Earlier today Miltos Yerolemou, who will play Arya’s Braavosi sword fighting instructor Syrio Forel, tweeted that he has been working with Maisie William’s this week in preparation for their scenes together.
i have spent the week rehearsing our ‘lesson’ together. she is a genius and a bright little star! (& a fast learner)
Even better, Miltos later stopped by and left a comment in one of our earlier posts going into more detail about his and Maisie’s training!
just ‘loitering’ the posts and wanted to say that Bill Hobbs discussed the Rob Roy fight with me at length when we were working together. although he isn’t officially the fight choreographer for GoT he is working very closely with me to create the water dance style and the lessons that i will teach Arya. the stunt coordinator and fight tutors for GoT however are all people Bill has worked closely with and he assures me they are the best in their field. to add to this i have just returned from Belfast after rehearsing and putting maisie through her paces (and i have to admit, vice versa!) and the guys are creating some awesome choreography.
anyway just wanted to say hi, and thanks for your amazing dedication and interest in this journey we are all going to begin. the books, the stories, the characters and your own hearts and minds are in very good hands…
*slips back into the shadows…quiet as a shadow…calm as still water….*
Miltos added that he has been watching The Duelists a lot and has been practicing yoga and tai chi in preparation for his role as Syrio. He also confirmed that Buster Reeves is working on the show as fight/stunt coordinator.
Winter Is Coming: I just love when the actors drop in and give us little tidbits on how the production is going. Miltos, you are the man. It sounds like the fight choreography is in great hands and now I really can not wait to see Syrio putting Arya through her paces on screen!