game of thrones a song of ice and fire all bow down to catelyn catelyn stark michelle fairley one of the best s2 moments
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[One of the strongest female characters is Catelyn Stark, in my point of view.] Well, I wanted to make a strong mother character. The portrayal women in epic fantasy have been problematical for a long time. These books are largely written by men but women also read them in great, great numbers. And the women in fantasy tend to be very atypical women… They tend to be the woman warrior or the spunky princess who wouldn’t accept what her father lays down, and I have those archetypes in my books as well. However, with Catelyn there is something reset for the Eleanor of Aquitaine, the figure of the woman who accepted her role and functions with a narrow society and, nonetheless, achieves considerable influence and power and authority despite accepting the risks and limitations of this society. She is also a mother… Then, a tendency you can see in a lot of other fantasies is to kill the mother or to get her off the stage. She’s usually dead before the story opens… Nobody wants to hear about King Arthur’s mother and what she thought or what she was doing, so they get her off the stage and I wanted it too. And that’s Catelyn.
If someone could pass this onto the HBO production team…
“For you, for your brothers and sisters, for all of us.”
Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark): I think Theon is doing pretty good at the moment. His life is pretty messed-up… It might be a bit X-rated at times, but I think it would be worth a view. I definitely couldn’t watch with my children though because that would be too embarrassing. I wouldn’t want to know some of that stuff. I think his story would make for a lot of … watercooler moments the next day, going, “Oh my God, did you see what he did?”
Richard Madden (Robb Stark): Theon! What Theon gets up to would be worse than Jersey Shore. But you can’t help but watch it.
Kit Harington (Jon Snow): I think Samwell should have a spin-off. He’s such a wonderful character, and John Bradley plays him so well. John and I have always talked about doing a spin-off with Jon Snow and Samwell like a buddy comedy.
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark): Tyrion should have his own reality show spin-off. Or Tyrion and Bronn. They would be such a funny comedy duo.
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark): I think Bronn. When I was watching the show, I realized who his character was and how much it’s got to do with how funny he is. He’s obviously got a big story behind him, and no one really knows it. I think that’s what’s so likable about him, that he’s not too serious, and you don’t know much about him, so you got nothing to dislike about him.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark): My spin-off series would feature Hodor and quite a lot of landscape shots, since he won’t be saying much.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister): Reality shows need a lot of sex, so it would be Theon. It would be very entertaining to watch.
Gethin Anthony (Renly Baratheon): Elyas Gabel’s character, Rakharo. I really want to know what happened on that horse-ride trip that he took and unfortunately did not come back [alive] from. Basically, if I could go on a road trip with Rakharo, that would be brilliant just to see what he gets up to. He speaks a different language and is a fascinating character… That or like some kind of reality TV show about government led by Tyrion, where he’s laying the smackdown on every politician. On the Election Trail with Tyrion Lannister would be quite fun.
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell): The dragons definitely.
Rose Leslie (Ygritte): I love Tyrion. I love watching him. He is my favorite, so I think if Tyrion had a spin-off show, I’d be all over that. I’d love to watch that.
Joe Dempsie (Gendry): Definitely Theon Greyjoy. Never a dull moment in that boy’s life; there’s always something going on. And he’s also such an interesting character because of what happened in medieval times when families would take a ward as a hostage. You’re brought up by people, but essentially you have that internal conflict. You almost become part of the family. They’re keeping you captive so your real family behaves themselves. It’s a difficult thing to wrestle with. Theon today, in today’s world, if he was famous, that would go completely to his head.
Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister): This sounds really dark, but I’m going to say it would probably be Sansa. She starts with her story with these aspirations of marrying a charming prince and having little princes and princesses and ever constantly this kind of pure fantasy dream world. But the truth is, it would be an incredibly dark comedy to see how the reality show of her life actually panned out given what happens to her. So I think it would just be a hugely dark comedy to watch how Sansa’s world suddenly descends into absolute misery. I have a dark sense of humor.
Amrita Acharia (Irri): I love Joffrey. I think he’s amazing. I think I love him even more because Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey, is so sweet in real life.
98286364 pogi points for joe dempsie.
Karstark just looks like a Karstark, you know? All harsh and pointy and bearded and the northern accent.
I have minor northern house feelings. Excuse me. I’ll probably flip my shit if we get Ryswells or Dustins.
Same. I was pleased Karstark finally showed up. Too bad we won’t see much more of him.
And that Lady Dustin mention last week gave me more hope for the show than the Ramsay one did. LADY DUSTIN IS COMING. Only a handful of us care.
— A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin (Theon I, p96)