Game of Thrones may be a popular television series, but it is all based on the series of books by the same name that came from the imagination of George R.R. Martin. Up until Season 5, the books have always gone ahead of the TV series, so fans could certainly get ahead of things on the show and know what is coming up. But what about the cast of the show? Unless they have read the books, they wouldn’t have a clue.
This is precisely what happened to Charles Dance, who once played Tywin Lannister, until his character met his end last season. News Australia reports that even though Dance knew the death of his character was coming, he had no idea how his character would die, at least not until he ran into a fan who revealed it to him.
“I knew his demise was coming but I didn’t know how. I didn’t read the books. They are far too thick. They frighten me — books that thick. There was a guy in the street who came up to me and said ‘Game of Thrones, brilliant, you’ve got a great death scene.’ And I said, ‘oh do I?’ “
— Winter is Coming (@WiCnet) January 12, 2016
The fan proceeded to describe the death scene, in which Tywin is murdered by his son, Tyrion, while on the toilet.
“He told me the manner of my death so I went into Waterstones (a British book retailer), got the book and saw, ‘on the khazi’. Right. OK. Suitable demise, I thought.”
17. tywin’s death pic.twitter.com/5ZHBUyC9KG
— threads (@tvthreads) January 13, 2016
But while the Game of Thrones TV show has some details from the books right, there are some things they have done on the show that have gone way too far from the book, and for the worse. What Culture reports a number of times the Game of Thrones show went too far, and the first of these is the time Jamie rapes Cersei at the Sept. In the Game of Thrones book, the two had consensual sex.
“‘Hurry,’ she was whispering now, ‘quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime.’ Her hands helped guide him. ‘Yes,’ Cersei said as he thrust, ‘my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.’ “
However, in the show, it is very different.
“Jaime, not here, please. Please. Stop it. Stop. Stop. Stop!”
— Jenna Kramer (@Zahhy07) June 26, 2015
Regardless of whether or not the writers messed up with some of the things they included in the TV show, fans can’t wait for Season 6 of Game of Thrones. The Week reports that Emilia Clark has promised there will be some big moments in Season 6.
“[Season 6 will contain] the biggest moments on television that have ever existed.”
Emilia Clark from “Game of Thrones” calls the show in 20 minutes to talk about her new “Terminator Genisys” movie!! pic.twitter.com/7leDrL88vs
— KiddNation (@KiddNation) June 25, 2015
However, Clark wouldn’t give away exactly what big moments are coming. But there are those who feel perhaps Clark is speaking out of turn. Louise Blain from Games Radar said if Clark was with a U.K. soap, she would have been reprimanded for making such claims.
“If someone from a UK soap said this, we’d have politely pushed them into the sea, but this is Game of Thrones and if anyone can even attempt to make good on these promises, it’s the HBO production. Alternatively, it could be the kind of thing you say when you aren’t actually allowed to say anything about anything.”
Dan Seleck from the fansite Winter is Coming says what Clark divulged is a tall claim.
“On the one hand, I’m excited to see how the show plans to top its big moments from last year, like the massacre at Hardhome and Drogon’s descent on Daznak’s Pit. On the other hand, I continue to be nervous that the show’s focus on big, splashy moments will come at the expense of nuance and density.”
Only time will tell if Clark’s claims of big moments on Game of Thrones is real.
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