Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams acted like they 'got a stomach ache' for the White Walkers' arrival scene in 'The Long Night'

HBO's parting gift for fans, 'The Last Watch', sheds light on behind-the-scene efforts that went into making a huge show like 'Game of Thrones'


                            Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams acted like they 'got a stomach ache' for the White Walkers' arrival scene in 'The Long Night'

Temporarily filling in the gaping 'Game of Thrones' sized hole in all of our hearts, HBO had one last parting gift for fans -- a 'Game of Thrones' behind-the-scenes documentary. 'The Last Watch' takes viewers through everything that went into the making of the biggest television series ever, making fans nostalgic and all-praise for the show - in sharp contrast to the massive disappointment that the final season was met with.

The two-hour-long documentary sheds light on the work done by the production staff and also featured a priceless sequence of the cast doing a read through of the finale season and finding out the fate of their characters. The reactions of most -- like when Kit Harrington finds out that Jon kills Dany -- makes the documentary an emotional and a fitting parting gift for fans, who have now sunken deeper into post-Thrones despair. 

The cast attends the 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premiere screening at Waterfront Hall on April 12, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Source: Getty Images)

 

Apart from the Harington scene that has got the entire internet tearing up, there are other absolute gems in the documentary, like when Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are being directed on how to react to the White Walkers' arrival in 'The Long Night'.

The actors were told to act out the whole scene "as if you've both got a stomach ache," director Miguel Sapochnik can be heard telling both of them, dressed as Arya and Sansa in the scene. "The whole point is you can't see them. It's uncomfortable because you can't see it -- because you don't have the information you want," Sapochnik adds in the video.

The scene goes on to show Sophie and Maisie acting as the dragons fly past the balcony, followed by a low rumble indicating the approaching White Walkers. In the discussion with Sapochnik, the actors candidly point out that neither of their characters has seen the White Walkers before in the show. These shots humanize the enormous effort that each cast and crew member put into the making of a show like 'Game of Thrones'.

The documentary then goes on to speak about how elaborate the sets of 'The Long Night' (Third episode of final season) were -- an episode which was battle from start to end, with just three scenes with dialogues.

The documentary reminds 'Game of Thrones' fans why they loved the show while showcasing the struggle of everyone who worked behind the scenes, it also provides a satisfying ending to the series. 

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