31 . 05 . 2012

Theon Greyjoy, Reality Star? Game of Thrones Cast Picks Who Deserves a Spin-Off

Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) I think Theon is doing pretty good at the moment. His life is pretty messed-up… It might be a bit X-rated at times, but I think it would be worth a view.  I definitely couldn’t watch with my children though because that would be too embarrassing. I wouldn’t want to know some of that stuff. I think his story would make for a lot of … watercooler moments the next day, going, “Oh my God, did you see what he did?”

Robb Stark (Richard Madden) Theon! What Theon gets up to would be worse than Jersey Shore. But you can’t help but watch it.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) I think Samwell should have a spin-off. He’s such a wonderful character, and John Bradley plays him so well. John and I have always talked about doing a spin-off with Jon Snow and Samwell like a buddy comedy.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) Tyrion should have his own reality show spin-off. Or Tyrion and Bronn. They would be such a funny comedy duo.

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) I think Bronn. When I was watching the show, I realized who his character was and how much it’s got to do with how funny he is. He’s obviously got a big story behind him, and no one really knows it. I think that’s what’s so likable about him, that he’s not too serious, and you don’t know much about him, so you got nothing to dislike about him.

Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) My spin-off series would feature Hodor and quite a lot of landscape shots, since he won’t be saying much.

Jaime Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) Reality shows need a lot of sex, so it would be Theon. It would be very entertaining to watch.

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) Elyas Gabel’s character, Rakharo. I really want to know what happened on that horse-ride trip that he took and unfortunately did not come back [alive] from. Basically, if I could go on a road trip with Rakharo, that would be brilliant just to see what he gets up to. He speaks a different language and is a fascinating character… That or like some kind of reality TV show about government led by Tyrion, where he’s laying the smackdown on every politician. On the Election Trail with Tyrion Lannister would be quite fun.

Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) The dragons definitely.

Ygritte (Rose Leslie) I love Tyrion. I love watching him. He is my favorite, so I think if Tyrion had a spin-off show, I’d be all over that. I’d love to watch that.

Gendry (Joe Dempsie) Definitely Theon Greyjoy. Never a dull moment in that boy’s life; there’s always something going on. And he’s also such an interesting character because of what happened in medieval times when families would take a ward as a hostage. You’re brought up by people, but essentially you have that internal conflict. You almost become part of the family. They’re keeping you captive so your real family behaves themselves. It’s a difficult thing to wrestle with. Theon today, in today’s world, if he was famous, that would go completely to his head.

Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon) This sounds really dark, but I’m going to say it would probably be Sansa. She starts with her story with these aspirations of marrying a charming prince and having little princes and princesses and ever constantly this kind of pure fantasy dream world. But the truth is, it would be an incredibly dark comedy to see how the reality show of her life actually panned out given what happens to her. So I think it would just be a hugely dark comedy to watch how Sansa’s world suddenly descends into absolute misery. I have a dark sense of humor.

Irri (Amrita Acharia) I love Joffrey. I think he’s amazing. I think I love him even more because Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey, is so sweet in real life.

30 . 05 . 2012

Who would GoT stars choose for their Hand?


Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) I think possibly I would go with somebody like Nietzsche. Somebody who was really a philosopher, a good advisor, a guider… But I would probably fight with him nonstop.

Robb Stark (Richard Madden) -  My dad is pretty smart. I think he’d have my back. Yeah, keep it in the family. I’d put my dad there and keep an eye on what he’s doing.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) -  I’d have my brother Jack probably. He probably would try to steal the throne from me actually, but I think if anyone’s going to try to steal it off of me, I’d want it to be him. And he’s an inherently a good person so I think he’d rule the kingdoms quite well.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) - I would have to pick my mom because she gives me good advice all the time, as I’m growing up. I think she’s been a brilliant Hand of the Queen.

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) - I’d want someone funny, someone a bit like Bronn, a comedian maybe. I really like Lee Evans actually. He’s kind of my same humor and does a lot of impressions that are funny, so yeah, probably Lee Evans.

Bran Stark  (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) - If I were on the Iron Throne and I had to choose a Hand, I would want Tyrion. He seems to have every angle covered. But assuming I can’t have a Westerosi character, I would choose Sigmund Freud. He could get to work on Joffrey and Cersei’s complex relationship, and I would get Joffrey an electric guitar and lessons from Metallica as he needs to channel his blistering fury into something less psychopathic.

Jaime Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) -  If I were on the Iron Throne, I’d call my sister and say, “You want to be queen?”

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) - I’d like to first point out that I’ve never sat on the Iron Throne set or otherwise. But if I were to sit on it, I would choose my best mate Don, who when I was at school, we were in prefects together. And he was a wonderful, wonderful right-hand man. I think he’d be brilliant at it.

Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) -  It would be Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger, definitely. You know not to trust him, but he’d be a brilliant operator for you.

Ygritte (Rose Leslie) - The novelist Georgette Heyer wrote my favorite book, These Old Shades. In the book, there’s a character called the Duke of Avon. He’s a seriously cool character, very slick. I think I’d have to go for him. I love him. I love reading that book over and over.

Gendry (Joe Dempsie) - I would pick legendary soccer manager Brian Clough who managed a football team that I support in the late ’70s and ’80s. He was quite a character and took no prisoners. One of his most famous quotes was when someone asked him if he as the best manager in the country. He said, “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the country, but I’m in the Top 1.” Michael Sheen played him in a film years ago called The Damned United.

Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon) - If I could choose somebody to be my Hand to the King it would probably be, if he were alive, Peter Sellers. There you go. Peter Sellers, before he did Dr. Strangelove and went insane.

Irri (Amrita Acharia)  - I was thinking of a superhero. Let’s have Wonder Woman. She’d be by my side, she’d be my mentor, why not?

Note: I have no idea why TV Guide paired Wonder Woman with a pic of Peter Dinklage. It should be with this gorgeous woman:

26 . 03 . 2012

Margaery: You are very welcome here Lady Stark

Catelyn: You are most kind