As previously announced, Rose has attended an event to celebrate the launch of the Sky Box Sets Club in London today (June 8). She was part of a panel with Tanya Burr, Kevin O’Sullivan Alex Zane and Emma Kenny to talk about box sets and tv shows. I have added many HQ pictures and some MQ and LQ from Twitter and Instagram as well, be sure to check them in the gallery :
THE TELEGRAPH – Rose Leslie has a phobia of velvet. This is a remarkably strange coincidence as I happen to be sitting on a small sofa, in a brightly lit corridor of her agent’s office in central London, on which the only thing other than me is a giant purple velvet cushion. Truly, I’ve never seen such a large velvet object. It is resplendent in its velvetness. It seems to have been designed specifically to taunt Rose Leslie and confront her with her fears in the most extreme manner possible – almost like aversion therapy.
“No, no don’t worry!” Leslie says but I can see her actually shudder as I stroke it. “Honestly, it’s fine,” she insists politely. “It’s just the touch of it I don’t like. The sound it makes.” I put the cushion on the floor and she visibly relaxes, sitting cross-legged on the sofa in her jeans and trainers.
Luckily, the 29-year-old actress has never played a part which requires her to wear velvet robes. Her breakthrough after graduating from LAMDA was playing Gwen, the self-improving housemaid in the first series of Downton Abbey. More recently she has been on our screens as DS Emma Lane alongside Idris Elba in Luther. But the role for which she is most famous is Ygritte, the flame-haired wildling lover of Jon Snow in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. Leslie was swathed in furs and stitched-together animal pelts for much of the shoot which kept her warm as she filmed in Iceland.
“It was the winter months,” she says, “so we only had from 10am to 2.30pm to film before we’d lose light. We were in the middle of a glacier. It’s a really, really stunning place and we saw the Northern Lights, which was extraordinary. I’ve never before been somewhere so vast and magic. And I’m Scottish, so I have an affinity with cold, crisp days.”
When the light went, the cast would all traipse back to their hotel in the pitch black and pass the time playing card games. Did she ever wish she was cast as one of the characters who got to film in warmer climates? Daenerys, for instance, who is played by Emilia Clarke and got to waft around sunny locations in Morocco and Malta? Leslie laughs. “Have you seen my skin?” She stretches out thin, white arms. “Can you imagine what I would be like in Malta or Morocco?”
But there was another reason she enjoyed filming in Iceland – namely Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow and with whom Leslie’s character had a steamy romantic union. After much speculation, the couple have now confirmed they are dating in real life. Harington said in a recent interview: “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
Sticky Notes will premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 next month.
Screenings will be on Saturday 18th at 18:00 and Sunday 19th at 15:45 and a new trailer has been posted on the event’s website here, be sure to check it ! You can also buy tickets on the site if you want to attend the screenings.
THE EVENING STANDARD – Rose Leslie has spoken about her relationship with Game Of Thrones co-star Kit Harington for the first time — joking that he “hung her out to dry” when he revealed on TV that she had known about his character’s fate all along.
The couple, both 29, fell in love on the set of the show. Harington plays Jon Snow and Leslie played Ygritte until she was killed off in 2014. The pair kept their relationship under wraps until last month, but they had another secret to keep, too — the fate of Jon Snow, who was left for dead at the end of the last series after being stabbed. It prompted intense speculation and producers ordered Harington not to tell a soul that Jon Snow would be brought back to life. His fate was revealed in the second episode of the new series this month.
Afterwards Harington revealed to US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel that he had told his parents and girlfriend the secret — which came as a surprise to Leslie, who had been officially denying all knowledge for the past year.
She told the Standard: “I’m such a moron. I had been spewing this lie for over a year … It just regurgitated out of me to the point where it was almost effortless.
“I was completely oblivious to the fact that Kit hung me out to dry! It was so funny when I found out. So, yes that was me being unaware and not being able to pick up the ball beforehand. He should have said, ‘By the way, I’m going to speak to Jimmy about it.’ But I did find it quite funny.”
Leslie, who lives in north London, also said she had managed to avoid the intense interest in their relationship, explaining: “I’m a dinosaur when it comes to social media. I don’t have any personal accounts, so I don’t really know if there’s much attention. I’m aware because of the shows and there is some element of hype behind it. But I genuinely, genuinely don’t try to engage on that front. I try to keep myself relatively private. I don’t really look for anything so it’s not really there in my periphery.”
Leslie was speaking as she launched Sky Box Sets Club, which lets fans talk about their favourite shows — including Game Of Thrones. “It’s similar to a book club,” she said. “It will give people a platform to interact with one another.”
Leslie is soon to appear in two films — Sticky Notes with Ray Liotta and Morgan with Kate Mara. She said: “My guiding principle is to challenge myself. I will always look for the quality of the script — it doesn’t matter if it’s theatre, TV or film.” (source)
The first teaser trailer of ‘Morgan’, a sci-fi thriller directed by Ridley Scott’s son, is finally here ! Rose plays a scientist called Amy and she can been seen at the beginning of the trailer. Entertainment Weekly has also announced that the movie will be released on Sept. 2, and a first poster has been posted on the movie official’s website here.
“A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent ‘human,’ who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.”
As previously announced, Rose will star in Mike Bartlett’s Contractions next month. Now that there’s been an official announcement, we have more informations :
BROADWAYWORLD–GAME OF THRONES star Rose Leslie and stage and screen actress Sara Stewart will star in Mike Barlett’s CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible this summer. The Daily Mail writes that the pair of actresses will take the stage under the direction of Lisa Blair.
CONTRACTIONS follows Emma (played by Leslie), a young woman whose work conduct comes into question by an unfeeling superior. The play originally debuted at the Royal Court.
Leslie described the play as depicting a “merciless world,” telling the Mail, “It’s weird, bizarre and cruel behaviour, and shows what it could be like living in a very competitive corporate world.”
Leslie is known for her roles in the TV series DOWNTON ABBEY and GAME OF THRONES and has also recently appeared in LUTHER and the film THE LAST WITCH HUNTER. She will soon be seen on the big screen in MORGAN and STICKY NOTES. She appeared in many plays during her time at LAMDA, including UNCLE VANYA, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and THE COUNTRY WIFE.
Stewart has taken the stage in PRESENT LAUGHTER and THE HOUR WE KNEW NOTHING OF EACH OTHER at the National, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY at the RSC, THE PAIN AND THE ITCH at the Royal Court and PROOF at Donmar. She is known for her role as ‘Stella’ in the TV series SUGAR RUSH.
As previously announced, CONTRACTIONS, the stage adaptation of Barlett’s radio play LOVE CONTRACT, will run Thursday 23 June to Saturday 16 July 2016 at the Crucible’s Studio. (source)
EVENT MAGAZINE– Sky is hosting an event offering viewers the opportunity to talk about and relive moments from some of the entertainment providers’s most popular shows.
The Sky Box Sets Club event, taking place on 8 June in central London, will feature Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey star Rose Leslie and television presenter Alex Zane, and will take the form of a panel discussion. Sky launched its Box Sets Club earlier this month, a forum where fans can get together online to share their views, and says it is the UK’s first club dedicated to discussing addictively good box sets.
Guests will join the celebrities and leading entertainment experts to relive and discuss their favourite ‘addictively good’ box set moments from three popular shows – Game of Thrones, The Affair and latest TV hit Billions, which begain airing earlier this month. (source)