Monday Roundup: New Game of Thrones Prosthetics Video, Mophie Gets Glamourous, and more!



Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner share the cover of GLAMOUR UK’s Spring/Summer 2019 issue, with the best friends/Stark sisters discussing body positivity, mental health, and coming up in the age of #MeToo.

“I never experienced any of that,” Turner tells the magazine. “But Maisie is definitely my protector and I’m hers, too. I know if anything happened – especially if it was on Game Of Thrones, which it never, ever would – she’d go fucking crazy and protect me. To have a sister there, a woman who gets how degrading and awful it can be, and how you’re expected to be so submissive in your work, can be very comforting. Maisie is my strong home.”

The women are loaded with positive things to say about each other and their time on GoT. “Everyone on set is sick and tired of us being so loud and laughing so much!” says Williams. “I don’t know if we’ll work together again. I don’t know if people would cast us in something together because we are so known for these two characters. Game Of Thrones will be some of the funniest days of my life.”

HBO released a new Inside Game of Thrones featurette today, to get fans revved up for season 8! There’s no new footage but it’s a fun one nonetheless, offering us A Story in Prostethics with Prosthetics Designer Barrie Gower.

Emilia Clarke is tired of talking about everyone’s ass.

“I think (it) speaks much more to the society that we live in, that it keeps asking this question…” she told the press at a roundtable interview in London last month, according to TheNewPaper. “Kit’s arse, someone else’s arse, my arse, it doesn’t matter. It’s not what the show is about, it’s not what any bit of acting is about.”

Of the connection between Jon and Daenerys, the actress says, “It is the most important relationship that either of them has. I think it is a really, really defining thing for them both.”

When she got a hold of the script for the final season, Clarke says she “spent three hours walking aimlessly round London trying to process it.” She tells The New Paper that, “Because it is the last one, you go in reading it with a different mindset than you would reading any other season…It might as well have been raining and I would have just walked in it, not knowing what to do. So yeah, it’s a good one….Every part of this last season is a surprise. The end. If I say more, I am going to get told off.”

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CNET talks to Sven Martin, a visual-effects supervisor with Pixomondo, the Emmy-winning wizards who bring the dragons to life on Game of Thrones every year. The dragons are such an integral part of the show’s magic, people sometimes forget they’re not really there.

“What makes the dragons from Game of Thrones so special is that they are not just beasts or monsters, nor are they overacted movie characters,” Martin says to CNET. “Their overall treatment as real living animals with just enough expressions to understand their feelings makes the audience to connect with them, similar to the emotional connection with pets.”

For the dragons, Pixomondo drew inspiration from lizards, snakes and a chicken!

“For the skin color patterns we went even further, picking ideas from frogs or cheetahs,” Martin said. “Every detail of the dragons has a counterpart in the animal world.”

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    1. “But Maisie is definitely my protector and I’m hers, too. I know if anything happened – especially if it was on Game Of Thrones, which it never, ever would – she’d go fucking crazy and protect me.”

      Sansa was right! “No One can protect me.” 👸🏻

      # ASNAWP

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    2. Maisie wore a pink chemotherapy wig in the movie she shot in my hometown last summer, Then Came You. Looks as if she decided she liked the color enough to adopt it in real life!

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    3. Yeah, I see ground lizards and spiny lobsters and tropical fish in the dragons.

      Come to think of it, the NK has those horny spikes on his head like a dragon.

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    4. Are you sure about the absence of a new footage? What about shots 3.44-3.47 and 3.56? The first shows wildlings against the green screen, the other – wights against green screen but in both cases you can see the back-side of some set structure – a wall with a gateway – on the background. Looks new to me. Or am I wrong?

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    5. But Maisie is definitely my protector ….. she’d go fucking crazy and protect me

      That pretty much fits the character of Arya. When she sees something happen to the ones she cares about she goes “fucking crazy” as well. 🙂

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    6. Clob,

      Are you sure? And what about that structure – a wall with a gateway? What was that for? I don’t recall anything similar appearing in S7, though I might be wrong.

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    7. I would pay good money to see Maisie and Sophie in a Deadpool movie. Don’t know why my brain went there. But, I can’t imagine anything that would top it.

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    8. Inga,
      Yep, pretty sure. Every other shot of behind the scenes stuff corresponds to the footage shown mixed in. The episode shots they show go from Hardhome to the Wall falling and the wight walking through.

      Even if they had put a shot of wight standing in front of a green screen with a camera track from S8 filming, unlike the rest of the vid, it’s still not new actual episode footage.

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    9. What a lovely friendship Maisie and Sophie seem to have.

      “We put on Frank Ocean’s Blonde, go to Tesco and get a meal deal.”
      That’s honestly a fantastic album.

      In a tragic turn of events, I found out I’ll be flying during the premiere. Will definitely be checking if I can purchase WiFi 😂

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    10. Clob,

      OK, then. Thanks for clarification. It’s just that those wildlings at 3.45 seems unfamiliar to me. Must be from Hardhome (and I wasn’t a watcher yet, when it was filmed).

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    11. Inga,

      I guess the main point is that you questioned her phrase of “no new footage.” Most people read that as meaning footage/scenes from the actual episode (like those in the trailer), and that’s how she meant it. Behind the scenes shots of characters, props and such isn’t “new footage” of the show.

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    12. They are so fortunate to not only to have become friends almost immediately, but have each other to relate to while essentially growing up on set. No one can really understand it like they can for each other. 😊

      I have rehabbed injured and orphaned wild birds for over 15 years, and the team absolutely nailed the bird-like aspects of the dragons. Amazing job.

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    13. Of the connection between Jon and Daenerys, the actress says, “It is the most important relationship that either of them has. I think it is a really, really defining thing for them both.”

      I don’t know, Emilia…

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    14. On a side note, they are already starting the Emmy predictions and Lena is ahead by a mile, and the show hasn’t even aired yet, lol crossing fingers she gets the win this time!

      Maisie and Sophie are also on the list for supporting, but tentatively, I guess their role in the last season will see if they gain momentum, but Lena is the sure bet among them all right now 🙂 Emilia is in the Best Actress category, much stiffer competition.

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    15. Enharmony1625:
      Just came across this: Maisie gives a TED talk.

      Holy sh*t! She’s an amazing public speaker.
      I felt a tiny bit disappointed for her that she was unable to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Then I realized that’s how her sparring match with Brienne was so convincing, and I’m sure she’ll show us some nifty footwork in S8 battle scenes.

      All in all, that was quite an impressive speech.

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    16. Excerpt from the Glamour magazine interview of ST and MW asking them GoT-themed dating advice questions:


      Q: I have just started seeing someone who has a Little Finger – if you know what I mean…

      Maisie: It’s not what you have, it’s how you use it!

      Sophie: That’s very true. As Maisie knows in the show, she has a very thin sword called Needle, but damn is she good with it.

      Maisie: I will poke holes in you if you aren’t quick enough!

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