Production for “Game of Thrones” is now deep into its third season, though so far the vast majority of the scenes shot have been the ones set in Northern Ireland. However, later this year producers are going to shift their focus over to another part of Europe in Iceland — and this is a part of the filming process that actor John Bradley knows very well.
In a new interview with The Independent, Bradley opened up about what it was like shooting in what are some of the harshest conditions that anyone has ever encountered in the world of television:
“It was freezing cold. Cold like I’ve never experienced in my life but when you watch it I think you can tell it’s got that air of authenticity to it. You can tell that we’re uncomfortable. You can tell that we’re freezing cold and you can tell it’s really hard and faking that would just be a pointless exercise when you can do it for real. To be in the same kind of environment as the character’s supposed to be in really brings a kind of reality to it, an authenticity that you can’t really fake.”
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In looking forward to season 3, Bradley of course did not offer much — but did lightheartedly say that we would have to “wait and see” when it comes to if he has any scenes that caused him to go the full Monty. Anyone who has read A Storm of Swords — the third book in the George R.R. Martin series — already know just what is going to happen to Bradley’s character. For everyone else, be prepared to be excited when the new season officially starts up on HBO Sunday, March 31. (Yes, there is still a long and tiresome wait ahead.)
Even if you do not know what is coming up for sure this coming season for Samwell, what do you want to see? Personally, we would like to see him reunite with his pal Jon Snow at some point. If you want to see some more news pertaining to the show’s filming structure, be sure to follow the link here.