The thrill is back! The premiere of season seven of Game of Thrones was opened in a most shocking way. However, it was satisfying to see Arya’s revenge on those Frey suckers that wiped out almost her entire family.
Maisie Williams talks about her character’s opening scene in Entertainment Weekly. Maisie says that even Arya, who has grown so much power till now, is surprised of her power after wiping out the Freys.
“In that last moment she’s staring out at all those men dying, she’s turned into a bit more of a monster than she’s ever realized. I don’t think she’s sad about that but she’s got it on her mind.”Although Maisie thinks that her character has turned into a monster, we couldn’t call her like that since she spared the women.
It’s more than obvious now that we will see a lot more face changing till the end and Maise also shared her idea for the end of Game of Thrones: “I’ve always had this fantasy in the back of my head — I don’t think it’s a good ending and fans might not like it — but that somebody would sit on the Iron Throne at the end and then they whip their face off and it’s Arya instead,” she says. “I’ve always had that dream.”
Another interesting interview appeared on EW, where Pilou Asbaek talks about the comeback of Euron Greyjoy. Asbaek explains his character this season:“He’s kind of a joker type. He doesn’t take anyone too seriously. He doesn’t take himself too seriously…So where he’s much more like a demon in the books, he’s much more f—ing enjoying himself here.” “Those psychopathic sociopaths I’ve met in my life are smiley and well-mannered and they’re the biggest pricks in the world.” He adds, “He’s such a f—ing idiot douchebag, an impolite selfish child.”
When asked about his opinion about Cersei, Asbaek says: “The thing with Cersei is maybe she’s more man than a woman. She’s smart and intellectual and bloody sexy. But for Euron, the question is: ‘How can I become king of the Iron Throne?’” Asbaek says. “I think he considers her to be a worthy wife. Euron’s not a Lannister, he’s an Ironborn, she’s something better. There’s just one guy in the way…”
John Bradley talks to TVLine about Sam’s opinion on the Citadel. “He’s not gone to the Citadel for an easy life for himself,” Bradley claims. “When he appealed to Jon Snow, he said, ‘Send me to the Citadel because that’s where I can do the most good… I will help you win this war.’ He wants to go to the Citadel and work, and find knowledge that he can apply that’s going to change the course of things for everybody.”
However, it seems to be quite a battle for Sam over there. “People at the Citadel are very keen on academia and knowledge for the sake of it. They’re quite keen to store all this knowledge and leave it on the shelf for a long time and never apply it,” Bradley explains. “Sam doesn’t believe in that relationship with knowledge. He knows that knowledge isn’t powerful if it’s on the shelf… and not being applied.”
Iain Glen explains Jorah’s condition to Vulture. “It’s very advanced. I’m in trouble,” Glen confesses. “No doubt about it, I’m in trouble.” Nevertheless, Jorah is very much optimistic that he will go back to Daenerys as he promised her.
“I’d sort of given up hope because I’d lost her affection and lost her belief in me. And the last moment of our time together last season she said, ‘I need you, I need you to look after yourself, find a cure, so you can come back and be beside me when I occupy the Iron Throne.’ That’s my route, really, this season — to see if I can find a cure.”