‘Game of Thrones’: Questions the Cast Hopes to Never Get Asked Again
By now, the Game of Thrones cast has had every kind of question lobbied at them for eight seasons. They’ve heard everything multiple times. And that being the case, certain questions have gotten tiresome at myriad talk shows, junkets, and shouted questions from paparazzi.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned by now, it’s not to make certain Game of Thrones cast members mad, at least if we blur the line between reality and fiction in our minds. Interviewers may not be hacked to death with spurting blood, but they would like to avoid a withering stare. And lucky fans who get a million-in-one chance to meet the cast surely don’t want those things either, although they would probably be too excited to care.
So with all that mind, here’s what not to ask Dany, Jon Snow, the Starks or the rest of the gang.
Who’s going to die?
Directly asked what question he never wants to hear again, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) shot out an answer before the reporter even finished the question. “Are you the night king?” he said, with audible exasperation in his voice.
Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth) never wants to hear “Can you tell us anything about the new season of Game of Thrones?” Silly reporters. Haven’t they ever heard of non-disclosure agreements? Luckily for Cunningham, he won’t have to hear that question again unless he’s in the proposed prequel series.
“What can we hope for Ser Jorah this season?” said the actor who plays him.
“Everyone wants to know what we stole from the set,” said Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry Baratheon.
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) knows that people are curious, but she never wants to hear “How does it feel?” again.
“I guess it’s understandable, (but) It’s obviously quite horrifying and sad,” she said.
Her on screen sister and best friend Sophie Turner is tired of hearing “What’s your emotional arc?” which is probably a ploy to get Turner and others to spill secrets. Again, NDA.
Kit Harington isn’t a fan of the critics
Kit Harington wasn’t among the previously mentioned cast members at a recent junket, but he has made feelings about critics quite clear in the past, particularly in a blunt interview with Esquire. He was dismissive right when the show started.
He said: “To me, looking back, when I read the pilot way back in 2009, I remember thinking, What is this crock of s***? I don’t understand this. I’m going to have to read this again. And I read it again. And I’m like, I still don’t get this s***at all. I think it’s kind of weird, but it’s HBO and alright, let’s do it.
And if people end up being disappointed by the finale, Harrington doesn’t care about that either. People may be entitled to their opinions, but in his mind, he, the other actors, and the creators were there day in and day out, and they did it for themselves more than anyone else. Harsh words from a fan favorite who actually died once.
What questions do ‘Game of Thrones’ fans have now?
Of course, with every new episode of the show comes a new round of questions. And apparently, one of those questions will be “What in the world was going on?”
That’s not necessarily because the action was confusing. Per the tech site CNET, parts of the battle were so dark they were impossible to follow. And it wasn’t just the author of the report. He quoted several Twitter uses who reported they couldn’t see anything.
And it looks like Maisie Williams will have to endure repeated questioning again. One week, it was her sex scene. Most recently, it’s her decisive action in the battle. So apparently someone somewhere could see it. Just don’t ask the cast if they could.