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Maisie Williams promises more revenge for Arya in Season 5, hopes to keep surprising book readers

Season 4 of Game of Thrones brought about a number of surprises for not only fans of the television series, but book readers alike. Additional scenes, and diversions from the written story were plentiful, sometimes to great delight, and sometimes to dismay. Looking ahead to Season 5, it’s safe to say we’re in for some more surprises.

In a new interview with TV Line, Maisie Williams says that even the actors are left in the dark about some of the finer details of their story until the last minute, and that she hopes the show continues to shock all of its viewers.

Maisie reveals that although she’s been filled in on an interesting development for Arya, she doesn’t know how it’s going to happen, and that’s usually how it is.

“I know a couple of really cool things happen in the books with Arya, and I just had a meeting about about a certain thing that happens to Arya, but I still don’t know how it happens. And that’s what it was like last year; I was learning fight scenes, even though I didn’t know who I’d be fighting or why I’d be fighting them. People think the cast members know all the ins and outs, but we really don’t.”

With not a lot of existing source material left, and the potential for additional scenes, no one can say for sure exactly what Season 5 has in store for Arya. Maisie admits that she’s all for going off the books, and giving the audience a bit of a shock. “I’d love to do something completely new… I’d love to keep making the book readers go, “Wait, is that what’s going to come in the next book? Did they make that up completely?” I love it when we do something really dramatic and shock everyone. They should throw in more stuff that no one knows about.”

Whatever is ahead for Arya, Maisie believes that she’s going to be just fine. “I think, for the first time ever, she actually believes she’s going to be fine. It’s refreshing to me; this girl’s been pulled left and right by people who’ve been telling her what she’s going to do with her life, and she’s sick of it. She knows this world, she knows who to trust and she’s ready to go off on her own.”

Although she has gone off on her own, and has the opportunity for a fresh start, Arya won’t be forgetting her list of names. Maisie reaveled to io9 at Comic-Con that “Arya’s one of those people who will forgive, but she will never forget. And we’ll see a lot more of the revenge that she takes on people who have hurt her in the coming season.”

In her interview with TVLine, Maisie takes a bit of revenge of her own on book readers who like to spoil fans of the television show. Maisie says that she particularly enjoyed the massive reaction over a certain missing scene in the Season 4 finale, because it kept book readers guessing.

“That was a massive deal, but honestly, I really like it. I’m so sick of going on the internet and seeing all the book readers being snobby, spoiling it for other people, then saying, “Well, it’s not a spoiler. The books have been out for years.” Like, couldn’t you just stop being mad for a second and let other people enjoy the show? They feel they have a claim on the series because they read the books first, and I understand that, but they don’t need to be mean about it. That’s why I liked moments like this, because book readers think they know what’s coming, then we change it and it’s really funny to watch their reactions.”

For Maisie’s full interview with TV Line, click here, and for Maisie’s interview with io9, as well one with Isaac Hempstead-Wright from Comic-Con, click here.

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Curtain Call: Aimee Richardson

Some of us had a feeling it was coming, others wished it wouldn’t, and now it’s become reality. Our sweet Aimee Richardson will no longer portray the role of Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones. We can now all say that we share something in common with Cersei Lannister, as the last time we will have seen our familiar Myrcella, was when she sailed away to Dorne.

Our Last Time Witnessing Aimee as Myrcella Baratheon

Please join us after the break for a special ode to Aimee Richardson, and her time as Myrcella Baratheon.

From the first moment the summer child arrived at Winterfell in Winter is Coming, to the moment she was sent off to an unknown land, Aimee Richardson captured the sweet, gentle, and innocent character of Myrcella Baratheon.

We first experienced that innocence at breakfast after Bran was injured from his fall, as Myrcella was direly concerned about the poor young Stark, and again when she witnessed Ser Hugh slain at the Tourney of the Hand.

We admired Aimee’s ability to portray a politically naive young girl during a dinner with her mother Cersei, and potential new sister, Sansa Stark. Sansa and Cersei were visibly tense when Myrcella inquisitively chimed in about the impending Royal Wedding. She was eager for the nuptials to occur so that she could wear her two dresses, showing a young girl intent on becoming more like the ladies she admired. Aimee was able to depict her character’s progression, and bring to the princess to life, which for a young actor cannot be an easy feat.

In her most memorable scene, our hearts broke for her, along with Cersei’s, as the young girl was forced to sail away from her family and everything she had ever known. Aimee has revealed in an interview that the strong emotions were made easier to portray by realizing that she too would be leaving her family, the Game of Thrones cast, for many years.

Despite not being allowed to read the books at her age, Aimee has shown her dedication to truly understanding the character, and embodied Myrcella despite the small amount of screen time she was given.

Myrcella will reappear in Dorne next season, as she has been promised to Trystane, son of Doran Martell, the Prince of Dorne. We’ll get to see how the arrangement is working out for the young prince and princess, but the torch has been passed to Nell Tiger Free.

If you happen to follow Aimee on social media, you’ll know that her enthusiasm for the show has been unparalleled. If a crown was given for the best reaction to the now infamous Purple Wedding, Aimee may well have been the winner.

I am personally sad to see a promising young actress leave the show, especially when her character is just getting started. Aimee has a lot of adoring fans (myself included), and has maintained a fantastic attitude throughout the turmoil. She has a great amount of talent, and will undoubtedly continue to find success as an actor, if she chooses to pursue it as a career.

In fact, she’s available as a princess for hire!

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So in honor of Aimee I would like to thank her for joining us on Game of Thrones at such a young and important age, and leaving us far too early.

Please join me in WiC’s celebration of the smart, fantastic, and incredibly witty Aimee Richardson! Keep trucking along Aimee, you’re going to continue to be great! After all, you can say you were on the greatest television show in history.



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Interview Roundup: More of Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s time for another batch of Game of Thrones interviews from this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, and some more hints about Season 5.

Access Hollywood has released a number of new interviews with the cast.

John Bradley discusses the influence that Samwell Tarly has over people and the respect he can command, specifically from Jon Snow, and says that in Season 5 we can expect Sam to flex those muscles more than he ever has before. He also teases that Sam will strike up an incredibly understanding relationship with Ser Davos Seaworth.

Rory McCann talks about rehearsing for the big fight between The Hound and Brienne, and the amount of work they put into the scene, knowing that it was a very important one. He admits that he was quite pleased with the reaction, and that he and Gwendoline were amazed they didn’t hurt each other during filming. He says that there’s always hope for The Hound to return, but it wasn’t looking food for him in the finale.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about missing the Queen’s visit to the set, but says that he still enjoyed sending his cast mates who were there screen captures of themselves looking very uncomfortable. He remains humble about the show becoming HBO’s most watched series, and says that he enjoyed spending time with some of the cast at the convention that he hadn’t seen since last year.

Zap2It has also released a number of fun new interviews. (These are linked off site as their embed code doesn’t support multiple videos on a single page.)

In a different world Arya and Brienne could have really hit it off, and if it were up to Maisie and Gwendoline, the powers that be would give them a spin off show to make that world a reality. They also both aspire to be each other!

Kit Harington agrees with the sentiment that there should be more male nudity on Thrones, but says that Jon Snow is in a place where he’s not allowed to have sex, so he’s not sure he should be the top candidate as it would likely be gratuitous. He does recall that somewhat strange and shirtless group shaving scene from Season 1 though.

Kit Harington and Maisie Williams talk all about the Queen’s visit to the set, and what they would have done if she had actually taken a seat on the Iron Throne.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses the very complicated relationship between Jaime and Cersei, and whether Jaime has any feelings of love for Brienne. He believes that Jaime will be shocked when he finds out what Tyrion has done, and will realize that the Lannisters are now in a politically disastrous situation.

David Peterson spoke with Yahoo! TV after teaching some members of the press how to speak a bit of Dothraki. David doesn’t confirm that we’ll be hearing Dothraki again in Season 5, but he doesn’t confirm that we won’t either. What he does say is that “there is a lot of language material in Season 5.”

George R.R. Martin spoke with Clevver News at the Playboy and A&E “Bates Motel” Event about how Comic-Con has changed since his first visit in 1987. He says he’s most excited for fans to meet Doran Martell this season, as well as the three Sand Snakes, whom he says are going to cause a lot of trouble in the books and the show to come. He admits that he’s thankful he doesn’t have to make the tough choices about what makes it into the television series, and that he hasn’t watched the South Park parody episode yet.

George explains the process of choosing which episode he’s going to write for each season with Crave Online. As we know, he is not writing one this year, and expands a bit on the reasons why. “As the whole world knows, I’m behind on my book, and I need to finish it. I’m trying to avoid other entanglements that would distract me.” He also explains why Blackwater is his favorite episode thus far, and praises some of the actors for their work in it.

Some of the cast topped off their weekend by attending Entertainment Weekly’s Celebration. Rose Leslie and Sophie Turner talk about their Comic-Con experience this year, and Maisie Williams was very excited to be wearing a unique dress made entirely out of recycled comic books.

Pedro Pascal stopped by the Xbox Lounge for a Q&A session during Comic-Con, and a fan has uploaded a small portion of it. Pedro admits that after his professional Wushu training he bought a curtain rod from Home Depot so that he could spin around in his apartment and practice for the big fight. (Yes, he did some damage!) His cosplay of choice would be Mad Men’s Don Draper, and the inspiration for Oberyn’s accent started with his own father.

Making Game of Thrones has some great quotes from the cast and crew during their autograph signing.

David Benioff and Dan Weiss chose their favorite scenes from Season 4. Benioff went with the last scene between Arya and The Hound, “Just the way the two actors played it. It was one of the scene you hope looks as good as you imagine it and this one was better than that.” While Weiss picked Ygritte’s final moment, “As far as single shots, Jon holding Ygritte as she died in his arms and the battle raged behind them. That shot was one of my most favorite.”

John Bradley shared his thoughts on Sam finally mustering up the courage to kiss Gilly, and what it means for his character progression. “I think kissing Gilly is a hugely pivotal moment in Sam’s life, and not just because he’s due up for a healthy relationship with women. Sam’s life, the main theme of it so far, has been rejection… Kissing Gilly is the first time he’s getting over that fear of rejection. I think he’s been treading on eggshells so much around Gilly because he’s worried about being rejected. I think that kiss was symbolic of how they learned through each other to trust other people and humanity, and realize their own worth. They wouldn’t have done it in Season 3.”

And Rory McCann managed to snag some very important props from the set. “I’ve got [The Hound’s] swords. Hanging up in my house, just above the door in case there’s any trouble. God help an unwanted visitor.”

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Reddit Review: A Tribute to the Creative Fans; HBO Rumors; A Gem from George!

We’re back with more Reddit-y Goodness. This time some possible good news for HBO, some very creative fans, and some hot video game action for those who know how to work the D-Pad & Joystick combo.

Quick Observation: Lightbringer and Zack have done such a great job of covering SDCC (KUDOS), that there wasn’t too much left to add to this post from there, except for maybe the gem at the bottom.

Lets get into it!

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FAN ART

Wood Burn Print of House Targaryen
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This would make a sick wall mount/beer pong table!
 

Vinyl of Thrones
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I’ll take a Baratheon one please!
 

Dornish Lantern: Make your own!
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I wouldn’t mind one of these either!
 

crayonsWho will wear the “CRAYON?”
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What a fantastic idea. The detail is impressive. How do you carve a crayon and make it look so smooth?
 

Mobile Wall Papers
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More Art From JerryLiuStudio
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I like JerryLiuStudio’s simplicity. You should check out his tikitakatees website. He has some really cool items.
 

SPOILER ALERT: A Neat Ode to Seasons 1-4
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A lot of these mashup videos are making it to reddit…this just happened to make the cut.

VIDEO GAME OF THRONES

Skyrim Tywin
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Tywin Lannister is Dragonbor… Never mind.
 

A GAME OF FIFA THRONES
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I have a feeling some of those players would not be playing for the same team.

NEWS

HBO GOING UP UP UP!
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The numbers are insane. When looking at the growth in revenue alone, HBO is posting impressive numbers. If Time Warner opens up access to more viewers, the possible growth could expand HBO and bring about the possibility of producing series and original movies on an even bigger scale. (**COUGH COUGH ROBERT’S REBELLION**).

Lite Spoiler Report: Pedro’s Fan’s Have Special Requests
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I wouldn’t be opposed to having that picture with him. He seems like a fun guy to chill with. Maybe one day!
 

RANDOM

A Normal Conversation for Some
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“HODOR”
 

WANTS
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Give me one of each please.
 

AND I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS GEM R. R. MARTIN
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Thanks for Stopping By!

If you have any suggestions or requests for future Reddit Reviews please write me at WicThoros@gmail.com or tweet me @WicThoros.

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Game of Thrones cast members arrive in Belfast to film Season 5

We learned during the Game of Thrones panel at San Deigo Comic-Con this weekend that Kit Harington would return to the set of Game of Thrones today to film a “great scene” for Season 5. It seems Kit wasn’t the only one heading back to work today, as many of the actors took to social media to announce that they were en route to Belfast, or had already arrived.

Carice Van Houten gave us the biggest tease of the day, tweeting a picture of what appears to be a solider of Stannis Baratheon’s army on set, which may very well mean that Kit and Team Dragonstone shared their first day back together.


Nikolaj Coster-Walday was also in Belfast today, and a very lucky fan from Northern Ireland got to meet the actor.

Sarah Hannah from Belfast tweeted that her long day at work today was made well worth it by a smile from the Queen Regent herself, Lena Headey.


Daniel Portman and Will Tudor announced that they were heading to Belfast.


And the cast may have celebrated their first day on set by going out for dinner together, as this fan claims he saw five cast members dining in the same restaurant as him.


Sophie Turner revealed in an interview with The Wrap on Saturday that she will begin filming for Season 5 in Belfast on Wednesday.

It looks like after a quiet first week of filming and a crazy weekend at Comic-Con, filming for Season 5 is now well underway!



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