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Well, we most likely still aren't quite over season eight of Game of Thrones.

For the most part, the writing was beyond ridiculous, and fans were so frustrated that some of them even began a petition to remake the final season.

Some of the cast-members showed up to a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, and addressed the furious fan reaction to the series finale, which…bombed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's only been two months since the HBO hit show ended, but the wounds haven't quite healed yet, it would seem. We're trying to desperately forget that the season ever even happened.

The cast got back together on Friday to talk all things GOT, and referenced the Change.org petition to 'Remake Game of Thrones Season eight with competent writers' that got 1.6 million signatures. 

Nikolaj CosterWaldau (Jaime Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Conleth Hill (Varys), and Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos) showed up to the panel.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They got candid about the hugely negative reaction to the final season, with Nikolaj mainly addressing the "level of absurdity of the online petition";

"Every season, we had huge controversies. From Ned Stark being killed, ‘I’m never going to watch that piece of shit show again!’ And then there was the Red Wedding. And obviously, the end," he continued.

"I feel so lucky to have met so may fans of the show, and to realise this show has brought so many people together. Watching it, loving it. So obviously, It comes to an end, it’s going to piss you off no matter what."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Danish actor, who portrayed Jaime Lannister, added;

 "It’s the end! But at the end of the day, it’s absolutely fine. If you hated the ending if you loved it, that’s great. Just don’t call people names."

Conleth (the Master of Whisperers) joined in, saying; 

"You look at the amount of people who are here. We are here to thank you for watching us all those years. This is the reality rather than a media-led hate campaign."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When Nikolaj was queried on his death scene, he said; “I thought it was perfect for him to end in the arms of Cersei."

Variety reported that some fans in the audience disagreed, and even booed the actor. “It made sense to me – that’s just my opinion," he said.

His co-star Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) previously said she was “gutted” about how her character died under the pile of bricks, and even revealed further disappointment over a crucial Cersei scene being edited out of the show.

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We're all sitting here, living our best lives, trying to speed up time so that Drag Race UK will FINALLY AIR on our screens sometime soon.

The creators of RuPaul's Drag Race, World of Wonder, confirmed the big news that a British version of the show was coming to BBC3 on Twitter months ago.

Mama Ru herself issued a statement, writing: “I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.

Before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a 'Royal-Mother-To-Be' runway challenge.”

With Alan Carr and Graham Norton already announced as celebrity judges for the show, it has just been confirmed that Ginger Spice Geri Horner and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall will also join the panel.

Opening up about her appreciation for drag, Horner said;

“I just love how drag encourages people to be exactly who they are. This show has brought so much joy and pride to people all over the world, I can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing queens representing the UK in this first ever series."

Jade also gave a joyful statement as another official girlband princess,  saying:

“I love absolutely everything about drag. I love that it’s art. I love how fabulous it is, how fun it is, I love that you can transform your body into a fantastic beautiful woman… the whole thing! I just wish in my next life I can be a drag queen.”

Game of Thrones' most badass assassin, Maisie Williams, has also signed up to be a guest judge.

The show dooesn't have an air date or a trailer as of yet, but we'll be keeping a look out.

Controller of BBC Three, Damian Kavanagh, described the achievement of the BBC acquiring the show: “Needless to say, we’re delighted that BBC Three will be the home of a new UK version of Drag Race.

“It is one of the biggest entertainment titles in the world and anticipation levels for a UK version have been at feverish levels. With heart, humour and the un-imitable RuPaul, Drag Race is going to take BBC Three to a whole new level.”

The show is set to be filmed in London, and casting directors will be searching far and wide for the best drag artists in the UK and Ireland with massive budgets for costumes and production.

RuPaul has an extensive following over in this part of the world, so we'll see if the new queens will give the original USA stars a run for their money.

We can't wait to see what UK and Irish drag artists bring to the party, but with a judging panel as incredible as this, what's not to love?

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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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Maisie Williams, AKA the legend that plays the single most badass woman on television, has opened up about her mental health in an interview with Fearne Cotton.

After emerging in the acting scene at an early age through her Game of Thrones role as Arya Stark, Williams has had to face a barrage of negative comments on social media since her fame originated.

Speaking to Cotton on her Happy Place podcast, the actress said that it became “impossible to turn a blind eye” to the ruthlessly mean comments. 

“It gets to a point where you're almost craving something negative so you can sit in a hole of sadness,” she added. “It's really bizarre the way that it starts to consume you."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her co-star, Sophie Turner, recently made an appearance on the Dr Phil show to discuss her own struggles with depression, citing social media as the cause. Hateful comments about her weight, acting abilities and skin were posted online, when she was just a teenager.

Maisie explained that she finds herself experiencing life-altering feelings of self-hatred, which must be incredibly difficult to overcome. “It's something I'm really trying to break free from at the moment," she said.

"I went through a huge period of my life where I'd tell myself every day that I hated myself. It got to a point where I'd be in a conversation with my friends and my mind would running and running, and I'd be thinking about all the stupid things I've said in my life and it would just race and race.

"We'd be talking and I'd be like 'I hate myself'.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Williams began attempting to discover why exactly these emotions were haunting her, and turned to her past for answers;

"So many of these problems are really linked to things in your past,” she explained, “as soon as you start digging and start asking yourself bigger questions than: Why do I hate myself? It's more: Why do you make yourself feel this way?"

The star confirmed that, at the moment, mental health is something she is “really working on”. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“One thing I learnt is that everyone is a little bit sad and it was really eye-opening to me to understand that I think," she continued. "The more we talk and the more we help one another, I think that’s really important.”

Well, we applaud Arya for opening up to the public. While it's not her responsibility, she's a huge role model for young women and we ADORE her.

As well as her stunning boyfriend, Reuben Selby, even though he said Jon Snow should have killed the Night King. IT WAS ARYA'S DESTINY, OKAY?

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Unless you've been living under a gigantic Game of Thrones rock, you know exactly who Kit Harington is. Many people know more about his most famous character, Jon Snow, than the actual man who portrays him.

Harington is the 32-year-old British hunk has portrayed the ridiculously attractive Lord Commander of the Night's Watch on HBO's iconic fantasy series for almost ten years now.

It's getting increasingly difficult to imagine him playing anyone other than Snow, guarding the Wall and taking down the dangerous White Walkers. Not to mention falling in love with powerful women like Ygritte and Daenerys Targaryen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Harington owes a lot to The Snow Show, including his wife. He fell in love on set with Rose Leslie, who played his on-screen lover Ygritte, a feisty wildling.

With the premiere of GOT's season eight fast approaching, Jon Snow's watch will soon end, but what's next for the actor?

As dismayed as we are at the prospect of losing Snow, Harington himself is ready to hang up the cloak; 

"I'd like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognisable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone," Harington told Entertainment Weekly.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He added, "I can't go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I'll need to get rid of Jon Snow."

Harington underwent several roles outside the world of Westeros, starring in Pompeii, Brimstone and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan between 2014 and 2018.

The actor doesn't currently have any roles lined up after GOT airs the final season from April, with six lengthier episodes. Kit admitted that filming the final season was intensely gruelling.

Despite the fewer episode count, it took almost a full year in Belfast to film the last season of the successful franchise, with every episode the length of one movie.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It took 55 nights to film one Army of the Dead scene, so you'd 100 percent need a break after something like that.

"The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us," he told GQ Australia. "Everyone was broken at the end. I don't know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so f*cking tiring."

Harington returned to his theatre roots last November, co-starring with Johnny Flynn in London's West End premiere of Sam Shepard's True West. 

The show will run until February, and tells the tale of two brothers who are trying to sell movie scripts to the same Hollywood producer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World have also enlisted Harington for his voice acting skills for the final part of the film trilogy. The GOT alumni voices Eret, who he also voiced in the 2014 sequel.

You definitely won't be seeing him in the Game of Thrones prequel, that's for sure. He shut that one down pretty quickly, telling the BBC;

"It was a huge emotional upheaval leaving that family. But would I want to go back and do more? Not on your life."

Darn it, we just can't get enough of Jon Snow. He may know nothing, but he's everything to us Game of Thrones fangirls, isn't he?

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Calling all Khaleesis – Maisie Williams, otherwise known as Arya Stark, just let slip when our favourite epic fantasy series is back.

According to the 20-year-old actress the final season will start in April 2019. GoT fans rejoice.

'We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April [2019],' Maisie told the Metro in an interview.

We have already reserved our favourite spot on the couch for the entire month.

Until now we've just known that the series is set to return in 2019, but knowing that it's in spring makes the wait that much easier.

Hopefully production doesn't push back the April premiere date, as often happens with TV programmes.

'There’s a lot that goes into the final edit,"'Maisie noted during the interview. 'You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.'

The show's ending is definitely going to be emotional, Maisie confessed in the interview.

'It’s going to be really odd not seeing the cast regularly. We all get on so well and we are such a tight-knit group,' she said.

In fact, they're so close that the 20-year-old is going to be a bridesmaid in co-star and on-screen sister Sophie Turner's wedding to Joe Jonas.

Between the impending nuptials and the programme's return, it's an exciting time to be a GoT fan.

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Let's be honest, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner give a whole new meaning to the term 'work-wives'.

The two actresses, who star alongside each other in Game of Thrones, are questioned as regularly about their friendship as they are their characters' arc, so it's no real surprise that Instagram has been only dying to see how Maisie would celebrate Sophie's recent engagement to Joe Jonas.

And she didn't disappoint.

Paying tribute to her BFF yesterday, Maisie uploaded a photo of Sophie's engagement ring, and with a nod to the future told Sophie it was just one of the many big moments they'll share together.

"Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend on her engagement,"  she began in a post which has racked up almost one million likes so far.

"This is just one of MANY life milestones we'll share. Love you both," she added.

The 20-year-old actress has been inundated with messages from her fans, who can't get enough of the bond she shares with the actress who plays Sansa Stark.

"You are so adorable, best friendship ever," wrote one while another added: "Their friendship gives me life!"

But the greatest comment came from someone who is on the exact same page as us here at SHEmazing HQ and asked: "You gonna walk her down the aisle?" 

Maisie, it's over to you.

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They've played famous sisters Arya and Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones for years and now it looks like we're going to finally see some of their singing talents.

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have announced that they are set to appear on Carpool Karaoke, and we're already dying for their episode.

The girls will be gearing up to go behind the wheel to take part in the new series-length version of Carpool Karaoke on Apple Music.

Sophie and Maisie took to Twitter yesterday to tell their fans of the great news, but couldn't help adding a few puns into the tweet.

They captioned the video, "STARKpool Karaoke? Lane of Thrones?"

Since most of the season is already filmed it might be a few months until we get to see the ladies in action. 

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Ah, good aul Bono.

It's safe to say that he's one of the most well-known faces in the world, but we suppose when you meet someone as famous as him, all sense goes out the window.

That's what happened to Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams when she was at a recent U2 concert.

Maisie was speaking on BBC Radio One when she recalled the awkward moment. The actress was backstage at the gig, when Bono came around the corner and asked her "what's your name?"

"I said I'm Maisie and I went to say 'what's your name', which you just can't say to Bono.

"He was like 'I'm Bono'. And I just sat there very very quietly.

She continued the story and said her BFF and GOT co-star Sophie Turner then turned to her and said, "you just asked Bono what his name is. At a U2 concert'. It was awful."

Cringe.

 

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Well, hold the phone because two of our favourite ladies just got tattoos in Northern Ireland.

The babes headed to Belfast to be inked by tattoo artist Kat Paine, who said both of the girls are "dead-on."

Kat took to Facebook to share a fab pic of them in her studio. She captioned the snap: "Got to tattoo these gorgeous girlies today Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones."

Neither of the women have shared their matching tattoos yet, but Maisie took to Instagram yesterday to post a picture of the pair along with the caption: "07.08.09."

 

07.08.09

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Two guesses on what they got inked?!

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Even when the answer is staring you straight in the face, it can be hard to stand your ground and insist you're right as some fans of Game of Thrones recently discovered.

When faced with Maisie Williams, who plays Ayra Stark in the hit HBO show, customers at a local hobby store in Santa Monica were forced to play along and pretend that the young woman in front of them wasn't a high-profile actress at all, but merely a store clerk named Lorraine.

Keen to get their hands on some GoT merch, these baffled fans helped Maisie recreate iconic scenes from the show…all the while trying to ignore the fact they were having an audience with one of the programme's biggest stars.

Seriously lads, our heads would have been melted.

 

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We may associate Maisie Williams with being a child star, but she's already 18 and looks every part the woman in her latest cover shoot for In Style. 

The Game of Thrones actress has hinted to having a man on the scene before, but she finally opened up about her relationship. 

"We've been together for over a year. I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. He's not famous, I met him at school. And now he's my boyfriend.

"People feel it’s strange that someone who’s famous can go out with someone who’s normal. I don’t meet anyone else. 

"Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I don’t go to all these parties. I don’t meet the other young, male actors. I just like normal people, I guess."

They have already been together a year, but there's still no sign of her secret bae on her social media pages and it seems she would like to keep it that way. 

The star reveals that she struggles with her fame as she is actually quite shy. 

"I don't want to upset anyone.

"But like I said, sometimes I'm really quiet and so I'm stood with a fan and it's like, silence. Sometimes they walk away and I just think, god, they're really disappointed."

However, it certainly seems that the star, who started acting at the age of 13, is really all grown up. 

"I’ve come back to that point where I don’t want to do the 'tits and teeth', but I also don’t want to be angry and mean about everything. I’ll just be somewhere in the middle where I can be myself.

"I always used to say and do the right thing. But as I got older and formed my own opinions, I said things wrong and got in trouble. 

"After going through all of that, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m never going to please everyone and so I should just be happy."

Words of wisdom. 

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