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Throughout the course of its eight season runtime, HBO's Game of Thrones truly dominated pop culture. And when series ended last year, the network began exploring a few spinoff options. While some of these efforts are still developing, Naomi Watts was set to star in a now-cancelled project. And the Birdman actress recently revealed what she wishes she could share about filming the pilot.
Game of Thrones brought George R.R. Martin's fantasy world to life, and fans are eager to dive back into Westeros on the small screen. While a Targaryen prequel is still in development, fans will likely never see the pilot which starred Naomi Watts. She recently spoke to the experience of keeping the cancelled show's secrets, saying:
I never watched Game of Thrones before, and I got to binge it and got heavily into the whole world and loved it. But to this day, I can’t say anything. It’s funny, because I have an Instagram account and I found something in my memories – you know, those pictures that come up – and it was when I was there in costume. And I was like, ‘Oh, this would be fun to post on my…’ and then I was like, ‘No, I can’t do that! I would get in so much trouble!’ Just the costume, you know? I wasn’t thinking about what I was wearing; it was what I was doing. Anyway, not allowed to say.
While Naomi Watts might not be a Game of Thrones fan like so many of us, she still wants to share tidbits from the set of her spinoff pilot to the public. Specifically, showing off the Westerosi costume she got to wear as her mysterious character. We'll just have to see if the floodgates open and she's able to reveal it sometime in the future.
Naomi Watts' comments to Collider are sure to excite the countless Game of Thrones fans out there who want to know what went down with her mysterious spinoff. Because while the project never came to fruition, it would reveal where the dropped project would have continued the franchise's story. Unfortunately, it sees the King Kong star is keeping her cards close to the chest for the time being.
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Later in her same conversation, Naomi Watts went on to explain that she's worried how anything she reveals about the Game of Thrones spinoff pilot might be a potential spoiler for a future project. After all, HBO will want to utilize the beloved property at some point. As she explained in the same interview,
I don’t know. No one’s sending me letters today saying, ‘You still can’t talk about it,’ but I just think it’s probably best not to, just in case they’re doing something else with other storylines. And I believe they are.
Smart move. Because while it's unclear when Westeros will return to our televisions through a Game of Thrones spinoff, it's only a matter of time before the property returns to HBO. And as such, Naomi Watts is going to keep her pilot's secrets for the time being. After all, some of the concepts from the dropped show could end up incorporated into another spinoff.
CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things Game of Thrones as more details become public. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.