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Game of Thrones' 5 lead actors set to get 'hefty pay raise' for 8th (& possible final) season

The five leads are (to no surprise):
1. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)
2. Kit Harington (Jon Snow)
3. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
4. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)
5. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

The five of them will already make $500,000 per episode for season 7 (no number of eps announced yet), after contract negotiations in October 2014. The 8th season is presumed to be the last, and a shortened one.

Of course, if their characters die before the finale, they won't be cashing in for any episodes post-death they're not featured in. This isn't really a spoiler for Sunday's finale since the season 7 pay raise was announced months ago for the five of them.

Source: https://twitter.com/THR/status/745399788884066304

Game of Thrones post: "Battle of the Bastards" director interview

EW talked to your new fav Miguel Sapochnik to talk about Game of Thrones best episode to date.

tl;dr rundown:
-- Looked at every pitch field battle filmed for reference. Biggest influence was Kurosawa's Ran as well as the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC.
-- Felt the pressure to make this episode bigger and better after the reception to "Hardhome."
-- Estimated it would take him 28 days to film the episode. Was initially given 12 by the producers. After the script came in it jumped to 42, then ended at 25.
-- BOB has 500 extras, 160 tons of gravel, 70 horses and riders, 65 stuntmen/women, 7 principal actors, 4 camera crews, and close to 600 crew members.
--[Spoiler (click to open)]Jon almost being buried alive by the stampedewas off script. The constant rain made it impossible to do what they had planned. Miguel suggested that scene as an alternative and was given the go-ahead to film it.
-- Meereen scenes were a preview of whats to come later.
-- The finale is equally as epic, but for different reasons.
-- Miguel also talked to EW about the final scene in a separate interview which you can read here


Get that Emmy, Miguel!! #justiceforhardhome (No direct quote this time, mods.)

Game of Thrones season 6 finale preview: 'The Winds of Winter'

Next Sunday marks the season six finale, and probably the last finale for a 10-episode season for the show altogether (if all the stories are true). Enjoy the final 14 episodes when we get them!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MehJaeTVrxI

Spoilers under cuts etc, for the tonight's episode, which was so immensely satisfying on many levels.