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Well, it becomes consensual by the end, because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle. Nobody really wanted to talk about what was going on between the two characters, so we had a rehearsal that was a blocking rehearsal. And it was very much about the earlier part with Charles (Dance) and the gentle verbal kidnapping of Cersei’s last living son. Nikolaj came in and we just went through one physical progression and digression of what they went through, but also how to do it with only one hand, because it was Nikolaj. By the time you do that and you walk through it, the actors feel comfortable going home to think about it. The only other thing I did was that ordinarily, you rehearse the night before, and I wanted to rehearse that scene four days before, so that we could think about everything. And it worked out really well. That’s one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever done.

-Alex Graves

Dunk & Egg Update

For those who have finished the A Song of Ice and Fire series and wanted to continue traveling through the wonderfully immense world of Westeros that George has created, you may have found yourself reading the Dunk & Egg novellas.  The three Dunk & Egg novellas that have been released as of now are The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight.

The first two of these novellas, The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword, have been adapted into graphic novels.  The third, The Mystery Knight, is currently being worked on by Random House, with Ben Avery working on the script and Mike S. Miller doing the artwork.

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The World of Ice and Fire Sample – Aegon’s Conquest

The World of Ice and Fire Sample – Aegon’s Conquest

Check out this new sample released by George R.R. Martin, from his upcoming book The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones.  The book is scheduled to be released later in the year, October 28.

So does this sample get you excited for the book?