The filming in Northern Ireland is winding down. We’re getting multiple reports now that they will be starting filming in Morocco on Thursday. The last few days of filming seem to have occurred within the Paint Hall.
We also got some more info from Rimshot about his time on set last week. Here is what he had to say:
Just thought I’d throw my tuppence into the current discussions.
While I was having lunch on set (swedish meatballs btw! Very nice!!) I was sitting on a wall, watching a few crew members working on this cart. They were cutting up a roll of bright green material and attaching it to the edges of the window in the side of the cart. I remember thinking “I wonder what that’s for” but I was soon brought back on set. I wish I had asked someone as I didn’t realise it would cause such debate on here. It is a small gypsy style cart so it can’t imagine it will be used for the ‘wheelhouse’.
A few more titbits from Wednesday.
There was a separate, documentary crew on set all day. They were always there, trying to get interviews with the cast. I saw them asking Rory who politely asked if they could wait until after his scene. I saw them interview Richard using the courtyard as a backdrop ( of course I just happened to wander past as they were filming!). They kept popping up filming everywhere. So there is definitely some behind the scenes footage being prepared (probably for an EPK).
I have a lovely picture in my mind of Joffrey. Just as we were leaving the set, we were in the minibus. It was raining and Joffrey was standing just inside the castle gate alone in full costume, holding an umbrella, and lost in thought. It was a lovely image.
There was another moment when the 1st AD had to tell a guard extra not to use his staff as a walking stick but to hold it straight in front of him.
The director had a bit of trouble getting Isaac to fall on the correct spot.
If I think of anything more I’ll be back.
BTW – Really enjoying the book so far.
Hope all you guys are well.
Rimshot later adds, to clarify his comment about Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) falling:
Actually, I got that slightly wrong. It was the other kid who fell but the director was having a bit of trouble getting Issac to whack the kid and for the kid to fall on the correct spot.
And lastly, as to the set photos you have all heard about, I was going back and forth on whether to post them and decided to do so. Mostly because I’ve billed this site as the place to come for any and all Thrones news, so my readers have come to expect it. But also because I haven’t heard anything directly from HBO about taking down anything that I’ve posted. If HBO wishes me to remain more discreet about posting these types of things, I have no problem doing so. I’m not trying to hinder production in any way. I have had contact with HBO in the past and they haven’t expressed any displeasure with the content of this site. So until they do, I will continue to post the juicy info. :)
So without further ado, here are the Castle Ward set photos.