‘Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie On Filming With A Real Live Bear

Game of Thrones is now entering its sixth season, but recently, actress Gwendoline Christie appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and she took fans back that episode from Season 3 in which she had a showdown with a bear. CinemaBlend reports that Christie revealed her character Brienne filmed the bear scene with a real, live bear in “The Bear and the Maiden Fair.”

Apparently, when filming, Christie was quite terrified, although the bear seemed to be more of a self-absorbed actor than anything else.

“It had its own trailer; it had been at the location in Los Angeles for two weeks to acclimatize. It needed to have country and western music from playing at all times to soothe it. This is real. And when it was good, it was fed cream in a frying pan with a really long handle. And when it came out from its trailer, you had to give it a round of applause.”

Check out the interview with Corden here.

But now Game of Thrones is entering its sixth season and What Culture has taken the time to discuss the most powerful people in the approaching season. They include, from 10 to one: Cersei Lannister, Alliser Thorne, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Roose Bolton, High Sparrow, Olenna Tyrell, Petyr Baelish, and Night’s King. What Culture describes why Night’s King is their number one choice.

“Season 5’s ‘Hardhome’ episode gave fans a massive glimpse of the ice demons, their hierarchy, their dead-raising capabilities, and their apparent leader, the Night’s King. He looked unbelievable in that episode, and could go on to be one of the coolest (pun) villains in the show’s history, and certainly the most powerful. The walkers marched into battle and left with 90,000+ wildlings on their side, how can anybody possibly expect to defeat them? All hail the most powerful creatures in the world.”

According to International Business Times, filming for Season 6 is now almost a wrap. At least, according to what Emilia Clarke (who plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen) is communicating in her tweets lately.

At least Game of Thrones fans will have reruns and the holiday season to keep them busy and hopefully keep their minds off the imminent season premiere that is set for April. USA Today reports that Kelly Clarkson has gone beyond the usual limits of fandom. Her family Christmas cards this year are out of this world – and into the Game of Thrones world.

Clarkson posted a photo of her family Christmas card on her Instagram page and it is truly amazing.

Thanks for the Game of Thrones inspiration, Kelly Clarkson. Perhaps other fans will follow suit!

When it comes to inspiration, apparently Marlon James, who is the author of the novel A Brief History of Seven Killings (a novel that won the prestigious Man Booker Prize), is going for an African Game of Thrones. Vulture reports that in an interview with Man of the World magazine, James revealed his next work of fiction, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, will take him into the world of fantasy and he described the new series as “an African Game of Thrones.”

“I realized how sick and tired I was of arguing about whether there should be a black hobbit in Lord of the Rings. African folklore is just as rich, and just as perverse as that s**t. We have witches, we have demons, we have goblins, and mad kings. We have stories of royal succession that would put Wolf Hall to shame. We beat the Tudors two times over.”

While it is bound to be a great book, only time – and fans – will tell if it will be on par with Game of Thrones.

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