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This Detail About Lady Olenna’s Death Scene Proves Shes the True ‘Game of Thrones’ Queen
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Just because GoT won’t be back on our screens until 2019 doesn’tmean we won’t stop talking about it. (Insert “What Is Dead May Never Die” joke.)

Specifically, let’s talk about badass actress Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell). In the behind-the-scenes web series The Game Revealed, the creators described what it was like filming Lady Olenna’s totally epic death scene.

Quick recap: Lady Olenna chugs a glass of deadly wine before revealing to Jaime Lannister that she poisoned his and Cersei’s demonic son, Joffrey. Boom!

Now here’s an interesting tidbit that makes the moment even more awesome: Rigg had to shoot that scene (wine chugging and all) a staggering 12 times.

“By the way, she managed to chug a whole glass of wine,” producer David Benioff said in The Game Revealed. “That’s not easy to do, because there were 12 different takes on that bit, but she chugged it every time. That’s a pro”

We would expect nothing less from the Queen of Thorns.

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