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“I had to do 70 times in one day,” says David Bradley about his Red Wedding Speech

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What made Game of Thrones different than most other shows was its tendency to do things differently than most of the other shows. It broke all kinds of the stereotype that one associate with a television show. The show was a breath of fresh air in terms of shocking its audience. And perhaps nothing shocked the fans more than the famous Red Wedding episode. Actor David Bradley, who played the role of Walder Frey, was at the center of it all and he recently spoke with The Sun about his preparation for the episode.

As the fans will remember, Red Wedding was the episode that led to the brutal deaths of characters Robb and Catelyn Stark. The episode was always going to be challenging for everyone involved in its making. It was unlike what most of them were used to filming until then and Bradley spoke about it in the interview. He said:

“When the Red Wedding landed in my letterbox I thought ‘oh, this is going to be a little bit different!’” 

He added:

“Even when we filmed it I thought this is going to stir up a few feelings, because I’m getting rid of a lot of favorite characters, but nothing prepared me for the reaction after it came out.”

He also went on to speak about his preparation for the scene:

 “All I had to do was remember a four-page speech, which I had to do 70 times in one day, introducing everyone and welcoming everyone with bread and salt,” However, after that, the stunt and prosthetics team took ever and all he had to do was enjoy the ‘show’.

Bradley had earlier talked about how he had had a ton of laughs filming the scene. He once again talked about enjoying the episode:

“After that, I just had to sit back and drink fake wine while they got on with the business of massacring all those people, I just had to sit there and enjoy it.

For Walder Frey, it would be like watching a floor show. He just enjoyed it.”

Well, that’s how the Bradley prepared for one of the greatest massacre scenes on television. Do you still remember the episode? What were your reactions while seeing it for the first time? Let us know in the comments below!

Humility is a virtue possessed by few. Even though Game of Thrones reached great heights, the show’s cast was always humble to their roots. They have won the admiration and respect of fans all over the world due to their down-to-earth nature. For example, Jason Momoa reached out to a young Aquaman fan battling cancer last year. Kristian Nairn (Hodor) talked to Digital Spy about the show’s success and praised his co-stars.

He said, “It didn’t happen overnight, and I think for us that was a good thing. I mean it was always immensely popular, I just think as the seasons went on it moved from a really amazing TV show into a kind of phenomenon. It sort of turned into that thing that everyone talks about, people say over the watercooler at work. “

“It’s crazy, because every TV show you watch these days, every single TV show or movie, they all reference Game of Thrones. It always blows me away. I watch a show I love and there’s a reference to Hodor, there’s a reference to Khaleesi. It’s become such a huge part of the public psyche. I don’t think we ever dreamed before season one was out that that would happen. It still happens!”

“It kind of grew, it really doubled per season. But we grew into it, which made it kind of easy. The cast was really down to Earth. I can say hand on heart we’re all really down to Earth. I think that’s a really nice thing. Just the whole Hollywood thing, we’re all kind of aware of that… Game of Thrones is so brutal and real. It’s important to keep it real.”

Have you ever met a Game of Thrones star in real? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

Game of Thrones was an enchanting journey that lasted for nearly a decade. Some of the show’s cast was very young when the show began. They sort of grew up with the show, like Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. Stardom can be a bit scary when you are young. Especially for someone as studious as Isaac Hempstead-Wright. He revealed about his nervousness in an interview with Digital Spy.

Isaac (Bran) said, “It was actually a little bit intimidating. I remember seeing the show go interstellar. Especially when you’re separate from it a bit [Bran was off-screen during season five], you really just see how huge it is when you’re not in the midst of the whole thing.”

“I really think season five was when it had its meteoric rise. So coming back into season six – and I hadn’t acted for a year; I’d been doing my GCSEs – coming back in was kind of like, ‘Argh! I’ve forgotten how to act!’”

He continued, “I think also there had been a lot of bonds forged in that season, and a lot of people had grown up. I’d kind of grown-up, but I had that key year of being 15, 16 away from it. So it was a weird one to come back to. But after a couple of days, it was business as usual.”

Did you ever find your job to be intimidating? Talk to us in the comments below!

Game of Thrones ended more than one and a half years ago. It was a beautiful journey for both the fans and the crew that lasted for a decade. The fantastical series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. On the occasion of New Year, the cast of the show came together for an interview with Digital Spy. They shared their experience while shooting for the fantasy epic. Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) talked about how they were cast for their roles.

Gwendoline recalled, “I immediately rang my agent and said, ‘I want to do this’. My agent said, ‘What are you talking about? I’d never ever put you up for this. She’s ugly, her nose is broken, her teeth are broken and you’ll need to use a sword’.”

Nairn remembered, “I was a first-time actor. I was glad I didn’t know anything about the show at the time. Because if I had I would’ve realised what a huge audition I was going for. I had no idea what Game of Thrones was. I had auditioned for a part in another movie called Hot Fuzz, and I didn’t get the part. It was the casting director Nina Gold who remembered me – she called me in for this audition. I didn’t know it at the time, but when you’re called for an audition, that’s really in your favour.”

What are your best memories from the show? Talk to us in the comments below!

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