For those of us that are up to date on Game of Thrones, we know that last week’s episode was completely epic, and left many people speechless. And then when Arya appeared out of nowhere, it blew our minds. For those of you that haven’t seen it, I’ll stop there.
But apparently, we haven’t seen anything yet. At least that is what Emilia Clarke was teasing on her “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” appearance. The actress who play’s Daenerys Targaryen, discussed some of what’s to come in the next three episodes, and she promised that one of the episodes to come will be even “bigger” than what we just witnessed on Sunday.
“They’re going to be mental. Episode five is bigger,” she said. “I mean, four, five, and six – they’re all insane. Find the biggest TV you can.”
Clark, who has a brother working as part of the camera crew, also talked with Kimmel about the process that went into shooting “The Long Night” episode.
She explained that both the cast and crew were up “all night” shooting for 55 nights.
“What you saw was really what it was like shooting it, so you saw blood and mud and angry screaming people, and then backstage there was blood and mud and asleep people,” she said.
Clark also added, “It was amazing we didn’t actually kill anyone. It was extraordinary.”
The dragon scenes, however, didn’t involve any outdoor freezing nights. Instead, Clark explained that they were filmed inside a “big warehouse” on a “huge contraption” that was controlled by one of the crew members.
Her co-star, Kit Harrington, got to try out the process as the latest scenes featured both Jon Snow and Deanery’s flying around on dragons together.
“I feel weird about it, I’m not going to lie,” Clarke joked.
She also said, “He was kind of arrogant about it, like ‘I can do this’. He got on and that’s when I was learnt that men riding dragons is a whole other thing than a lady who rides dragons. A little more uncomfortable for them.”
“Because of the human testicles,” Kimmel cracked a joke.
“Yeah, so he looked really pained,” Clarke replied with a laugh.
It’s a struggle that Harrington himself has talked about in an HBO behind-the-scenes video release. The giant mechanical bull he had to use wasn’t particularly pleasant.
“Buck work is not easy,” the 32-year-old said. “I think what sums up the buck for me was there was a bit where Jon almost falls off.”
Harrington said, “The dragon swings around really violently, like this, and my right ball got trapped, and I didn’t have time to say ‘Stop!’ and I was being swung around. In my head, I thought, ‘This is how it ends, on this buck, swinging me around by testicles, literally.'”
He then added with a laugh, “Sorry. Probably too much information.”
But we are definitely excited for the rest of the season. Who else can’t wait till the next episode?