We recently told you about Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams (Arya) visiting Canada to film scenes for season 7. According to a recent snap with a fan, it appears that she’s still there.
In fact, she’s not making much a secret of it, uploading multiple pictures to her Instagram account that have the unmistakable look of the Great White North. There’s even one of her in front of a giant maple leaf, the symbol on the country’s flag.
And here’s a gorgeous clip of a vista of Banff, in Alberta.
Warning: there will be SPOILERS from here on out.
Williams isn’t the only Game of Thrones star filming scenes in Canada. Instinct Animals for Film, a company that supplies Game of Thrones will wolf actors, uploaded pictures of a wolf named Quigly, who’s played Jon’s direwolf Ghost since season 5. Previously, scenes with Quigly have been filmed on a sound stage in Calgary, Canada.
Instinct Animals also uploaded a picture of a new wolf who looked an awful lot like a grown-up version of Arya’s long-lost direwolf Nymeria, last seen in season 1. That led to speculation that Arya and Nymeria would be reunited in season 7. However, after that news broke, Instinct for Animals locked its Instagram account. Odd that, eh?
Moving on (but keeping it cold), Page Six reports on the insanely cold temperatures that some of the Game of Thrones cast and crew had to endure while filming season 7 in Iceland in January. Actors like Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) worked in 100 mph winds, which brought the temperatures down to 25 degrees below zero, Centigrade (13 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit)
Daylight is scarce here [five to six hours a day]. Super jeeps are needed to bring in equipment, and much is then transported by hand . . . The actors are made up and dressed in hotels and driven to location 90 percent ready to shoot . . . Shelter is provided by ‘Russian tents’ that are anchored down, and able to be heated, and [can] withstand 100 mph winds.
The high winds would occasionally “whip away” the dialogue, meaning there was a lot of shouting on set. And here I am complaining when it gets down to 40 degrees and I have to turn the heat up just a bit.
Speaking of Kristofer Hivju, here’s a video of him grunting into a mic for Fate of the Furious.
Maybe this warmed him up after all the frigid filming for Game of Thrones.