Interview Round-up

  • Gethin Anthony discusses in an Access Hollywood interview Renly Baratheon’s shocking exit, his co-stars, and whose on-screen deaths he thought were better. Gethin also shares what’s up next for him, and who his imaginary Game of Thrones band members would be in this video interview.

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  • In a great interview with TheRoot, Nonso Anozie confirms that Xaro Xhoan Daxos is straight in the TV series, and not perhaps misrepresenting his sexuality to Daenerys as some had speculated. He also reveals this interesting tidbit:
  • HBO really wanted to cast me in the first season, and I auditioned for a character but then I got another pilot. They loved my audition so much that when this character Xaro Xhoan Daxos came up, they called.

    • In a long interview with the Huffington Post, Emilia Clarke explains how helpful it was to bond with scale models and discusses Daenerys’s mindset in season 2.

    Every member of her family has died, ultimately. She knows there is no one, and she has this absolutely glorious image of her father. You completely see this in the books: There is this man that she looks up to and she’s desperate to hear about. Her brother, Viserys, didn’t tell her how it was, about the the history of the world, let alone the history of their family. But I think she enjoyed hearing the stories about her family, because there is no one else around her.

    • Alfie Allen talks to the Big T about fame, sex scenes, and Theon’s complicated family dynamics and loyalty issues.

    I think he wants to go back and be a prince, because he’s been around Robb Stark and Ned Stark for years, so I think he’s felt like he deserves a place in that sort of high-born society. So when he goes back I don’t think his intentions are actually bad, it’s just because the rejection he gets from his family and the humiliation that he kind of just makes the wrong decisions.

    • Amrita Acharia shares with HitFix how much of a mastery of Dothraki she has and her vampire obsession. She also had this to say about Irri’s romance with Rakharo:

    That was a surprise for us. I thought it was nice. I think it’s great that even when you do have a minor character, they still have a backstory and David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are so good at making that come alive as well. That was really fun to play around with and I think it really gave Irri a different dimension as well. It’s kinda like a schoolgirl mentality, that you have to be horrible to the boy that you really, really like, because that’s how you play the game. I think people enjoyed it. I enjoyed it.

    • Gemma Whelan is featured in this week’s Thronecast interview, discussing her role as Yara Greyjoy, including her audition process.
    • Eugene Simon reveals insight into the character of Lancel Lannister in a SPOILER-filled  interview with E!Online. Again, this article contains *SPOILERS* about Lancel’s relationships in season 2 and also about episode 9 of S2, “Blackwater.”
    • Isaac Hempstead-Wright shares with ThreeIfBySpace.net his thoughts on Bran’s challenges in season 2 and what other character he would’ve liked to play besides Bran Stark.
    • Zap2It has a short interview with Maisie Williams up that is worth checking out as well.
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    20 Responses to Interview Round-up

    1. Solar

      Where is my Renly curtain call?

    2. Weirwood

      Another great Gethin Anthony interview-

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_7DoNrzNRg

    3. Weirwood

      G_Lee:
      Does anyone know if Gethin is actually gay?

      I think this should answer your question….

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgDn-5A5b2A&feature=youtu.be

    4. G_Lee

      Does anyone know if Gethin is actually gay? I’m just curious. Too bad he had to leave the show, I really liked him! But then again I also liked Renly in the books and was just as sad when he died…

    5. Adam Wing

      Nobby,

      They put it in the subtext.

    6. spacechampion

      John G:
      What character was Nonso Anozie considered for? And did we ever figure out who Liam Cunningham had been asked to play before Davos?

      Liam was probably up for Jorah. Nonso… Khal Drogo? It’s really hard to imagine in any other roles from season 1.

    7. Lex

      Pastor_of_Muppets:
      OT: Where the hell is Podrick?!

      He has appeared once… Hopefully we see him again soon.

    8. John G

      What character was Nonso Anozie considered for? And did we ever figure out who Liam Cunningham had been asked to play before Davos?

    9. Pastor_of_Muppets

      OT: Where the hell is Podrick?!

    10. dmf

      Hi-Fi,

      She does show up at Winterfell when Theon is there and he begs her for men to help hold it

    11. dmf

      MW,

      also that would remove the chance for her to get the unsullied

    12. MW

      Maxwell James:
      Ours is the Fury,

      Steven Swanson,

      I’ve been theorizing for a while that Meereen might be out and Dany will conquer Qarth instead. If they indeed go that route, Xaro could end up playing Hizdahr’s role. And probably several others.

      That would remove everything Dany does for 2 (3 if you count the one she didn’t appear in) books. I can’t tell if you are joking or not.

    13. Weirwood

      sunspear,

      I think you meant Maxwell…. XD

    14. lonas

      Wonderful wonderful adorable Gemma. i just love her stares and smiles. Her storyline is huge on both AFFC and ADWD looking forward !

    15. Steve Arrowsmith

      Gethin even stumbled upon a great band name, “The Howling Direwolves”

    16. Andrew

      I enjoyed the interview with Amrita; she seems like a really cool person. Deffinitely would be cool to talk to her someday. She’s great as Irri, as well.

    17. sunspear

      Weirwood,

      That would be kind of weird, since one of the actors already mentioned Meereen in the show.

    18. Weirwood

      Thanks for putting all of these interviews together!

    19. Maxwell James

      Ours is the Fury,

      Steven Swanson,

      I’ve been theorizing for a while that Meereen might be out and Dany will conquer Qarth instead. If they indeed go that route, Xaro could end up playing Hizdahr’s role. And probably several others.

    20. ghost

      Gethin Anthony did a great job and sort of stood out in the series as a great actor.

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