Fandom is a bit like being on a playground. Everyone’s got their own little corner, where they play with their friends, and occasionally a ball will bounce from one corner to the other, and someone will leave a group to go after the ball. Sometimes they come back and sometimes…
"Do you mean to make me beg, bitch? The gift of mercy… avenge your little Michael…"
"Mycah." Arya stepped away from him. "You don’t deserve the gift of mercy."
[…] Maybe some real wolves will find you, Arya thought. Maybe they’ll smell you when the sun goes down. Then he would learn what wolves did to dogs. “You shouldn’t have hit me with an axe,” she said. “You should have saved my mother.” She turned her horse and rode away from himm and never looked back once.
“This B list foreign mostly television actor in his home country is probably a C- lister here despite his great role on one of the hittest cable shows out there right now. When our actor got his start he had a huge hit in his own country and then crashed and burned until his US hit now on the air. Why did he crash and burn? Apparently he decided he wanted to remain faithful to his wife and turned down lots of great roles because it would have involved casting couch time. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau “Game of Thrones””
— Blind Items Revealed
I didn’t know the term is ‘casting couch’. Yuck. Awful thing for any actor or actress.
I can’t imagine the amount of casting couch Nikolaj has gotten.
Nutty_Flavor: “He’s A+ in his home country, which is Denmark. Not all that hard - there’s only 5.5 million people here, which is fewer than in greater Los Angeles. Basically, there are the same 5-10 stars in every single Danish movie.”
His co-stars in Nightwatch (1994, the debut hit film in Denmark) now plays leading roles in Forbrydelson (The Killing) and Bron Broen (The Bridge).
Celimene: “Definitely fits with what I’ve heard about him from industry friends here in Denmark. He’s supposed to be one of the good guys. still Denmark-based as well. My husband often travels for work and has seen Nikolaj on the NYC-CPH flight several times.
And yes, the casting couch here is alive and well for both women AND men. I definitely know some older female stars in positions of power who’ve picked their younger male co-stars that way.”
That sounds like the case for Underbar och älskad av alla (Wonderful and Loved by all, 2007).
Amartel: “Integrity is very attractive.
Add to that talent, character and good looks. You really have to wonder whether consumers of Hollywood’s products are best served by the famewhore system. What else have we been missing out on?”
I shit you not, it said, “Please take a look at the role of ‘The Chink’.” You can’t make it up. That’s the name of the character. It’s framed in my office, because I want to always be reminded of what’s out there."
…my jaw LITERALLY dropped.