Kit Harington Once Convinced Sophie Turner He Had Been Killed Off Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones's upcoming eighth and final season will surely feature a few shocking deaths, as the show has become notorious for unexpectedly killing off prominent characters.

Perhaps the most devastating death in the series so far occurred at the end of season five, when Jon Snow was fatally stabbed by Alliser Thorne and other members of the Night's Watch. While the death was unexpected, diehard fans of the series refused to believe that Kit Harington's character would not be returning for season six. Of course, as it turned out, their intuition was correct.

But just because fans sensed Jon wasn't gone for good doesn't mean that some of Harington's very own co-stars weren't convinced that the actor had been axed from the show. Though Harington knew he'd be back for another season, the showrunners kept the news from the cast and crew, forcing the 32-year-old London native to offer fake goodbyes to his co-stars.

"At first I thought I would find it fun," Harington told Entertainment Weekly in 2016 of faking his own death. "But I had to lie to a lot of close friends and cast members and crew. The longer it went, the more I felt like I was betraying them."

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, took the news particularly hard.

"Sophie Turner, bless her, wrote me a really long letter about how much she loved working with me—and I still [have] it," Harington admitted. "That made me chuckle."

Game of Thrones will return to HBO for its final season on April 14, 2019.

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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