Conversation with Tom Wlaschiha

Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar in the TV show « Game of Thrones » was one of the main guests at the Digital Game Manga Show in Strasbourg from May 7-8, 2016. The German born actor talked about his mysterious character and how « Game of Thrones » changed his life.

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Were you afraid that your character Jaqen H’ghar would die in the show ?
No, not really… I think that Jaqen H’ghar is already dead ! He has the face of a dead man. If the producers would chose to kill me, someone else would take my face.

How did the other actors react when they realized that their characters would die, especially Kit Harington ?
I don’t know how Kit reacted. He is still alive, I met him recently ! It’s pretty cool that in this show anything can happen, especially when you don’t expect it… But it’s not a problem for me that people die !

In how many countries did you travel for the show ?
Most of the show is shot in Ireland, the studios are in Belfast and there is always a set in the South. During season 6, it was in the South of Spain and for seasons 4 and 5, it was in Croatia. But my parts are mainly in a studio, because Jaqen H’ghar likes to be inside.

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Do you have any expectation for your character in the future ?
Like I said, with Game of Thrones, you can not have any expectations ! And if you have some, then you can be sure that they will not happen because the producers and George R.R. Martin are totally unpredictable and whatever you think will happen… does not happen. But of course, I expect to see Jaqen H’ghar on the iron throne at the end.

You’re German, and live in Berlin. How did you end up playing in Game of Thrones ?
First, I did a lot of theatre in Germany, then I did movies and TV shows, also in Germany. I don’t know how many of you watch German TV… Somehow, I got bored in Germany and then I looked for a UK agency, because I wanted to do more international stuff. I was lucky to get a role in Game of Thrones, that became such a big success everywhere. But for an actor, it doesn’t matter where you shoot : Germany, USA, UK… The most important is the script. And at the moment, I think the best ones come from USA and UK.

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How many other seasons of Game of Thrones will we have ?
I don’t know… I think the producers said that there would be 2 more seasons after season 6. That’s the only thing I know.

Can we expect to see you in a movie in a near future ?
I hope so. Actually I don’t know yet, because for as long as Game of Thrones is running, I have a contract, but I don’t know if I would be on the next season. I will only find out in a few weeks if I’m going to be on the next season, so I have to keep the time free for this. And if I die, then I can do other stuff, yeah…

How often do you see George R.R. Martin ?
I have only met George once, he’s usually not on the set. I met him at the premiere of season 5. He’s very funny.

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Would you like to play in a French movie ?
Yes, I would love to ! I already had two opportunities that I had to decline, because Game of Thrones didn’t allow me to do it. Well, maybe Game of Thrones isn’t such a good thing…

What do you think of the French cinema ?
The French cinema is very special in Europe, because it’s a total different style. I love French cinema… I’m not a fan of blockbusters or action movies. I love French movies where two characters can talk for hours, sitting at a table ! I’m also an fan of Isabelle Huppert, I would love to do a movie with her.

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You play a dark and cold murderer in Game of Thrones. How do you get prepared for your role ?
I don’t need to get prepared, that’s how I am in real life ! I don’t find it that difficult… What is interesting in Game of Thrones, is that the caracters are very complex. There are very human, nothing is black or white. The all have secrets, that’s what makes the story so interesting for the viewers. I don’t think it’s really Fantasy, I would say it’s more like… Shakespeare.

What is your favourite character in the show ?
Well, I have to say Arya and Tyrion. But I especially like twisted characters like Joffrey and Ramsay Bolton.

Do you have any funny story from the set ?
Nothing funny happens… Most of the time, all my scenes are with Arya, so we’re sitting backstage. As an actor, you wait most of the time : 80 % of your time is waiting. So, we sit and play videogames and we try to beat each other. Of course, I win ! We have to concentrate on our work. It’s great to act with Arya (Maisie Williams), she’s really a natural. When I first met her, she was 13 years old and now she’s 18. So she’s growing with her character, which is pretty cool.

Talking about video games…. What kind of games do you play ?
I was sure that you would ask that question ! I usually play games on my phone, like 2084. It’s very boring as I told you !

What’s your favourite death in the show ?
My favourite death scene is definitely « The Red Wedding » at the end of season 3, because it came so unexpected. Even if I had read the books before. Also, speaking of films… For television it is a great sequence, the way it’s filmed – visually and dramatically – it’s pretty unique.

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Are there other German actors on the set of Game of Thrones ?
Right now, I’m the only one but Sibel Kekilli played Shae. She’s also from Germany but unfortunately… dead now.

You have a little accent in the show. Do you have a coach on set who helps you ?
The producers of the show do not want any American actor because it’s a middle-age story. An American accent wouldn’t fit. That’s why most of the actors are English, Irish or from other European countries. But we have some languages coaches on set who are here to check if there is any mistake.

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Convention : FantasyEvents will bring the stars to Italy !

Hello Vampires & Hybrids,

FantasyEvents wants to wish you a fang-tastic year 2014 ! We remind you that the “Love & Blood ItaCon 2.0” is on the way and it’s not too late to become part of our FEmily.

A few weeks after the end of the successful edition of our first Convention dedicated to « The Vampire Diaries« , our Team was already busy preparing the Love & Blood ItaCon 2.0.

LB Itacon 2.0

Our first edition has been voted “2013 Best European Convention” thanks to our faithful fans. Not just a convention, it was fun, laughs and tears of joy for everyone involved. A moving and intense 3 days experience which filled 1500 hearts like one. Guests and fans, together like friends. People who knew each other because of a year of virtual meetings and sometimes in person.

No other Convention before made so much for the fans, live entertainment on stage, translators, surprises like the Canvas Warriors‘ team who did their very first fashion show.

FantasyEvents will bring the stars to Italy !

Rising star Jamie Christlow

Back on popular demand, the British gentleman Jamie Christlow will have the pleasure to join us again.

Jamie Christlow

London based actor, Jamie played the part of the class clown to lead roles in school performances. He moved away from acting to pursue alternatives career opportunities, until the time that he was discovered as a lookalike for Ian Somerhalder. He has appeared in numerous conventions worldwide so far. Jamie’s recent work has included the filming of three short films : you can currently watch him in “The ABC of Death”.

Nathaniel Buzolic : the Original one

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Native from the land Down Under, Nathaniel Buzolic grew up in Sydney and began his career as a TV moderator in Australia. Then, he got a recurring role in the BBC TV show “Out of Blue” before landing in “The Vampire Diaries”, playing Original Kol Mikaelson – Klaus’ youngest brother who tried to kill Jeremy Gilbert.

His character’s death in the show leaded to several petitions to get him back.

Keep a eye on a certain show called “Pretty Little Liars” as he’ll be guest starring in the next season !

Steven R. McQueen will do his very first Italian appearance at the LB ItaCon 2.0 !

Steven R McQueen

Steven is best known for his role as Jeremy Gilbert in The CW show « The Vampire Diaries » and his recurring role as Kyle Hunter in the show « Everwood« .

The American actor made his acting debut appearing in an episode of the short lived Sci-Fi serie « Threshold« . He has since made guest appearances on television shows such as « Without a Trace« , « CSI: Miami » and « Numb3rs« .

Vampire Diaries memorabilias

Canvas Warriors is the creative combination of the teamwork of Sandira Reddy & Afshin Salehzahi.

It has become the go-to place for celebrities and Con-addicted to get their original and unique pair of custom hand painted Converse shoes, jewellery & hoodies. The Team are also working with the IS Foundation & The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to make our Earth a better place.

Canvas Warriors

Paul Wesley as Stefan the Ripper

Paul Wesley first landed in the soap “Guiding Light” as Max Nickerson. He made guest appearances on TV shows such as “24”, “Smallville”,” The O.C.”, “Everwood”, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

Paul Wesley

He has been seen on the big screen in the movies “Cloud 9”, “Fallen”, and “Killer Movie”.

Paul is best known for his role as Stefan Salvatore in “The Vampire Diaries” since 2009. He actually auditioned for both the roles of Damon and Stefan.

It seems he is drawn to supernatural roles as he has played a vampire, a werewolf (“Wolf Lake”) and a fallen angel (“Fallen”) !

Matt Davis, the Human exception

Matt Davis

Matt Davis is known for co-starring opposite Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair in the comedy « Legally Blonde » but also in « Blue Crush », « Tigerland » and « BloodRayne« .

From 2009 to 2013, Davis starred in the CW series « The Vampire Diaries », playing the history teacher Alaric Saltsman followed by « Cult » and his recurring role in the CBS « CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ».

Party time rhymes with DJ Prophet

DJ Prophet

Los Angeles based DJ Prophet books over 250 performances a year across the US and the glob, from night clubs to private events. He’s coming back to Italy to entertain our evenings til late !

You can also hear him on the LA Original Hip Hop Station 93.5fm KDAY and watch him live streaming as a host on www.BREAL.tv on Mondays from 2.00-3.00 pm (PST) on “The Best Buds Show”.

DJ Prophet has been featured in numerous television commercials and he has performed with LMFAO, Too Short and Busta Rhymes. His motto : DO IT !

Don’t be shy : book your Pass, your Extras and your hotel room through our website. For more info, join our Facebook page !

Love&Blood ItaCon 2.0™ will be held  in the Ergife Hotel Rome Italy from 2014 May 3oth, to 1st of June. Our event is Unofficial fan convention dedicated to the Vampire Diaries series, and it is in no way affiliated or supported by CW. All rights are of original owners.

DISCLAIMER : All guests are subject to cancellation for work and that does not hold the event conditions. Guests can be one or more days of the event.

Love & Blood ItaCon : Torrey DeVitto & Zach Roerig

Vampires and hybrids,

We have a terrific last-minute bonus guest : please welcome the lovely Torrey DeVitto in Perugia !

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Torrey began her career in commercials, which helped her to get to TV and film jobs.

She co-starred in the TV show « Beautiful People », being Kyle Schmid’s love interest and appeared in the 2006 movie “I’ll always know what you did last summer” as Zoe.

She has been guest-starring on the popular TV Shows “Scrubs”, “ CSI: Miami” and “One Tree Hill” before being cast as Melissa Hastings in the TV show “Pretty Little Liars”. She got later a recurring role in “The Vampire Diaries” as Meredith Fell, a young doctor who is fascinated by Alaric, when she notices how quickly he recovers from an injury.

Torrey has recently signed on to star as Maggie Hall  in the popular drama show « Army Wives. » She just wrapped the film ‘Evidence‘ starring Stephen Moyer (« True Blood« ), which will be released in 2013.

In addition to acting and singing, DeVitto contributes to various humanitarian causes and supports PETA.

Torrey DeVitto will join another Human character from « The Vampire Diaries » : Zach Roerig.

Zach Roerig-Love & Blood ItaCon 2013

Born in Ohio, Zach was a successful football player and wrestler. Later, he decided to move to New York and got one of his first acting job with the role of Casey Hughes on the soap “As The World Turnsfor two years.

He made his big TV break starring as Matt Donovan in “The Vampire Diaries”, a loveable guy surrounded by all kind of supernatural occurrences…

He’s also co-producer of the short movie “Revelation” written by Joseph Morgan, another cast member of “The Vampire Diaries”.

Other actors attending the event : Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nathaniel Buzolic and Candice Accola.

Our event is SOLD OUT, plese check all the latest info on our WEBSITE and see you all in Perugia from May 31 – June 02, 2013.

Love & Blood ItaCon : Candice Accola & Paul Wesley

Hello Vampires & Hybrids,

Here comes our next “Love & Blood ItaCon” guest ! The lovely Candice Accola will join us in Perugia for our « Love & Blood ItaCon ».

 Candice Accola - Love and Blood ItaCon 2013

The Texas-born actress made some guest appearances in a number of television series such as “How I Met Your Mother”, “Supernatural” and “Drop Dead Diva » to name a few.

She is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and released a first CD is 2008 : ‘It’s Always the Innocent Ones’.

In 2009, she appeared in « The Hannah Montana » movie and was also a background singer for Hannah Montana at the ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ Concert.

She did her break-through  in « The Vampire Diaries » playing Caroline Forbes, a teenage vampire.

In June 2012, Accola joined the dramedy “Dating Rules From My Future Self” as Chloe Cunningham a 26-year old girl who believes love does not exist. The first season of the series got over 14 million views on Youtube.

We also have a very special bonus guest… The two Salvatore brothers will be at the Love & Blood ItaCon : vampires and hybrids, please welcome Paul Wesley !

Paul Wesley - Love & Blood ItaCon 2013

Paul first landed a role in the soap “Guiding Light” as Max Nickerson. He made guest appearances on TV shows such as “24”, “Smallville”,” The O.C.”, “Everwood”, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

He had some roles in the movies “Cloud 9”, “Fallen”, and “Killer Movie”.

Paul is best known for his role as Stefan Salvatore in “The Vampire Diaries” in 2009. He auditioned for both the roles of Damon, the bad vampire brother, and Stefan, the good vampire brother.

It seems he is drawn to supernatural roles as he played a werewolf on “Wolf Lake”, a fallen angel on “Fallen” and a vampire on “Vampire Diaries”!

Join us in Perugia from May 31-June 02, 2013 for an fang-tastic week-end !

Our event is now SOLD OUT, but you can still get all the latest info about our Con on our website :

http://www.fantasyentertainmentevents.com/wordpress/loveblood-itacon/

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Convention : Mark Lutz & J. August Richards at the Slayer ItaCon

Dear Vampire Slayers,

We’re thrilled to welcome a new guest to our Slayer ItaCon In Firenze from 2nd-4th August, 2013 !

Mark Lutz aka the Groosalugg in “Angel” will be with us. The Canadian born actor is well-known for his character from an otherworldly dimension, part human, part demon all through season 3 of the TV show.

Check out his lovely video !

He guest starred in many TV shows like “Nikita”, “Sydney Fox”, “Queer as Folk”, “Mutant X”, “Friends” and more recently in “Flashpoint” and “Ghost Whisperer “.

Hockey freak, Mark is also an accomplished athlete : he swam competitively from primary school all the way through university. His swimming career was highlighted by setting Canadian National records, Ontario High School records and swimming internationally including World Cups and Olympic Trials. His passion led him to the main role in“Victor” for CBC.

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To celebrate the event, we’re having a “special offer”. The first 50 people to book a photo op with 3 of our guests will get a James Marsters photo-op for free ! Don’t miss that chance !

Mark Lutz will join another popular « Angel » actor : J. August Richards !

Born in Washington, J. August discovered his love for acting at an early age and enrolled in a performing arts high school where he appeared in several plays a year.

He first won recognition and rave reviews for his role in the Mark Taper Forum production of “Space”. Richards also received accolades for his performance in the Old Globe Theatre’s production “Lobby Hero”.

J. August Richards became popular starring in the Joss Whedon hit series Angel. He was introduced to the fans during the first season as the street vampire hunter Charles Gunn.

J August Richard-Slayer ItaCon 2013

On the big screen, Richards appeared in the feature films “Why do fools fall in love”, “Good Burger”, and “Paved with good intentions”. He also starred in TV movies like “Critical Assembly”, “The Temptations” and “Mutiny”. Recently, he wrote and directed the buzz-worthy short film “Privacy Policy”, as well as the Web series “The Hypnotist”.

In his free time, Richards enjoys doing volunteer work for homeless organizations in downtown Los Angeles.

We remind you that James Marsters and Nicholas Brendon will also be part of our Slayer ItaCon 2013, you can watch the message that Nicholas left for us !

Check out our website for more news (FantasyEvents) or join us on Facebook (Slayer ItaCon) to get all the latest news.

Whoever has a crossbow is welcome to join us, book your pass on Eventbrite !

Convention : Slayer ItaCon – James Marsters

Dear Vampire Slayers,

Guess who’s coming to haunt you at the Slayer ItaCon from 2nd-4th August, 2013 ?

… Spike himself.

James Marsters - Slayer ItaCon 2013

James Marsters will always be the unforgettable platinum-blond English vampire Spike in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off “Angel”, from 1997 to 2004.

When I was cast, Joss Whedon did not imagine me to be popular : Spike was supposed to be dirty and evil, punk rock, and then… dead.

Since then, he has been seen in recurrent sci-fi roles in “Smallville”, “Torchwood”, « Caprica » but also in the first season of the brand new « Hawaii 5-0 ».

He’s also a singer, musician and talented songwriter. In 2003–04, he was the lead singer of the rock band “Ghost of the Robot” before launching his solo career.

Check out our website for more news (FantasyEvents) or join us on Facebook (Slayer ItaCon).

Book your pass on Eventbrite and join us to stake some nasty vamps !

Convention : Game of Thrones ItaCon – Natalia Tena

Hello Sword Masters,

Winter is Coming but we have a little something to keep you warm : the lovely Natalia Tena will join us at our GOT ItaCon from 26-28th April, 2013 in Firenze.

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Natalia Tena is a multi-talented British actress and musician. She’s best known for playing Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter film series, and the wildling Osha in the HBO TV Show ”Game of Thrones”.

Author George R. R. Martin was so impressed with her performance, that he made changes in his next book “The Winds of Winter”, saying « I’d like to give her a more interesting role to play”.

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She also acted in “Bel Ami” starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman and played one of the leading roles in the independent Scottish film “You Instead”.

Only a few months to wait to see Natalia in the third season of “Game of Thrones” !

Along with acting, Tena is the lead singer and accordion player in a six-piece band called Molotov Jukebox. Check out the “Station Sessions” of the band in London :

How to take part of the Con ? Here you’ll find all the info on how to book a pass : http://www.fantasyentertainmentevents.com/wordpress/2012/10/10/got-itacon-pass/

Don’t forget to like our Fantasy Events Facebook page and to join our GOT ItaCon Facebook group !