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Daniel Portman a.k.a. Podrick Payne weighs in on that ‘Game of Thrones’ reunion

One thing we forget is how when Pod and Tyrion don’t see each other for a while, that also means Daniel Portman and Peter Dinklage also don’t see each other on set. Most of the Game of Thrones actors haven’t worked alongside each other for seasons, so Season 7’s finale was as much a reunion for them as it was for their fictional counterparts — at least, theirs was a happy one. 

Portman shares in The Game Revealed, “You get a great moment where everybody gets together and it’s what I hope is going to be one of the fan-favorite moments of this series: from my point of view that means Pod and Tyrion seeing each other again — and it’s exactly as you would expect it. Barely more than a nod but a lot is said!”

Macall B. Polay – HBO

“We were all out in Seville and you had the biggest assembly of these named characters I’ve seen. I was seeing Jerome [Flynn] and Peter [Dinklage], and guys that I’ve maybe not seen for a few years — Rory [McCann] and people like that. You just bump into all these people and then you’re all staying in the same hotel, so you’d have dinner with each other at night and maybe have a couple of beers. It was a really, really nice way to wrap the season for me, being around all these people that I hadn’t got to see that often, and getting to spend a bit more time with them. When the audience first realizes that this season they’re going to get everybody, essentially, in one room, they’re going to freak out! You’re going to get Jamie and Brienne again, and you get Pod and Tyrion again; you’re going to get Cersei and Tyrion, you’re going to get the Hound; you’re going to get all this stuff that people have been begging for four years, and it’s all going to hit you at once.”

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For GAME OF THRONES fans who are still dissecting and debating the major developments of season seven after the dramatic finale, HBO has released THE GAME REVEALED, a new post-season, behind-the-scenes series. The seven-part series features exclusive interviews with cast and crew that provide new info and insights on how some of the biggest moments from the latest season of the HBO series came together. The first episode of THE GAME REVEALED is now available on HBO Asia’s Facebook page, and fans. Subsequent episodes will stream on HBO GO every Wednesday from September 6 onwards.

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