Vanity Fair contributing editor Jim Windolf talks to George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the ongoing book series on which the popular HBO show Game of Thrones is based, who tells Windolf that the show is indeed catching up to the books: “They are. Yes. It’s alarming.”
In the April issue of Vanity Fair, on stands March 13, show co-creator David Benioff tells Windolf, “Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.” Martin tells Windolf, “I can give them the broad strokes of what I intend to write, but the details aren’t there yet. I’m hopeful that I can not let them catch up with me.”
Windolf reports that the presence of so many child actors in the cast, including the terrific Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, increases the time pressure. “This is a serious concern,” Martin tells Windolf. “Maisie was the same age as Arya when it started, but now Maisie is a young woman and Arya is still 11. Time is passing very slowly in the books and very fast in real life.”
Updated the gallery with even more pics from the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and more outtakes from the InStyle UK photoshoot! Enjoy :)
I’ve got my hands on the digital issue of InStyle UK featuring Emilia and I’ve added the scans in the gallery, enjoy! The editorial is very beautiful.
Emilia Clarke has got us yearning for a trip to LA in her gorgeous sun-filled cover shoot in this month’s issue of InStyle.
We met up with the 26-year-old Game of Thrones actress at the iconic Montage hotel in Beverley Hills to talk fashion – ‘I’m wearing head-to-toes Topshop’ –dating, and, er, weapons training – ‘I’ve been shooting guns, weight lifting, kick-boxing and generally kicking a lot of ass.’ Safe to say, we love her.
For the full interview and shoot, pick up your copy of InStyle today! (source)
Updated the gallery with some more photos from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (with thanks to Annie, Luciana and Gabby for their donations!) and a photo from the Vanity Fair Photobooh Emilia took with her Breakfast at Tiffany’s co-star Cory Michael Smith!
Emilia is on the cover of the April issue of Flare Magazine, together with a new editorial and interview! Check a preview below:
ON THE NEW SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES:
“The whole of season four is dark and really emotional. If you asked any of the actors about this season, they’d say, ‘Oh no, my character’s got the best arc.’”
ON THE MISLEADING NATURE OF RED-CARPET GALLERIES: “There are no captions on red-carpet photos that say, ‘This girl trained for two weeks, she went on a juice diet, she has a professional hair and makeup person, and this dress was made for her.’ I just wish they’d say, ‘It ain’t the truth.’”
ON HER VERY EMBARRASSING GAME OF THRONES AUDITION MOMENT: “I get there, and I’m all dressed up to the nines, wearing a nice outfit with heels. I walk into an auditorium that’s got 50 people from HBO. I’m nervous like you wouldn’t believe. I had a Diet Coke right before I walked in, so I was buzzing. I said hello to each of the 50 people individually and walked down the steps, then fell over walking down.”
ON THE ONE THING SCARIER THAN ALL THAT NUDITY: “The aftermath was the thing that was harder to deal with. Going in to do my first press junket, that’s a hell of a lot scarier than being naked up on TV!”
ON WHAT SHE LEARNED FROM HER STINT ON BROADWAY IN BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: “I learned more doing Breakfast at Tiffany’s than I did during three years at drama school. Hearing the audience say something ridiculous—‘That’s not Khaleesi!’—and still getting back onstage … It strengthens you.”
ON LANDING THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME: “After my last audition for Game of Thrones, they said, ‘Congratulations, princess.’ I was like, ‘Bye-bye, call centre.’”
ON HER IDYLLIC CHILDHOOD: “One of the first houses we lived in was like out of a fairy story. We had a stream that ran through our garden, and we played with the ducks—we locked them in my mum’s office and they pooed everywhere. It was crazy, picking blackberries and mushrooms, rabbits running through your legs.”
On HER NEW BLOCKBUSTER ROLE IN TERMINATOR: “This is the most physical transformation I’ve ever done. But I haven’t done anything before this—I’ve done Game of Thrones and that’s about it. With Dany, it’s all CGI dragons, so not much training is needed.”
ON SIGNING UP FOR A MASSIVE FRANCHISE: ““Definitely, attention equals pressure, but everything, everything is still so new to me that I’m enjoying jumping on this bandwagon early and seeing how I respond to it. If you spend too much time wondering what you’re going to feel like in year five, you’re not going to feel anything in year one.”
ON HER CHILDHOOD ACTING EXPERIENCE: “My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, ‘OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it’s like.’ I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing ‘Memory.’ I was terrible. Terrible.”