Two new The Game Revealed features about Arya, Brienne and Sansa released

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Game of Thrones‘ YouTube channel has posted two new clips from “The Game Revealed”, the 7-part behind-the-scenes documentary series. The videos offer us an insider’s look into the fight scene between Arya and Brienne and a discussion of the interpersonal struggles between Sansa and Arya and the on-set love between Sophie and Maisie.

The first clip, “Warrior Women” takes us behind the scenes of the sparring match between Arya and Brienne in “The Spoils of War”. As one can imagine, this was a particularly tricky fight to choreograph because of the size difference between Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie.

“[T]o be fighting Gwen who is far over a foot taller than me and for her to be, you know, fighting someone who’s far, far shorter than her it’s been a massive challenge,” Williams says in the feature.

I also want to draw everyone’s attention to Maisie’s impressive knife toss at 1:38. For maximum appreciation, I’ve gif-ed it.

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The second video focuses on the complicated relationship between Arya and Sansa as they’re reunited in Winterfell … and the significantly less stifled friendship between Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, as we see the two struggle not to laugh while filming their characters’ touching reunion in the Winterfell crypts.

“It’s been so much fun. She’s my best mate,” Turner says.

“And everyone’s like, ‘Oh it’s so nice you girls are back together again,'” Williams says. “And I was like, ‘Just you wait. Because by week two you’re all gonna hate us. ‘Cause we’re very annoying when we’re together.'”

You can find the entire episode in HBO’s online services.

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    1. Really? A stunt double no-one got to wear Maisie’s face?? (ba dum tish)

      I love these behind-the-scene video’s! Great to see Gwen and Maisie enjoying themselves during fight practice, and them Stark girls must be a handful indeed. After all these years, I still can’t quite believe Maisie is only one year younger than Sophie – if anything, their “visual age difference” has only increased as they grew up.

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    2. “‘Just you wait. Because by week two you’re all gonna hate us. ‘Cause we’re very annoying when we’re together.'”

      Bwhaha. 🙂 They really are still kids after all.

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    3. Pigeon,

      Yup!
      The showrunners must be tickled that they lucked into a child actress who happened to be an athletic dancer. Her athleticism and footwork are really on display in the video. It looks like Maisie W and Gwendoline C were having a grand old time.
      And don’t get me started on the knife flip!

      #TeamMany-FacedGoddess

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    4. Dee Stark,

      Went looking for Emilia with short blonde hair. Found two beautiful Dolce & Gabbana commercials in Italian. The first features Emilia with that 1,000 megawatt smile dancing through a crowd and laughing while eating spaghetti. The second has Kit walking through a crowd of adoring people.

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    5. Very enjoyable. Thanks especially for the GIF–it shows even better knife-work than in the actual fight. Loved seeing her and Gwen having a good time. And Mophie reunited. Imagine two BFFs spending weeks pretending being mean to each other. Good job I don’t act for a living–I wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face.

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    6. Is this only avail. to watch on HBO Go on certain days?? I went looking for them on Friday evening and couldn’t find them anywhere? (I haven’t watched any of them yet)… I went under series/Game of Thrones… and even tried search and nothing came up… it was strange!

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    7. Dragons125,

      If you go to HBOnow, there’s an item at the top menu called “collections,” and “The Game Revealed” episodes are on that page. I had a hard time tracking them down too. I don’t know where they are on HBOgo, it might be different, but look for “collections” there, too.

      I get an email from HBO with a link to the episode whenever a new one comes out. I’m not sure how I ended up on that list, though.

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    8. Chilli:
      Dee Stark,

      Strange, it seems to be for Game of Thrones. Maybe it’s easier for action sequences?

      I think it’s just because it’s her last year as Dany, she wants to pay homage to the role that has defined her career.

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    9. Especially impressive considering that Maisie is left-handed and she does the toss with her right hand. I don’t think that trick made it into the frame of the episode, though.

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    10. Anon:
      Especially impressive considering that Maisie is left-handed and she does the toss with her right hand. I don’t think that trick made it into the frame of the episode, though.

      Maisie is right-handed. She specifically plays left-handed for Arya, which is of course impressive in its own right.

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    11. Anon,

      Maisie is not left-handed; she’s right-handed. She only does stuff left-handed as Arya because she read that Arya is left-handed so she trained to do everything as Arya left-handed to be in character.

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    12. I absolutely loved that scene, esp with their smiles at the end. It was like wow that was fun mixed with I just met my equal!

      Need to go back and watch some other game revealed, I didn’t realize they existed until very recently.

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    13. Pigeon,

      Less than seven months until Maisie Williams turns into a wolf as Wolfsbane in “X-Men: New Mutants” (due out in April, 2018).

      For the rabid fans who can’t get enough of the Wolf Girl, hopefully this will provide a nice distraction until GoT returns.

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    14. Dragons125:
      Is this only avail. to watch on HBO Go on certain days?? I went looking for them on Friday evening and couldn’t find them anywhere? (I haven’t watched any of them yet)… I went under series/Game of Thrones… and even tried search and nothing came up… it was strange!

      I found them under each of the first four Season 7 episodes… I first went to the episode and then hit the extras button and it was one of the extras…

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