Sophie Turner Blames That Game of Thrones Coffee Cup Mistake on 'Lazy' Kit Harington

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HBO via YouTube

Years from now, people will probably remember two major things from Game of Thrones’s final season: the conclusion was divisive, and the crew somehow left a modern-day coffee cup right in the middle of a scene. More than a month after that episode, “The Last of the Starks,” aired, the incident is still a hot topic. Sophie Turner, for instance, is now discussing who’s to blame.

While appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month, the 23-year-old actress placed the blame on her co-star, Emilia Clarke. "I mean, look who it’s placed in front of," Turner joked. "Emilia Clarke. She’s the culprit!” For her part, Clarke posted a photo on Instagram of her from the set that showed her holding a coffee cup that looked a lot like the cup in question.

But now, Turner has changed her mind. She’s instead blaming Kit Harington for the mistake, calling him “lazy.” During a recent appearance on Conan, Turner said, “I hear this every day of my life, this coffee cup thing, so it’s good to know that the coffee cup got more press than the final season altogether.” Then she pointed the finger at Harington:

“The coffee cup was where Kit’s chair was. First I blamed it on Emilia, but I don’t think Emilia would do that. Kit is lazy and I think he would have done that. It was in front of Kit’s chair and then obviously he moved and this picture was taken and it looked like it was in my seat, but I wasn’t there. It was Kit. It was 100 percent Kit.”

We’ll likely never find out whose fault it was, and the coffee cup has since been removed from the episode. But screenshots live forever, so we’re sure this mistake won’t be forgotten by Game of Thrones fans.

[h/t Independent]

Golden Girls Prayer Candles Are a Great Way to Say 'Thank You for Being a Friend'

Amazon
Amazon

Golden Girls fans have a new piece of kitschy memorabilia to add to their collections. These prayer candles, featuring all four of the leading ladies, make the perfect gift for devoted followers of the show.

The set comes with four candles depicting each of the Girls: Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia. Standing 8 inches tall, they come with enough wax to burn for 100 hours. The pack of four is available for a total price of $60 on Amazon.

Shopping for the Golden Girls fan in your life should be easy this holiday season. If pop culture prayer candles aren't their thing, you could buy them Golden Girls Monopoly, socks, or even Funko Pops inspired by the beloved sitcom. And if they'd appreciate something even more offbeat, this Halloween-themed "Golden Ghouls" shirt should do the trick.

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The First Full Trailer for The Crown Season 3 Is Here

Des Willie, Netflix
Des Willie, Netflix

Star Wars obsessives aren't the only people in for a trailer treat today: Nearly two years after the second season of The Crown debuted, the award-winning series about the early days of Queen Elizabeth II's reign is just weeks away from its return. And on Monday morning, Netflix released the first full trailer for The Crown's new season.

While we've known some of the basic details about the new season—like the time frame in which it takes place and that Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies would be taking over the roles of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip—this is the first in-depth glimpse we've gotten at what's in store for season 3.

The role duty plays in the lives of the British royal family appears to be an overarching theme, with the trailer showing the country in distress but each of the characters putting on a smiling face for the public. While Elizabeth and Philip's relationship will continue to take center stage in the pricey period drama, Princess Margaret (now played by Helena Bonham Carter) will struggle with her role of being the Queen's sister. And Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) will have to choose between his love for Camilla Parker Bowles (played by Killing Eve writer Emerald Fennell) and his duty as the heir apparent to the throne.

Netflix will debut The Crown season 3 on November 17, 2019.

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