Did you think I was kidding about the flood of Game of Thrones promotion? Dive in and soak it up: we’re officially in-season now and it feels so good. Today’s new material: cast members and showrunner D.B. Weiss talk to Entertainment Weekly about their major increase in screen time for season 7.
“When I first read this season I thought: ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!’” Emilia Clarke says to EW. “We’re actually filming longer now. I don’t know how that’s happening.”
Peter Dinklage agrees, saying, “I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time.”
But with the season only running for seven episodes this year, how did this come about? Everyone was afraid they’d be seeing less of their favorites. But when Weiss explains it, it all comes together.
“You kill a couple dozen characters, the people who are left by default need to carry more dramatic weight,” Weiss points out. The all-around bloodbath of season six freed up screen time to spread around to other main characters. He also notes that, “As the worlds start to converge the characters who haven’t met each other before start to meet each other and there are more main characters together in each other’s storylines than ever before.”
Visit EW to read the complete interview and see what else Weiss and the cast have to say about season 7!