Game of Thrones showrunner Dan Weiss reflects on that war room scene from the second episode of Game of Thrones season 7, calling it an ‘interesting’ scene to shoot because not often ‘you see four women sitting around a table discussing power and strategy and war’:
“I don’t think that there are that many situations in film or television where you see four women sitting around a table discussing power and strategy and war. We didn’t really plan it that way, but once it landed on that, we knew that these things had to be discussed, we knew the plan to take Casterly Rock had to be put out there. I think it’s a scene that, had it been the exact same information, situation being put forward by a bunch of old grizzled guys with gray beards, it would have been a lot less interesting to have it be Emilia (Daenerys) at one end of the table and Diana (Olenna Tyrell) at the other end of the table. To me, that just is such a breath of fresh air, and made writing it a lot more fun. The end, after all has been said and done, then Olenna sits her (Daenerys) down and tells her to ignore all of that. When Diana tells you to do that (Be a dragon), you start to go outside the scene and wonder if that applies to every aspect of your life and not just the scene you happen to be shooting.”
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