She won't be appearing in an future spin-offs.
With 'Game Of Thrones' set to end as a series after season eight, Emilia Clarke has revealed that she will be hanging up her Daenerys Targaryen wig for good even if she gets invited back later for a spin-off. She's actually surprised she got this far!
Emilia Clarke at the Primetime Emmy Awards
The 30-year-old star may be one of the key characters in the show, but she's looking forward to wrapping up that chapter of her career. Not that she hasn't enjoyed the ride over the past seven years, but now it's time to shake up her identity as an actress.
'Game of Thrones' star Clarke spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the issues surrounding gender in Hollywood.
Emilia Clarke has compared the levels of sexism in Hollywood and the wider entertainment industry as “like dealing with racism” in a new interview.
The British star, a long-time cast member of ‘Game of Thrones’ and with a part in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie, spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about how accustomed she has become to being treated differently, in both film and television, because she’s a woman.
“I feel so naive for saying it, but it's like dealing with racism,” she explained. “You're aware of it, but one day, you go, 'Oh, my God, it's everywhere!’”
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Compares Sexism In Hollywood To "Dealing With Racism"
Viral video ties in 'GoT' soundbites to the lyrics of Gloria Gaynor classic.
'Game Of Thrones' fans have gotten to experience a wonderful taste of irony with a viral video featuring the cast 'singing' along to Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit 'I Will Survive'. It must've have taken some 'GoT' lover a long time to put together but it's so worth it.
The cast of 'Game of Thrones' at the Emmy Awards
So far the gritty fantasy show in its 6 seasons has killed off more than 100 characters, so it seems fabulously appropriate to have the cast's lines dubbed to the tune of the number one diva classic. The video merges together various clips and soundbites from the show so that it appears they are speaking the lyrics to 'I Will Survive'.
The network has not ruled out continuing ‘GOT’ in some form once the series ends.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys has confirmed that the network is still in talks with ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin about ideas for a follow-up or prequel once the popular series ends.
‘Game of Thrones’ is expected to end after its eighth season airs on HBO, but according to Bloys, there’s still the possibility of a spin-off or prequel series.
‘Game of Thrones’ could continue once series eight ends, with a prequel or spin-off
Continue reading: HBO Discussing 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel With George R.R. Martin
We can't decide who's more violent: Cersei or Arya.
'Game Of Thrones' season 6 has been quite the rollercoaster, leaving fans a little disturbed, frequently relieved and, finally, purely stunned. In fact, finale episode 'The Winds of Winter', which aired on Sunday (June 26th 2016), has already been lauded as one of the greatest television episodes of all time and for a very good reason.
Daenerys reunites with Tyrion
Throughout the ten episodes we've seen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) free herself from the clutches of the Dothraki and return home on Drogon, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) resurrected and executing his killers before raising an army with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) to defeat the Boltons, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) killing the Waif and finally becomes the badass she was always going to be, and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)... well, she exacts some pretty brutal revenge. Be warned: spoilers ahead.
The film has be criticised by disability activists groups for its portrayal of people with disabilities.
Me Before You, the romantic drama starring ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Emilia Clarke has been criticised by disability rights groups who say the film is sending out a negative message about the lives of people with disabilities.
The story below contains spoilers about the film’s plot.
Emilia Clarke stars in Me Before You.
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke's 'Me Before You' Angers Disabled Rights Groups
It's nearly upon us!
The 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 premiere took place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood last night (April 10th 2016) and, as expected, arrivals were bombarded with questions about whether or not Jon Snow was really dead. Kit Harington wasn't there to reitereate his own denial of Snow's continued existence, but he would have been proud of everyone for their insistence.
Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen
The cast of probably the most eagerly anticipated season premiere of this Golden Globe-winning fantasy series yet took to the grey carpet to ring in the arrival of the new episodes, the first of which will air on HBO in two weeks. Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen was among them, as fans continue to fret over what's become of her character. From what we've seen in pictures and trailers so far, Daenerys is stranded after pet dragon Drogon refused to take her back home and has now run into a Dothraki horde. Some snippets have shown her as being held hostage, while in others she appears to be free.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Missing Among 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Arrivals
She stars alongside Sam Claflin in the Jojo Moyes adaptation.
Time for a love story with a bit of a difference. It's always tragic when fate intervenes in a relationship to complicate things in unimaginable ways, but for Louisa Clark and William Traynor in 'Me Before You', their love has its complications from the very beginning.
A new trailer featuring Ed Sheeran's 'Photograph' for this tear-jerker will likely break your heart into a million pieces. 'Me Before You' follows a vivacious though slightly odd woman in her 20s as she embarks on a new career as the personal carer to a young man confined to a wheelchair after an accident left him almost completely paralysed. It's not something she's ever experienced before, and what follows is a relationship she never dreamed of.
In an alternative universe maybe...
Since Daniel Craig firmly stated that he didn't want to do another James Bond film after 'Spectre', suggestions have been flying all over the place about who it could be next. Will Idris Elba become the first black 007? Or will it embrace the talents of Tom Hardy or Tom Hiddleston? But what if was a woman?
Ok, so feminism aside, it's a firmly held idea that Bond should continue to be a male. For a start, you'd have to change the name - how many ladies do you know called James? (Apart from Blake Lively's daughter, of course). But if you erase the tradition of him being a man, you might as well erase all the other Bond conventions; the gadgets, the fast cars, the womanising etc. But, turning pop culture upside for a moment, if James Bond WERE a woman - who would she be?
Emily Blunt displayed some I-work-for-the-government skills in 'Sicario'
Continue reading: If James Bond Were A Woman She'd Be Any Of These Ladies
Clarke is one of the star's of HBO's 'Game of Thrones', and takes the title from Penelope Cruz.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has been named as Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive for 2015. The 28 year old English actor, who plays the white-haired Daenerys Targaryen – aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons – on the smash HBO series, is also the subject of a feature interview in the publication's new edition.
The magazine made the announcement early on Tuesday (October 13th). Benjamin Markovits, writing a feature interview for the publication, describes Clarke in the strapline for the piece as: “Friendly and fierce. Kid sister and killer. Movie star and girl next door.” Lisa Hintelmann, the editorial projects director for Esquire, said in a brief press release: “Emilia Clarke is unforgettable in 'Game of Thrones' and was hands down the number one choice of Esquire's staff, friends and family.”
'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke has been named as Esquire's 'Sexiest Woman Alive' in 2015
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The British actress, who plays the exiled Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO favourite, slammed the lack of "subtlety" in on-screen sex scenes.
She may have made her name by portraying Daenerys Targaryen, a role which has required her to appear naked several times on screen, but Emilia Clarke has spoken out against the amount of “gratuitous” nudity on TV, saying that she “can’t stand” sex scenes.
Two years ago, the 28 year old actress was reported to have told ‘Game of Thrones’ producers that she no longer wanted to appear in such scenes, even though a significant part of the HBO show’s reputation is built upon explicit scenes – sexual, violent or otherwise.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Clarke said: “Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience. I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway — I can’t stand it.”
Sam Smith received the Solo Artist of the Year award at GQ’s Man of the Year Awards on Tuesday (8th September).
Sam Smith had a pretty good day on Tuesday (8th September). The 23-year-old ‘Stay With Me’ singer won the GQ Solo Artist of the Year award and also announced he’s singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre.
Sam Smith at the 2015 GQ Man of the Year Awards in London.
The actress behind Daenerys Targaryen discusses the privilege of starring in 'Game of Thrones' - and gets excited about season six.
Fresh from her Primetime Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen, 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke is already getting excited about the sixth season of the fantasy series, telling fans to expect some "mental" scenes.
Emilia Clarke promises big things for 'Game of Thrones'
Speaking to Variety, the actress said, "I'm looking forward to absolutely every part of it, it's like go-go-go from episode one.
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Talks 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts And "Mental" Sixth Season
This declining franchise really needed a jolt to the head, but the producers disappointingly opt to play it safe with an unambitious script and child-friendly action. After the OK part 3 (2003's Rise of the Machines) and a weak part 4 (2009's Salvation), this film is unlikely to win new fans or keep the old ones hoping for more. Even though it's made to a high technical standard, the movie feels derivative and safe, avoiding any properly dangerous tension for a series of badly contrived action set-pieces.
It opens in 2029, as plucky rebel John Connor (Jason Clarke) is fighting the world-dominating Skynet machines with the help of his right-hand man Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney). When Skynet sends a Terminator (the young Arnold Schwarzenegger) back to 1984 Los Angeles to kill John's mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke), Kyle follows to rescue her. But he arrives to find the timeline already altered. Sarah had been attacked years earlier, rescued at age 9 and raised by an ageing Terminator she calls Pop (the present-day Arnie). Since everything has changed, Sarah and Kyle decide to jump forward to 2017 San Francisco so they can stop Skynet from taking over the planet with its Genisys operating system. But when they arrive, they realise that there's been even more jiggery-pokery in the timeline.
The way the film wraps in and around the 1984 original is clever, with added intrigue in the fact that Kyle and Sarah haven't yet fallen for each other and conceived John. So when he turns up in San Francisco, there are all sorts of mind-bending possibilities. Alas, the screenwriters can't be bothered to play with them. Instead they structure the film as a series of rambling expository conversations leading to yet another pointless flurry of explosive carnage. Honestly, if Terminators are literally indestructible, why bother trying to defeat them with guns? And yet everyone keeps shooting at them, just making them mad.
Continue reading: Terminator Genisys Review
The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress has given some hope to Jon Snow’s legions of fans.
Spoiler alert! ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke has said she’s going to be in so much trouble after she hinted that it might not be the end for Jon Snow after all. During an interview with MTV to promote her new movie Terminator: Genisys, the actress gave her own fan theory on the fate of Snow, saying she believes there’s a 50/50 chance he could come back.
Emilia Clarke has given her thoughts on Jon Snow’s fate.
Speaking about life after season five’s shocking finale, Clarke said she has no idea what’s going to happen and if Jon Snow is actually gone for good. “If I have to bet, I’d say it’s a 50/50 chance,” Clarke said. ”I mean, there's some helpful people there who could bring him on back to life. But if [his death] means that I'm that much closer to getting to the Throne, then hey, okay.”
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Gives Her Fan Theory On The Fate On Jon Snow
Season Five of 'Game of Thrones' has wrapped up, but with such a good series overall, we had to take a look at our favourite moments from the season.
With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the best moments from one of the best rated seasons of one most critically acclaimed shows of all time. While there were plenty of twists and turns this season (in addition to boat rides), these are our top five:
Kit Harington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dust
Cersei's Arrest: Lena Headey has put in a great performance from the start, making the incestuous, alcoholic and power-hungry Cersei Lannister both a compelling and hated character since the show's first episode. That said, seeing her chickens coming home to roost when Jonathan Pryce's High Sparrow took the power she had given him, and threw her in prison for her various crimes.
Continue reading: The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]
With Ned's execution, two major battles, and the still-painful Red Wedding rounding off the penultimate episode of each 'Game of Thrones' series, "episode nine" has always been the one to watch out for. This year, the show took a darker, more personal twist.
HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' has been getting a lot of criticism this year for it's massively dramatic departures from the book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', upon which the show is based. While series creator George R. R. Martin stated on his official blog "there has seldom been any TV series as faithful to its source material" and reiterated how the show and the books are entirely separate stories, albeit with the same intended ending.
Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) falls victim to the ninth episode
That still doesn't excuse the sudden, unexpected (and rather brutal execution) of a young girl, in Sunday night's infamous Episode Nine 'The Dance of Dragons'. Written by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the episode saw Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) hounded by Ramsey Bolton's (Iwan Rheon) guerrilla tactics, and offering his daughter Shireen (Kerry Ingram) to the priestess Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) as a sacrifice. Said sacrifice involved burning her alive to appease the Red God, with the hopes of turning their luck and winning him the Iron Throne once and for all.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Stuns Audiences With Season 5's Episode 9 [Spoilers]
For anyone that really wants to know what a musical of 'Game of Thrones' might look like, this Red Nose Day sketch will either satisfy your appetite, or leave you wanting more.
For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of Thrones'? Well, you get a behind-the-scenes mockumentary of 'Game of Thrones: The Musical', featuring some of your favourite characters singing such hits as 'Rastafarian Targaryen'.
Peter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the odds
The six-minute sketch contained a lot of the current (surviving) cast of the show, like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington, as well as actors like John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy/Reek), Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda). There was also an appearance from some of the long-past actors like Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon in Season One), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), who received a serenade from Kit Harington. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) also made a brief appearance to discuss how the whole concert was a terrible idea.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...
'Game of Thrones' is infamous for killing off its characters, so without paying attention to the books (as the show seems to be doing) we looked at who we think is destined to go the way of dodo.
Prince Doran - We've only seen Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) in one episode so far, he's already made a strong impression on everyone. The elder brother of fan favourite Oberyn, who came to a horribly messy end in the last season, Prince Doran is trying his best to keep the peace in Dorne, and stop his people from seeking revenge against the Lannisters. It stands to reason, however, that his death would make give them a great reason to rise up and start a war.
Kit Harington in 'Game of Thrones'
Brienne/Podrick - Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) have been giving us a good dose of the "two buddies traveling", following in the footsteps of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage ) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn), and Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann). The problem is, that each of those has come to a rather disastrous ending at some point, and the death of Brienne or Podrick seems likely - especially with what they seem to be getting themselves into.
MTV Movie Awards bring out the stars, as does the Avengers 2 premiere in Los Angeles. Matthias Schoenaerts is accompanied by costars Kate Winslet and Carey Mulligan at two London premieres. And we get further glimpses of a Western with Michael Fassbender, the next Terminator action romp and Paul Rudd as a tiny superhero in Ant-Man...
The MTV Movie Awards caught the headlines this week, not for their offbeat winners but for the usual antics of the stars who were in attendance. Those on hand to walk the blue carpet included multiple winner Shailene Woodley as well as Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Miles Teller, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.
Actually, all of the Marvel Avengers were at the awards, then reassembled two nights later for the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens next week. This time the carpet was red, and attendees included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd and Paul Bettany.
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