The Cast Remembers: 'Game of Thrones' actors tell all in recent video

Can you guess which scene the actors found most shocking?

Entertainment Desk April 09, 2019

Looks like we've finally made it to Game of Thrones week. Well, almost.

In just a few days, the final season of the hit HBO series will begin, kicking off the last chapter of an epic nearly a decade in the making. That doesn't mean HBO is about to drop any spoilers on us, but they're certainly prepared to take a long, loving look back at how we got here.

To that end, the show's official YouTube channel a new video under the title, The Cast Remembers.

In the video, which feature interviews with the cast alongside behind-the-scenes footage from the first seven seasons, each of the major surviving stars of the show takes a look back at their first days on set, their favorite moments, and the Game of Thrones plot developments that shocked even them.

Here's the breakdown on what the cast revealed:

First reaction when the role was offered:


Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister):

When they first told me they were interested in me for a fantasy show, I was like 'Ugh, no.'"

Rory McCain (The Hound):

I had an inkling, reading the book, saying Oh my God, this is amazing. This could really kick off.

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark):

I was quite young and I had such a big imagination and I had to really convince myself that I was there and it was really happening.

Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark):

I've never had any experience of acting before.

First day of the show:


Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) 

It was a very quick scene where I'm walking down the ramparts and I'm so nervous.

Emilia Clarke (Daenarys Targaryen)

Yeah, I remember my first day on set! I fell off a horse!

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

My first scene was the shot we had from the pilot. The King's arrival.

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)

I remember it vaguely but I remember being so overwhelmed and terrified!

Lena Headey (Queen Cersei)

I remember everybody clear. I remember baby Sophie, baby Maisie and baby Isaac.

The most shocking scene:



The most shocking scene that I didn't see coming was (Ned Stark's death). From then on, I started to distrust the show as to whether they'd kill my favourite character on the show or not.


I think the most shocking was probably my death.


The Hodor moment, I couldn't quite believe. That was such of a 'Oh My God!'


The Red Wedding. I cried like a baby!


Favourite day of shooting:


Turner and Williams:

The day we reunited.


The loot train sequence.


Season three. Getting the unsullied. It was really cool!

Iain Glenn (Jorah Mormont):

When we did the gladiatorial scene. My little girl was there and she saw her papa work.


The fight sequence between The Hound and Brienne of Tarth.


Iceland, season two. It was a scene where I was unable to behead Ygritte.

Favourite actor to work with:



There was something really special about working with Rose (Ygritte).


John Bradley (Samwall Tarly)


Mark Addy (King Robery Baratheon)


Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)


Emilia Clarke (Daenarys Targaryen)


Kit Harrington (Jon Snow)


Lena Headey (Queen Cersei)

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