Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner Reveals What She Stole from the Set

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HBO

It's practically a rite of passage for actors to steal their favorite props and costumes from their big-budget productions. David Tennant kept the Tenth Doctor's sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who, while Robert Downey Jr. somehow made off with a 30-foot "A" from The Avengers and Emma Watson laid claim to pretty much half of the props department from each Harry Potter movie.

And now, ​Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is adding her name to the list of Hollywood thieves by revealing at a New York Comic Con panel that not only did she walk off the set of the final season with her favorite corset, but that her costars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams went ahead and claimed ownership of their respective swords.

Turner's decision to rat out her costars is just like something Sansa Stark would do in order to divert attention to others, even when she's confessing to her own crimes. To be fair, ​Harington has already discussed how he has wanted to keep his sword, Longclaw, since day one. "There's only one that I've ever wanted: I want my sword," he said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"The first season they were like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah of course,' and as the seasons went on and the show became more and more popular and ​that sword's value went up, they became slowly quieter about it," Harington added. He has yet to confirm if he took matters into his own hands, but it seems as if Turner has now brought his burglary to light.

For her part, ​Williams was much more secretive about the whole affair. While she has kept mum on the whereabouts of her sword, Needle, she'd kept attention off her by previously unveiling to the BBC that she had stolen Arya's brown leather jacket.

"I can imagine it being something that I'm like, 'Oh, I was on this show once upon a time and this was the jacket I wore," she joked in the interview. "And my grandkids being like, 'Please stop.'"

It's unlikely that Williams or Harington will be bringing their blades to any red carpet events anytime soon, so the last time you'll prbably be able to see Longclaw and Needle (and Sansa's corset for that matter) will be in the ​eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, set to air sometime in the first half of 2019.

Alexander Skarsgård Could Have Played Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Marvel fans may have trouble imagining Thor played by anyone other than Chris Hemsworth, but apparently, Alexander Skarsgård was pretty darn close to getting the role. How close, you ask? He tried on the costume, held the hammer, and even filmed an audition in the garb.

In 2009—just a year after True Blood premiered—the actor told MTV that he met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Thor director Kenneth Branagh about the part. “Yeah, I met with Kevin [Feige] a few times and the director,” he said. “There was definitely some truth in that, yeah.”

When the MTV interviewer said he thought the actor had the perfect look to bring Thor to life, Skarsgård simply replied, “So did I.”

But before you start to feel too sorry for Skarsgård, let's not forget the number of impressive roles the True Blood alum has landed. At the moment, he’s playing Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, for which he won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

As for the Thor role, Hemsworth went on to play the God of Thunder in multiple films, and although his future in the MCU is not certain after Avengers: Endgame, the Australian actor confirmed he’d love to keep playing the character.

Watch the Stranger Things Cast Recap the First Two Seasons in 15 Minutes

Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
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While we can't wait for the third season of Stranger Things to premiere next month, many of us have also probably forgotten what happened in the series' first two seasons—especially the tiniest of details, which might prove to be significant in the upcoming episodes. Coming up with fan theories can get difficult when we can’t remember everything, but watching all 17 episodes before July 4 isn't feasible for everyone. That's why this new video, in which the cast of the Netflix hit provides the ultimate recap, is a lifesaver.

The video features Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) recalling all the key moments of seasons 1 and 2, in just over 15 minutes.

The actors first go through the main characters of the series, explaining how each of them are intertwined, such as Hawkins's sheriff Jim Hopper, and Nancy's then-boyfriend Steve Harrington. They introduce the Upside Down, which Will was trapped in during the majority of the first season, resulting in his mom Joyce relying on a few nontraditional strategies to get him back. The cast also explains who Eleven is and how she's able to help get Will back.

The recap pinpoints all the major moments of the first season, and then goes into the second season, where everything in Hawkins appears to be normal again. The latest season, as the cast recalls, explores Eleven's backstory and introduces new characters like Max Mayfield, Billy Hargrove, Bob Newby, and sadly, the baby Demogorgon named D'Artagnan. The video concludes with the school Snowball dance, but things don't exactly end on a happy note, as the season's final moments show a monster is still very present in Hawkins.

As action-packed as Stranger Things is, a recap like this is truly a must. We'll rewatch it a few times before season 3 debuts on July 4.

[h/t Highsnobiety]

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