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Diana Rigg once stormed off of the sets of Game of Thrones

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When we stare at a starry night sky, we see the light of the stars that died out thousands of years ago. The earth lost one of it’s brightest stars, Diana Rigg, not too long ago. Her warm light still shines upon our memories serving as an inspiration.

Diana Rigg was an inspiring and intimidating force both on and off camera as the Queen of Thorns Olenna Tyrell. The book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, written by Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd, covers a detailed interview with the cast and crew of Game of Thrones. They mourn and miss the veteran co-star terribly.

Jessica Henwick, who played the whip-snapping Nymeria Sand shared a memory of Diana with James. She said, “She walked onto the set, and she went, ‘I’m ready now!”

A cameraman came over and went, ‘Well, okay, but we haven’t finished setting up.’ She interrupted him and said, ‘Roll the cameras!’ And she just started doing her lines. She did two takes, and then the guy came over and was like, ‘Great, now we’re going to do a close-up.’ And she just stood up and she went, ‘I’m done!

Now, she can’t walk fast. She has to be helped. So basically we just sat there and watched as Diana Rigg effectively did her own version of storming off the set, but it was at 0.1 miles per hour. She cracked me up. I loved her.”

Rigg was a terror for the directors on set. David Benioff (showrunner) recalled:

Dames don’t audition for you; you audition for them. We loved her, she was funny, she was bawdy, she was everything we wanted for that character.”

Diana Rigg continues to amaze us with her fond memories. Let us know how much you miss her in the comments below.

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