what people get out of trolling for the sake it? Just the occasional comment if you’re on a website anyway is easily done, but making the effort to keep coming back and baiting other people seems so time consuming for so little reward/reaction, if that’s what they’re after? I envy the amount of spare time they obviously have to do this as well as things they like, unless it’s their favourite hobby? People never cease to amaze me with their behaviour although I’m sure there are some who feel the same way about me!

      Screen is still intact at the moment. I am lucky enough to have a quite large HD one so sit at out-of-kicking-range distance to appreciate it. However this means when I am sufficiently riled to attack I get a bit of a run up too so even more welly behind the blow 😉 Once it looked like THAT thing was a good possibility I waited until the next day and read everyone’s comments on here first. From what people said I thought no way do I want to see that; sure it’s quite therapeutic to have a good cry at sad things from time to time, but being traumatised I can do without thank you, so have never watched it just in case. As I said somewhere else, didn’t see something therefore can deny it happened = happy Lulu’s Mum! Tv’s probably safe until next April, then boot-through-screen high alert is back on. Don’t have to worry about Shireen anymore but there are other situations, no doubt, that may require the ultimate stamp (quite literally) of disapproval 😉

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    58. M,

      having a fast-paced season doesnt mean there wont be a single scene where people just talk LOL. obviously there will be scenes where people will simply talk and have a “relatively” quieter dialogue. It will be like season 4 where everything was powerful and exciting even the “quiet” dialogues.

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