GAME OF THRONES Cast Members at the London Screening of ‘The Big Wedding’

Iwan Rheon, Oona Chaplin, and Nathalie Emmanuel were on hand for the special screening in London of the movie, “The Big Wedding,” and Red Carpet News was there to interview them.

Iwan (Ramsay Snow) talks about how this third season is a game-changer for the series, where his character fits in, including when it comes in his relationship to Theon Greyjoy, and his favorite characters, aside from his own.

Oona (Talisa Maegyr) talks about her character and how she’s different from the book, as well as her character’s husband, Robb Stark, and why people love the show so much.

Nathalie (Missandei) talks about why she loves the show, who she plays in the show, and who her favorite character is, among other things.

Shocker realization – all three chose Tyrion Lannister as a favorite character.

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Game of Thrones MLB Playoffs

Anthony Sulla-Heffinger of the NY Post has a wonderful feature today, comparing the 10 MLB playoff teams to Game of Thrones characters. Even if you don’t like baseball, it’s absolutely worth the read! Here’s an excerpt:

For this unique look at the MLB playoffs, which begin Friday with the Wild Card games, I will be drawing comparisons between the ten teams vying for the World Series and ten characters from the HBO television series based on the series of novels written by George R.R. Martin.

Those of you who have watched the epic fantasy series need not worry about spoilers because I will not divulge anything here that has not occurred in the first two seasons of the show, which coincide with the first two books of the series.

So without further delay, here we go.

Yankees – Tywin Lannister – As if there were any way the Yankees could not be compared to the Lannisters. Aside from the fact that the Yankees have the highest payroll in baseball and the Lannisters are one of the richest families in Westeros, the two also have a rich history. Lord Tywin is one of the most powerful, feared and respected lords in Westeros, much like the Yankees are in baseball. At the end of season two of the show, Tywin storms to King’s Landing at the very last moment to save the city from being sacked by Stannis Baratheon, much like the Yankees stormed the AL East at the last moment to win the division and hold off the Baltimore Orioles. The Lannisters are the family that everyone loves to hate, much like the Yankees are the “Evil Empire” of baseball.

Orioles – Robb Stark – The Orioles just didn’t go away. Every time you expected them to fall off and drop out of the playoff hunt, they defied the odds and will play in Friday’s Wild Card game. Much like the Orioles resilience, Robb Stark, to this point in his young military career, has not lost a battle as he marches south toward King’s Landing to face the Lannister host. While the Young Wolf is not as seasoned or experienced in battle as Tywin Lannister, there is no doubt that he will prove to be a formidable foe on the battlefield should they meet, much like there is little doubt the Orioles will be a tough out in the ALDS should they make it that far.

Keep reading!

See if you can guess who else might be compared to playoff baseball teams. In our opinion, it sucks to be a Reds fan (Theon Greyjoy), but being the Braves (Jorah Mormont) or Cardinals (Daenerys Targaryen) is pretty awesome in our book. How would you classify the teams, Game of Thrones style?

(Note: You may recall this earlier piece, linking Game of Thrones to MLB!)

VIDEO: Inside Episode 18

Take a look into the minds behind the HBO series as they discuss the characters during Episode 18.

Yes, it’s a spoiler as all of these videos are.

VIDEO: Inside Episode 17

Take a look into the minds behind the HBO series as they discuss the characters during Episode 17.

Yes, it’s a spoiler as all of these videos are.

VIDEO: Anatomy of a Scene – Theon Greyjoy Being Baptized

Great scene for Alfie Allen to perform as Theon where his actions can do more for him than his words.  I love how the scene lends itself to the story.

VIDEO: Inside Episode 12

Want to know a little more about the 2nd episode of Season 2?

 

VIDEO: Character Featurette – Theon Greyjoy

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series: