Brad Blanks Talks to the Cast of 'Game Of Thrones' at the 8th Season Premiere

April 12, 2019

The final season of Game of Thrones is upon us, and our international correspondent Brad Blanks hit the red carpet for the premiere episode of the 8th season!

Some of the finest actors & actresses from Westeros chatted with Brad about the final season, including Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Carice Van Houten, Aiden Gillen, Kristofer Hivju, Rory McCann & Kristian Nairn!

Here's the rundown of Brad's interviews in order, with some commentary by the Big Show on a few:

SANSA & ARYA – Brad talks to Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark & Maisie Williams jumps in at one point of the interview (she plays Sansa’s sister Arya Stark). Sophie is engaged to Jonas Brother Joe Jonas and Masie’s going to be her maid of honor. Sophie remembers Brad from previous interviews as long as 5 years ago.

THE RED WITCH – Brad talks to Carice Van Houten, who plays Melisandre “The Red Witch” – she brought Jon Snow back to life a couple of seasons ago but also burned a little girl alive, so people love her and hate her. She’s beautiful in person but in a mirror, she’s a wrinkly old lady!

LITTLE FINGER – Brad talks to one of the more evil characters in the entire Game of Thrones series Aiden Gillen, who plays Petyr Baelish, aka “Little Finger.” Why is he so bad? He betrayed Ned Stark which led to his beheading and attempted to kill Bran Stark and obsessed over Sansa. He was killed by Arya in last season’s finale but there are conspiracy theories out there saying he is still alive. Brad felt bad for him on the red carpet because he was one of the few deceased characters still out there promoting the show!

TORMUND – Brad talks to Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane of the Wildlings, he recently joined team Jon Snow after years of being a sworn enemy of the Starks. He’s got the bright red beard everyone loves!

THE HOUND – Brad talks to Rory McCann, who plays Sandor Clegane, better known as “The Hound” – He’s one of the characters who started out as a very bad guy and has turned into a fan favorite good guy.

HODOR – Brad talks to Kristian Nairn, who played Wylis, the Stark house servant we know as ‘Hodor’ because he only said that one word. He sacrificed himself and saved Bran Stark from the Night King by “holding the door.”

The 8th & final season of Game of Thrones kicks off April 14th at 9pm on HBO.