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I was sitting next to her [Maisie] in the read-through for episode 2, when she’s got to get rid of Nymeria, her wolf. And she gotta throw the stones. And she just starting weeping. In a read-through! And I was sitting next to her and I said: ‘Are you alright?’, and she said: 'Yeah, I just hate doing that scene.’
—  Harry Lloyd on Maisie Williams’ dedication to her role

I just listened to the commentary for “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” and what’s really interesting to me is that GRRM speaks up whenever Michelle Maclaren makes an observation about the show which differs from the books or asks a question about a character or event which George then elaborates on if not all of the information is there in the show.

When Michelle Maclaren talks about a potential romance between Jaime and Brienne, George doesn’t say a thing. He goes along with it. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s very interesting.

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Game of Thrones Season 3 Commentary by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie and Bryan Cogman

 

  • Lena: Actually, Mark, do you remember in this scene that I got a case of hysteria?
  • Mark: It was the... Sean [Bean] had spotted a scrubbing brush, which was a bit like a nail brush, like you have in a bath. It was just the idea of Sean doing his nails in the bath.
  • Lena: But what was more ridiculous was with Sean, that he said: "You know those things where you have a light and they smell nice? We want one of them." And you know, do you remember, he was talking about like a sort of potpourri candle. As he had a bath.
  • Mark: Scrubbing his nails...
  • Lena: "Do ever light them when you have a bath, relaxing?" And 'action'. And I was like: "Okay, no".
  • - Game of Thrones audio commentary (1x02)
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Just watched Red Wedding episode with commentary from Michelle and Richard… I cried all over again. I just… I think I will never get over this episode. I will never get over the fact that I was unsullied at that time and one of my favorite characters in Game of Thrones which is Catelyn Stark, died in that way. The moment when Rain of Castemere was played, I just broke down. Amazing performances all around, especially from Michelle. I lost words.

Alan: I think the audience was very happy to see her [Sansa] show at least some will for revenge there. For however briefly.
David: Were you in the message boards again?
David: Everyone denies looking at them, but you know… I actually don’t.
Alan: But I really don’t.
Dan: You do. When people come in the room and see you looking at them, you turn it off really quickly and turn on the porn.

Game of Thrones audio commentary (1x10)