Game of Thrones Was Almost a Skins Reboot

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As someone who has watched this season of Game of Thrones and zero others (I know), I have come to understand the characters in a few ways: 1) Cultural osmosis, i.e, what has incidentally seeped into my head over the last 20 years I’ve been forced to listen to conversations about the Starks and the Neds and the Winterfells; 2) What I have extracted from my boyfriend during the show (Who is that? Which relative did he fuck? etc.); and 3) How many people in the cast were formerly on a show I actually watched and loved, Skins


By my count, the number is two: Cassie (Hannah Murray) is a brunette who got knocked up by the chap who loves books and should probably be dead after that big battle; and Chris (Joe Dempsie), who boned/loves Arya and used to live in a furnace making weapons until he got promoted to being some sort of lord.

Now, it turns out there might have been another Skins addition to the cast: Nicholas Hoult (aka Tony) auditioned to play Jon Snow, a man who can’t ride a dragon for shit but has to be king for technical reasons that I think mostly pertain to having a penis. According to Page Six:

“I think I auditioned for Jon Snow,” Nicholas Hoult told Page Six at Montclair Film Festival’s screening of his new film “Tolkien.” “I remember it because I was filming ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the time, so I had long hair extensions. They gave me a ponytail and also a very patchy fake tan. So I remember being like, ‘This is probably not what they’re hoping for,’ and it obviously wasn’t.”

Had Hoult actually been given the role, it would have changed the course of history, in that...I would have actually watched Game of Thrones.

[Page Six]

I know hating on Anne Hathaway is passé and unnecessary, but there remains something about her affect that makes me want to give her a little bop on the head, sort of like I do with my cat when she’s being a jerk about something. This video encapsulates those feelings.

Give me a break, those outfits were totally planned. Regardless, RuPaul is perfect, as always.

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I found Anne Hathaways interview to be...very personable and genuine.

I apologize profusely for not being sufficiently jaded and cynical enough about everything in 2019. I’m sorry being earnest and legitimately awed that you get to be in an industry like this and genuinely seem to appreciate all of its privileges is something to be looked down upon.

Saw some little interview on some entertainment show last evening with George Clooney, however, and he still seems just plain insufferable; not everything has to be some sarcastic quip or joke, George.