Natalie Dormer and Jerome Flynn talk GoT, and Telltale’s Game of Thrones is now available for pre-purchase!

Here are your Game of Thrones news highlights this Monday morning!

Natalie Dormer

  • In her new interview with The Daily Beast, Natalie Dormer discusses her role as Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1, her present-day basis for Margaery Tyrell, which scene she asked the show writers to change in season 4, and why Game of Thrones needs more male nudity.

Well, during the first season Alfie, Richard, and several of the men got naked—although not all the way. I suppose it’s just the rules of broadcast television, isn’t it? I think Thrones has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up! Absolutely.

  • Telltale’s Game of Thrones game is now available for pre-purchase! Head on over to Steam and order in advance for $26.99- that’s 10% off the original price. The game, featuring the story of the northern House Forrester, is due to be released this December.

  • Jerome Flynn muses on his trip back to stardom in the Independent, being part of a spiritual community, his current role on Ripper Street, and offered his thoughts on becoming Bronn.

I was going up for this killer mercenary, and I was staying at my brother’s and I pulled out his kitchen cupboard on to my face and I had this big bruise over my eye. I put my hair back and suddenly I started to feel the character, although I had no idea what it was.

Flynn also noted, “I was brought up on double acts and I love them,” and that he’s “had a lot of good leading men, funny men, like Robson and Peter.”

Good question! I’d marry Tyrion Lannister because he’s so good to his wife. […] Kiss: Jaime Lannister. You definitely wouldn’t want to be married to him. Sex: with Jon Snow, although he was still a virgin not that long ago. In those circumstances, I wouldn’t mind if Jaime Lannister burst in on the Jon Snow situation!

Good answer.

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    1. I’m actually kind of curious to know what the original draft of the Margaery/Tommen scene was like if Dormer had to intervene to get it changed. The final version that ended up in the show was great, so I’m glad she got to change it, whatever it was.

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    2. afeastfordances,

      I was curious myself. I was trying to recall if Martin wrote something that Margery had done but the books have her give Tommen cats to play with and the opportunity to do so as a little secret IIRC. The show scene she was supposed to play must have included something more I suspect.

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    3. My guess is that the original scene was probably Marg taking Grandma Lemoncakes advice exactly as it was given.

      I really like the scene the way it was. I think it is a great start to the best relationship a teenage boy could want.

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    4. Christopher Nolan Entertainment:
      i hope, for the life of me, is that one day, CHRISTOPHER NOLAN wil make, game of thrown movie, starring, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, BENIDECT CUMBATCH, EMMA STONE, JADEN SMITH ( haters r dumb he is talented boy) And JENNIFER LAWRENCE

      I heart this in so many ways.

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    5. One definite mark of a truly beautiful woman is to look good with half or all her hair cropped off. Miss Dormer is up to the challenge.

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    6. Strider:
      I was curious myself. I was trying to recall if Martin wrote something that Margery had done but the books have her give Tommen cats to play with and the opportunity to do so as a little secret IIRC.

      In the books Tommen is like 9 years old, so sexual overtures would have been totally pointless (quite apart from being straight-up molestation). Tommen thought of Margaery like a big sister. Whereas in the show he’s at some unspecified age but clearly has hit puberty.

      I’d be curious to know what the original scene was, but given Dean-Charles Chapman’s age at the time of filming, and his character’s (admittedly vague) age, it’s hard to believe it would be anything especially explicit.

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    7. Seconding the Natalie love AND the call for more male nudity! Seriously, not just out of smuttiness, but because it pisses off the feminist in me to see all these tits, pussies, and prostitutes tying themselves up in Mereenese knots, and guys keeping their pants on.

      Christopher Nolan, or whoever you are, man with spelling issues, you did make one interesting suggestion: if there’s ever a Rhaegar on the show or in a film, I want Benedict Cumberbatch, sorry, Benidect Cumbatch, in a silver-blond wig. Thanks.

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    8. Oh, and: who would you have Di Caprio play? And Emma Stone, and Jennifer Lawrence, and of course, Jayden Smith?
      I’m going for Di Caprio as Cersei, he’d rock that wig, Lawrence as Loras and Smith as Jon Snuuuh. Emma Stone can’t be in the cast, sorry, she thinks Thrones is a big joke.

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    9. In 1994 the game “Kiss, Marry, Sleep With” was called FUCK, MARRY, KILL… and 20 years later, we’re super scared of words… how am I supposed to believe in a post apocalyptic future if the future keeps getting more and more sanitized?

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    10. I wish the GoT cast would get together and decide to never answer another nudity question that these stupid American interviewers are always asking.

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    11. While playing a game of ‘Kiss, Marry, Sleep With,’ with the German edition of Glamour magazine, Academy Award-winning actress and Thrones fan Jennifer Lawrence reportedly gave this enlightening response:
      Good question! I’d marry Tyrion Lannister because he’s so good to his wife. […] Kiss: Jaime Lannister. You definitely wouldn’t want to be married to him. Sex: with Jon Snow, although he was still a virgin not that long ago. In those circumstances, I wouldn’t mind if Jaime Lannister burst in on the Jon Snow situation!

      Good answer.

      How much more love does this woman want from me?!

      More penis. Feminism. Jon Snow, and Feminism.

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    12. JamesL,

      This. It is an annoyingly click-baity sort of question to ask. No matter how she answered the question, that hack journalist would get their headline just because she did answer.

      Also it is a really loaded question, which doesn’t discuss other factors. Men’s chests are not as sexualized as women’s, so no matter how often they’re shirtless it won’t be considered nudity. So they’ve fewer “private parts” to show in the first place. Also GoT, surprisingly, is subject to certain rules about nudity. It can only show flaccid “pink masts” and can only show bushes or pelvises on women, not their full on “Myrish swamps” (to use GrrM’s own odd shorthands). Otherwise it won’t get its desired 18+ or R rating, it will get an Unrated/X.

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    13. Most people still call it Fuck Marry Kill everywhere, and they just call it something cuter in lightweight publications when they don’t want to force people into mean Kill choices. Or make them directly talk about fucking, though it’s implied.

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    14. Greenjones:
      GeekFurious,

      It’s still called that by and large but it’s a German interview remember, so maybe the game’s different over there.

      I’m from Germany and I got to know it under its English title “Shag / Marry / Kill”, but I’ve also already seen people playing “Ficken, heiraten oder töten”, don’t know why they didn’t use it (okay, nobody here uses “ficken” as casual as “fuck/shag”, but you could still say “vögeln” oder simply “schlafen mit”).

      Sorry, if the words are inappropriate here! (Eh, but looking at posts by certain other users, the community has seen “worse” things, I guess)

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    15. Sue the Fury:
      Most people still call it Fuck Marry Kill everywhere, and they just call it something cuter in lightweight publications when they don’t want to force people into mean Kill choices. Or make them directly talk about fucking, though it’s implied.

      Yeah, agreed; I think it’s this.
      Playing this in an interview is of course different than with known friends.

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    16. Greenjones:
      Messy Justin Massey,

      Alright, so they probably just sanitized the game/made it more benign for the sake of the interview, as Sue suggested above.

      EDIT: Ninja’d by your above post, Onion Sleight.

      😉
      (Always find it quite funny how different the talk and topics are here compared to our dear Casting, aso.-thread XD)

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    17. Arkash,

      I flit back and forth page to page like a hummingbird between birdfeeders. Even though I’m supposed to be writing a long-ass essay right now…

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    18. Arkash,

      Yep! I sometimes just sit there with my mobile phone and upload the two sites every minute hoping for some new posts… too bad, it’s now rather a lull (compared to the last weeks/months), likely till… late-December? Mid-January? I was hoping for some more news regarding Wall/Stannis/Winterfell, but All Quiet on the Northern Front (at least for us fans 🙁 )

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    19. Greenjones,

      Haha, I know this 😉
      I currently do a “FSJ-Kultur” (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr – Kultur = Voluntary social year – culture”) and am working in an art museum (It’s all really cool, but I’m also super-busy (man, and have already again too many unanswered PMs to answer at AFOIAF… Shame on me)), have to get up early, but I can’t stop checking the sites at night -like now- and I’m always happy when there are some new posts to read in my lunch break.

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    20. Arkash:
      Messy Justin Massey,

      So I’m not the only European awake until 4 am roaming Afoiaf and Twow ! Good to know ! ^^

      😉 (Today, it was just till 1.30 a.m.)

      ctid:
      Who are you all on ASOIAF? You’ll never guess who I am….

      Messy Justin Massey = The Onion Sleight (Stannis’ loyalist all the way!)

      Mine is the Furry:
      ctid,

      Linda.

      That’s a good one XD

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    21. Streiker2,

      Extremely fake. If you ever see the IMDB boards, you’ll know that that particular bit of video is an in-joke there.

      EDIT: Why the fuck would Arianne talk about Nero and the Roman Empire anyhow?

      This video is from the same fake account that the fake teaser was from last week. Probably done by IMDB trolls.

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    22. Greenjones,

      And of course she gives the politically correct answer(what else is she going to say “no, only naked woman should be shown”) and the headline becomes “Natalie Dormer wants to see more dick on Game of Thrones” when the truth would be Natalie doesn’t really give a shit about nudity on Game of Thrones. They did the same thing to Kit Harington with a similar question.

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    23. JamesL:
      I wish the GoT cast would get together and decide to never answer another nudity question that these stupid American interviewers are always asking.

      I don’t know where you live JL, but I’m from the UK and we have daft interviewers here too.

      Changing focus, I clicked on the link to The Independent article and there was a side link to a proposed ITV police show set in Regency Times on the Frankenstein theme featuring Sean Bean as a cop – to be made next year (and speculating if his character would live). I’m not sure; I like Sean Bean but how many “re-imaginings” of the Frankenstein myth can there be in a relatively short time?

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    24. Sue the Fury:
      Most people still call it Fuck Marry Kill everywhere, and they just call it something cuter in lightweight publications when they don’t want to force people into mean Kill choices. Or make them directly talk about fucking, though it’s implied.

      I prefer “Bed, Wed, or Behead” 🙂

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    25. Dame of Mercia,
      Hi Dame of Mercia *waves*, I’m in the UK too. Don’t post very often though, mainly just read other people’s comments and pull appropriate faces (nod/shake head, look thoughtful, the occasional ewww!). At least a few other people on here are from our neck of the woods, judging from comments they’ve made in passing.

      EDIT: Looking back I don’t think anyone was actually asking where people are from, I just read it like that, but hello anyway fellow-UKer.

      I assume Sean Bean won’t be playing a police officer for very long, unless it’s his body they use for spare monster parts :O( A friend had never heard of his inability to stay alive until the end of anything so we Googled it; apparently he’s managed 25+ on-screen deaths.

      Also, loving the idea of Jennifer Lawrence as Loras, perhaps Finn Jones could do a part swap with her :O)

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    26. Lulu’s Mum,

      Hello to you too, Lulu’s Mum. Sometimes words like “favor”/”favour” or “realize”/realise” can indicate where a commenter is from. James L alluded to some American interviewers asking silly questions and I observed that we had some daft ‘uns (e.g. interviewers) in the UK also. Yes, I think there are a few of us from the “olde-worlde” who visit this site.

      As an aside, there is an article (from some months back) on the Australian nerdalicious site which refers to somebody having excised the “u” from certain words in American English after the American War of Independence.

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    27. @Dame of Mercia:
      Dame of Mercia,

      On that same aside, the spelling of the English language wasn’t standardized/standardised until after the UK and US had gone their separate ways, thus pretty much ensuring that each country standardized the spelling in their own way. If the remaining English-speaking countries (Canada, Aus, NZ, etc) hadn’t stayed in the British fold for quite a bit longer, they might well have created their own additional confusing ways.

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    28. Dame of Mercia,
      Bruce Brenneise,

      I think someone said something along the lines of can you guess where I’m from, meaning another forum, then you (Dame) mentioned being on this side of the pond so I thought oh we’re playing “where in the world are we”. Being old enough to clearly remember the dark days before the internet the idea of having a conversation with people from all over is still novel to me (I’m still not completely over the shock of mobile phones not being attached to a very long phone line!).

      Big fan of the minimalist approach to spelling the USA has, but sadly I have to proof read and edit lots of stuff which has to be in bestest English English, rather than American English, and constantly being told by a computer that a word is spelt with a “z” rather than an “s” eats away at you until you start to think maybe I’ve been wrong all these years after all. Having said that I’m sure I’ll make some terrible typo in this.

      I sometimes play try and guess where people are from (I’m very easily entertained as you can probably tell) but it’s thwarted by English speakers writing in a style so casual it would kill an English teacher and people with it as a second language being super correct ‘cos they haven’t picked up any bad habits.

      Er…ought to say something GoT-related I guess so, it all makes me feel as old as..I dunno, who’s the oldest (living) character? Maester Aemon? The Darth Maul White Walker Night’s King guy?

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    29. Lulu’s Mum,

      My computer has a facility where I can re-set the default American English to British English (I’m retired but I do some typing at home and thus far it has all been for (British) English speakers. If I were ever to do any typing for anybody in the North American sub-continent I guess I would have to remember to re-set my computer for such tasks).

      In my last full-time job I worked with a young American woman (married to an Englishman). “Knickers” for “panties” was one word she found very strange (I think knickers are knee-breeches in the States) and when staying in a British hotel the term asking would one like an early morning wake-up call “Would you like me to knock you up?” caused her amusement. I think in the States someone who is “knocked up” is expecting a “happy event”.

      When I was younger I had some acquaintances who travelled round the world and communication with their parents was either by long distance telephone call, letter or recording on the old-fashioned cassette recorder.

      Yes, there are great advantages to the internet. It seems strange to think we managed without it for so long – but we did. I can remember (doing office work) in the 1980s and 1990s when folk were predicting the advent of the “information superhighway”. Well that term has fallen out of use but the “superhighway” is well and truly here.

      Getting back to GoT, if anybody (most people are not that rude but there was one back in the days of Wic) says anything about me being antique, I can claim to be [marginally] younger than GRRM and let’s face it, though I’m not a book purist, this website would not exist without his novels. I’ve made typos sometimes, especially if I haven’t woken up properly – and I nearly always get picked up by someone if I do so…..

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    30. Dame of Mercia,
      Oh cool, I feel right at home then, even if some read this* and think what are those old people talking about? We had a history round at a pub quiz recently where events they asked about were things I clearly remembered seeing on the news. That’s not history I was alive at the time!

      * while surfing the information superhighway of course, that phrase didn’t last long.

      Better stop rambling now, but if you saw any kids tv programmes in the mid-70s, does GRRM remind you of Noah from Noah and Nelly? (no idea how to post piccies but I’ll try a link) http://www.thechestnut.com/noah-nelly.htm Now a push me-pull you dragon would certainly be something! although perhaps not a good idea on a wooden boat :O(

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    31. As mariamb noted on Oz’s most recent post, it looks like HBO has kicked off its first official promotion for Season 5 with campaign a website centered on the Three-Eyed Raven and the Sight (neither of which will be in the season, but still a cool campaign nonetheless). https://threeeyedraven.com/#!/

      I haven’t signed up, but our old friend WinterPhil provided a link on his Twitter account to a 10-second video. It’s mostly old footage, but the video features Arya and at the very end, we see a glimpse of

      the entrance to the House of Black and White.

      https://twitter.com/GameOfThrones/status/537352703173607424

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    32. You’ve just made my day, I had no idea they were looking to make a film(s) based on The Stand, my favourite book of all time.
      The four part tv movie back in the 90’s was great so I hope this will be just as good, just without Molly Ringwald.

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