Access Hollywood must have access to some truth serum, as well as Hollywood. The stars of Game of Thrones have so far remained mum on any season two details during their visit to Comic-Con, but once AH got a hold of them, in this interview, the secrets spilled out.
Most notable among them was this quote from Kit Harington, which seems to confirm that Iceland will be used as a filming location for season two (something we first reported on back in December).
Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, said his character would continue to brave extreme weather conditions while shooting.
“It was cold last season, but this season we’re going to Iceland,” he said. “It’s going to be freezing, so that’s going to be a bit of a task…it’s pretty grueling stuff for Jon Snow.”
Nikolaj told Access that fans should expect some exciting changes that will differ from the best-selling George R. R. Martin novels.
“I heard they were going to add new characters, but I didn’t know what that meant,” he explained. “I know now. And it’s very cool.”
The last interesting bit of info was from writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who stated that “some plot details from Martin’s third novel, “A Storm of Swords,” will be used in Season 2.”
Winter is Coming: So Iceland sounds like it is in. And it sounds like it is going to be used for the lands north of the Wall. And new characters? Very cool? Color me intrigued. As far as that last bit, some of our regular readers might know offhand what I think it could be…
UPDATE: Access Hollywood has posted the actual videos of the interviews now… and watching the Nikolaj Coster-Waldau one you can tell that he isn’t talking about wholly new characters in the above quote, but ones already in the book but new to viewers in season two (Stannis, Davos, Brienne, etc.). And here is the interview with Kit, which includes Emilia Clarke, as well.