Regardless of whether or not you loved or hated Melisandre and her magic (as overpowered as it was when it came to Renly), there is one thing that we can say for certain now: the master sorceress of “Game of Thrones” is going to be back for more despite all of the warnings about her to Stannis during season 2.
Series guru Cat Taylor (who works alongside the likes of executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) has published her latest entry in the Making of Game of Thrones blog series, and within it she opened up a little bit about a scene that has been filmed involving Melisandre along with Stannis Baratheon following their failures at the Battle of Blackwater:
“It’s Friday morning and we are on the beach below Ballintoy Harbour. In the time that has passed since we filmed here last year, several meters of sand have been washed away from the tideline and the cove seems more intimate, perhaps fittingly for the scene about to take place between Stannis and Melisandre.
“It’s a crazy day, with two directors filming scenes for three separate episodes, with three different combinations of actors. In an attempt to make a turn, a huge tractor hauling a trailer full of gear has become stuck in the sand. Wheels spinning, it goes nowhere but further down. After a few attempts to maneuver, it becomes obvious that we have two choices. 1) Have VFX paint out the giant blue tractor from every frame or 2) Start carrying gear.”
These entries are always welcome for a number of reasons, with the primary one being that we really do not receive that many opportunities during the “Game of Thrones” filming process in order to take a look inside the series’ production or learn just what characters are shooting on a given day. The filming set is also not as easy to check out for this scene as it was for some of the actors who were in Dubrovnik earlier this month, and it is often difficult to find out much in the way of details.
Are you happy for Melisandre, or are you still somewhat confused as per the character’s intentions?