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Game of Thrones Actors Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Memories Dearest to Their Hearts

Well, there’s no need to say anything about the final season of Game of Thrones. Perhaps some of you have already managed to see the first series and are impatiently waiting for the new one. Do not worry, there will be no spoilers. On the contrary, instead of theorizing and attempting to predict the future of this series, we will plunge into the past. More precisely into the actors’ memories.

We at Bright Side adore Game of Thrones and were thrilled to find out the actors’ favorite scenes, memories of their days on set, moments that shocked them the most, and some other interesting facts. And we can’t wait to tell you so you can share our emotions.

1. Kit Harington (Jon Snow)

Kit’s favorite day on set was in Iceland. He was surprised by the beauty of the area. In addition, they filmed a scene with Rose Leslie, when Jon Show couldn’t kill Ygritte. She is the actress that he was most comfortable acting with. And who, as we all know, became his wife later.

His death became, for Kit, the most shocking moment in the series. But he knew that everything was going to be ok since he hasn’t gotten a call from producers confirming the death. We weren’t so lucky when we were trying to figure out if Jon Snow would be alive. We were shocked and nervous.

2. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

Emilia fell off a horse on her first day on set. Being a real actress, she tried to act while falling. Now she can look back and laugh when she remembers this moment, but at the time, she cried and asked them to stop filming.

Emilia likes the moment when her character was getting the Unsullied. She was able to be a bad girl for the first time and to be honest, we also like her for being so cool.

3. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)

Lena’s favorite scene is the one in which Cersei and Robert Baratheon talk about their marriage. She believes that this moment turned out to be touching and showed these heroes from another side. Really, who could expect that these 2 people would be so outspoken?

4. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

The scene where Jaime and Brienne are sitting in the bathtub is one Nikolaj’s favorites. He liked to shoot it, but not because they were sitting in the bath naked, as some might think. This scene showed a new side of his character’s personality.

The most fun scene for Nikolaj was the one with the loot train attack. He liked being on the horse all day and was amazed with the beauty of the location where the filming took place. He felt lucky to be able to participate in such a grandiose shooting.

5. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)

Peter never really wanted to star in a fantasy series. He prefers to portray real life. However, his opinion has changed. Peter believes that this show is one of the most realistic because of the relationship between the heroes, even if dragons live alongside them.

6. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)

Sophie’s favorite day on set was the reunion day of Sansa and Arya. She remembers it as the funniest day. The girls constantly laughed and were glad that they were together again. Just like us when we saw it on screen.

The most shocking moment for Sophie was the death of Ned Stark. Remember how unexpected it was? And until the last moment we didn’t believe that it would even happen. At that moment, Sophie realized that all the characters were in jeopardy and that even the life of a favorite character could end.

7. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)

When talking about the first day on set Maisie remembers throwing a pie at Sophie’s face. She was asked to get the pie right on the cheek. These memories make her laugh. And we totally understand. Food fights always bring fun.

We’re hardly telling you a secret when we reveal that Maisie and Sophie are the best of friends off set. Therefore, it’s not surprising that her most fun day on the set was a reunion with her serial sister. The girls had a lot of fun that day and rode on Bran’s wheelchair.

8. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark)

For Isaac, one of the coolest scenes is the moment when he stood next to the Night King and the army of the dead. There were a lot of walk-ons with zombie makeup and a fan was spraying snow the whole time.

The moment with Hodor was shocking to Isaac. It was hard for him to believe it was happening. This scene was very emotional and revealed the meaning of Hodor’s stay with Bran.

9. Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth)

Gwendoline was very nervous before the first meeting with Nikolaj. She entered the truck to meet him and saw him sitting in a chair. He just looked at her from head to toe and asked dryly, “Yes?” Looking at their relationship now, it’s become clear that Gwendoline wasn’t offended. The actors constantly laugh together and tease each other.

10. Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)

Iain’s favorite day was when they shot the gladiator contest. His little girl was there and announced the beginning and the end of the shooting. He was also impressed by the scale of the set decoration and how real it looked.

11. Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane)

Rory’s favorite day was shooting the fight between the Hound and Brienne. The actors had prepared for this for a long time and we can’t deny that it was totally worth it. The fight was impressive.

Rory was shocked by the Red Wedding. He only read his part in that episode, and did not know what was happening to the others. He was very upset when he saw that mind-blowing moment. It even made him cry.

12. John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)

The Fist of the First Men scene is John’s favorite shooting day. They filmed it in Iceland, in an incredibly beautiful location. Both the landscape and the friends made that day special.

On the first day, John had to shoot a fight scene. Or rather, his poor fighting skills. And this was only his fourth hour in front of the camera in his entire life. The first 3 hours were in drama school.

13. Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth)

The strangest scene in which Liam has ever taken part was the moment with the shadow birth. They filmed it in a cold cave. It was weird, but Liam liked what he saw on the monitor. According to him, it looked like a painting.

Liam likes the battle of the Blackwater, especially its visual aspect. And we completely agree with him. The scene was spectacular and tense.

Bonus: What GoT actors will miss?

The actors say they will miss each other and the whole team after the show ends. They have become more than just a crew. They are like family. All together they claim that they were lucky enough to work with wonderful people and they made us feel lucky to see one of the greatest shows ever on TV. So with tears in our eyes, we can say that we will miss this family too.

What are your favorite memories and moments from Game of Thrones? It’s your turn to share your picks. You can do it in the comments.

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