Though I am not the tiny reporter Kristian Nairn (Hodor) got down on one knee for, I did stand next to her for the red carpet premiere of Game of Thrones' fourth season in New York City last week. My official story is up on Metro.us, but here are a couple things that didn't make it into print:
Even before the show has aired, newcomer Pedro Pascal, who will play Oberyn Martell, has been overwhelmed by the "vastness of the Internet," so good job y'all.
Finn Jones (Sir Loras Tyrell), the most ebullient and always smiling man to come down the red carpet, is wasted on the dour dealings of Westeros. He swiped a flowery hat from a reporter at one point, too.
And my favorite moment was Thomas Brodie-Sangster’s three-second pause before answering my question about whether he gets recognized more for Game of Thrones or Love Actually these days: "It's different in the States. In the States, Game of Thrones is a lot bigger than it is in England, but in general it’s still bloody Love Actually." Sorry, dude, you were adorable in it.