All season long, Jon Snow has been warning Alliser Thorne that a Wildling army one hundred thousand strong is approaching Castle Black. Those warnings have fallen on deaf ears, while another band of Wildlings has been slicing a trail towards them from the South. But in Sunday’s new episode of Game of Thrones, “The Watchers on the Wall,” it’s all about to come to a head.
With an entire episode dedicated to the battle, we knew it was going to be big, but in a new interview with Access Hollywood, Kit Harington says that it’s as big as TV gets. “I think it’s as big as ‘Thrones’ has gone at the moment. I mean, I think it’s no secret that it’s the most expensive episode that they’ve ever made and a lot of that is due to the CGI. I haven’t seen any of that yet, obviously, so that’s going to be a new thing for me, but yeah, it’s pretty huge in scale. I think it’s as big as TV goes, and that was incredible to be one of the leading actors in that episode. I feel hugely privileged.”
Having just filmed ‘Pompeii,’ Kit says that his body was prepared for the physical demands of the intense filming schedule, but that mentally it was quite draining. By the end of a solid two weeks of night shoots, the cast and crew were left exhausted.
“You get into a very strange headspace when you’re doing that because you’re getting home at 6, 7 in the morning when it’s getting light and then you sleep all day. Humans aren’t nocturnal creatures, so we all got very disorientated and quite emotional by the end.”
If the episode is anything like episode nines we have seen in the past, we can look forward to feeling just as disoriented and emotional by its end.
For the full article visit Access Hollywood.
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