Once upon a time, Naomi Watts was part of the 1% of people who hadn’t seen Game of Thrones. That was until HBO approached her to star in the upcoming prequel series.
While speaking to Porter Edit, Naomi Watts talked a bit about her experiences with HBO’s Game of Thrones. She admitted that she had not seen the show nor had she read the books until HBO approached her about starring in the upcoming prequel series. Naomi Watts then revealed that it was her brother, photographer Ben Watts, who was a fan of series, who told her that she could not turn this job down:
“I didn’t start watching until I was approached about this job. But my brother, who is heavily into it, told me, ‘Under no circumstances are you going to turn this down.’”
After this suggestion from her brother, Naomi Watts tore through the HBO show and the books and “was in — hook, line and sinker.” She continued by saying that she still has fears about the upcoming show. Naomi Watts knows that the Game of Thrones prequel will increase her public profile significantly and she isn’t quite sure how she will handle it:
“I still have fears about that. I don’t really know what to prepare for.”
From the look of things, Naomi Watts is both excited and nervous about what will come for her in HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel!
What do you all make of this? Are you surprised that HBO would approach someone for a new series who hadn’t even seen Game of Thrones? Are you looking forward to seeing Naomi Watts in the new series? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Details on HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel are still under wraps, though the series is said to be set roughly 5,000 years before the events of George R. R. Martin’s original story.
The pilot for the Game of Thrones prequel will be directed and executive produced by S. J. Clarkson. The series stars Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Toby Regbo, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Alex Sharp, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest on the future Game of Thrones!
Source: Porter Edit
‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 3 Images Tease The Epic Battle Of Winterfell
HBO has released six new images from this week's new episode of Game of Thrones, teasing the epic Battle of Winterfell with the Army of the Dead.
Last week's episode ended with tension at an all-time high for the hit fantasy series as the White Walkers approached Winterfell, teasing the massive upcoming battle that took a total of 55-nights to shoot. Miguel Sapochnik, best known to Game of Thrones fans as the director behind the Battle of the Bastards episode, returned to helm the Battle of Winterfell. The images offer a new look at stars Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Conleth Hill.
You can check out the brand new images from Game of Thrones in the gallery below.
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill have written the final six episodes which have been directed by David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, with Benioff and Weiss helming the series finale. Benioff and Weiss returned to executive produce the final season alongside Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, with Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin serving as co-executive producers.
While the series is coming to an end, Game of Thrones will be followed by a prequel spin-off which is expected to premiere as early as 2020 and stars Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse (Poldark). Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Shella Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. S.J. Clarkson will direct the series pilot.
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, and Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Here is the synopsis for HBO’s Game of Thrones:
George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” depicts two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — all playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Winter is coming.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Game of Thrones as we learn it.