Emilia Clarke Told Her Mom How Game of Thrones Ends ... But It Must Not Have Been Memorable

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Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

There’s not much many Game of Thrones fans wouldn’t do to get some insider information on the series' final season, whether that includes some bits of dialogue, details about the upcoming battle that will supposedly put the Battle of the Bastards to shame, or just an all-out spoiler for how it all ends. A few of the show’s stars have copped to sharing some details about the finale with some of their closest friends and family (Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner’s fiancé, even had to sign an NDA after she spilled the goods). But, as ELLE reports, it doesn’t look like Emilia Clarke will have to worry about any juicy details being leaked by the one person she told—and it’s not just because they’re a trustworthy individual.

While appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote the final season earlier this week, Clarke admitted that while she was sworn to secrecy, she did tell one person (and one canine) about what's going to go down in Westeros. 

"Well, I’ve got to be honest, I did [tell someone], I did. Not just my dog, I told, wasn’t supposed, sorry lads—I told my mom,” the actress confessed. However, it must not have been such a memorable ending, as her mom apparently forgot all about the conversation.

“But the good thing about telling my mom these things is that she’s a vault because she’s just done forgotten,” Clarke continued. “I told her. And we were talking about it the other day, and I was like, ‘Because, you know,’ and she was like, ‘Do I?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, ‘cause I told you. You kind of read one of the scenes,’ and she was like, ‘I can’t remember what happens.’ And I was like, ‘I already told you twice. You missed your chance.'"

As for Clarke herself, she said it has been extremely difficult to keep from spoiling the final episodes. "I just can’t wait for this to be out." (We're with the Mother of Dragons on that point.)

We’ll have to wait until the finale of Game of Thrones premieres in May to know for sure whether it’s truly not that special, or if Clarke’s mom is just the forgetful sort. (We’re obviously hoping it's the latter.)

[h/t: ELLE]

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture


This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

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The Office Writers Considered Making Michael Scott a Murderer, According to Greg Daniels

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NBCUniversal, Inc.

Greg Daniels is best known as the showrunner of The Office, a job that earned him two of his four Emmys. As reported by Screen Rant, the acclaimed creator dished in a recent interview with The Guardian about why the American version of the much-loved show almost wasn't made, along with a proposed plot twist for Michael Scott that forced Daniels to put his foot down.

"The UK version hadn’t finished airing and I’d never heard of it. My agent sent me a VHS tape of season one. It had a somewhat boring title so I didn’t look at it. He told me he wanted to show it to someone else if I wasn’t interested, so I popped it in. I watched the entire first series that evening," Daniels said.

As the show really got going after Steve Carell's role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin made him a household name, Daniels said some ideas in the writers room got too wacky for their own good. He recalled one particular instance, saying, “There were times where [the writers] would become enamored with a joke, and I'd have to put my foot down. For instance, they really wanted Michael to kill Meredith with his car. That was an early pitch, where he runs her over in the parking lot and then comes back, gets a tire iron and finishes the job. I was like, 'You can’t do that, that’s crazy!'”

Michael being a murderer certainly would have changed the tone of the show, so it makes sense that it never happened. Imagine the courtroom scenes we would have had to endure! The Scranton Strangler storyline would have paled in comparison.

[h/t Screen Rant]