‘Game of Thrones’ Just Released a Behind-the-Scenes ‘Cast Remembers’ Video and Heart Meet Dagger

We aren’t the only ones dreading the end of Game of Thrones. In a brand-new behind-the-scenes video released by HBO, the cast of the hit series reflects on their favorite (and least favorite) memories on set. Spoiler alert: It’ll make you feel all the dragon-sized feels.

In the new “The Cast Remembers” video, GoT stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) reminisce about the early days of Thrones when they were all youngin’s. Grown-ups Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Rory McCann (The Hound), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Iain Glen (Ser Jorah) recall watching the cast grow up and the story evolve.

For Clarke and Hampstead-Wright, GoT was their first job. Clarke was so nervous she fell off a horse on her first day of filming, and the IRL Bran just tried to take it all in. Williams remembers being so young at the time that she full-on imagined she was actually in Winterfell. Turner recalls feeling “so overwhelmed and terrified” her first day on set. Dinklage, an acting vet, was initially skeptical about the show and how successful it would be, while McCann knew it’d be a hit after reading the script.

Like us, the cast remembers being hit hard by Ned Stark (Sean Bean), Jon Snow and Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) deaths. Turner even began to distrust the show because she wasn’t sure if or when they would kill off her favorite characters.   

Some other fun facts? Glen loved filming the gladiator scenes in season five episode nine because, as we learned from the GoT stunt coordinator, he’s a pretty spirited fighter. Harington enjoyed working with his now wife, Rose Leslie, (duh) and Turner’s favorite scene was when she and Williams’s characters were reunited.

“It was the funniest, most difficult day of shooting because we couldn’t keep it together,” she said.

Well, that does it. We hate goodbyes.


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