Lena Headey Described Her Final Day of Filming Game of Thrones as 'Weirdly Tedious’

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

It has been a long road since the first season of Game of Thrones premiered in 2011. In addition to deadly battles, fans of the series have watched the enormous cast of characters struggle with love, hate, revenge, and war—and witnessed more than one wedding gone awry. While they're eagerly awaiting the final season's debut in April, its arrival will be bittersweet—not just for viewers, but for the actors who portray the dozens of characters we've come to love and/or hate so much.

While the cast has been understandably tight-lipped about any plot details, a few have shared what the experience of filming the final season felt like. For Lena Headey, who plays the villainous Cersei Lannister, her final moments sounded oddly anticlimactic. “My last day on set was really weirdly tedious, because I just had to shoot going up and down these stairs and that was it,” she told Variety.

Instead of her last scenes being epic—or, at the very least, interesting—Headey’s last day on the set seemed like a pretty easy day. And while she didn't reveal much more than that, we at least now know that one thing we will see in season 8 is Cersei climbing some stairs. (Before you start thinking this means that Cersei definitely survives, remember that the show—like most television series and movies—is not shot chronologically.)

Game of Thrones's final season kicks off on April 14, 2019.

Welcome to the Party, Pal: A Die Hard Board Game is Coming

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Win McNamee, Getty Images

On the heels of the 30th anniversary of the classic Bruce Willis action film Die Hard last year, tabletop board game company The OP has announced that John McClane will once again battle his way through Nakatomi Plaza. Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist is a board game officially licensed by Fox Consumer Products that will drop players into a setting familiar to anyone who has seen the film: As New York cop McClane tries to reconcile with his estranged wife, he must navigate a team of cutthroat thieves set on overtaking a Los Angeles high-rise.

The box art for the 'Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist' board game is pictured
The OP

The game is expected to have a one-against-many format, with one player assuming the role of McClane and the other players conspiring as the thieves to eliminate him from the Plaza.

The OP, also known as USAOpoly, has previously created games based on Avengers: Infinity War and the Harry Potter franchise. Die Hard has spawned four sequels, the latest being 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard. Willis will likely return as McClane for a sixth installment that will alternate between the present day and his rookie years in the NYPD. That film has no release date set.

The board game is expected to arrive this spring.

[h/t MovieWeb]

Ralph Fiennes Doesn’t Want to See Anyone Else Play Voldemort


Who knew actor Ralph Fiennes would be so possessive of his Voldemort role from the Harry Potter movies? After all the hours sitting in a makeup chair, putting on a bald cap, and making his nose disappear day after day, you’d think Fiennes would be ok with never playing this evil character again—especially considering that he almost turned down the role in the first place. But it seems that the character really grew on the two-time Oscar nominee. As Screen Rant reports, Fiennes has made it clear that if Voldemort is ever needed in a future film, he's ready to come back.

“Well, there are variants, aren’t there? Fantastic Beasts and things. I feel a kind of affection for Voldemort," Fiennes said while appearing on Newsnight. "So if there was a world in which Voldemort came back, I would be very possessive about wanting to reprise that."

Voldemort coming back was always a lingering danger in the early Harry Potter books and movies, as fans waited eagerly to see the Dark Lord reborn and return to full power. It was definitely worth the wait when we were finally able to watch Voldemort return toward the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book—and movie—in the series.

As of right now though, it's uncertain whether Fiennes will ever get the chance to reprise his role. The only movies exploring the Wizarding World currently are the Fantastic Beasts films, which take place in 1927. Voldemort was born in 1926, so even if there would be a substantial time jump, Fiennes might be too old to play Voldemort. But at least we know that he is dedicated to the character, and that if Voldemort ever did come back, fans could count on him to jump right back into the role.

[h/t: Screen Rant]