While everyone waits for tonight (or early morning, depends on where you are located), here is a handful of interviews to keep you company.
- First off, Access Hollywood chatted with Jerome Flynn (Bronn) about his role in the coming season:
- Sophie Turner (Sansa) also dished on season three and her experience with acting alongside Peter Dinklage. (She has just turned 17, by the way. Happy birthday, Soph!)
- Next, this flippant interview with Finn Jones (Loras) at WhatCulture!
- And last but not least, a rare gem, an interview with a director, David Petrarca. An audio is also available when you follow the link. Here’s a quote deserving of our attention:
Q: What is the experience like working with massive ensembles?
A: It’s actually great, so you don’t have two or three actors who are there all the time. Every actor’s coming in fresh. They all want to be there. They all love the show. You’re already ahead of the game. They’re coming in completely in love with the material. They know their characters. They’re amazing actors. They’re coming in with strong choices already. You’re doing such a huge amount of pre-visualisation on that show because of dragons and stuff like that, that the pre-production process is extraordinary. There’s a full time storyboard artist. There’s full time pre-vis/vis-effects people. I can come up with an idea and run over to the storyboard guy and say, “Hey, let’s draw this up. Let’s see what this feels like.” I can take that over to the pre-vis department and say, “Let’s do this in three dimensions. Let me look at a little movie of what it will look like. A cartoon of it.” And they do it, and then it’s, “Let’s push the dragon over there. No, let’s move the dragon there. Let’s make it a little bigger.” The shoot, on that show, is down the road. Your imagination is allowed to run wild. There’s not a lot of, “No, we can’t do that.” It’s, “Let’s figure out a way to do it.” And that’s kind of great.
UPDATE 02/23: Two more interviews, with Josef Altin (Pyp) and Mackenzie Crook (Orell), are embedded after the break. Courtesy of Flicks and the City and Red Carpet News, respectively.