Game Of Thrones Set Moments That Were Totally Weird
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Game Of Thrones Set Moments That Were Totally Weird

October 24, 2019

Some of the shenanigans and troubles on the
Game of Thrones set are almost equal to the trials and tribulations of Westeros itself. Even if you don’t watch Game of Thrones, the
Iron Throne is cool. Anyone who sits on it is going to look like
royalty. But according to NBC, there actually was one
person who turned down the opportunity to sit on the Iron Throne: Elizabeth II, the
Queen of England. There are some photos of the Queen standing
next to the Iron Throne, at least. But who are we kidding? No one wants to see the Queen standing next
to the Iron Throne. It was like the world’s most amazing photo
op, and we got nothing. Importing live horses is banned in Iceland
due to fears about diseases being transmitted to local breeds. The production crew was forced to use native
horses, which are about the size of ponies. Having 6’5″ actor Rory McCann riding such
a small mount would’ve looked ridiculous, which is why the Hound and Arya Stark spend
so much time walking to the Vale. Any scenes with horses filmed the beasts in
the distance. Maisie Williams was probably lucky Icelandic
horses are comparatively small, considering she once fell off her horse when she got her
foot caught in the reins. She described the situation to the Huffington
Post with a charming offhandedness: “Yeah, it was really funny, actually. My leg was, like, caught up by my ear, and
I was like, ‘Oh, brilliant’.” Sansa Stark is famous for her love of lemon
cakes, but it took a bit out of poor Sophie Turner. According to actress Kate Dickie, who played
Aunt Lysa, Turner had to eat an unreasonable number of lemon cakes in the filming of an
emotionally complex season 4 scene. “I didn’t mean for you to stop. Go on! Enjoy them!” In that season’s DVD commentary, Turner revealed
her disgust with fans sending her lemon cakes because, “I hate lemon cakes. I can’t hate a cake more than lemon cakes,
and I had to eat like 50 of [them].” Rory McCann, meanwhile, suffered with fake
ale. It took between 10-12 takes to nail the scene
where Hound takes Polliver’s drink, with McCann downing a flagon of food coloring-spiked water
each time. Immediately after the last take, McCann ran
outside and threw up. Josef Altin and Mark Stanley, who play the
Night’s Watchmen Pyp and Grenn, were required to eat some gruel in the Castle Black mess
hall. Production designer Gemma Jackson made it
as disgusting as possible, and didn’t tell them. Altin refused to eat it entirely, and Stanley
made a great effort but couldn’t bring himself to swallow. Bananas are a rare commodity in Westeros,
which makes “banana” the perfect code word because it’s not likely to randomly show up
in a script. Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam told Entertainment
Weekly that everyone involved in potentially dangerous stunts knows to use “banana” as
a safe word. “When we’re doing these battles and people
are screaming and crying and dying, you might not know if anyone’s in trouble. So our safe word was always ‘banana.’ If someone started shouting ‘banana!’ at the
top of their voice, you’d know they’re in trouble.” According to Entertainment Weekly, Jon Snow
actor Kit Harington got a fake script for the episode where he uses fire to protect
Lord Commander Mormont from a wight. In the fake script, it isn’t just the wight
that burns. Jon gets caught in the flames, too, burning
off all his hair and melting the skin on his handsome face. Harington arrived for the shoot, and co-showrunner
D.B. Weiss explained that HBO wanted to do something about the fact that his character
was, quote, “too Harry Potter.” He said: “We kept this up until we started laughing. He was a remarkably good sport about the whole
thing.” In the second season, producers chose Alfie
Allen as their target for a prank. According to Entertainment Weekly, producers
sent Allen a fake season finale script where Bran Stark stabs his character, Theon, in
the heart and reclaims Winterfell. Allen told the magazine: “I thought it was cool. I went on a holiday, and [showrunners] were
all thinking I was going to call up going, ‘Hold on a minute whoa-whoa-whoa!’ But I just got on with it. Then they had to make it clear to me later
on it was all a joke.” “What is dead may never die!” “What is dead may never die!” “Ahhhhh!” In 2017, Kit Harington told Jimmy Kimmel that
showrunners regularly practice deception to throw off over-enthusiastic fans who hike
for miles to take set photos and hack computers to steal scripts. “We did fake some scenes. We put together people in situations where
we knew the paparazzi was around.” They even went so far as to dress Sibel Kekilli
up as her long-dead character Shae so spies would think she was going to be resurrected. Game of Thrones’ secrets have always been
closely guarded. In recent years, there haven’t been any paper
scripts, for example, because it’s too easy for scripts to leak. Sophie Turner told DigitalSpy that the actors
would get their pages on an app the day before shooting. “So we would have to learn it all the day
before. And once you’ve read it, it disappears 24
hours later, and you can never access it again. It’s tighter than the White House security.” No one even really knows ahead of time who
is going to be on set. The call sheets list actors by code names
so no one can obtain any clandestine information about which characters are going to be interacting
in a particular shot. Sansa and Arya are sisters, and their on-screen
contentious relationship goes back a long way. But Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have
a very different relationship in real life. Turner told Glamour: “People always think Maisie and I are a couple. I mean, I am obsessed with her, so you never
know.” Williams and Turner describe themselves as
“best friends” and they say it’s been that way since they met during Game of Thrones
auditions at the ages of 12 and 13. And when they’re on set, they aren’t above
pranking everyone with some pretend romance. Turner says the two tried to sneak kisses
into their scenes. Williams told Glamour that she doesn’t expect
she and Turner will ever be reunited on screen: “Everyone on set is sick and tired of us being
so loud and laughing so much. Game of Thrones will be some of the funniest
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  1. LOL!the Queen of England may never sit on other thrones on earth!Kit Harrington mentioned it on Graham Norton show!

  2. I think that, after the finale is shown, I can finally watch The Game of Thrones. It's been a many-year wait, going all the way back to 2011.

  3. It would have been nice if you had explained that the reason the Queen did not sit in the Iron throne was because she's not allowed to sit on any throne than her own; it's not like that hasn't been known for quite a while.

  4. 02:04 – ‘Stanley made a great effort but couldn’t bring himself to swallow’. – It takes years of practice Stanley, just ask my ex.

  5. I hope Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are nice in real life. I’d be bummed to have to marry a mean chick, but with those faces it’s not a deal breaker..

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