Game Of Thrones – Interview to Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont)

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Hi everyone! The site Making Game Of Thrones just posted a beautiful interview to Bella Ramsey, the little actress who played Lyanna Mormont in Game Of Thrones seasons six! She’s only twelve! 🙂

HBO: What did you first think of Lyanna when you read the script? 

Bella Ramsey: I thought, “This is a character to really get my teeth into.” Lyanna is strong about what she believes, and wants to keep her family and island protected; she wants to be treated like an adult. She’s strong, and firm when she needs to be, and wants the best for her house and the North.

HBO: Fans love Lyanna! What do you think about their reaction?

Bella Ramsey: It’s crazy really. I didn’t expect anything like it. I am very, very happy that people like Lyanna Mormont. We had to keep it quiet that I had a part in GoT so now it’s out, my family have had lots of people they know contacting them, really excited they have seen me.

HBO: Had you seen the show before filming your scenes?

Bella Ramsey: When I knew I got the part, I was allowed to watch a few suitable snippets. I was interested to see the bit in Season 5 when Stannis [Baratheon] received Lyanna’s letter.

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HBO: How do you approach your scenes?

Bella Ramsey: I read through the whole scene first, not necessarily focusing on my lines, but on the scene as a whole. I think it’s important to have an understanding for it before I start approaching actually learning my lines.

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Game Of Thrones SPOILER – Beautiful interview to Iwan Rehon (Ramsay)

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Hi guys! The site Watching Game Of Thrones just posted this beautiful interview to Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay in the show! Enjoy it 🙂

The actor behind the Starks’ nemesis talks battles, hounds and holding Winterfell. (Spoilers follow.)

HBO: What did you think when you first read this season’s storyline for Ramsay?

Iwan Rheon: I thought it was a good arc. In terms of the progression of the general Game of Thrones story, I think it’s right that Jon Snow wins and Winterfell is finally back with the Starks. It’s a shame that I’m leaving, but it’s timed out really well.

HBO: What does Winterfell mean to Ramsay?

Iwan Rheon: It’s what he’s wanted all his life – to be recognized as a trueborn heir. He shares that with Jon Snow. He’s got meaning in this world; he’s not just some bastard anymore. That, and the empowerment that Winterfell gives him, it’s the status he’s craving.

HBO: Do you think Ramsay had an overall goal?

Iwan Rheon: He’s got a general plan, but it always changes. Even killing his dad came out of instinct. Obviously, he had to think about the idea that a male heir would be a problem, but he just reacts. He’s very in the moment. Holding Winterfell is kind of the pinnacle for him. I think realistically he’s reached as far as he can go: Warden of the North. He’s done quite all right though, a couple of seasons ago he was just in a dungeon with Reek. Continue reading “Game Of Thrones SPOILER – Beautiful interview to Iwan Rehon (Ramsay)”

The Leftovers – Beautiful Interview to Amy Brenneman (Laurie)

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Hi everyone! Here’s an amazing interview to the actress Amy Brenneman, who plays Laurie in The Leftovers, for the site Awardsdaily.com

This is the part of the interview where she talks about the show. You can read the whole interview HERE.

ADTV: Jumping forward to your tremendous work on The Leftovers. This show seems to be one of those series with critical acclaim but not broad viewership. It’s fans though are devotees of the material. Why do you think people form such a deep connection to this series?

AB: Well, there’s nothing else like it. I think about The Leftovers in a lot of different ways, and some of it is through my religion major lens. I’m very interested in spiritual systems both individual and collective. I think that Damon [Lindelof] is writing an elegy. It’s really about grief, and in the first season everybody was sort of stunned by grief, literally paralyzed. The second season, everybody gets very industrious. That’s why I love the second season. It’s the opposite of the 4-quadrant entertainment – “It appeals to everybody! Happy! Sad! Young! Old!” [The Leftovers] appeals to one pretty specific swath in the human spirit, but it’s the truth. A dear friend of mine had just lost her father very suddenly. The show came on a month or so later. She always watches everything I do… I was like, “Oh no, you are not allowed to watch it.” Anybody that’s tender, anybody that’s put off by the depth of it… I never try to convince people to watch it. I think it’s like going to church. For people that get it and need it, there’s literally nowhere else to go on television. Continue reading “The Leftovers – Beautiful Interview to Amy Brenneman (Laurie)”

The Leftovers – Beautiful Interview To Ann Dowd

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Hi everybody! Here’s an amazing and heartbreaking interview to the great Ann Dowd (Patti Levin in the show), released for Awardsdaily.com

Hope you enjoy it 🙂

ADTV: Let’s talk about The Leftovers then. The second season was more of a success because I think not many saw the first season, which was also very good. Then at the Critics Choice Awards, you and Regina King were nominated and Carrie Coon won. That was great for the show.

AD: Yeah, that was a thrill. My family watches, and they love it. My brother John can’t make heads or tails of it. He was looking for something more linear. You go here then you go there, a natural progression of story. That is not what we have here, to our great delight. The first season was fascinating to do because putting it together and not knowing what the Guilty Remnant was and their beliefs. Then in the second season Patti is in a different place. People asked me what it was like to not speak. Quite daunting, as I rely on words. We all do. I had to learn what she wants and just get it and not use words. It was a very powerful experience, an extraordinary position to take. Damon [Lindelof] and Tom Perrotta know her so well. The whole group was so phenomenal.

ADTV: Yeah, a really great cast. The stuff with you and Justin [Theroux] was so good.

AD: He described it later as a kind of love story with just those two in the scenes. They were drawn to one another. They achieved something, which was intimacy. Justin understands the shape of a scene when you are playing the scene he is right there – it is a very safe place. As the material is daunting. Everyone had to be on their game, the writer, directors, actors, costumes, make up, hair.

ADTV: Do you empathize or support the Guilty Remnant’s plight? Did you get on board with it? Why they were like that?

AD: It is a terrific question. When I first read the material I remember thinking, “Well what is this now? What is going on here?” This show has taught me so much. I am a kind of kitchen sink actress with everything in front of me, but, hello, that is not what we are doing here. I found her very intriguing, and by episode three I am all in. Then I find out as I am fully attached to the show that my character is going to die. Damon gracefully wrote me an email, and I was heartbroken that I was now going away. When I started to realize what they were preaching – to let go the attachment – I didn’t know I could ever do that. What it did teach me to do was just let go. Do the work, enjoy the work as it is happening, but let go. A miraculous experience that whole thing. I remember asking Damon what does it matter that he kills her? What does that mean? He is always clear when you ask him. He said it is a new religion and are putting it together for the first time.

I had such empathy for the Guilty Remnant and that whole experience. You can come home to your family, have dinner together, go to work, pay your rent. Life offers its own kind of suffering – your children grow up and stop nursing. We wave goodbye. That is a privileged sadness. The Leftovers throws in from the start a catastrophe. And watching people trying to put their lives back, to get to get some semblance of grief, it made me think of my own life, and if such a thing were to happen, how it would change you. So I connected to their way of seeing the world.

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ADTV: It must have been nice to get that email to say your character is going to die, but now you get some lines.

AD: [Laughs] Oh yes, you have something to say. They wrote it like a play.

ADTV: Season two was great, and you were fantastic. Patti’s haunting of Kevin was extraordinary – you were outstanding by the way. Chilling, funny, and then sympathetic. At the end it was a little bit like hero and villain falling in love. The well scene is very sad.

AD: Yes. We were talking about this, watching that little girl, and the things they made her say. When you realize you have the privilege of spending time with a character, and having time with her and then realizing it is time for her to go. She was in his life and did not know why, then able to say out loud how she failed in her life. I could not get over the writing, that well scene, that is a long day ahead sitting in a well. [Laughs] That was the day I realized Patti is going to die. Anyway, it was emotional. And thank god for Justin.

ADTV: He has worked with David Lynch so he is used to weird.

AD: [Laughs] Right, yes.

ADTV: Well, good luck with everything, the Emmys, the show’s reception, and just keep doing what you are doing. It is a pleasure.

AD: Thank you. And good luck to you with your children.

 

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The Leftovers – Bellissima intervista con Ann Dowd, Patti Levin

Eccovi una bellissima intervista ad Ann Dowd (nella serie interpreta Patti Levin). Nella sua lunga chiacchierata con Gold Derby, Ann rivela tutte le sensazioni provate durante le due stagioni di The Leftovers. Dalle sue parole trapela una grandissima stima per tutti i membri del cast, in particolare per Justin Theroux (Kevin Garvey), con il quale dice di avere una grandissima intesa intellettuale grazie alla quale le scene girate insieme nella prima e nella seconda serie (Cairo, ottavo episodio della prima stagione, e International Assassin, ottavo episodio della seconda stagione) hanno acquisito una connotazione quasi romantica. Il rapporto tra i due attori si è evoluto insieme al rapporto tra i due personaggi e il risultato di quest’intesa è quasi magico.

Nell’intervista emerge quanta passione questa grandissima attrice e donna abbia messo nell’interpretare un personaggio così nuovo e fuori dal comune, un personaggio che per un’intera stagione non dice neanche una parola e si esprime a sguardi e occhiate. Ann Dowd sembra essere entrata davvero nel personaggio, sembra capire e condividere le motivazioni che l’hanno spinta ad agire come ha agito nel corso del tempo, e nell’intento di spiegarle all’intervistatore spesso si riferisce a Patti come a se stessa.

Purtroppo il viaggio di Patti Levin all’interno di The Leftovers  finisce nella seconda stagione e non avremo il piacere di rivedere Ann sul set. Speriamo di ritrovarla almeno in qualche flashback, sarebbe una piacevolissima sorpresa. 🙂

Trovate il link all’intervista QUI.