Well today has been a pretty exciting day, all things considered. A rash of casting news, both major and minor, which is covered in my previous post. But also we learned quite a few things about the filming today. We first discovered that they were filming on location today, due to this tweet from Northern Ireland artist Anarkitty. After some fine detective work from Jackie, Nymeria, and The Rabbit, we determined the location to be Redhall Estate in Ballycarry.
Shortly thereafter, super spy silverjaime trotted out to the location and was able to snap a few pics. She also was able to glean some info from the locals, namely that they were filming in a barn and that they would be returning tomorrow and Monday as well.
Now we are getting reports that the scene they filmed today was set in an inn and involved Ned bursting into the room, angry over something one of his kids had done. This coupled with the report yesterday that there would be Lannister guards in today’s scene leads us to speculate that they were filming …
… Ned confronting Robert and Cersei over Joffrey and Arya’s tussle. The fact that the scene was in an inn (probably the Crossroads Inn) means that this scene has been changed slightly from the books, which saw this occurring at Castle Darry. The change makes sense as Castle Darry is not a prominent location in the books, while the Crossroads Inn is featured in a number of big scenes.