7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

With high death levels on “Game of Thrones”, it’s no wonder their cast list is huge. All the deaths in the past five seasons had to be replaced by new characters and new actors. This easily leads to a game of “I know this character from…” during every “Game of Thrones” episode. Cersei Lannister, Ned Stark, and Littlefinger are just a few of the characters whom we’ve recognized from other noteworthy stages. So you won’t be surprised at the following list of 7 Game of Thrones actors who were also in Harry Potter. If you haven’t identified them by now, prepare to be amazed¬†at the discovery that¬†Aberforth Dumbledore was the king beyond the Wall.

7. Ciaran Hinds

7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

You’ll know him as the leader of the wildings, the King beyond the Wall or simply Mance Rayder. It’s harder to spot him in “Harry Potter” because he was a) kinda overlooked and b) kinda in disguise. He played Dumbledore’s brother in “Death Hollows part 2″. Hinds seems very well suited to play noble parts, but he’ll remain forever remembered as the leader of the free folk.

6. Bronson Webb

7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

If you don’t recognize the character from the Game of Thrones series, you’re not a real fan, and your punishment should be reading the books and watching the TV show again. Webb¬†played Will, a brother from the Night Watch, who got beheaded by Ned Stark. Following the same pattern, he also played a coward character on Harry Potter, a Slytherin Boy who is Malfoy’s best pal and together they occasionally mock Harry.

5. Julian Glover

7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

No one can be blamed for not guessing this one. But if you started watching Game of Thrones and found Maester Pycelle’s voice quite familiar, it is because Glover borrowed his voice for the giant spider in Harry Potter, Aragog. Pycelle was not as terrifying as Aragog, but an ingratiating old man who only swayed with the wind.

4. Ian Whyte

7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

As a former basketball player, Whyte performed as a stuntman in “Alien vs Predator”, followed by the “Goblet of Fire”. You may wonder what he did in Harry Potter. He filled in for¬†Frances de la Tour whenever full body shots for Madame Maxine were needed. As the headmistress of¬†Beauxbatons Academy, the Harry Potter character had to impress with her tall slender figure. We got to see more of him on Game of Thrones. He played the role of a White Walker in the first two seasons and even replaced Conan Stevens, who played Gregor Clegane, in certain scenes.

3. Natalia Tena

7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

There are quite a few similarities between the characters Natalia Tena played in Game of Thrones (Osha) and Harry Potter (Tonks). She played sympathetic, brave women who were both best known by just one name. Osha was a wildling who cared deeply for the Stark little brothers Rickon and Bran. Although nothing compels her to do so, she helps Rickon to reach House Umber safely. Tonks had a bubblier personality but was equally good natured and always ready to help.

2. Michelle Fairley

7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

We’re all rooting for Fairley to return on Game of Thrones. She was one of the strongest characters, even when her husband was murdered, which left her in charge of all their¬†children. She also played a mother’s role in “Death Hallows Part 1″, as Hermione’s mom. Her memory was wiped in Harry Potter, but not even death erased her past in Game of Thrones.

1. David Bradley

7 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

Bradley’s characters are both deplorable. Walder Frey from Game of Thrones is conniving and probably the most despised character on the TV show. No one will ever forget he was behind the Red Wedding. Argus Filch from Harry Potter might only be a squib, but he¬†is¬†equally disliked, just like Frey.

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5 Actors Who Refused Major Roles

The movie industry is filled with this kind of stories, but we chose the most interesting 5 actors who refused major roles. For some of them the timing was bad, while others simply didn’t feel invested enough in the script. Whether they deeply regretted it later, only they can know. Accepting and refusing roles can go either way for actors. You can strike gold and get your hands on the role of that will consecrate you and bring you buckets of money. Or you can get a Golden Raspberry Awards Nomination. You can’t know from the beginning, so you have to take a leap of faith and hope for the best.

5.¬†Leonardo Dicaprio – “Boogie Nights”

5 Actors Who Refused Major Roles

Back in the 90s Leonardo Dicaprio wasn’t very famous yet. But his luck turned and he was put face to face with the biggest decision of his life: he had to choose between playing Jack Dawson in James Cameron’s “Titanic” or Dirk Diggler in Paul Thoman Anderson’s “Boogie Nights”. You already know what he chose. No one could now say he didn’t do the wise thing. “Titanic” instantly brought him in the limelight and he was suddenly overwhelmed with requests for new roles. However, in 2010 Dicaprio admitted he regretted not working with Anderson, calling the 90s movie the only film he wished¬†he had made.

4.¬†Charlie Hunnam – “50 Shades of Grey”

5 Actors Who Refused Major Roles

Hunnam actually said yes to playing Christian Grey in “50 shades of Grey”, but he withdrew from the role only a few weeks after he was cast. According to the “Sons of Anarchy” star, the timing was bad and all he wanted to do by turning the role down was avoid a nervous breakdown. At the moment, Hunnam was caught between filming for Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” and shooting for “Sons for Anarchy”, so he felt he had bitten off more than he could chew.

3. Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy”

5 Actors Who Refused Major Roles

Did you shiver in terror when you read that as well? It appears Chris Pratt had some serious second thoughts before going in for auditions. Last year he confessed to Esquire magazine why he hesitated. According to Pratt, he was doubting his acting skills after a bad experience on “G.I. Joe” auditions, when the director didn’t pay him much attention. So he was feeling a bit under the weather and thought he’d skip embarrassing himself again for “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Lucky for us, he plucked up the courage, killed it in the auditions and got cast as¬†Star Lord.

2. Rachel McAdams – “The Devil Wears Prada”

5 Actors Who Refused Major Roles

We’re all a bit angry at her for refusing to play alongside queen Meryl Streep herself and saying yes to “True Detective” season two. “The Devil Wears Prada” is not the only high profile movie she said “thanks, but no thanks” to. She turned down “Mission Impossible 3″ and “Casino Royale” as well. If your eyebrow is raised by now, let’s see what McAdams had to say in her defense. Back in 2007 she told Elle magazine that she values passion above everything else. Since she didn’t feel invested in any of the roles that were offered to her, she preferred to take the back seat instead of just doing movies for the sake of doing movies.

1. Christina Applegate – “Legally Blonde”

5 Actors Who Refused Major Roles

You might’ve already spotted the similarities between Elle Woods from “Legally Blonde” and Kelly Bundy from “Married… With Children”. This is what held Christina Applegate back, ultimately driving her to refuse the role that¬†later went to Reese Whitherspoon. After 1997, when the Bundy family was off the air, Applegate had her pick of the litter, but she turned down Elle Woods, in what she now calls a stupid move. Applegate confessed she regrets her decision and her fear of being stuck in the same role time and time again.

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7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

One of the reasons we swoon over Prince Charming in a romantic comedy movie is that we get to live what we would never otherwise experience in our lives. We tear up at love declarations and laugh at their inside jokes and root for the good guy because we’ll never get to live such a cheesy romantic story. And maybe there’s a good reason for that. Here are 7 romantic moments that would never happen in real life and are only worth enjoying in a movie. It’s all about showing up in the nick of time, taking a leap of faith when all the odds are against them ¬†and just a lot of love.

1. Showing up at the last minute

7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

And delivering a heart melting, life changing, poetry like love declaration. And not only will this love declaration bring back the person you love, or snatch them from their evil partner, it will also make everything ok. The Sun will shine again, you’ll go to bed on time and wake up early to work out and make your significant other breakfast. Down here, in the real world, you end up crying on the kitchen floor.

2. Still look good while making out in the rain

7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

We all love a good make out in the rain. That is, in the movies. Where all your make up stays intact and your mascara doesn’t start running down your chicks that are no longer covered in blush. And where your hair doesn’t get all frizzy, still looking good with two random locks of hair stuck to your forehead. Totally unstaged!

3. All you have to do is take off your glasses

7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

All of a sudden everyone will be dying to be your friend, you’ll go to parties every night and your life will never be the same as before. With the messages Hollywood is putting out there, it’s no wonder kids nowadays don’t want to wear glasses anymore.

4. Falling for the person you hate

7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

It’s pretty difficult to imagine two people that hate each other falling head over heels in love all of a sudden. What happened to the things you strongly disliked about this other person? Did their qualities overwhelmed you all of a sudden? If you were feeling compelled to hook up because you’re young and attractive looking, listen: there’s no pressure, you don’t have to fall in love with each other.

5. Stumbling over your soulmate when you’re shopping for gloves

7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

I could go shopping for gloves seven times (magic number there!) every day for the next seven years, and not only during winter and I doubt I’ll happen to find my future significant other just waiting there waiting for me with a pair of kid gloves and killer haircut. Stop setting high expectations, Hollywood, we all know the only way to find a partner nowadays is on OkCupid.

6. Pretending to be someone else

7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

And when the other finds out, everything is cool, they’re still available and ready to spend the rest of their¬†days with you. Are you actually engaged and you’re flirting with other women? Ah, no biggie. Have you been planning your wedding for two years and now you got cold feet so you’re having an affair with another guy? Pff, so what, happens to all of us.

7. Giving someone an ultimatum

7 Romantic Moments That Would Never Happen In Real Life

And having your ultimatum met by that special someone. Come on, let’s face it, when’s the last time this happened to you in real life? People don’t change over night and metamorphose in the best lover ever. That only happens in romantic comedies. And boy, are we happy for them! For a second there, their happiness is our happiness. And they live happily ever after. The end!

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Insane Things About The Terminator Series

With five Terminator movies (The Terminator,¬†1984;¬†Judgment Day, 1991;¬†Rise of the Machines, 2003;¬†Salvation, 2009; Genisys, 2015), one TV series (The Sarah Connor Chronicles), one novel (T2 trilogy) and a lot of¬†comic books,¬†Schwarzenegger’s “I’ll be back!” seems hauntingly true. The Terminator franchise doesn’t seem to run out of ideas. In fact, they have been sticking to the same idea for the past thirty years, and it’s been working just fine for them. I’m just curious to see what happens when they run out of Terminator. With the latest movie release doing pretty well in the box office, let’s¬†look at some insane things about the Terminator series that you probably never heard or though about.

1. Not much of a talker

Insane Things About The Terminator Series

Arnold Schwarzenegger will remain known for being a man of a few words. And that is not an understatement. In fact, the first Terminator movie from 1984 introduced us to a quiet robot from the future who only had 18 lines to utter. That amounts to less than one hundred words! Bearing in mind Schwarzenegger cashed $750,000 for that movie, that means he received $7,500 per word. Not too shabby for a franchise debut.

2. O.J. Simpson was considered for playing the Terminator

Insane Things About The Terminator Series

Back in the 80s Mike Medavoy, the chief of Orion Pictures, thought of the Terminator as an athletic hero that could run and jump everywhere. So he set his heart on O.J. Simpson, casting Arnold Schwarzenegger as Kyle Reese, the human soldier from the future. In hindsight, this became one of the biggest ironies: James Cameron rejected Simpson because he seemed too nice.

3. The franchise cannot figure out time travel

Insane Things About The Terminator Series

It’s not worth hiding we were all left feeling very confused by each of the Terminator movies. Between Kyle Reese becoming John Connor’s father and stopping future killing devices by sending someone to deal with them in the past, you might get a slight headache while munching on your popcorn. The predestination paradox explains it all, but that’s not good news for the good guys: without Skynet, there wouldn’t have been a Kyle Reese going back in time, which would’ve meant John Connor never got born.

4. Linda Hamilton Suffered For Terminator 2

Insane Things About The Terminator Series

Hamilton not only worked out three hours a day for an entire year in order to look good on screen, but she was also able to perform her own stunts in the movie.  She even received automatic weapons training from Uzi Gaz, who was an Israeli former commando. All went well until one day she forgot to wear earplugs for an elevator scene and she was deafened when shotguns begun firing. She suffered partial deafness in one year and shell shock. She never seemed to regret all the time she spent in the gym, biking, doing aerobics and learning judo. With a dark sense of humor, when asked whether she suffered any mental damage after filming, she replied that she had, but only from her marriage with the Terminator.

5. Terminator: Genisys sent Nike back in time

Insane Things About The Terminator Series

Costume designer Susan Matheson had a difficult job for¬†Terminator: Genisys.¬†She had to make sure Kyle Reese looked similar to¬†Michael Biehn, which meant a full 80s outfit. And here’s where the plot thickens: Nike is no longer making the Vandals that appeared in the first Terminator movie. So they suggested Matheson to design a new pair based on their new Air Force Ones. The costume designer bluntly refused, arguing real fans will notice the difference and insisted Nike create the exact replicas. And, surprise, surprise, Nike did just that. The 80s replicas pulled Reese’s whole outfit together and didn’t disappoint Susan Matheson, who called the whole episode her greatest moment on the film.

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Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

There aren’t many things that are better than a Disney movie. That mainly because of the awesome supporting characters. Just picture this: a prequel all about Mulan’s grandmother. And yes, it would come with all the sass the granny has, but in the form of a hilarious teenager. Or maybe you’re curious about what really happens to the Genie after he is set free. I know I am dying to find out and I would chew my fingernails from the moment they’d announce the movie release till I could go see it in a theater. Enough beating around the bush, let’s take a look at the Disney movies that should actually exist.

1. Boo from Monsters, Inc.

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

We all fell head over heels with¬†the two year old from “Monsters, Inc.” rooting for her to be saved and brought back home safe and sound. And now imagine what it would be like to follow Boo through her teenage years. Would she turn goth or become a cheerleader? Either way, we would all be holding our breath for her possible reunion with Sulley.

2. Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

We don’t know that much about Ursula, which means anything would be possible in a hypothetical prequel. There are so many questions to be answered. Why is she no longer allowed in the kingdom? What happened to her before she was banished? Come on, Disney, let you writers take the reins of this one and prove to everyone Ursula was not always a villain, and that deep down she’s all kindness and generosity.

3. Fairy Godmother from Cinderella

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

Cinderella can’t possibly be the only one to need the help of the Fairy Godmother, am I right? So wouldn’t it be awesome if we could see whom she helps next? It could be a character we’re already familiar with, or a completely new one. We’re open to suggestions, as long as we get to find out what’s up with the Godmother’s mysterious appearance and how come she can lend a helping hand to good people?

4. The Beast from Beauty and the Beast

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

I can’t be the only one dying to see the backstory here. Imagine the poster for “Beast and the Beauty”. We would finally get the chance to see more of this intriguing character, what he went through and how he got where he is.

5. The mice from Cinderella

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

But really, any mice Disney movie would do. There can be so many adventures to be had and so many funny and ridiculous situations to go through. Also, there should be cheese involved.

6. The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

This would be a deliciously insane prequel. Although I would like to insist Helena Bonham Carter be given a role in this one. Going back to the Mad Hatter, the possibilities are limitless here as well. You can build a lot around “we’re all mad here”. Let’s see, was he always “special” or was he once small and innocent like Alice?

7. Hades from Hercules

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

Who wouldn’t want to watch a movie all about the lord of the dead? Here’s a suggestion, Disney. Hades could be up there mingling with la cr√®me de la cr√®me¬†and secretly conspiring to overthrow Zeus from power.

8. Pegasus from Hercules

Disney Movies That Should Actually Exist

I’m aware Pegasus didn’t possess the gift of the gab, but “Wall-E” already set a precedent for these kinds of characters. Wouldn’t you be curious to see what he was up to while Hercules was busy growing up? I would buy myself and five other friends a ticket right now.

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