It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the Game of Thrones season finale already, but then time flies when you love a show with only ten episodes per year. We have a couple new interviews today that look forward at the finale with hints of things to come.
After “The Dance of Dragons,” it wasn’t clear if we’d see Dorne again. With Doran’s negotiations in place, no one knew quite what to expect. Well now a new interview with Jessica Henwick hints that things in Dorne will once again heat up in the finale.
Henwick spoke with Yahoo News Singapore when she was in town there recently and confirmed the Sand Snakes will be part of something “extreme” this coming Sunday.
“What happens with the Sand Snakes is…extreme. Very extreme. So I’m really curious to see how people take it. I don’t know what else I can say!” the actress tells Yahoo Singapore. “Episode 10 sets the rest of the show on a very certain path. It’s a big move in Game of Thrones, and the Sand Snakes are a part of it.”
Yahoo tries to get some info on her alleged role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but Henwick remains cagey, saying, “If I had a Singaporean dollar for every time I got asked that question, I would not be rich, but if I had a pound, I’d be pretty damn rich.”
She is also unable to confirm whether or not she’ll be able in season 6. She says, “I don’t know, to be honest.”
Check out the rest of the interview for more on pulling off her own whip stunts this year.
The director of last week and this Sunday’s episodes, David Nutter, talks to Vulture about his work on the series. The interview is mainly focused on the handling of the difficult Shireen and Daznak’s Pit scenes, as Nutter is smartly tight-lipped on the future.
Of “Mother’s Mercy,” Nutter is quoted as saying, “All I can tell you is that it’s like no season finale they’ve had before.”
The director offers a lot of insight into “The Dance of Dragons,” explaining how much CGI went into creating the gladiator ring and thousands of extras needed for the final sequence. He agrees it was tougher to film than the Red Wedding massacre, which he also directed.
“Oh yes, much more involved because of the scope of it, and 1,000 extras every day. It took 12 days to shoot the entire sequence.”
For all the directorial details of “The Dance of Dragons,” head over to Vulture.
Just a reminder- the Game of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack is now available for purchase digitally!