Queen Elizabeth II
Neither the Queen nor Prince Philip has any liking for slow-moving emotional or psychological dramas, infinitely preferring a film with plenty of plot and action. If things are slow on the screen, they are not above adding their own interjections, though perhaps not quite to the extent that the Queen’s father did when he was alive. “For heaven’s sake, get on with it, man!” the King would shout if the hero was perhaps too slow and dreamy in his lovemaking. Philip’s occasional wisecracks are couched in lower terms audible only to those nearest to him, while the Queen has a habit of forecasting aloud what she thinks is going to happen next. In the semi-darkness of her private movie theatre she gives full play to those inner feelings she is so good at concealing in public. A comedy sequence will invariably reduce her to peals of hearty laughter, while a moment of screen suspense has even been known to wrench a throaty scream from her.
— The Royal Family A Personal Portrait by Ralphe M. White and Graham Fisher (via goodqueenlilibet)
but Joffrey in the books is still a 13-year-old kid. And there’s kind of a moment there where he knows that he’s dying and he can’t get a breath and he’s kind of looking at Tyrion and at his mother and at the other people in the hall with just terror and appeal in his eyes—you know, “Help me mommy, I’m dying.” And in that moment, I think even Tyrion sees a 13-year-old boy dying before him. So I didn’t want it to be entirely, “Hey-ho, the witch is dead.” I wanted the impact of the death to still strike home on to perhaps more complex feelings on the part of the audience, not necessarily just cheering.
— George R.R. Martin http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/13/george-r-r-martin-why-joffrey-killed/ (via perksofbeingalannister)