You meet somebody special. He’s hot; he’s nice; he’s got some noble blood and big, bushy hair. You introduce him to your friends and even take him to your special jacuzzi love cave. The only thing that annoys you is he acts all self righteous and ethical, which makes what happens next all the more infuriating: He betrays your friends, then runs away, ditching you to go hang out with his frat buddies at Castle Black. So it’s perhaps no surprise that Ygritte is really irked at Jon Snow in Game of Thrones season 4.
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Game of Thrones returns on April 6 with a doozy of an episode and a doozy of a new character, the infamous Prince Oberyn (a.k.a. the Red Viper). Why the Red Viper? “He will poison you,” explains the man who plays him, Pedro Pascal. “He will stick you.” Pascal served up plenty of intel on his character and what to expect in season 4 when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studio. And he explained why drama will follow when Oberyn stops into King’s Landing, because it seems the prince is not quite a fan of the Lannisters.
“He has only hate for the Lannisters, actually” explains Pascal. “He has shaped his entire life around his hate for the Lannisters.” (Fans of the books will know that hate springs from blame he assigns to the family for past events involving his sister, but we shall say no more here.) While Oberyn shows no fear, we couldn’t help but wonder if Pascal was nervous about filming some of Game of Thrones‘ notorious sex scenes, of which the actor became familiar with quite quickly — as in episode 1 quickly. “They warn you before you audition,” says Pascal of being told what was expected of him on the nudity front. But that wasn’t the thing the actor was most nervous about. “The thing I was scared of the most — it wasn’t the nakedness. It wasn’t the fighting with the spear and doing wushu martial arts. It was doing the scene with…”
Pedro Pascal was really upset. The Chilean actor was a Game of Thrones fan who previously had arcs on CBS’ The Good Wife and USA’s Graceland, but never thought he had a real chance of landing the coveted role of Oberyn Martell — a bold sexy Dornish prince seeking vengeance against the Lannister family for the rape and murder of his sister. So when Pascal taped his audition last year for the new season 4 role, he was dismayed to find his 17 script pages were full of spoilers.
“I was actually really upset the season was spoiled for me,” he recalls. “I was a true audience member of the show and when this audition came around, it still seemed unattainable. So, I put myself on tape with my [iPhone] and I sent it in. It’s impossible not to care because the writing is so good. You just kind of get into it, whether you think you have a chance for it or not.” READ FULL STORY
'Game of Thrones' producers: George R.R. Martin's secret ending is 'absolutely' satisfying -- EXCLUSIVE
It’s a question George R.R. Martin’s fans have wondered for many years: Will the bestselling author’s five-books-and-counting Song of Ice and Fire saga have a satisfying ending? Will the destination, not just the journey, pay off?
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss know Martin’s planned final arcs of his as-yet-unwritten story. So we asked them.
First, some context: HBO’s Thrones is about to launch the fourth of a planned seven seasons (possibly eight) on April 6. Martin has two books left to come in his series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. When it comes to fan expectations, the Thrones producers are generally quite cautious about getting fans’ hopes up, especially since expectations tend on this saga to be so high already (asked if they’re “confident” season 4 of Thrones is their best yet, Weiss replied, “I wouldn’t say we’re too confident. I would say we’re terrified that it won’t be.”) READ FULL STORY
One more tease? Sure!
HBO showed VIPs in NYC the Game of Thrones season 4 premiere episode Tuesday night, but the cable network also released this final trailer for fans. Titled “Devil Inside,” we get a new look at the battle of Castle Black, the slave city of Mereen (nice pyramid!), and Thrones newcomer Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell (who warns Tyrion, “the Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts”). Check it out below, and then quick-click over to EW’s own tease of this week’s just-unveiled 10-page Game of Thrones cover story. READ FULL STORY
David Benioff’s and Dan Weiss’ Game of Thrones is a U.S. hit, but the two show-runners are most interested in overseas TV these days, like Denmark’s Borgen and the UK’s Black Mirror. See what they had to say about their underrated TV picks:
How long will HBO’s Game of Thrones run?
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tell EW that seven is probably the magic number.
“It feels like this is the midpoint for us,” Benioff says. “If we’re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point.”
The seven season goal-line has been floated in the media before, but the writer-producers of the acclaimed fantasy hit series says they’re firmer than before that three more seasons sounds about right. READ FULL STORY
'RuPaul's Drag Race': 'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey guests on the judging panel -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Somewhere there is a Venn diagram intersection where superfans of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Game of Thrones meet, and you will probably be able to locate that place Monday night by the high-pitched screaming.
Lena Headey, a.k.a. Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms Cersei Lannister, is making a guest appearance on the judging panel, which means Ru’s queens are going to have to bow down to Baratheon. Try not to lose your heads, hunties, but we’ve got an exclusive clip of some of Headey’s judgments from tonight’s episode.
Click through to watch Headey get judge-y! READ FULL STORY
Still steaming about the HBO Go outage that killed your plans to watch True Detective‘s finale? This might help: On Sunday, the cabler premiered another new trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, which premieres in a few short weeks. (They’d better get their server issues sorted out by then, or we will take what is ours, with fire and blood!)
Though the clip doesn’t feature many new revelations, it does include several shots of interest, especially for those who have read George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire saga: Sansa (Sophie Turner) mourning her slain family; new character Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) noting that if you can’t protect the ones you love, you must avenge them; Dany (Emilia Clarke) overseeing a catapult attack and swearing to “answer injustice… with justice;” Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) bitterly saying “we mustn’t disappoint Father” over a shot of Tywin (Charles Dance) lounging on the Iron Throne. Also, the dragons (actual dragons) have gotten a lot bigger.
Ben Wyatt’s feelings about Game of Thrones rival Leslie Knope’s feelings about Joe Biden. So when Leslie gave her husband an exact replica of the Iron Throne — a.k.a. the seat of power in HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones — during Parks and Recreation‘s latest episode, “Anniversaries,” Ben freaked. Out.
We only got to a see a few short moments of his epic reaction on the show itself. Thankfully, NBC has released an extended version of the scene online. In the clip, an overly excited Ben hops around the room and then passes out — just a little! — before jumping back up and sitting in the throne, declaring, “I’m never getting up.” He proceeds to kick Leslie out so he can have some alone time with the throne, then recites a variety of lines from the show in what is apparently his Game of Thrones voice. We’d probably do the same.
Bask in Ben’s joy below:
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