“Game of Thrones” is now deep into production of its third season in Northern Ireland, and we now have some more details straight from the show’s set about something that is always exciting to watch: a fight scene between two pivotal characters.
In a new post on the Making of Game of Thrones website, Cat Taylor, who works extensively on the show alongside executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, shared the following details about a fight scene between a pair of characters that is going to have some major reverberations when it actually ends up airing on the show:
“It was an important rehearsal, and the two main protagonists are two of my season favorites: an unexpected pairing, whose war of words is almost as full-on as the fight. This struggle has been choreographed and rehearsed for weeks, with each move carefully placed to match the terrain. The fighters wore pads and fell on crash mats, though for the close-ups later in the week, during the first night shoot of the season, the landing would not be quite so comfortable. It will be a character-defining scene, for more than one who is involved, so it has to be done well.
“More departments began to arrive for a full run-through. VFX was involved in creating the final moments of the scene, and special effects had a lot to do to make it all work. Armoury had designed a special weapon for this scene alone, and there was a nervous moment when it was first tested against the wood of a massive tree stump and the body of one of our brave stunt guys.”
It has already been two months since the show started to film key scenes in Northern Ireland, and there are many more locations to go in between Croatia, Iceland, and Morocco moving forward. Hopefully, this will lead to us getting some more details on fight scenes and other events in the future.
What are you looking forward to seeing this season? If you want to check out some more news when it comes to the filming process in Morocco, be sure to head on over to this link. The new season premieres on Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.