Emilia Clarke

Big Boo Does Bowie: Links You Need to See

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As we gear up for Orange Is the New Black‘s third, alleged “sexiest season yet” (according to new cast member Ruby Rose), material anticipating the upcoming mass-binge has been in abundance. First, Lea Delaria, who plays Big Boo (and also played New York’s real-life subway hero back in November) has an album coming out, and she’s shared the arrestingly stylish cover. Said cover happens to contain an album that’s a jazz reworking of David Bowie songs, and it’s called House of David: delaria + bowie = jazz. Meanwhile, Matt McGorry, one of the stars of the thus-far most lackluster continued plot lines on the show (who also plays Asher in How to Get Away With Murder), is doing something a little more fetching on Twitter: he’s devoted a great deal of his account recently to learning about and posting about feminism. Jezebel interviewed him on “the task of publicly exploring what it means to be an intersectional feminist.”
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25 Great Movies That Get ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Out of the Furs and Tunics

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It may be almost over according to the calendar, but winter is coming again with Game of Thrones‘ Sunday-night return to HBO. To whet your appetite for Season 4 of George R. R. Martin’s epic about power, cold weather, flowing hair, dragons, and “sexposition,” we rounded up 25 of the best and weirdest movies featuring the Game of Thrones cast in slightly more modern-day situations.
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Yes, Emilia Clarke Does Give Daenerys Targaryen an “Inner Life”

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How does one go about identifying the weak link in a TV cast? Salons Willa Paskin has proposed the so-called “Julie Taylor” test for gauging the ability of television actors and actresses (though all four of her major examples, Julie included, are women). “Ask yourself,” Paskin writes, “is it possible to imagine the inner life of this character?” Her most controversial subject is Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, who plays exiled Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen on the hit fantasy show.
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A ‘Game of Thrones’ Bestiary

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“You can’t tame a wild thing. You can’t trust a wild thing… Wild creatures have their own rules, their own reasons, and you’ll never know them,” Kit Harington’s Jon Snow learns in season two of Game of Thrones. The HBO series is filled with wild things — mythical beasts and shadowy creatures that live in the ancient woodland of Westeros. We’ve been introduced to some of those species, many which bear a close resemblance to real-world animals and folkloric beings. Others have yet to be revealed, their presence teased in the season three trailer fans have been replaying for weeks. In anticipation of this Sunday’s premiere, we’ve compiled a Game of Thrones bestiary that collects the fascinating details about many of the animals and creatures from the George R. R. Martin books and the show. We’ve tried to avoid sharing too many plot details, but there could be spoilers. Bookmark this creature compendium for future reference, and add your own entries in the comments section.
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The Amusing Early Roles of ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars

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Happy Game of Thrones Week, everybody! As we gear up for the season three premiere, it’s worth taking a moment to acknowledge an element of the HBO hit that doesn’t often receive proper recognition, amidst all the mythology and swordplay and coolness: the brilliance of its ensemble cast. In celebration of said thespians, we thought it might be fun to take a peek into their filmographies, where some surprising early credits paved their way to Westeros and Essos. The results of our archeological dig are after the jump.
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