Richard Madden Doesn't Think Anyone on Game of Thrones Will Make it Out Alive

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

When you’re an actor on a show, chances are you know all the behind-the-scenes secrets—including, quite possibly, how the series will end. But when you’re an actor on Game of Thrones, the secrecy is much more intense, and even the show's biggest stars don't always know everything.

So when you're an actor on Game of Thrones whose character was killed off a few seasons back, it's safe to steal a line from Ygritte and say: "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Or, in the case of Richard Madden: "You know nothing, Robb Stark."

Though Madden played Robb Stark for three seasons until his untimely (and very memorable) death at the Red Wedding, we're pretty sure the 32-year-old actor is as clueless as the rest of us when it comes to how the final season will shake out. Still, Madden—who just earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work on Netflix's Bodyguard, and who is being loudly talked about as the next James Bond—had a pretty bold prediction about the series' finale. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Madden admitted that he doesn’t think any of his former co-stars will make it out of Game of Thrones alive.

"I kind of think it’s just going to be three dragons flying around and everyone else is dead," he said. "It’s a possibility!"

We certainly can't rule it out. And given Madden's own bloody demise on the series, one can't blame him for having such a dark theory. Yet he also shared how leaving the show was a blessing in that it allowed him to become a fan.

"I can’t wait for the new season," he said. "I kind of don’t recognize that I was in it anymore because I’ve been watching so many years of it, and they talk about Robb Stark and I know who he is but I don’t see myself in that role. I’m just a viewer now, which is so good. That was one of the bad things about being in the show is you got the scripts, so you knew what was going to happen next ... I’ve not had that for years, so now I can just truly enjoy it as a viewer, which is thrilling."

Game of Thrones will return to HBO for its final season in April 2019. In the meantime, we'll just keep our fingers crossed that Madden's prediction is just a random guess.

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods


No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.