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Game of Thrones series writer Dave Hill discusses the show’s worst fight scene

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Game of Thrones gained massive popularity in the last decade due to its beautiful story, amazing scenery, and gruesome battles. The showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss even had to lie to HBO to include the battle sequences. They did the right thing, as it worked out and those scenes later went on to become iconic moments of the show.

Even though the majority of the show’s fight and battle sequences were simply awe-inspiring, some of them lacked the luster to catch the viewer’s eye. Writer and story editor for the show, Dave Hill, opened up in the book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon about one such moment.

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Hill points to the fight scene involving Jaime, Bronn, and the Sand Snakes at Dorne. He said, “It was a perfect storm. We had this gorgeous location, the Alcázar palace, but we weren’t allowed to shoot there at night. So we couldn’t have a night infiltration when you’d logically do it. But at least we could have a cool fight during the day, where you can see everything.”

Then we lost our stunt people a few days before, so we had to make do with what the actors had learned up until that point and cut around it. The Water Gardens fight was supposed to be much more elaborate. I remember Jeremy [Podeswa, the episode’s director] at the time not being happy with it.”

The scene did seem a little out of place back when it was released. Hill’s explanation makes the mistakes look more glaring under Dorne’s bright sun.

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Emilia Clarke improvised this iconic Game of Thrones speech in just 10 minutes!

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Emilia Clarke improvised an entire speech on Game of Thrones in just 10 minutes!

The story of Game of Thrones becomes even more intriguing as fans come to know of more secrets about the show. Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd’s book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon dives deep into such behind-the-screen mysteries previously unknown to the audience. The book contains detailed interviews with the cast and crew of the show. There have been many interesting revelations, including the unaired pilot of the series. The book describes another secret, the skilfulness of actress Emilia Clarke.

Director Jeremy Podeswa recounted one of Daenerys’ scenes in Hibberd’s book. The scene where Daenerys ordered the execution of one of three Meereenese noblemen was originally shot in English.

“Then [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] came down – they were watching the scene being shot – and they said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if the scene was in Valyrian?’” Podeswa recalled.

Emilia Clarke improvised an entire speech on Game of Thrones in just 10 minutes!

“There’s usually a lot of preparation for that sort of thing and so much consideration that goes into it. She had quite a big monologue before she sets the guy on fire,” Podeswa continued. “I went over to Emilia and I was like, ‘I know this is a really big ask, but do you think you could figure out a way to do this in Valyrian?’ She said, ‘Yeah, sure, I think I can do this.’ And I’m all, “Really?” She went off and cobbled together things that [Daenerys] had said in the past that made sense. She came back in 10 minutes and had this whole monologue down.”

“I just had to hand it to Emilia for taking on the challenge and making it completely credible,” Podeswa added. “It wasn’t tracking perfectly in Valyrian, but no fan ever noticed it. She did an amazing job.”

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his favourite football club and his reaction to Game of Thrones ending

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his favourite football club and his reaction to Game of Thrones closure

Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago, leaving fans and the cast emotionally wrecked, alike. Fans miss the amazing fantasy show dearly. The cast, having worked for nearly 10 years together, feel a part of them missing. However, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played the evil-turned-good knight Jaime Lannister thinks differently. The actor talked to the Independent on various topics in a candid interview. The conversation ranged from his favourite football club to his reaction to Game of Thrones’ ending.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his favourite football club and his reaction to Game of Thrones closure

The 50-year-old actor revealed Leeds United was his favourite football club. He said, “I love Leeds United football club, but I won’t be depressed for days if they lose.” Waldau displayed the same amount of professionalism when asked about missing Game of Thrones.

Nikolaj revealed he doesn’t miss playing Jaime Lannister. He is done talking about the show and wanted fans to move on and appreciate his other works as well. He quips wryly, “Shall I be honest now? What I think you’d want to hear if I were you is, ‘Oh God, I was depressed for weeks; it was so difficult to get over it.’ We’d spent 10 years together so, by virtue of that, it was an emotional moment because it suddenly came to an end. But half an hour later?”

He continued with a shrug, “It took me 10 years to understand things come to a natural end. Now, I’m just an old, cynical, cold-hearted man.”

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Game of Thrones’ Iain Glenn revealed how he got into acting

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Game of Thrones’ Iain Glenn revealed how he got into acting

Most of the celebrities we see on the big screen started from humble beginnings. Some of the Game of Thrones stars joined the series young. They sort of grew up with the series like Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Others joined the show when they were already famous. Like the Scottish actor Iain Glenn, who played the heroic knight Ser Jorah Mormont.

Iain didn’t initially consider acting as a career. He was kind of forced into it by his friends while studying at Aberdeen University. Glenn talked to the Irish Examiner about his humble beginnings.

Game of Thrones’ Iain Glenn revealed how he got into acting

It was there that friends of mine got involved and I was slightly dragged against my will into it. I had no idea what actors were and that you could earn a living for what they did.”

He continued, “I felt that I could occupy that space in my imagination where I believe the world in which I was standing in and seemed to be able to project that in a small way. I just got really addicted very quickly for that feeling. I bumped into it very accidentally, I had no great desire, I didn’t even know what it was until I was 18, really.”

Iain Glenn is one of the best Scottish actors currently in the entertainment industry. What do you think of his story? Tell us in the comments below!


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