After 73 episodes, it’s no surprise the cast of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES racked up a fair amount of notable moments. With the eighth and final season about to debut (Sunday, April 14, only on Crave), cast members take a walk down memory lane to describe their favourite (and least favourite) moments of filming the series:
Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth): I have absolutely just been in gut-twisting convulsions of laughter with a lot of the cast. Working with Nikolaj (Jaime Lannister) has been frankly insane, but also people like Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) just truly make me cry with laughter. Kit Harington (Jon Snow): unfortunately we have to add his humour to his endless list of attributes. Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) is hilarious, really, just really hysterical. Them and all of the crew have kept me laughing through some quite hard conditions in the set. I’ll never forget them.
Conleth Hill (Lord Varys): Funny enough, mine is with Miss Carice (Melisandre). It was on Fair Head, which is five minutes from where I grew up. It was just very surreal, very brilliant, and couldn't have been with nicer company. That scene on top of the cliff where we used to play as kids was all very strange… but brilliant.
Carice Van Houten (Melisandre): The thing that pops up always is Liam (Davos Seaworth), because how can he not? He's just a goofball! He comes up whenever I think about the show. Liam (Seaworth) and I are pretty close so that I can just say shut up to him when I want to, but he made me laugh so many times. When he was not there I could totally feel that he was not there and I was missing his craziness.
Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy): I'll tell you the one thing I am very glad not to have to do again is run along a sandy beach in that costume because there is no delicate or dignified or badass way you can do that. There is very little support in those boots. Sand is by nature not very supportive and to try and run along the beach looking convincing and then jump into a boat… it was very challenging.
Joe Dempsie (Gendry): I would instinctively say that fake snow, I will not ever miss that. It just gets everywhere, but on the other hand it does give you great nose-picking at the end of the day. I hated that stuff. Then again you think back to the atmosphere that it created when you were shooting that scene and how much it helps. Some of that stuff from beyond the wall where we stood in a blizzard and we can barely see three feet ahead of us. I would say instinctively, "I hate that snow," but it was part of my experience, which I loved.
Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm): My costume is visually and aesthetically beautiful, but you can't move in it. Obviously, that's hard when you're fighting and stuff. This year was the moment that I made peace with never wearing my costume again. I mean, I’ll be honest – I cried when I took it off. I've got all kinds of ulcers and chaff marks and cuts and stuff from this year, but when I took off my tunic, the leather bit of my costume, for the last time, I just burst into tears.