Game of Thrones Season 7 was quite a ride, and the penultimate episode, as usual, didn’t disappoint. ‘Beyond the Wall‘, had a huge battle sequence for us, and this time the battle was all the way up north, and we saw the dragons ride beyond the wall, and Viserion fall and rise again as an ice dragon. One of the crew that Jon Snow took north of the Wall, was Beric Dondarrion. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Richard Dormer, who plays the role of Beric on the show, talked about the scene. Read on!
“The episode Beyond the Wall took five months … it just went on and on. The fight sequence took five weeks to film and lasts five minutes. Just climbing on the dragon took maybe a month – and on screen it’s an eye-blink.”
He went on to say that it would have been much harder if the cast and crew weren’t so lovely, because :
“..it’s not nice being soaking wet and very hot and yet very cold at the same time and trudging up and down the most beautiful glaciers in the world – but not even being able to look because you feel so tired.”
Apparently the cast would spend their free time playing the world domination game Risk, and that Kit Harington (Jon Snow) would be the best at it, while Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) the most competitive.
He had to take care to not burn the stuntmen while filming his battle scenes, as he had to wear an eye-patch, and swing a flaming sword :
“Because Beric only has one eye, I’d be temporarily blind and swinging the flaming sword – which is real, not CGI … every time I hit them they’d go whumpf and guys would charge in with extinguishers.”
He went on to say :
“Let’s face it, I have the coolest weapon on the show. It’s better than a lightsaber…”
Certainly. How did you like this interview? Do you think we’ll see Beric next season? Talk to us in the comments, down below!