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Sophie Turner Picks Best 'Game of Thrones' Character to Have on Her Side in a Fight


The actress also tries to decide who is the better fighter: Jon Snow or Arya Stark?

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to reveal some intimate truths about herself in a game of First, Best, Last, Worst.

Turner said the first TV show she ever fell in love with was SpongeBob SquarePants and the first film was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

When asked to choose the best Game of Thrones character to have on her side in a bar fight, the decision was not as easy. “Arya or Jon,” she hesitated, before deciding, “Arya” and then changing her mind to “Dragon!”

As for her worst guilty pleasure, Tuner confessed it is reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians — “I hate it, but I love it.”

New episodes of the seventh season of Game of Thrones air Sundays on HBO. 



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'United Shades of America' Creator Travels the U.S. to Talk With "People You Wouldn't Expect" or "You Don't Think I Should Talk To" | Reality TV Roundtable


W. Kamau Bell talks to Appalachian families, Muslim Americans and Chicago gang members on ‘United Shades of America.’

“The whole idea is that I’m getting out of my comfort zone,” W. Kamau Bell told The Hollywood Reporter during the Reality TV Roundtable in regards to his hit CNN series, United Shades of America.

Right now, and in the last couple years, the country feels hectic, the country feels divided, and the country is sort of splitting apart at the seams, and so I feel like what’s happening is people who like the show like to see somebody going around to actually go into those seams and see what’s going on.”

Bell gets pushback on who he talks to on Shades. “‘Platform” or ‘normalization’ are two of people’s favorite words right now,” he said. “The idea of turning over a platform to me is ridiculous. I’m engaging with the people.”

More roundtables featuring comedy and drama actresses, actors, showrunners and reality creators will continue through July in print and online. Tune in to new episodes of Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter starting May 25 on Sundance TV, and look for clips at THR.com/topic/roundtables with full episodes on THR.com after broadcast.



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'Snoop & Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party' Unifying Message: "Just Come and Have Some Dinner with Some Friends"


“I think [the show] says we’re going in the right direction,” said Sally Ann Salsano of ‘Snoop & Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party.’ “America has taken us in and wants to join.”

“I have an older white woman, white collar kind of lifestyle, and then you take someone who came up through the ranks and is one of the best rappers in the world,” says producer Sally Ann Salsano of joining Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg under the idea, “Hey, let’s have a dinner party!”

The audience Salsano has found for Snoop & Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party wants “to be invited,” she said. “America has taken us in and wants to join.”

“Taking two very different people and having them come together over what unites families which is food, and a meal and hanging out with friends, I think it says we’re going in the right direction,” said Salsano.

“It was in our first episode that aired, it was Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Martha and Snoop and Ice Cube, and at one point Seth Rogen was just like, ‘This is the weirdest group of people I’ve ever been on a stage with.’ That to me was what I wanted. Just tell the world it’s fun. You show up, you cook a meal, you have conversation.” Both Snoop and Stewart wanted people they don’t know to come on as guests, “that’s what makes the conversation great.”

More roundtables featuring comedy and drama actresses, actors, showrunners and reality creators will continue through July in print and online. Tune in to new episodes of Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter starting May 25 on Sundance TV, and look for clips at THR.com/topic/roundtables with full episodes on THR.com after broadcast.



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RuPaul Says 'Drag Race' Tells "Stories of Real Courage" | Reality TV Roundtable


“These are little boys who are ostracized from society and their families a lot times, and here they are blooming and thriving,” RuPaul said of the contestants of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’

“It’s interesting to watch someone reveal their story, reveals their struggles, and for the audience to actually relate to that,” RuPaul told The Hollywood Reporter on why the audience loves RuPaul’s Drag Race. “Not everybody goes for their goal. Not everybody goes for it, but here are these kids.”

“These are little boys who are ostracized from society and their families a lot times, and here they are blooming and thriving.” 

“For boys who play with girls’ things, it’s an act of treason in a male-dominated culture,” the host told THR. “I think people watch for that reason.”

“This life is an incredible experience,” he went on to share with the roundtable. “Don’t take it too seriously, and try everything. Use all the colors in the crayon box.”

More roundtables featuring comedy and drama actresses, actors, showrunners and reality creators will continue through July in print and online. Tune in to new episodes of Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter starting May 25 on Sundance TV, and look for clips at THR.com/topic/roundtables with full episodes on THR.com after broadcast.



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Leah Remini: "I Never Want to Give the Business of Scientology the Idea that Anybody's Scared of Them" | 'Scientology and the Aftermath' | Reality TV Roundtable


“You want to be a scientologist? That’s great, but don’t deny these are the practices of it that are hurting people.”

“People who know me know I have a very big mouth, and I’ve been that way since I was a kid,” Leah Remini told The Hollywood Reporter while discussing her series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, on THR’s Reality TV Roundtable.

“I never want to give the business, the organization of Scientology the idea that anybody’s scared of them,” she said of the docuseries’ subject. 

“This is about showing the actual practices dictated by this policy of Scientology that demands for people to be destroyed. That’s what we’re talking about. You can believe in whatever you want to believe in. You want to be a scientologist? That’s great,” said Remini, “but don’t deny these are the practices of it that are hurting people.”

“Everybody on my team told me not to,” said Remini of making the reality series. “They want me to be an actress, they want me to do what I love to do. Acting is something that I love to do, but this is my passion. They don’t want me to be known as someone who does a show about Scientology, but what am I going to do? Not do it?”

More roundtables featuring comedy and drama actresses, actors, showrunners and reality creators will continue through July in print and online. Tune in to new episodes of Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter starting May 25 on Sundance TV, and look for clips at THR.com/topic/roundtables with full episodes on THR.com after broadcast.



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Kris Jenner: "Everybody Can Relate to Somebody in My Family"


Kris Jenner shared the choices she made serving as both mother and producer for the episode concerning daughter Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris last fall.

“I think the reason why [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] became somewhat of a phenomenon and such a great success is because there’s so many of us,” Kris Jenner told The Hollywood Reporter during the Reality TV Roundtable. “I think people just got emotionally attached and invested.” Jenner is the matriarch, creator, executive producer and star of the hit E! reality series, also starring her six children, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

“They’re getting married, getting divorced, having babies… Kourtney pulled Mason [Disick] out of her tummy… I mean, it’s like, the things that go on, you couldn’t make this stuff.” Mason is the eldest of Kourtney’s three children with ex-partner Scott Disick including Penelope and Rein, who are also regularly featured on the series along with Kim’s two children with husband Kanye West, North and Saint West.

“They’ve got really thick skin,” Jenner says of her five daughters. “Kim leads the pack. She’s the queen of the thick skin.”

Kim Kardashian, the second born daughter with the widest international fame, faced her biggest challenge this fall after suffering a brutal assault and robbery in her Paris apartment during fashion week. “So many people felt like they deserved the explanation of what happened because they had for the last decade followed every moment of her life and so then she felt like it would almost be a relief to be able to say it on her terms and explain what happened,” Jenner told THR.

More roundtables featuring comedy and drama actresses, actors, showrunners and reality creators will continue through July in print and online. Tune in to new episodes of Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter starting May 25 on Sundance TV, and look for clips at THR.com/topic/roundtables with full episodes on THR.com after broadcast.



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Gloria Calderon Kellett on 'One Day at a Time' "Coming Out" Episode: "Ultimately We Were Happy With How it Turned Out" | Comedy Showrunner Roundtable


The showrunner said they relied heavily on lesbian writers Michelle Badillo and Becky Mann to “tell us the experience.”

There’s an episode of One Day at a Time, where a 15-year-old Latina girl comes out to her family, something that had never really happened before. When asked about the intended impact during THR’s Comedy Showrunner Roundtable, Gloria Calderon was “really surprised,” that it was a storyline that hadn’t previously been told.

“We have two lesbian writers [Michelle Badillo and Becky Mann] in the [writer’s] room and they were speaking so much about their lack of representation and how there’s usually a ‘gay’ episode and then everyone moves on.”

Calderon also mentioned that her co-creator, Mike Royce, had a daughter that was coming out and he was the one who wanted to do it right.

Within the Latino community, Calderon pointed out, there are still some “old school thoughts” on the subject matter. 

“We have a whole episode where, unknown to the child, the mom is having a tough time with it. She has friends that are gay, she’s totally fine with everyone gay in her life and now that it’s her daughter, she feels weird. ‘Why does it feel weird? What’s wrong with me?’ We got to explore that in a whole episode.”

More roundtables featuring comedy and drama actresses, actors, showrunners and reality creators will continue through July in print and online. Tune in to new episodes of Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter starting May 25 on Sundance TV, and look for clips at THR.com/topic/roundtables with full episodes on THR.com after broadcast.



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