The gift that was promised by Euron has arrived in King’s Landing. Defeated by her uncle and betrayed by her brother, Gemma Whelan talks about her humiliating experience to Entertainment Weekly.
“She’s just being humiliated. My reaction to that was he could have done something far sicker to her,” she said. “It’s quite tame to just drag her through the streets for a man of Euron’s psychopathy. I didn’t really overthink it, it just seemed like an appropriate thing for him to do.” However, she added, “Euron’s gotta get his comeuppance.”
As for the scene between Yara and Ellaria Sand Whelan said: “It wasn’t directed that we would kiss. It just seemed like something we should do. It was meant to be a suggestion [of flirting] and then it became more sexual than we expected because it seemed right.”
In an interview with Newsweek, Indira Varma talks about her character’s final scene: “Everyone was warming up into the idea of working again. I had to keep focused and keep my concentration, as sustaining that level of emotion over a full day is a toughie. I put myself imaginatively in Ellaria’s place and listened.”
She also cheers for Daenerys being the one who will sit on the Iron Throne at the end. “Well, it has to be a woman. And as much as I love Cersei it would have to be Dany,” she said. “That does seem too on the nose, though, for Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff, executive producers] — so I can’t wait for the surprise.”
Jacob Anderson talked to The Hollywood Reporter about his position at the end of “The Queen’s Justice.” The minute we thought that the Unsullied have finally captured Casterly Rock, Euron’s Fleet was seen in the ocean, coming in for the attack of Grey Worm’s fleet.
“Oh, it took so long,” he said. “The actual fight only took one day of shooting, but all of the stuff around it — going through the tunnels, and being on the boat — there were two days of boats, and some of it was shot in Spain, some of it in Belfast, some just outside of Belfast. It took maybe seven or eight days to do that whole sequence. The boat was actually pretty awful … I was just getting freezing water shooting up into my junk. That’s what that was. If you think I look cool jumping out of the boat? Well, that’s what was happening in real life.”
So, will he manage to get alive from Casterly Rock? “Well, I think everybody should be afraid for every character at this point in the show,” Anderson said. “I’m not sure it’s so much that he’s afraid. “He’s a pretty brave dude. I don’t think he’s afraid of being stranded. He’s just afraid of not seeing this person that he loves again.”
The end of the episode was masterly crafted. The final moments of Lady Olenna Tyrell and the confession she make to Jamie Lannister. “Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.”
Rigg tells People of her final filming moments on the show: “It’s a beautiful scene, and Nikolaj is wonderful, and Rigg says she’s happy you “don’t actually see the final twitches.” “When it’s well-written, it’s a joy to do. And you don’t get an awful a lot of always-brilliant writing on television, do you?”