02:09 PM EDT 12/24/2014
Originally posted 12/23/2014 03:20PM
In a new trailer from HBO rounding up the best of 2014 – and what's to come for 2015 – a precious few scenes are devoted to the highly anticipated fifth season of the network's most violent, bloody and incest-filled game of royal musical chairs.
Take it all in, people, because these moments (found at 1:38 in the video above) are precious but fleeting.
Originally posted 12/16/2014 01:45PM
Emma Watson's speech about feminism and gender equality made waves back in September when she announced the launch of the HeForShe campaign in a United Nations address.
The campaign aims to "galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for gender equality," Watson said at the time, and to correct the misconceptions surrounding modern feminism.
However, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams was not particularly impressed by Watson's speech.
Originally posted 10/30/2014 01:00PM
Yes, George R. R. Martin, we know that every man must die. But that doesn't make the deaths on Game of Thrones any less painful to watch. Fortunately, HBO just made sure that many of the fan favorites could stay around for a lot longer.
The principal stars of the hit HBO drama – who include Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) – signed new contracts to keep them around for a potential seventh and final season (and give them massive raises), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Originally posted 07/27/2014 12:30PM
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have played coy about their budding relationship – until the pair went public with their PDA during an Entertainment Weekly party at Comic-Con on Saturday.
Originally posted 05/01/2014 05:00PM
At least she won't have to dodge any dragon crossings.
Originally posted 06/04/2013 10:45AM
While Game of Thrones viewers struggle to comprehend the events of Sunday's penultimate episode of season 3, Maisie Williams, who portrays Arya Stark on the HBO show, weighed in Monday evening with a Vine detailing her own response to – Stop reading now if you haven't seen it! – the shocking deaths of her onscreen mother and brother, Catelyn and Robb Stark, who are murdered in an event dubbed the "Red Wedding."
Cheekily recapping the reaction of most of the show's viewers, the 15-year-old stares open-mouthed, before repeating over and over the fates of the Stark family.
Check out the video below:
Originally posted 03/31/2013 05:30PM
Though she portrays fan favorite Arya Stark, actress Maisie Williams admits there are drawbacks to the role.
"I am a tomboy, but maybe not as far as Arya," Williams told PEOPLE at the opening of a Game of Thrones exhibit sponsored by HBO and Time Warner Cable in New York City.
"She likes to play in the mud and stuff, which I do like to do, but I quite like to get it clean as soon as possible."
Originally posted 06/01/2012 07:00PM
Guess you could say she paid the iron spice.
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays tough-as-nails Arya Stark on the HBO favorite, attempted the "cinnamon challenge" – an Internet meme where people attempt to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon and go a minute without drinking anything (and film the results, of course).
Trying "loads" of cinnamon, the actress, 15, manages to keep the cinnamon down for a few seconds before spitting it out in a cloud of smoke ... much like a dragon.
"Why is this so entertaining, watching people suffer?" her friend asks. Williams would know: The brutal Game of Thrones is a runaway hit.
– Cara Lynn Shultz
Originally posted 05/20/2012 11:00AM
HBO's Game of Thrones features a roster of down and dirty men – guys like mud-soaked Jaime Lannister – but they clean up rather nicely.
The latest issue of VMAN magazine features the actor who plays Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, looking more like Prince Charming.
Whether his King-slaying character is dirtied and beaten-down or scrubbed up for the palace, playing him is a joy, the actor says.
"Working on Game of Thrones isn't difficult – it's challenging, which is great," he tells VMAN. "When you do a show where the writing is weak, it's difficult. But on Game of Thrones we have such brilliant writing. The challenge here is to not f––– it up."
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