'Game of Thrones' co-producer says episode 4 feast scene was a 'b**** to plot out, was a real b**** to shoot'
'Game of Thrones' season 8, episode 4 was a lot about where each of the characters' loyalties lie and it all began with the scene of the feast at Winterfell after the battle. The mood was semi-celebratory and semi-wary with all the players trying to understand where they stand in the upcoming war.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) for instance was the one who drove the mood of the feast scene with all her doubts exhibited for Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) to see. The makers of the HBO show released an interesting behind-the-scenes video to shed some light on how this scene with so many important characters was shot.
The co-producer of the show Bryan Cogman spoke about this scene and said that it was a "b**** to plot out, was a real b**** to shoot" because he felt that so much about that scene, and many other scenes in 'Game of Thrones is a lot about what's not being said.
Peter Dinklage (who plays Tyrion Lannister) also agreed, but he said it was a fun sequence. "We had to catch all this, 'you looking at him looking at you', but you are not seeing me look at him, looking at you. Lot of glances and that happens at parties."
There is a lot that happens during this sequence, starting from the Hound's conversation with Gendry, Brienne of Tarth lightening up with Jaime Lannister and Tyrion, Tormund cheering for his friend who has come back from the dead to win a battle against the Night King and through it all, Daenerys feeling insecure. To ensure that all of this seemed connected enough, but at different levels, the actors were placed in positions to ensure that the scenes could translate well on screen.
Also, remember the men beside Tormund who were cheering for Jon? Longbeard, battle scars and all? That's none other than creators D. B. Weiss and David Benioff. In fact, Benioff called this scene "Well-hidden".
Weiss, on the other hand, was concerned that they might ruin the scene. When the two walk in with their make up on and in their costume, the behind-the-scenes video sees Emilia burst out laughing after one look at them.
The video has more such interesting anecdotes about the episode that aired May 6 and we cannot wait to see what they have for us in next episode.
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