More set photos have leaked to the Internet which show fake corpses and dead horses that will be part of the upcoming huge battle from Season 6. As you can see, dead horses have the sigils of the northern houses – Umbers, Boltons and Karstark. Costumes on the fake corpses confirm that Wildlings will also be part of this battle along with other northerners. And finally, last image confirms that Boltons will indeed display burning corpses on a cross.
Emilia Clarke, known for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, has attributed her success to Cate Blanchett. Speaking at Wrap’s seventh annual Power Women Breakfast, Clarke talked about why she wasn’t a shoo-in for the role and how one of greatest actresses of modern era inspired her to play the beloved mother of dragons.
“The role of Khaleesi is tall and willowy and blonde, I’m short and round and brown. Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth was something I watched a lot in preparation for season one. And the fact that it’s rooted in reality, to know I was able to replica a real, strong female leader. I was trying to draw comparison from as many strong women as I could. I was so lucky because there was such a journey in the first season. So I could have it be the put-upon abused naïve child that she was in the beginning and then through each different epic turn of events throughout that first season I was able to harness each strength that came with those events and realise the steeliness I could inhabit as an actress.”
Blanchett isn’t the only person behind Clarke’s success. She also spoke about how her mother inspired to be the woman she is today.
“I was brought up by a very strong mum. So I was brought up not being told there was a difference between men and women. I never questioned that. (However) I can see the cracks, and it’s surprising and shocking and saddening that that is the case, that women are perceived differently, that people perceive there is a difference in how men and women should be treated, just simply in the way that it is. It seems to not be discussed. You just begin to see that you, as a girl, are treated differently, even when you’re playing the Mother of Dragons.”
Clarke also spoke about her previous comments on show’s nudity and how she “can’t stand sex scenes” for which she received heavy backlash and that her statement was taken out of context.
“If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control.”
You can expect an epic face-off between Queen of Thorns and Cersie Lannister in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Veteran actress Diana Rigg, who plays the role of Olenna Tyrell, told Digital Spy that her character has “got a head-on with Cersei coming up and it’s really good.”
Rigg also spoke about her admiration for Peter Dinklage and says “he’s absolutely wonderful” to work with. She then shared her theory as to why HBO prefers British actors in Game of Thrones.
“My theory is that they employ these British actors because, 1) we’re grateful, and 2) we turn up on time and we know our lines. We don’t demand a 60ft Winnebago, or our own chef and physiotherapist and secretary and PA, and largely we’re very uncomplaining.”
The 77-year old actress however admitted that despite her love for the show, it is “hard work”.
“It would be nice if they took into consideration that I am the age that I am. It would be really nice if they didn’t call me at 6am, so I have to get up at 5am. But they do – so I just have to get on with it.”
About her forthcoming role in Sky1/NBC drama You, Me and the Apocalypse, Rigg described her character as the “mum from hell”.
“It’s wonderful – she’s indomitable. Nothing would stop her, utterly selfish. The opportunity to be bizarre – I am bizarre, aren’t I? – is just so wonderful, isn’t it? I didn’t know whether I had to be glamorous, but they decided to make me glamorous. That’s wonderful, because I so rarely get the chance! I’m an old bag for the most part on Game Of Thrones, so it’s so lovely to be glamorous – as glamorous as you can be at my age!”