"So we made that decision that we were going to go younger, and then from that point in terms of Richard Armitage, he was the youngest actor to audition for that role. It had nothing to do with the fact that he is gorgeous (laughs), it had to do with the fact that he did a phenomenal audition and the notion that you had this dark conflicted character, but was also quite grunty, Northern, English – like a dwarf. Strangely enough, he’s six foot four, but he’s still a dwarf. He had that whole thing of being miner, of that grittiness, gruntiness, but who probably plays a good game of rugby, which felt as Professor Tolkien described the dwarves."
Philippa Boyens on casting Richard Armitage
"Odin and Thor cast large shadows. It was easy for Loki to be lost in the darkness. But because of his mother Frigga’s honest love and—before the big breakdown—Thor’s love for him as a brother, there’s a strength of good in Loki that he can’t shake no matter what he wants to do. And that makes him a complex character."
— Craig Kyle, Thor: The Dark World - The Art of the Movie
I’ve been blessed with an extraordinary education. I feel privileged and I know I’ve had an enormously pleasant life. But it also has its complexity. I’d love to round out the rosy picture with some shade that would give you some more detail, but it’s not my past. I feel like baring that in public would be ungracious. And anyway, we’re in the present. Look at what’s in front of you. x
game of thrones meme: whatever i want [6/10] → tyrion lannister
"Even if the boy does live, he will be a cripple. Worse than a cripple. A grotesque. Give me a good clean death," said Jaime. Tyrion replied with a shrug that accentuated the twist of his shoulders. "Speaking for the grotesques," he said, "I beg to differ. Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities."
game of thrones meme: whatever i want [4/10]
It all goes back and back, Tyrion thought, to our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our children will take up our strings and dance in our steads.
In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own.
game of thrones meme: seven quotes [5/7] → Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.
“A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.”
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
“When I was young, I remember going to Shirdi and some people looked at my dad (Rakesh Roshan, filmmaker) and started commenting on his bald head. It made me really angry. But then I said to myself, ‘One second. What is my truth? I think my dad looks the best the way he is right now’. If people are taking out their own frustrations for attention, then why will I give it to them? I will walk my own path. You just keep walking. That is true courage and strength.” - Hrithik Roshan