New interview with D&D

Can I ask how many episodes you wrote for this season?

David: For season 2?

Q: Yeah.

Dan: We’re not done writing yet, so we can’t—

David: Season 2! Season 2!

Dan: Oh, season 2, the one we finished writing, yes…

Hmmmm now what does this tell us, I wonder ;)

wicnet:


Thronecast intervies Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Small bits of footage are interwoven with interviews, so skip this is if you are avoiding spoilers.

wicnet:

It was May of 2010, and House Gatewatch was in need. We’d been stewing for over a month with the news that the role of Daenerys Targaryen was being recast. We’d heard nothing but conflicting reports, had experienced the Elena Satine Twitter debacle, and had seen more “butterface” comments regarding Dany’s former actress than might be considered polite in any neanderthal-run society. To say moods were foul would be putting it lightly.

On May 21st, Maureen Ryan broke the news: an unknown actress named Emilia Clarke had been cast in the role. Some furious Googling followed, digging up an IMDB page as well as a heartbreaking Samaritans advert…

Most of us were immediately charmed. It’s no small thing to say that ASoIaF fans, for the most part, welcomed the news of Emilia’s casting with open arms and hearts. (Compare it to some of the vitriol experienced in the Catelyn recast, and it was a virtual Love-In.) Hopes were high.

To say she delivered is understating things just a tad.

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Alfie Allen says that Theon does not change his morality, he just makes bad decisions. New interview at whatculture.com.
And he hopes to get into a James Bond movie! (Not Theon, Alfie) :D
Q. Did you find that you had a lot more to do in the second series with Theon’s larger role and let’s say… change in morality?
Alfie: (laughs) Yeah I did, but I don’t really think he… It’s not like I really knowingly did that (changed morality). I don’t think he changes. I don’t think I’m allowed to say this so I won’t say much but I think he just makes the wrong decisions through thinking that he’s making the right ones. So his morals are constantly the same but he’s just not that smart in his decision making so ultimately that kind of changes what he does. I don’t think his morals change in his head but I think he sets out to do the right thing but he just ends up doing the wrong thing.
Q. Do you enjoy playing the villain?
Alfie: Yes! Yeah I do, definitely. I don’t think I’ll ever play James Bond but I might play a James Bond villain!
Q. What was your favourite part of the first season?
Alfie: My favourite part? I thought some of the stuff between Cersei and Robert was brilliant, that scene where he basically just says, “You know I’ve never really liked you that much,” and she’s like, “I was in love with you but now I’m not.” I thought that was pretty amazing, that scene was fantastic. Then obviously, (whispers) the person who dies, you know, that scene.
Q. And what about from your own scenes?
Alfie: From my own stuff, I like my scene with me and Ros, I thought it was great I was wanted to know what it looked like on camera (:D :D :D).  I was really happy with it when I saw it. I was in training for four months previously and I wanted to see what I looked like, how much my body had changed so that was interesting. Esmé Bianco, who plays Ros, she made that scene so much easier for me and it was just fun.

Alfie Allen says that Theon does not change his morality, he just makes bad decisions. New interview at whatculture.com.

And he hopes to get into a James Bond movie! (Not Theon, Alfie) :D

Q. Did you find that you had a lot more to do in the second series with Theon’s larger role and let’s say… change in morality?

Alfie: (laughs) Yeah I did, but I don’t really think he… It’s not like I really knowingly did that (changed morality). I don’t think he changes. I don’t think I’m allowed to say this so I won’t say much but I think he just makes the wrong decisions through thinking that he’s making the right ones. So his morals are constantly the same but he’s just not that smart in his decision making so ultimately that kind of changes what he does. I don’t think his morals change in his head but I think he sets out to do the right thing but he just ends up doing the wrong thing.

Q. Do you enjoy playing the villain?

Alfie: Yes! Yeah I do, definitely. I don’t think I’ll ever play James Bond but I might play a James Bond villain!

Q. What was your favourite part of the first season?

Alfie: My favourite part? I thought some of the stuff between Cersei and Robert was brilliant, that scene where he basically just says, “You know I’ve never really liked you that much,” and she’s like, “I was in love with you but now I’m not.” I thought that was pretty amazing, that scene was fantastic. Then obviously, (whispers) the person who dies, you know, that scene.

Q. And what about from your own scenes?

Alfie: From my own stuff, I like my scene with me and Ros, I thought it was great I was wanted to know what it looked like on camera (:D :D :D).  I was really happy with it when I saw it. I was in training for four months previously and I wanted to see what I looked like, how much my body had changed so that was interesting. Esmé Bianco, who plays Ros, she made that scene so much easier for me and it was just fun.

New interview with Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) at Westeros.org.
One of the common questions about Tywin is how much he perceives of  the incest between Cersei and Jaime. What’s your take? 
“I think he’s prepared to not necessarily forgive, but tolerate, almost anything of his gorgeous, handsome son’s life, because [Jaime] is the apple of his eye.
Do you like the character? It seems you’re always always playing bad guys and villains.
“Yes I do like him, but I don’t think he’s a bad guy at all. No. He’s a man of principle.”
The other actors have spoken of shooting in Iceland and Dubrovnik. Where did you get to film?
“Northern Ireland. I keep trying to persuade them that maybe the Lannisters all go on a holiday to the Caribbean or something.”

New interview with Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) at Westeros.org.

One of the common questions about Tywin is how much he perceives of  the incest between Cersei and Jaime. What’s your take? 

“I think he’s prepared to not necessarily forgive, but tolerate, almost anything of his gorgeous, handsome son’s life, because [Jaime] is the apple of his eye.

Do you like the character? It seems you’re always always playing bad guys and villains.

“Yes I do like him, but I don’t think he’s a bad guy at all. No. He’s a man of principle.”

The other actors have spoken of shooting in Iceland and Dubrovnik. Where did you get to film?

“Northern Ireland. I keep trying to persuade them that maybe the Lannisters all go on a holiday to the Caribbean or something.”

A new interview with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) at EW.
Since you’re not reading ahead, it’s not a spoiler to ask: How do you hope your character ends up?He’s been treated very poorly his whole life. So I like to think that he finds happiness. He deserves it.

A new interview with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) at EW.

Since you’re not reading ahead, it’s not a spoiler to ask: How do you hope your character ends up?
He’s been treated very poorly his whole life. So I like to think that he finds happiness. He deserves it.