The “Game of Thrones” set was filled with absolute sadness on the day a key player Kit Harington who played as Jon Snow left the show. Read to know what the director David Nutter has to say about Harington’s last day and Cersei’s excruciating walk.
The “Game of Thrones” season 5 finale was incredibly grim, and it featured multiple major deaths, particularly Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Stannis (Stephen Dillane). Some of the other twists were Cersei (Lena Headey) taking an excruciating walk of shame, Arya (Maisie Williams) losing her sight, and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) becoming the prisoner of a Dothraki horde.
Director David Nutter talks about the finale’s painful deaths, Harington’s last day on set, and the aching goodbye to Shireen (Kerry Ingram) in last week’s episode, in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter.
The director says that the storyline he was most worried about tackling in this finale was Cersei’s walk of shame. He was particular about making it right for the highly talented Lena Headey. The finale would have definitely made us feel for Cersei.
“It was a situation in which you really felt like she was in excruciating physical and emotional turmoil and pain. I felt a little bit sorry for her, which is what I was going after,” said the director.
“It was a lot of sadness on the set,” on Kit’s last day on the set, said the director. The people on the crew as well as the members of the Night’s Watch were worried that Jon Snow is dead, and the role of Harington is over in the show.
When questioned about directing the death scenes of Shireen and Stannis, the director said that he wanted “the actors and the story to always be at the forefront.” About the huge Dothraki scene, the director gave credits to the visual effects guys Joe Bauer and Steve Kullback, for their brilliant effort.
The director David Nutter has definitely put his effort in making the “Game of Thrones” season 5 finale effective and emotional enough to touch people’s heart.
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