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This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Almost Dropped Lin-Manuel Miranda On ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’

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“I digitized every VHS movie I made, I was like a Spielberg in my own mind…”

Lin-Manuel Miranda was on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and boy did a lot of things happen. From showing bits of his home movie collection where a scrawny Miranda danced in Puerto Rico to the sounds of el coqui, to brainstorming ideas for a future musical, it was a fun episode. Along for the ride was Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who you may know from a little show called “Game of Thrones” where he plays the one-handed, king-slaying knight, Sir Jamie Lannister. Although Miranda and Coster-Waldau might seem like an unlikely pair, the two got along swell, with Miranda at one point sitting on Coster-Waldau’s shoulders to show what a jailhouse squat looks like — something Coster-Waldau learned for a movie role.

You can see Miranda’s life flash before his eyes as Coster-Waldau balances Miranda on his shoulders.

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This was definitely a close one…

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Corden and Miranda then geeked out over the possibility of a “Game of Thrones” musical, which Coster-Waldau definitely would not be singing in.

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A brainstorm session then ensued: what tattoo should the cast of “Game of Thrones” get? Miranda then showed off his tattoo: his wife’s initials on his wedding ring finger.

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The crowd gave a collective “aww” at what is clearly the most romantic tattoo ever. Get it, Miranda!


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[VIDEO] Watch The Moment High School Students A NYC School Nerd Out And Lose Their Cool When Lin-Manuel Showed Up For Their Play

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[VIDEO] Watch The Moment High School Students A NYC School Nerd Out And Lose Their Cool When Lin-Manuel Showed Up For Their Play

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As you may have heard, there’s an “In The Heights” movie in the works. The production, produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Jon M. Chu, will start shooting later this summer. While they have their main cast in place, they just had a casting call for extras. They specifically said they were looking for Latinos and would be in Washington Heights for the open call. Since they were in the area for the casting call, which is where the movie will be shot as well, the movie’s VIP crew had some time to check in on another important group.

Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by during a school production of “In The Heights” at George Washington High School in New York and surprised the cast.

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“We saw In The Heights in the Heights for the first time, with kids from all over the neighborhood,” Miranda tweeted. “It’s cool I only cried 10 times. These kids were so good. Our future is so bright.”

Jon M. Chu, director of “Crazy Rich Asians,” tweeted the moment when Miranda stepped onstage.

Some of the students were clearly surprised to see Miranda there, although not everyone, and we think we know why. If you watch the clip, Chu shoots the entire audience as well as the cast on stage. There were a lot of special guests in the audience, one of them being Luis A. Miranda, Jr., Lin’s dad. So, we’re not sure how much of this surprise was kept under wraps.

Other special guests included Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the screenplay for the new “In The Heights” movie.

We’re wondering if some of the students will be cast in the new movie. Why not? They need extras and clearly, these kids know a thing or two about the story. Might as well give a chance.

We also loved seeing all the selfies of Miranda with all of the students.

“Love working with you guys. #intheheights #intheheightsmusical,” Rubi Camila Perez Guzman shared on Instagram.

This kind of happiness is the best.

“Words cannot describe how thankful I am to be part of the show In The Heights,” Rebecca said on her social media page. “I got the opportunity to be part of a group of greats actors that are my family now. We worked for almost 4 months on this project and it was all worth it at the end to give this surprise to Lin Manuel Miranda. May 31 will be a night that I’ll never forget.”

What a spectacular night for Miranda, the cast of “In the Heights,” and the students.

“Had such an amazing time working with these amazing talented people,” Alexia Stewart posted on Instagram. “Thank you guys soooo much for accepting me into your family at such short notice. I love you all and I can’t wait till next year when I see you guys again.”

READ: We Finally Got A Peek At Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Casting Picks For ‘In The Heights’ The Play That Made Him Famous

AOC Also Has Opinions About The Subpar GoT Finale But This POC Prequel Should Get Her — And Everyone Else — Excited

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AOC Also Has Opinions About The Subpar GoT Finale But This POC Prequel Should Get Her — And Everyone Else — Excited

We know you’re disappointed. We all are! The “Game of Thrones” season finale left much to be desired and even more to be angry about.

Even Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was bummed about the ending.

In an interview with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Ocasio-Cortez expressed her deep disappointment in the series saying “I’m sad. I’m disappointed about it… “I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world.”

A “Game of Thrones” Prequel is underway, and we’re so excited!

HBO has announced that a new series based on “Game of Thrones” will be released. Here’s a little backstory about what it’s about: “Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know.” Sounds very intriguing.

GoT author George R.R. Martin is very much involved in the show, and that’s a good thing.

While we may have been pissed at his idea of a finale, we still love the show and wouldn’t want anyone else creating this new series. While the show takes places in Westeros, it won’t look like the place we have come to know.

“Westeros is a very different place. There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens — Valyria has hardly begun to rise yet with its dragons and the great empire that it built,” Martin told Entertainment Weekly last year. “We’re dealing with a different and older world, and hopefully that will be part of the fun of the series.”

The show will also be way more diverse than “Game of Thrones.”

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As you may recall, “Game of Thrones” featured very little diversity, including two main people of color, that will all change with this new cast.

Some of those actors include Marquis Rodriquez, Naomi Ackie, Sheila Atim, and Ivanno Jeremiah. The main stars will be Miranda Richardson and Naomi Watts.

We can’t wait!

READ: 13 Tweets And Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Everyone’s Frustration With The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale

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