The international cast of Game of Thrones is one of the highlights of the series. One example is Sibel Kekilli, who plays Shae on the popular HBO series, who is an acclaimed actress in her native Germany. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter she spoke about the language barrier she faced, and also talked about working with one of the series’ stars, Peter Dinklage.
Kekilli has high praise for Dinklage, whose acting leaves her mesmerized during filming. She confesses, “I really love him and his acting. His acting is overwhelming, and I love to watch him. When we act together, I really forget to act. I’m just watching him and I think ‘oh my gosh it’s my turn.’” When she manages to compose herself, she finds that Dinklage is a wonderful actor to work with, explaining, “Acting for me is like a ping-pong game. That’s the secret of acting. When you have a really good actor, I always want to be as good as he is or she is. Peter gives me the ball and I just want to return it to him.” Read more
There’s not much background Mackenzie Crook can get about his character, Orell, on HBO’s Game of Thrones besides brushing up on the novels. That’s because it’s hard to investigate being a ‘skinchanger.’
“There’s a limited amount of research I can do about warging, what it’s like to do that, because obviously people can’t,” he said in an interview with Vulture. “But it’s a really interesting character to have, a really deep and thoughtful character. I’m not usually asked to play those types of guys. He’s got depth, definitely.”
Crook has become somewhat known for roles that feature his eyes—as a wooden-eyed Ragetti in the Pirates of the Caribbean films and now when Orell connects with the eagle and his eyes turn white. “That was put in post,” he admitted. “I just had to hold my eyes open, unblinking, which was kind of difficult in Iceland, because I was staring right into a blizzard. Snowflakes were landing on my eyeballs, but I wasn’t allowed to blink for the duration of that shot.” Read more
Defiance is one hugely ambitious show because for the first time ever, a TV show and video game will exist concurrently in a shared universe, influencing and impacting one anothers outcome. It all sounds pretty damn cool to me.
Defiance is set in the year 2046. It’s a new Earth and with over thirty different Alien races, it’s also a different Earth. Defiance is now what used to be St. Louis and when the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) settle in, things begin to happen that threaten the peacefulness the town has enjoyed for years.
Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas took some time out of their schedule for a really cool Q&A where they talked about all aspects of the show; green screen and the special effects, the extensive makeup and all of the acting challenges they faced while shooting.
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Peter Dinklage: “I expected the entertainment business to see only my size and nothing else, so I wanted to pretend my size wasn’t who I was at all”
With millions of fans tuning in each week, Game of Thrones is among the most popular television series HBO has ever had. One of the most compelling characters on the show is Tyrion Lannister, who is portrayed by Peter Dinklage. Dinklage has since won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for playing the character. In an interview with Playboy, Dinklage talked about working on the show and how he has come to terms with how he uses his small stature on screen.
Considering the high body count on Game of Thrones, one would think Dinklage would be somewhat concerned about being killed off at the height of his popularity. However, Dinklage says he isn’t concerned, pointing out, “I don’t think Tyrion is going anywhere. He once said that he’d like to die ‘in my own bed, at the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and a girl’s mouth around my cock.’ I like to think that was a premonition. That’s how he’s going to go. He’s a survivor. But you’re right; it’s amazing how many major characters get killed this season. People who have read all the George R.R. Martin books that the show is based on tell me Tyrion’s still alive. We’re only on season three and there are five books. Tyrion hasn’t been killed yet, so I feel pretty secure.” Read more
I blame the diva-like behavior of the cats.
After playing 17 preview and 38 regular performances, Breakfast at Tiffany’s will play its final performance this Sunday (April 21st) at 3 p.m. at Broadway’s Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street).
Breakfast at Tiffany’s began previews on Monday, March 4th and officially opened on Wednesday, March 20th.
Directed by Sean Mathias, this stage adaption of Truman Capote’s classic novella stars Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones) in the iconic role of ‘Holly Golightly,’ Cory Michael Smith as ‘Fred,’ and George Wendt as ‘Joe Bell.’
Based on Truman Capote’s most beloved masterwork, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York City in 1943. ‘Fred’, a young writer from Louisiana, meets ‘Holly Golightly’ (Clarke), a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred (Smith). But Fred is poor, and Holly’s other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her. Read more
Here’s your chance to see how Jason Momoa won the part of Khal Drogo.
The Irish Times dug up a handful of audition tapes from Game of Thrones and whether you’re a fan or the show or not, you definitely should watch them. Watching audition tapes of actors are huge resources.
Check out Momoa (Khal Drogo), Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner (Arya and Sansa Stark) and Rory McCann‘s (Sandor Clegane) auditions and see why they got their roles! Read more
Aidan Gillen on His Preparation for ‘Game of Thrones’: “I do sleep in a ‘Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy’ T-shirt that gets me in the mood”
There’s a general plan for the series Game of Thrones because of George R. R. Martin’s books. But because HBO tends to stray from the novels, most of the characters on the show have no idea what’s next for their characters. Aidan Gillen, who plays Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish, is just one example.
“The story lines have had to veer a little from the books to keep characters and events current for a TV audience, but they don’t do it any more than they have to,” the actor said in an interview with UPI. “I would generally say not knowing where you’re headed next is not a bad thing, unless you’re a master schemer. The stakes are higher when you can’t just take it for granted that everyone’s going to be OK in the end. Bad things happen to good people, too. If you’re asking me am I worried every time I turn a page of the script, no… Littlefinger is a survivor and I’ve died hundreds of times already anyway, and not always spectacularly.” Read more
Broadway audiences are getting to see Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in a whole new light on Broadway starring as Holly Golightly in a new stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s beloved novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
However, more people are talking about the production’s difficulty in training cats and Clarke’s brief moments of nudity on the stage rather than the play itself! In an interview with New York magazine, Clarke spoke about the reaction to her baring it all on stage.
Clarke is appreciative that so many fans of her television character are turning up to see her on Broadway. She says, “A lot of the Game of Thrones fans have really come out to the show, which is really wonderful. And I hope they get a different experience than what they’re used to seeing me doing.” Read more
Kit Harrington On ‘Game Of Thrones’, Filming in Iceland and Getting Into the Mindset of Jon Snow(video)
He talks about the series, getting into the mindset of Jon Snow, filming in Iceland (“It’s not very pleasant,” he says) and working with the cast.
It’s a little over 20 minutes long but if you’re a G.o.T fan, you’ll enjoy it.
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Q & A: Elizabeth Mitchell on the Return of ‘Revolution’, Shooting On-Location and Why She Loves Working in Television
NBC’s Revolution returns tonight and if you’re a fan of the show, it sounds like this season is going to be bigger, faster and tons more fun.
Elizabeth Mitchell and Creator/Executive Producer Eric Kripke were clearly excited about the direction this season has taken and they’re equally excited for the fans to watch.
In this interview, they talk about what it’s been like to be away for so long, shooting on location in North Carolina and how working on the show is like a “Meisner approach” for Elizabeth.
Revolution airs on Mondays at 10pm on NBC
Elizabeth, you have said how you love being in like action adventure oriented shows, are you going to get to do any action of your own this second half of the season?
Elizabeth Mitchell: Yes, yes we are and my father will be thrilled because that’s really the stuff he likes to watch the most. I think that Linda Hamilton’s his favorite actress.
I do get to do some more actiony type stuff and I have a wonderful time. I love that stuff.
Eric Kripke: Yes she totally kicks ass. Read more