David Bradley on filming the Red Wedding: “I’ve never had so many laughs”


Easily one of Game of Thrones’ most jaw-dropping moments, the Red Wedding left us shocked and depressed. Robb, Catelyn and Talisa Stark were all brutally murdered by Walder Frey (David Bradley) and Roose Bolton, and House Stark was left decimated. And yet, despite all the bloodshed, Bradley recalls having quite a grand time on set when speaking to The Daily Telegraph:

"I’ve never had so many laughs. It took a whole week to do it with the different stab wounds and the preamble speech, which I found funny. The guy’s got a sense of humour about luring people in with bread and salt. I should imagine Stalin had quite a good time inviting people he knew weren’t going to be leaving the building."

Well, that’s certainly one way to look at it. It DOES sound like a Walder Frey kind of reaction.

Still, watching some of our favorite Starks bite the bullet wasn’t exactly fun for us. The Stalin comparison is apt though, even if Stalin’s body count was


a whole hell of a lot higher. Either way, hopefully Bradley was not the only one laughing on set. That would have been weird.

Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 10. Official Image via HBO/Helen Sloan

After the Red Wedding, Walder Frey skipped seasons 4 and 5 before returning in season 6. There, he met his doom at the hands of young Arya Stark. Despite a measure of revenge for House Stark, the fans have yet to forgive Bradley for his role in the Red Wedding.

"I’ve had taxi drivers wind down their window and say ‘I can’t forgive you for what you did!’ Now I’ve gone people say ‘sorry to see you go’. No, you’re bloody not!"

At least your postman is still delivering your mail. And we have to admit, we were sad to see Bradley go. Watching him lace into his inept sons was a joy. Good villains are too hard to find these days.

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