Do you guys geek out on set?
We do! We have fights in the bar about it. I don’t mean we’re beating each other up — it’s pretty amicable — but we do get pretty excited about the whole thing. Everybody has a character they think should be on the throne, and if you’re playing one of those characters, you secretly think it should be you. You have to have a fierce loyalty to your character.
And you have some of your own love scenes coming up …
I can’t say! I can’t say!
It’s in the book.
All I can say is there is a girl. Whether they fall in love, I can’t say. I wouldn’t call it love. [Laughs.] But I can say that Rose [Leslie, who plays Ygritte] can really take the piss out of you. We got into some healthy scraps.
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With all this traveling you’ve been doing are there any things you never leave the house without?
I’m like everyone at the moment, I’m a bit of a slave to technology. I always have my iPad and my laptop. Other than that, I have a few kind of lucky mascots. I’ve got a lucky pen—it’s one I’ve had since I was a kid, and I carry it everywhere. And I haven’t lost it yet, I’ve lost everything else. I’m kind of OCD, actually. Every time I get on a plane I have to touch the outside of the plane three times before I get in.
If someone was visiting Iceland what are some of the spots they’d have to see?
You have to go and see the glaciers down on the south coast, that’s where we were filming. And they’re astonishing. We try to escape using CGI in the series and what we found is a lot of what we shot looks CGI because it was so otherworldly. You also have to see the Blue Lagoon, which is a natural hot spa.
Of all the cities that you’ve lived in, worked in, filmed in, is there one that’s a favorite?
It has to be Iceland. It really does. Not to get too dramatic, but it was quite a life-changing experience going there. I also love Belfast in Northern Ireland. It’s a very exciting city right now. I also spend a lot of time in L.A. and New York and I’m starting to find a base over there. Those four places are where I spend most of my time.
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“The whole Night’s Watch is going beyond the wall and he’s forsaking any kind of chance at revenge right now that he may get to avenge his father’s death,” Harington tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The next season, he has to forsake his family; he has to go to a different place and realize he has different priorities.”
“He lets his emotions get ahead of what he should be doing; he doesn’t stay under control. That’s the struggle for him in Season 2; he needs to stay calm but it’s a difficult journey for him,” he says. “He wants to prove himself to everyone around him — to his family that he doesn’t see anymore, to his peers — that he has huge ambition but he’s also got a big moral code within him. Those two are at war with each other.”
“That’s hard but as far as Jon goes, he’s only moving farther away from Joffrey at the moment,” he says. “It’s hard for him to do anything while he’s going north. He’s got a bigger war with the Wildlings and people beyond the wall than he does down south right now.”
Read the full article here at The Hollywood Reporter.
I heard there was a blizzard? Is that accurate?
Benioff: There was a blizzard. There was a shot where Samwell’s talking to Jon and he looks normal. You cut to Jon, then you cut back to Samwell and he looks like Father Time — like with the snow and the ice just frozen onto his face in just a matter of seconds. It’s really hard to do continuity. [But the actors] never complained once.
Weiss: I knew it was gonna be pretty rough [on Kit Harington] and there’s no shelter out there for six, eight hours in very cold conditions. And I went up to talk to Kit on his first day of shooting and asked, “How you doing?” He said, “I’ve never ever had a day of shooting that I loved as much as this.”
Read the full article here at EW.
At the end of Season 1, we see Jon continue on with the Night’s Watch instead of going back to his family after his father’s death. Does this mean that Jon is 100 percent loyal the Night’s Watch?
In Jon’s head, he is very loyal to the Night’s Watch. To forsake his family, his brothers and sisters down South and after all that’s happened in the first season, his position now lies with the Night’s Watch. He has to be 100 percent loyal to them because if it was anything less, he would have gone South.
Are we going to see him regret that decision? Will he eventually go south to avenge his father?
I think in Jon’s head — and this is where I’ve had to piece it together myself — as to what his future plans are, I think he does want to avenge his father. He does want to join his brother eventually, and he wants to tie his position in the Night’s Watch into being able to do those things, to take his revenge on Joffrey. How he’s going to do that, I don’t think he knows yet, but he’s adamant that he will, sometime in the future. His main priority at the moment has to be with his commander and his mission North of The Wall. He hides from everyone, but he has a burning ambition to go South and to join his brother’s war, but he can’t do that yet.
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Legendary Pictures has revealed concept art from the upcoming supernatural thriller Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. It’s not ominous, however, it does give us an idea of the film’s scope.
Sergei Bodrov is directing and Warner Bros. will release the film on February 13, 2013. Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams and Kit Harington also star.
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Madden and Kit Harington, who plays Ned’s bastard son, Jon Snow, have become understandably popular with Game’s female fans, and Madden promises we’ll see more than a little romance in Season 2. Both brothers are expected to meet their match, so to speak. Given the show’s penchant for graphic sex scenes, the Stark boys may have to mix a little foreplay with their swordplay.
“I’m sure there are a couple of scenes,” Harington said slyly during an interview.
“This book is about a very real world, and I think they wanted to make (the series) dirty and gritty and visceral,” he added. “That’s why there (are) such graphic sex scenes and graphic violence. You wouldn’t be doing the books justice if you didn’t go there. . . . I think it’s pushing boundaries, and that’s what HBO does. And it doesn’t get any prettier or lighter as it goes on.”
Harington said he loves that his long-suffering character — marked by his bastard heritage — is at the centre of the series’ biggest mystery.
“I love the way this (season) is three-tiered,” Harington said. “It’s kind of wonderful to be one of (those world’s) central figures. It kind of feels like you own that bit, that it’s yours.”
Read the full article here at The Vancouver Sun.