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Legendary Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has revealed that a deleted scene in season seven of the show could have changed how everyone saw her character.

If the deleted scene had been allowed to have stayed, the outcome of the iconic series may have been viewed in a different light.

Despised but badass queen Cersei Lannister let slip at a comic book convention in Munich that a key scene had been cut from the final episode showing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 44-year-old actress believes that the scene would have aided in explaining Cersei's actions and choices over the final season.

Lena revealed that the edited scene showed Cersei losing the baby that she was to have with her brother, Jaime Lannister.

She described it as a "traumatic" scene and a "great moment for Cersei," which was sadly left on the cutting room floor. Speaking about the potential shock plot denouement, Lena said: "I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would've served her differently."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cersei had become pregnant with Jaime's child but had spent much of the final season convincing Euron Greyjoy that the unborn child was his, but it turns out Cersei wasn't pregnant at all.

The miscarriage would have arrived at the end of season seven. Lena has always been outspoken about Cersei's tame fate, and how it wasn't the dream death she had envisioned for one of the show's most cruel characters.

Speaking to The Guardian, Lena revealed: "I will say I wanted a better death. Obviously you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted."

She explained; "But I just think they couldn't have pleased everyone. No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb."

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Numerous accounts of conflict between the stars and director against the show's creators David Benioff and D B Weiss have been reported since the show ended.

Speaking to IndieWire, director Miguel Sapochnik said that he hoped the Battle of Winterfell would play out very differently; "I wanted to kill everyone. I wanted to kill Jorah in the horse charge at the beginning. I was up for killing absolutely everyone.

"I wanted it to be ruthless, so that in the first 10 minutes, you say, ‘All bets are off; anyone could die.' And David and Dan didn't want to. There was a lot of back-and-forth on that." he continued.

There has been a massive amount of backlash against DW Weiss and David Benioff since season eight aired, but the two lads have stood firm.

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Father's Day is almost here, which means two things: last minute gift shopping and a higher tolerance for dad jokes for one day only.

Whether it's your step-dad, a special father figure in your life or your parent, buying the right gift can be tricky to navigate but worth it for the results.

Is your Papa obsessed with fantasy themes like Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings? Or is he more of a Breaking Bad lad?

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From Peaky Blinders caps to Sherlock detective gear, here are some of our favourite gift ideas for TV and film franchise fanatics this Father's Day.

1. Men's Star Wars pyjamas

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2. The Unofficial Game of Thrones cookbook

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3. Breaking Bad: The complete DVD series

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4. Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot Speaker

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5. By the order of the Peaky Blinders novelty shirt

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6. Harry Potter polyjuice potion table lamp

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7. Inside Black Mirror: Behind-the-scenes secrets

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8. Hogwarts wristwatch

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9. Viserion White Walker goblet

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10. Avengers: Endgame Thanos gauntlet-shaped mug

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11. Only Fools and Horses: The Peckham Archives by Rod Green.

An inside look at the iconic British sitcom.

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12. I am SHERLOCKED: Cooking apron

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13. The Walking Dead: Monopoly survival edition board game

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14. 'Ah It's Yourself' Father Ted t-shirt

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15. Star Wars 'Welcome to the Dark Side' doormat

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16. Lord of the Rings Middle Earth map poster

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17. Stranger Things notebook

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18. Rick and Morty novelty Rick bathrobe

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19. Dr Who varsity jacket

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Happy Father's Day to all the film and TV show fanatics, we hope they enjoy all these gorgeous gifts and have a special fanboy day.

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Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio is officially in talks with the BBC over new episodes of the hit drama show, and we are SQUEALING.

Series one depicted a traumatised British war veteran turned security officer attempting to guard the UK Home Secretary, with some romantic friction involved.

The first season was the BCC's most-watched show since 2008, and later became a huge success on Netflix in the US. It's now looking like a second series could be well on its way.

Though the show hasn't yet been given the green light for season two by the BCC, Mercurio has confirmed that he's in conversation with the broadcaster over the show's renewal.

At a keynote event at Banff World Media Festival in Canada, the writer said; "We’re in talks. We’re going through the logistics of it."

Mercurio was shocked at the level of success which Bodyguard garnered, despite the stellar cast; “I know there’s an adage that your failure should be surprising. But the level of success was surprising,” he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's been reported that lead actor Richard Madden, of Game of Thrones fame, spoke to Mercurio months ago about the next season.

Madden went on to win a Golden Globe for his incredible performance as David Budd, defender of Keeley Hawes and heart throb of our lives. 

“We never intended to make another one and I don’t know, I’m excited to see what he’s got, especially because David had quite a busy couple of months,” Madden told the MailOnline in November.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His acting skills haven't just won him awards, Madden is now rumoured to be a front-runner for the James Bond role after Daniel Craig steps down.

With the death of a major character, season two is set to be a dramatic change in terms of the plot-line. 

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When it comes to dating, finding someone with similar interests to you can often be hugely important. Especially when those interests include magical worlds, fantastic creatures and beasts, and cruel deaths.

Game of Thrones fans and Harry Potter lovers are often pretty…intense…when it comes to their appreciation of the world-famous novels and franchises. It makes sense that they'd have a lot in common.

A study has taken place at the University of Oklahoma, where researchers analysed over 400 readers (male and female) and measured their exposure to various fiction genres, and the results are vital for your fantasy-fuelled love lives.

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The attitudes of the participants towards gender roles and sexual behaviour were also studied, and we are loving this form of science. 

The readers were tested on their exposure to seven different genres- classics, contemporary literary fiction, romance, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, and horror. They were also asked for their views on a series of toxic beliefs about relationships.

These beliefs included quips such as: "disagreement is destructive", "mind-reading is expected", "romantic partners cannot change", "the sexes are different" and "the expectation of sexual perfection".

The respondents were told to explain to which degree they agreed or disagreed with the alternating statements. All in the name of love.

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The study is called. 'What you read and what you believe: Genre exposure and beliefs about relationships' and was published in the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts journal.

The results found that people who had the most exposure to fantasy genres and sci-fi had the healthiest beliefs about how loving relationships should function.

We bet Dumbledore gave some decent wisdom about Tinder swiping.

Interestingly, readers who enjoyed fantasy and science fiction novels were "less likely to support the belief that disagreement is destructive". Fighting can be a healthy way to air grievances, even if it's with a wand or a sword…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans of the fantasy genre were also less likely to hold "the belief that partners cannot change, the belief that sexes are different, and the belief that mind-reading is expected in relationships". 

Stephanie C. Stern led the research team at the University of Oklahoma, and wrote of their findings; "Individuals who scored higher for exposure to science fiction and fantasy were less likely to endorse four unrealistic relationship beliefs."

Even Jon Snow realised that having a fling with your aunt is a little too unorthodox for him, but Cersei and Jaime endorse the incest vibe.

Ron and Hermione bickered their way through the HP franchise, but made peace in the end with a big sloppy kiss after destroying a Horcrux. Seems like a good way to find love?

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Have you ever laid in bed, pondering the thought that your bedroom would look a million times better if you had dragon-fire to light up the space? We know we have.

Game of Thrones fans may just lose their minds when they see that Etsy is now selling dragon lamps, which literally blow three-dimensional fire in an array of colours.

Just switch on the button on your remote control to change the colour of the dragon fire and set the atmosphere as you wish. We have to admit, they'd look pretty damn cool in our gaffs:

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We're still not entirely over that shocking GOT finale, and we've got years to wait until Bloodmoon, the much-anticipated prequel, airs on TV. 

This lamp is the perfect reminder of the good old days when Daenerys Targaryen had three full dragons; Drogon, Rhaegra and Viserion.

Remember when one of them were White Walker baddies or fell into the ocean after being speared? Good times. Thankfully, some genius figured out a way to make a 3D printed dragon lamp with fire coming out of it's mouth:

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This lamp may just be the greatest thing Westeros has ever seen…imagine how jealous everyone else in the Seven Kingdoms would be if they saw this in your house?

You can change the position of the dragons by either leaving them down on a table or placing them on the wall, so it can be a bold Night King ice dragon or a Dany Drogon with warm orange tones.

It's an unofficial GOT piece of merchandise, by the way, but we're choosing to decide that it was made by Daenerys for us personally. Get yours now on Etsy for €45, what a steal.

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Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones was always one to use proper enunciation and fancy-ass language, but apparently the actor himself is picky about the script-writing.

Charles Dance recently revealed that he accepted the part of the Lannister patriarch because the script did not use the word 'gotten'. Alright then..

The veteran stage and screen actor said it made his skin crawl when period TV or film dramas used modern language, and he credits GOT's incredible success on the Trinity College Dublin education of the show-runners.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 72-year-old said he was delighted by the show's literary pedigree, and praised Dan Weiss and David Benioff for their shared TCD education. According to him, that's where the show gets it's huge success from…

Speaking on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon show, he said: “It’s the quality of the writing principally."

“Dan Weiss and David Benioff were both English graduates at Trinity College Dublin, I believe. They are well schooled in the language."

“Because a lot of the time if I get a period script, even if it is a mythical period but it is supposed to be in England, and I read the word ‘gotten’ it makes the hairs go up on the back of my neck," he added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“There wasn’t a single ‘gotten’ in this at all. The whole thing was run like a military operation. At the beginning of a 10-part season, there were 10 scripts. Very few rewrites," he continued.

"There were two units working full time on that. It’s a major scheduling thing. It was fantastic.” Charles Dance lasted until season four of the epic on-screen saga, but his character was killed off in 2015.

He admitted that the show's eventual ending 'confused' him. On Good Morning Britain, he said of the denouement: “It got to the very end and I thought, ‘Hmm, OK’.”

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Now that the biggest and most streamed television show of ALL TIME is finally over, whatever will we do with our sad lives?

We've got no more character deaths to mourn, no more badass dragon 'Dracarys' moments, and no more twists and fan theories to obsess over. All seems lost.

Never fear, Game of Thrones fanatics, for a prequel series has already begun filming in Belfast. That's right: Bloodmoon is coming. Here's everything you need to know…

While George RR Martin still hasn't written the last two books (for the love of God, hurry up), he's been working on the much-anticipated prequel which was tentatively called, The Long Night but later became Bloodmoon.

HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys told the Hollywood Reporter last year, “We’re shooting the pilot in June.”

“This is a pilot, so we’re doing it the old-fashioned way, which is shooting a pilot. My expectation is it will be great."

Fans have spotted parts of the set popping up around Belfast at The Paint Hall in the Titanic Quart, and it looks absolutely amazing.

The Paint Hall was once where the component parts of ships were painted in climate controlled conditions, according to inews.co.uk, and the same studio was used to shoot many of GOT's renowned interior shots.

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin claims the premise is set some 10,000 years before the events of current GOT times, and "really puts the 'pre' in prequel."

"Since it is set not 90 years before Game of Thrones, or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years.” The show will begin during the Age of Heroes, and chronicles how the world descended into darkness.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bloodmoon follow's the continent's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. The period is named for the men and women who lives in the years of peace after the First Man and Children of the Forest signed a pact.

From the horrifying history of Westeros to the origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries and secret legends are set to be spine-chilling. The Children of the Men created the White Walkers, so both groups will presumably play a strong role in the show.

Among the heroes of the time are Bran the Builder, who built the famous Wall and Winterfell, and founded House Stark. Lann the Clever, who started the Lannister bloodline, will also be involved.

Around 8,000 years before Aegon I Targaryen conquered Westeros, the Long Night took place. During the Age of Heroes, this brutal winter lasted a generation and the White Walkers came into existence.

Fan faves may be making an appearance in younger form, but Martin dispelled this myth in his blog posts;

"Nnone of the characters or actors from Game of Thrones will appear in the new show." It's all new characters for us to enjoy, and Casey Bloys also confirmed that this world will be entirely different.

“I want the original Game of Thrones to be its own thing. I don’t want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it."

“George has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That’s why we’re trying to do things that feel distinct — and to not try and redo the same show.”

The actors who have already been cast in the show are definitely ones to watch, we're so excited to see what their characters will bring:

Naomi Watts is heading the new cast, and the English actress is set to play “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret”.

Naomi Ackie has also been cast, who is most known for her role in 2016's Lady Macbeth and will feature in the next instalment of the Star Wars saga: Episode IX

Irish actress Denise Gough will also be included, and Jamie Campbell Bower of Fantastic Beasts fame.

He is known for roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Caius in The Twilight Saga, and the young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter's spin-off franchise.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans, Black Mirror), George Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Toby Regbo (Mr. Nobody, The Last Kingdom) and Sheila Atim (Twelfth Night) have also been confirmed for the prequel.

Many of the actors are relatively new on the scene, so these roles could be the making of their careers. George RR Martin is creating the series in collaboration with Jane Goldman.

Goldman is familiar with most people for her writing work on films such as X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and the Kingsman franchise. They wrote the tale together and will executive-produce, with Goldman writing the teleplay.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Vince Gerardis, who executive-produced Game of Thrones, is also signed on to help with Bloodmoon, which isn't the only GOT spin-off in the pipeline.

It's rumoured that three more are reportedly in pre-production, but Brian Cogman's prequel is not going ahead. George R.R. Martin also shared his massive workload with fans;

“I’ve got five shows in development at HBO (some having nothing whatsoever to do with the world of Westeros), two at Hulu, one on the History Channel,” he said. “I’m involved with a number of feature projects, some based upon my own stories and books, some on material created by others."

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“There are these short films I am hoping to make, adaptations of classic stories by one of the most brilliant, quirky, and original writers our genre has ever produced.”

In terms of when it might air, HBO's Casey Bloys told the Hollywood Reporter, “You can do the math and figure out when it would be on the air.” Translation: Not for a while.

“What I’m not doing is working backwards by saying, ‘This has to be on the air by this date,'” he said. “We want to do the best show possible. I don’t want to speculate any dates.”

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This will be a vision of us awaiting Bloodmoon, settled into dust while our watch continues. Set your calendar for about five years' time, we suspect.

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Now that Game of Thrones is over, we should really find something else to do with our time. Or…we could analyse old clips and cast interviews to discover even more GOT magic.

An Extra TV interview from June 2017 has resurfaced, with Gwendoline Christie (AKA Brienne of Tarth) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played the golden handed Jaime Lannister.

The pair are renowned for their hilarious love/hate banter and on-screen chemistry, and the interview is no different.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Host Mario Lopez asked the pair who they thought would ultimately sit on the Iron Throne, and Gwen was laughed at for her answer even though she PREDICTED THE ACTUAL ENDING.

While Nikolaj gambled and said either Dany or the Night King would be crowned the winner, Gwendoline guessed Bran, saying the writers always go more left-field than everyone expects. We'll be damned; our gal was right.

The final episode has generated controversy, with Daenerys Targaryen going full-on Mad Queen, Jon plunging a dagger through her heart and being banished to the Night's Watch, Drogon melting the throne, Sansa becoming Queen in the North, Arya pulling a Dora the Explora and Bran becoming King of the Six Kingdoms.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Explaining her rationale for choosing the Three-Eyed Raven as future king, Christie responded: "I'm wondering if it might be Bran.

"Just because we keep seeing the world from his perspective, don't we? We keep seeing the visions. So, is he in the future projecting in the past?"

Coster-Waldau, never one to reject challenging his co-star, immediately responded: "No, it doesn't make sense." Brienne's got brains for days, clearly.

Check out Gwen going full psychic on the whole world two years ago:

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Let's get real for a second; Arya Stark is the Game of Thrones GOAT. No doubt about it. So why shouldn't we expect to be given more badass ninja assassin content from HBO, considering she's a fan fave?

In the series finale, which divided critics and fans alike, Arya told her family that she wouldn't be returning to Winterfell. Instead, she decides to go off the maps, to discover what's "west of Westeros". 

"Nobody knows," she ponders. "That's where all the maps stop. That's where I'm going." Maisie Williams has played the role for a decade, but HBO bosses have since shut down our hopes for a spin-off.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The final shots of the baby Stark sis shows Arya boarding a ship, looking very much in charge. HBO programming president Casey Bloys dashed everyone's hopes in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and we may cry.

When asked about everyone's favourite ninja getting her very own show, Bloys said;

"Nope, nope, nope. No. Part of it is, I do want this show- this Game of Thrones, Dan and David's show- to be its own thing. I don't want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it.

"I want to let it be the artistic piece they've got."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With three Game of Thrones prequel projects in the works at HBO, this isn't the last we'll be seeing of author George RR Martin's humongous literary world.

"That's one of reasons why I'm not trying to do the same show over," Bloys added.

"George has massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That's why we're trying to do things that feel distinct- and to not try and re-do the same show. That's probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn't make sense for us."

We see his point, but can't forgive him for depriving us of more iconic scenes surrounding the assassin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From her butchering of Walder Frey, stabbing the Night King and banter with the Hound to her Many Faced God training and ruthless attitude; her character has become a cultural icon.

Maise Williams spoke to ET ahead of season eight, and opened up about saying goodbye to the show, where she began working at age 12.

"It was just really emotional. You can start to get yourself so down on everything, being like, 'This is the last time I'm gonna read scripts. This is the last time I'm going to be in this location.' I got to a point where I had to stop doing that, because then I was just going to have a nervous breakdown."

The 22-year-old actress explained that she found herself "putting off" her last scene, where she sails into a new world.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I watched so many people wrap and cry. I had to like, stay out of that emotion because there was so much to do- like, some really difficult scenes to do. And then I wrapped and I was emotional," she recalled. "I really did feel numb."

"That's when my numbness came, and then it wasn't until like a week later that I was like- you know when you’re just doing something and then you drop a spoon? I was like , 'Ahhhhhhh!' like, overreacting entirely and I just felt like an insane person a little bit," she added. 

Understandable, seeing as her entire adolescence was spent on a huge set playing a teenaged murderer seeking vengeance for her father's death and family's demise. SOB.

Let's watch some of Arya's most badass moments below to reminisce on her legendary nature, while trying not to cry:

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It's hard to imagine anyone other than Khaleesi Emilia Clarke playing the Mother of Dragons, and another actress who auditioned to play the infamous character clearly agrees.

Now that Game of Thrones has finally come to an end after eight seasons of blood, sweat and MANY tears, we can hear the behind-the-scenes tea on the actors.

As it turns out, Avengers star Elizabeth Olsen auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen, saying it was "the most awkward audition I've ever had".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Would things have ended very differently for Dany, had another actress played her? Speaking to Vulture on last week, Olsen revealed she tested out two different accents during her GOT audition, and the result was awkward AF.

The baby sis to the Olsen twins is most famous for playing Wanda Maximoff in the Avengers franchise. Her career would have turned out less action adventure and more fantasy, had she not lost out to Emilia Clarke.

"It was the most awkward audition I'd ever had," she said. "When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything because I like auditioning. The producers didn't know if they wanted a British accent or not.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"It was terrible. Bad audition story," she said. She made sure to add that she's now a huge fan of the show, and is especially obsessed with a certain Northern Wolf;

"I'm just so deep in Game of Thrones that all I can think about is Kit Harington. I mean, he's just brainwashed me." You're not the only one thinking the same thing, gal. He knows nothing.

Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry on the HBO showtold Cosmopolitan that he actually auditioned for the role of Jon Snow in the early days, but affirmed that pretty much every young lad did as well.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Initially I auditioned to play Jon Snow, but the thing to remember is, originally, HBO only commissioned the pilot, and then after that was made, there was still another 18 months between that and it being commissioned for a full series."

"So, ages and ages ago I auditioned to be Jon Snow. But I think pretty much every Caucasian actor of a certain age auditioned to play Jon Snow at that point," he added.

Kit made the role his own, and honestly nobody else could have worked those dark tresses better than himself. But nice try, Gendry.

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Game of Thrones and Dark Phoenix actress Sophie Turner has credited her new hubby Joe Jonas with helping her to break free of her mental health struggles.

In an interview with the Sunday Timesthe 23-year-old actress said she was “going through this phase of being very mentally unwell” when she met 29-year-old Joe Jonas.

Jonas is known for being one-third of the Jonas Brothers and lead singer of the band DNCE.  Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the HBO series, spoke out about how hard it was to grow up in front of the world.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Having your adolescence being displayed in public, that’s something I really wish hadn’t happened,” Turner said.

"Being in the age of social media when that’s happening, I think I would be a much saner person if I hadn’t been documented from 13- your most awkward, uncomfortable, unsure-of-yourself years.”

Over the entire decade of filming, Turner claims her body changed and she was subjected to cruel online remarks. She started "calorie counting" and missing periods, and eventually went to therapy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Suddenly, everyone’s metabolism slows down at 17, 18 and then that’s documented,” she told the outlet. “My skin and everything. People commenting on it. I was too aware of my body at a young age. And it just kind of took over my mind, it was all I would think about. Calorie counting, everything. Oh, I’ll just eat nuts today.”

The Dark Phoenix star continued to reference the dangers she was inflicting on her body, “I stopped having my period for a year- that’s when I decided to have therapy.”

When Turner was “going through this phase of being very mentally unwell,” she net Jonas at the age of 20, and he changed her life forever by encouraging her to love herself as much as she loved him.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“He was, like, ‘I can’t be with you until you love yourself, I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.’ That was something, him doing that,” she continued. “I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.”

The couple also broke up for 24 hours, which the actress recalled as "the worst day of our lives" to the Times. “For a second we both had cold feet, then 24 hours later we were both, like, ‘Never mind.’"

The GOT actress opened up about her struggles with mental health on Dr Phil McGraw's show, speaking out about her history of depression, and also got candid in a Marie Claire Australia interview last June.

“My metabolism suddenly decided to fall to the depths of the ocean and I started to get spotty and gain weight, and all of this was happening to me on camera,” Turner said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Everyone needs a therapist, especially when people are constantly telling you you’re not good enough and you don’t look good enough. I think it’s necessary to have someone to talk to, and to help you through that.”

Turner wed Jonas in a Las Vegas ceremony earlier in May after the Billboard Music Awards. Previously, she spoke about the comments she received about her weight while playing Sansa Stark as a teenager.

“You see 10 great comments and you ignore them, but one negative comment and it just like, throws you off. It was just a lot of weight comments. Or I would have spotty skin because I was a teenager and that’s normal, but I used to get a lot of comments about my skin and my weight and how I wasn’t a good actress.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jonas helped her realise that being in a relationship with someone functions better when you can love yourself as much as them.

“I feel much better. I’ve been doing therapy at CAST centres, actually. I’m on medication,” she said. “I love myself now, or more than I used to, I think. I don’t think I loved myself at all. But I’m now with someone that makes me realise that I do have some redeeming qualities, I suppose."

"When someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you really think about why that is and I think it makes you love yourself a bit more. So yeah, I love myself.” YES GURL.

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*SPOILER ALERT*

Don't 'Dracarys' our asses if you read anything you shouldn't have…That's our final warning.

Now, without further ado, we are in mourning. Mainly because of how absurd that Game of Thrones finale was, but we had to sob when Drogon tried to wake his dragon mama and flew away with her body.

Honestly, that broke us. What also broke us was how weak the storyline ended, and how pointless Jon Snow's parentage was and Bran's warg skills were. We pretty much just sat there shouting, "WHY?!" every five seconds.

We searched the net to find the most hilarious reactions to the HBO classic show's ending, and there are some absolute crackers, sit back and enjoy while wearing black and signing the petition to have it remade…

1. Arya's faceless men skills will really come in handy when she starts her long career as a landlord…

2. Stick it to the man…ager:

3. Sansa was like…I've been through hell and back with three dodgy husbands but yep, give it to Bran for NO REASON:

4. 'Bran the Broken' needs to be dismissed as a phrase, total ableism.

5. Brienne of Tarth, First Female Knight and…Instagram influencer?

6. Bran is that kid from every group project who did absolutely sweet f*ck all:

7. Well, the Iron Throne was melted but we can definitely find a decent replacement?

8. Robin Arryn did NOT come to play:

9. We should have let the Night King get on with his business:

10. The true romance was Tormund and Jon, having a love-fest north of the wall with Ghost as their bridesmaid:

11. Let's be clear…Drogon was the GOAT:

12. GHOST deserved the throne, those two good boys were the best in the realm:

13. Um, why exactly was Jon Snow resurrected by Melisandre again?

14. We ain't over this, sorry not sorry. It's like Harry Potter's name in the Goblet of Fire all over again:

15. Drogon knew how to play the damn game:

16. HODOR and MEERA REED are the reason Bran is alive and nobody cares??!

17. That psychic kid was laughing at us for eight seasons:

18. You okay there, Tyrion?

19. Sansa was like NOPE the North is our own nation, f*ck the European Union:

20. Sansa is going to get LOOSE up North, that's for sure:

21. Lads, what did Drogon do with the body?

22. Drogon understands political issues and how absolute power corrupts even the most good of heroes:

We really don't know how to feel at this moment in time…mostly p*ssed at how the show-runners misused the character arcs and plot-lines going back nine years but at least we can laugh about it?

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