THIS ARTICLE COULD BE CONSIDERED SPOILERIFIC GUYS. ESPECIALLY THE SECOND PART.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been teasing fans with details about Daenerys Targaryen in the upcoming sixth season, saying that everything you wouldn’t expect to happen happens.
Being quizzed at the The Wrap’s 7th Los Angeles Power Women Breakfast, Clarke was careful not to give away any spoilers but she did confirm what we’ve already gathered from the myriad spoilers leaked in recent weeks; that Dany is going back to he roots.
Speaking to The Wrap about the Dothraki horde that enveloped her at the end of Season 5, she says “They’re the Qoy Qoyi. Blood of my blood, all that. It’s back to Kahl Drogo-ness of it all.”(For the Dothraki students in the room, the full phrase is Qoy qoyi anhoon. The anhoon is unspoken, and taken as understood.)“Back to the muscly men. Yay. Happy day.”
As for what will happen, she stays very vague: “We left on a bit of a cliffhanger. Anything that you don’t expect to happen is happening.” Well, that’s very helpful, isn’t it?
Clarke also spoke about how she prepared for the role of Daenerys by watching “as many strong women” as possible. Apparently, Cate Blanchett’s performance as the Queen of England in 1998’s Elizabeth was a particular inspiration, as it provided a model of “a real, strong female leader.”
Clarke also talked a little about sexism in Hollywood: “People perceive there is a difference in how men and women should be treated. It seems to not be discussed. You just begin to see that you, as a girl, are treated differently, even when you’re playing the Mother of Dragons.”
In related news, it seems news and images are leading towards a big battle in the new season:
We all like big juicy spoilers for Game of Thrones and the latest ones coming out of Saintfield in Northern Ireland suggest some pretty huuuge things are upon us at the end of season six. As has already been speculated, there is set to be a massive Hardhome-style battle, presumably at the end of the season’s penultimate episode (that’s when the big stuff always happens) and Winter Is Coming had acquired some pretty nifty looking photos of the filming.
Here’s what Ani Bundel of WIC had to say about the photos: “First, the woman who was vaguely hidden under the umbrella is out, and her hair is definitely red. Is it Melisandre, as we speculated back in September? Or, given the newer rumors that Sophie Turner was also on set for this battle, could it be Sansa?
“My money, for the record, is on Melisandre. Not that I don’t think the Sansa rumors are false. In fact, we have some new information on that—according to a source, not only is Sansa present, but Littlefinger is, too. And that’s actually why I don’t think that Sansa is with Jon Snow on the battlefield. I would assume she is being kept back and safe by Baelish, who will presumably arrive with soldiers from the Vale. If the battle goes south, he can smuggle the two of them out quickly. Our source tells us that Sansa will survive the battle.
Now let’s zoom in on the person tied to the cross.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Ramsay would tie a couple of people to crosses upside-down and burn them on the battlefield. Ends up we’ve had photographic proof of that the whole time!
Some people are speculating this is Rickon, although credible sources deny it. I don’t want it to be Rickon. I know it looks small compared the the rest of the flayed cross, but I don’t think that’s proof it’s a kid. (Also, would the production really leave a child actor tied upside-down on a cross while members of the crew discussed the next shot under an umbrella several feet away?) Finally, is that a wolf’s head to the lower right of the body? Or maybe just the way to wood is stacked.”
What do you make of these latest spoilers? Could the so-called Battle of the Bastards between Jon Snow and Ramsay better Hardhome from season five!?