3-D Printing Helped Craft Sansa's Necklace

This week, Littlefinger revealed that the "last legacy of House Hollard" was merely a glass imitation. Costume Designer Michele Clapton and Props Master Gordon Fitzgerald discuss how they made the "family heirloom."

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Press Round-Up: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Press Round-Up: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Conversation around this week's 'Game of Thrones' revolved around a certain character that fans loved to hate. As the Internet erupted in celebration and speculation, the show's stars paid tribute to their fallen comrade and discussed what else about the show has them cheering. Here's what they loved to love this week: 

Sigur Ros' fandom underscored their cameo.

"We would do it again in a heartbeat," Georg Holm of Sigur Ros says about the group's cameo at Joffrey's wedding. "It felt like a natural thing to make our version of 'Rains of Castamere.' …It is maybe not the happiest wedding song, but we think that it fit the scene very well."

[Rolling Stone]

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Interview With Artist Robert Ball: Inside GOT's Beautiful Deaths

Interview With Artist Robert Ball: Inside GOT's Beautiful Deaths

"There is only one god, and his name is Death," Syrio Forel tells Arya Stark in Season 1 of 'Game of Thrones.' This reverence for mortality embodies 'Beautiful Death,' artist Robert Ball’s illustrated series of the show’s fatalities. When it comes to paying tribute to the dearly departed, Ball says, "I don't take it lightly. With a phenomenon like 'Game of Thrones,' you have to do justice to not only the books and the TV series, but the fan base." 

The artist shared details about rendering some of GOT's most iconic moments:

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Dressed to Impress

Beyond the tension permeating King Joffrey's wedding, another element caught everyone’s attention: the outfits. Costume Designer Michele Clapton details how the characters' motives influenced the day's fashion.

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Press Round-Up: Insights From the Cast

by Katie M. Lucas

Can't wait until Sunday for more 'Game of Thrones'? Pass the time by reading up on your favorite characters. Find out who becomes a leader, who loves playing the bad guy and who drank too much on set:

Pedro Pascal respects Oberyn Martell's attitude.

"This is the way he understands life, to live it to its fullest. And to limit yourself in terms of experience doesn’t make any sense to him – what’s beautiful is beautiful… He’s a lover and a fighter. He's going to do it, everything, to its fullest. So why leave out girls or boys, you know what I mean?"

[Vulture]

Maisie Williams is betting on Arya Stark's survival. 

"I don't know if Arya is going to die, but I like to think that she won't. I like to think George has a soft spot for Arya, but then I'm like, 'Why? Why do I think that?' … He can do whatever he wants!"

[Vulture]

Emilia Clarke finds Dany's intentions inspiring.

"Her ultimate goal is entirely selfless. It feels much more of a bigger idea than simply: I want to sit on the throne because I want to sit on the throne. She would like to rule and create an equal world."

[LA Times]

Gwendoline Christie discusses Brienne's experience in the capital.

"The world of Kings Landing is not a world that Brienne is used to. It's a world of words and of whispers and secrets... So seeing her attempting to navigate that world and some of the treacherous characters that make up its foundations is certainly a little bit heartbreaking."

[Hit Fix]

The premiere episode had Rory McCann turning green.

"When I had to drink in that tavern scene, that's [series creators] David and Dan going 'Give him another beer!'… I was really fit at the time, wasn't drinking, working out – and suddenly I had six or seven liters of flat ginger beer that day. I had to go off into the woods to make myself sick." 

[Rolling Stone]

Jack Gleeson enjoys Joffrey's dark side.

"It’s interesting sometimes when an audience can empathize with a villain. But to get completely lost in it, it’s exciting just to be intrinsically evil and not have a speck of good or humanity in their bones."

[EW]

GOT Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6

by Katie M. Lucas

"The war's not won," Jaime Lannister tells King Joffrey in Sunday's episode. What’s bad news for the realm is good news for fans; HBO has renewed 'Game of Thrones' for Seasons 5 and 6. The Season 4 premiere was seen by 8.2 million viewers, delivering the network its largest audience since the finale of 'The Sopranos' in 2007. 

 

The battle for the Iron Throne continues on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET.