The DVD launch parties have the cast out in force promoting Game of Thrones and so there are interviews galore these days. Here’s a roundup of the week’s highlights in Game of Thrones interviews:
- Isaac Hempstead Wright talked to HuffPostTV about taking the year off, and confirmed he’ll be returning in season 6. Isaac says that it’s been “bizarre” to not be filming this summer for the time in several years, and spending a full term at school. Isaac chats with HuffPost about the creation of Bran’s major scenes in “The Children,” and the actor also shares that if he could warg into any creature, it would be an eagle. So it looks like Hempstead Wright wants to fly, as well.
- In yesterday’s edition of the Independent, Indira Varma discusses her time on Game of Thrones, and says bluntly, “[Y]ou meet some of her clan and shit happens! I’ve got three hot, hot daughters.” In the show, Tyene Sand is Ellaria and Oberyn’s daughter, and it appears that Obara and Nymeria, the oldest two Sand Snakes, are viewed as step-daughters, Ellaria having spent many years by their father’s side.
Indira touches upon the show’s known penchant for nudity, and admits, “There is a place for beauty, and youth, and sexiness, and nudity – of course there is. And there’s an audience, definitely! But, personally, if there’s no real necessity for it… why show it? We reduce women to just being looked at and admired.” She elaborates, “”I’ve done it. I’ve done it so much! [But] at my age… nobody wants me to get my body out! Then I think – why don’t we see women with floppy breasts and saggy arses? If we’re going to see the young beautiful ones, why can’t we just see them all? I don’t draw the line – if I thought it was something that had a point [I would do it].”
- Kit Harington had a few kind words for fans this week, in Digital Spy. The actors says that GoT fans aren’t “as crazy or mad as [people] think they are”. He says that, “In real life, they’re very enthusiastic and they love the show and they just want to tell you that.” When it comes to actors who wear disguises to avoid being recognized, Harington has…not-so-kind words. “I always find it a little bit pretentious when actors do. It’s like… who do you think you are?”
- The fiery Sand Snakes are enthusiastically talked about by George R.R. Martin himself, in an interview with Access Hollywood, describing them as “kickass.” “The Sand Snakes will be big this year,” says the author who also reveals that he’s just recently met with D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to discuss what will be included in season 6, though they haven’t begun writing next season yet.
- Also in the Independent this week is Jacob Anderson, additionally known these days under his music-recording name, Raleigh Ritchie. He’s passionate about both his careers but Anderson isn’t likely to combine the two. “I’m excited about writing more conceptually, writing about something […] But song writing is something super personal, so it’s weird. It would be quite weird to suddenly write a song about Grey Worm or whatever.” Anderson is unable to confirm whether or not he’ll be in season 6, but he says of season 5, “It’s the best series so far, in my opinion, as a fan of the show, completely unbiased, it’s the best series.”
- IGN asks members of the cast which killed-off characters they miss the most, in a new article. Nathalie Emmanuel misses Oberyn, the “sexy prince,” while Liam Cunningham and Alfie Allen choose Tywin Lannister. Head on over to IGN to see the full list.
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