This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Says Filming The Final Battle Was “Really Miserable”

It’s coming! The final season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere in just one month, and we couldn’t be more excited. The six-episode eighth season will debut on April 14, 2019. It is said to be one for the history books. With all that went down in Westeros in “The Dragon and the Wolf,” it seems rather alarming that GoT showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Wiess, will wrap everything up neatly in just six weeks. However, from the way that everything panned out in Season 7, we are confident that things will be moving at a pace, unlike anything we’ve seen on television before.

In addition to wrapping up the series, our favorite cast of characters are set to battle it out against the Night King, the White Walkers, and their wights for one final epic battle. Unfortunately, one Game of Thrones star said filming the final battle was “really miserable.”

This is why filming the final battle on Game Of Thrones was “really miserable”

According to Entertainment Weekly, our favorite cast of characters came together for 11 weeks of night shoots to film the final battle on Game of Thrones. Iain Glen who stars as Ser Jorah Mormont on GoT said it was not a fun time. He told EW,  

It was the most unpleasant experience I’ve had on Thrones. A real test, really miserable. You get to sleep at seven in the morning and when you wake in the midday you’re still so spent you can’t really do anything, and then you’re back. You have no life outside it. You have an absolute f—ked bunch of actors. But without getting too method [acting] about it, on screen it bleeds through to the reality of the Thrones world.”

Apparently, it was all worth it in the end because the final battle on Game of Thrones is reportedly one of the biggest battle sequences ever to be captured on film.

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This is Arya Stark’s first battle ever on Game of Thrones

For the final battle on GoT, everyone gets to participate including Arya Stark who has never been involved in a battle before. To prepare, Maisie Williams, who portrays Arya, had to begin training one year before filming began Williams told Entertainment Weekly, “I skip the battle every year, which is bizarre since Arya’s the one who’s been training the most. This is my first taste of it. And I’ve been thrown in at the deep end.”

She explained, “But nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. It’s night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn’t stop. You can’t get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there’s so much to do that nobody else can do… there are moments you’re just broken as a human and just want to cry.”

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