Jeremy Podeswa, director of Season five’s most controversial episode “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” recently spoke to The Credits:
Q: There was a lot of outrage over Ramsay’s rape of in “Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken.” How did you feel about that?
A: I think the way people perceive behavior is relative to the way they relate to the show and the arc of the series, and the longer the series goes on, the more people invest in these characters, and the more they care when terrible things happen to them.
Q: Let’s talk about some of your challenges in this episode, like creating the House of Black and White, and, specifically, the Hall of Faces.
A: Everyone thinks we have unlimited resources, but we don’t. In the earliest discussions of what The Hall of Faces was going to look like, we agreed it had to be incredibly vast and spectacular, but then we feared we couldn’t do it properly with the resources we had, so there was talk to reduce the scope… So what we ended up doing is building pieces of the set, and then used effects for rest. We minimized the number of shots and angles because we realized if we could be very specific of how it was shot, we could be grand in vision.
In an interview with the Danish channel DR3, Pilou Asbæk spoke about his role as Euron Greyjoy:
Q: Is Jon Snow dead?… Game of Thrones.
A: I have no idea, whatsoever.
Q: How was your reaction, when you were offered a role in GOT?
A: I thought: “Fuck yeah, man, I’m Euron Greyjoy, ironborn.”
Q: Do you have a sex scene in GOT?
A: I wish.
Q: Are you paid to keep your beard like that?
A: (Giggles) Nope, it’s free.
Q: Do you kill Reek?
A: (Confused) Reek?… No. (Translated)
** Major Possible Spoilers for Season 6 Follow**
As we know, Girona Cathedral has been booked for filming of a big scene with over 500 extras and a major character riding on horseback has already been confirmed. More concrete information has now surfaced, thanks to our friends at Watchers on the Wall.
A mounted Jaime Lannister, with an army of Tyrell soldiers behind him, will march on the Sept of Baelor to demand (most likely) the release of Margaery. To everyone’s surprise, Sparrows will submit easily and let her go. Also, Margaery is now a devotee to the Seven though it is not known if her conversion is genuine or a mere ploy to get released. The scene is supposed to happen before Jaime leaves for the Riverlands.