Press Roundup: Game of Thrones stars tease Season 7 before LA Premiere

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Before the LA premiere takes place later today, the Game of Thrones cast members have all sat down with the press to tease the incoming season, including Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Iain Glen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Richard Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Jacob Anderson, Indira Varma, and Jerome Flynn.

A day after Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The actor discussed his work with Google, proclaimed himself the second strongest man in the world and, of course, teased season seven. Then, he cleverly defended the cast’s lies between seasons five and six regarding Jon Snow’s death by appealing to Jon’s heritage:

Nikolaj appeared on Extra TV alongside his character’s true on-screen love: Brienne of Tarth, that is, Gwendoline Christie (don’t fight me on this.) They also interviewed Kit Harington, who discussed meeting celebrity fans and promised no sense of closure in season seven but plenty of “meetings that you’ve been waiting for for a very long time.”

Harington also sat down for a long talk with The Rich Eisen Show, and teased “a couple of huge battles” with Access Hollywood, though he did complain about “feeling his age” while filming of one of them, a claim laughed at by —let’s say— more “veteran” actors Richard Dormer and Liam Cunningham, who in turn looked back on the filming difficulties of the season three fight between Beric Dondarrion and Sandor Clegane.

But we are not done with Jon Snow: yesterday there was an interview with Kit Harington at the LA Paley Center, sponsored by Wall Street Journal, and though sadly there is no footage yet, a summary has turned up. Reportedly, Harington opened up about the question he avoided answering at Jimmy Kimmel Live — who he believes will sit in the Iron Throne. According to Harington, he thinks it will be Tyrion, because he can see the bigger picture, and because the whole story is about how those who seek power are probably the worst ones that wield it — though Tyrion has always been around power, he has never had any higher expectations, or as he once put it to Varys: “I will never sit on the Iron Throne.” This, however, applies to Jon even more so: Harington loves that Jon isn’t seeking power, but instead thinking of how he can save as many people as he can. Harington also revealed season seven was the most enjoyable for him because everyone is converging, so it felt like a party; it’s been the most satisfying season for him.

At ET Online, Harington discussed his wish to keep Longclaw when the show is over, the fact that “the most exciting thing about this season” is “the interactions between so many different characters that we’ve been waiting to meet”, the battle scene he is involved in, how upset the paparazzi make the cast and crew, and more.

Finally, in a rather crowded interview with ABC News, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Iain Glen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Indira Varma, and Jerome Flynn talked about Jon Snow’s death, Jaime’s evolving relationship with Cersei, the Targaryen crew’s arrival to Westeros, the rapid pacing of season seven, who will sit in the Iron Throne by the end of this story (if anyone!), and more.

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    1. Haha, Gwen I love you. I love how they get back around to “Bran forced Jaime to push him out the window” time travel crackpottery.

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    2. So much of Kit 😊🤗

      Dee Stark,

      Yeah me too! It looks like the entire main cast is going to be there, which is no surprise given that they are so close to the end now.

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    3. “Nikolaj appeared on Extra TV alongside his character’s true on-screen love: Brienne of Tarth”

      Yaas! You better stan!

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    4. Jack Bauer 24,

      Nice. I was sure edd would apear in the first episode. And i think the opening will be with bran or the NK.

      But i hope that picture with brienne and pod take no more than 30sec of the episode , like the time is too precious to spend with por training. I prefer watch missandei and grey worm than this.

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    5. Nikolaj appeared on Extra TV alongside his character’s true on-screen love: Brienne of Tarth, that is, Gwendoline Christie (don’t fight me on this.)

      I would never!!! And who would?!

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    6. Aguero:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Nice. I was sure edd would apear in the first episode. And i think the opening will be with bran or the NK.

      But i hope that picture with brienne and por take no more than 30sec of the episode , like the time is too precious to spend with por training. I prefer watch missandei and grey worm than this.

      You think we’ll see NK in the first episode? WW are usually featured in only one episode per season and with 7 episodes this time I don’t see that changing.

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    7. Episode 1 will be a bridge to the rest of the season, will show every history and where everyone is and what pretend.

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    8. I thought that Varma had an interesting reaction to a “show of hands of who feels lucky to still be alive” for the ABC “This Morning” interview. Note the face and her hesitancy.

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    9. Oh Jesus, edd picture we can see that tormund did not kill small Jon umber, he was sent to the wall with tormunds brother. Thats a plot twist.

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    10. Dutch Maester,

      Also the photo of

      Gilly reading about Azor Ahai is from episode 1. The episode 1 summary says that Sam finds some crucial info. So is it about Azor Ahai.

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    11. ghost of winterfell,

      Samwell not-Potter is not wasting time! I don’t think they’ll mention that though… otherwise why release a picture where the contents is revealed?

      I’m looking at the picture from the hall in Winterfell and there’s wax all over that picnic table. That’s going to be a bitch to clean.

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    12. The Access Hollywood interview bit about the fight between Beric and the Hound is another great example of how hard the actors work to make these scenes so great. (It is a short video and worth listening to, Richard and Liam are in the second half of it.)

      And the Premiere Pictures from EW…wonderful! I agree, Meera looks like she could use a long hot bath and a nap, and she deserves them too. Can’t wait to see the whole scene that photo is from.

      Just 4 more days! Thanks for all the posts to get us through to Sunday!

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    13. Nikolaj knows what’s up. Would be extremely odd to me if anyone actually ended up as the “rightful” ruler of Westeros at the very end of the story.

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    14. How is Nikolaj so handsome? He’s nearly my mother’s age and yet – most guys my age can’t hold a candle to him.

      It’s frustrating.

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    15. I honestly cannot watch NCW giving an interview with his fake American accent. Seriously, the guy is Danish- this is not his accent and it changes depending on where he’s being interviewed. It’s so annoying 😱😬

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    16. Either Kit happens to be in the right place at the right time for interviews, or Jon Snow truly is the face of the series now. Attaboy!!

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    17. So it looks like maybe for the first time ever every single character (who isn’t dead of course…) is in an episode. Besides one big exception: Arya. I’m dying to know what she’s up to this season as they’ve kept her arc super under wraps…Also we may not see Theon or Yara but it’s hard to say because they could be at the Dragonstone landing. These pictures are just epic though! Edd!! The BWB!! Hound!! LYANNA!! I know the season premiere always tends to be a set-up episode but this one has all the ingredients to be the best premiere they’ve had yet. 🤞

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    18. Kit can keep the prop, but Jon needs a new sword. I’ll be somewhat disappointed if Jorah isn’t pardoned by the end and doesn’t get his sword back.

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    19. Adam,

      Jorah brought shame to his family. He’s a disgraced exiled slaver, who has yet to do anything for his family or Westeros to deserve Longclaw. Meanwhile, Jon earned his sword by saving Jeor and by putting said sword to good use throughout the show. What sword would you like Jon to have? I personally don’t think he needs any sword other than Longclaw.

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    20. Flayed Potatoes,

      Blackfrye, of course. But seriously, you are right. Longclaw is Jon’s now. Jorah missed his chance to have it and he wouldn’t want it knowing that his father wished Jon to have it.

      And wow, I made it to the press round up! lol

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    21. Ryan: “I will never shit on the iron throne”???

      I thought he said “sit”…

      Well, usually you have to do the latter to do the former, so he essentially made both statements.

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    22. Wimsey: Well, usually you have to do the latter to do the former, so he essentially made both statements.

      The last person who shat on a throne around Tyrion was caught off guard!

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    23. Isabelle,

      Sadly, I think he might die end of this season or early next. Kit said that he’s kind of been saying goodbye to the show. Called Jon deep down a psychopath because he’s violent, cut his hair and not wearing it black anymore. PLus other hints I can’t think of off the bat right now.

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    24. Jack Bauer 24,

      You are wrong Jack, they will be in more than one episode this season.

      apparently Bran will control a pack of ravens in the first episode and see the army of the Night King, this is from the trailer. We also know the big fight scene with Jon and his companions is episode 6

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    25. Jenny,

      The leaks I read suggested

      Gilly works out Jon is rightful heir to the throne as Rhaegar and Lyanna were married and it’s recorded at the Citadel. It’s also discovered he is Azor Ahai this season

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    26. David,

      Minor spoiler regarding Arya

      according to people who went to the premiere, Arya has the first scene of the new season in a cold open

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    27. Jon Snowed,

      Jon Snowed,

      Gilly only finds the marriage records between Lyanna and Rhaegar and the annulment of Rhaegar and Elia’s marriage. It’s Sam and Bran who figure out Jon’s identity in episode 7, after Sam remembers what Gilly read in a couple of episodes ago.

      There is no mention of Jon as Azor Ahai (thank God) and no leaker mentioned the fact that Bran sends the ravens in episode one. Only the 4chan leaker mentioned the ravens, but he didn’t mention the episode. Lads didn’t mention any ravens.

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