Sean Bean has opened up about filming his well-known dying scene on the finish of Game of Thrones season one.
The actor’s character Ned Stark arguably set a precedent for the HBO collection when he was unexpectedly executed by Joffrey within the penultimate episode Baelor, proving that no character was secure.
Recalling what was going via his head in the course of the scene, Bean instructed Entertainment Weekly: “It was horror and disbelief — that Joffrey modified his thoughts [about exiling Ned] — after which resignation and [realizing that he was] seeing his daughter for the final time, Arya.
“I used to be making an attempt to think about all 4 [things]. It wasn’t simply, ‘Oh God, I’m getting my head chopped off.’ These mixture of emotions is what made it what it was, I suppose.
“It took like a complete day or so to movie it and also you so it’s important to simply maintain centered on the truth that you’re about to fulfill your dying with out messing round,” he added.
“I used to be extremely popular on the time, in order that in all probability helped. And all people else’s reactions have been improbable — Cersei and the children. It was very shifting with a number of pathos in that scene. Then I put my head within the block and I used to be completed for the day.”
Recreation of Thrones got here to an finish in 2019 after eight seasons, although HBO is about to return to the world of George RR Martin with new spin-off Home of the Dragon in 2022.
Idea artwork from ‘Home of the Dragon’ (Credit score: HBO/Twitter)
The collection will star Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Alicent Hightower and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen respectively, whereas Paddy Considine will play King Viserys Targaryen.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys has additionally teased more potential Thrones spin-offs, evaluating it to the Star Wars and Marvel franchises.
“These are improbable properties which might be many years and many years previous,” he mentioned. “I don’t know that it might get that large, however definitely it’s a nice useful resource that we’ve got and an incredible world.
“So I don’t suppose it’s simply going to be the one [show] for the remainder of its life.”