Game of Thrones casting wildling leaders and pit announcers for season 5

guessOnce again WatchersOnTheWall sources have come through with the latest casting info about Game of Thrones season 5, giving fans a hint at things to come.

According to the most current casting calls, the show is looking to bring in several minor roles for filming in Northern Ireland and in Spain over the next couple months.

These roles include ( Spoilers!) :

A fighting pit announcer: a charismatic master of ceremonies with a powerful voice who presides over a stadium with thousands of spectators, and controls the crowds well.  The pit is a human fighting pit, it’s noted. He’ll have a role in some spectacular scenes, and is needed for 2 weeks in Spain, commencing Thursday October 16th.

A despondent man: a man in despair who wants to die. He’ll be seen weeping before being soothed and led to the death he seeks. This is a small role, shooting in Northern Ireland on October 20th.

Joss: A father of a 10 year old terminally ill girl. He brings the child to a place where her suffering can be ended, once he knows there is no other way to ease her pain. This part films in Northern Ireland on October 30th.

Loboda: A man in his 40s, the powerful leader of a cannibalistic tribe and a take-no-prisoners killer. The show is looking for an actor who is Eastern European or Russian, or can use an Eastern European accent. The actor must be bald or have a shaved head, be athletic in build, fit and strong. Loboda has a long scene with leading cast members where a battle plan is discussed. The actor is needed for shoots in Northern Ireland on November 5th.

A wilding elder: A rough warrior who is part of a community of guerrilla fighters. He appears in a long, tense scene where there is a debate amongst a group of warring communities about battle strategy.  He has a few lines in an important scene with leading cast. The role shoots in Northern Ireland on November 17th.

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Sue the Fury: An announcer for Daznak’s Pit, clearly! And the despondent man and Joss are visitors to the House of Black and White. Loboda has to be a Thenn leader, with the bald head and cannibal tribe. Sounds like they’re sticking with Russian actors if they can since they had Yuri Kolokolnikov as Styr. What does everyone think is going on with the wildlings?

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Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of WatchersOnTheWall.com

115 Comments

  1. Aurane Waters,

    Just wait until Jon gives them the Gift!

    Are you teaming with Bowen Marsh? “For the watch…!”

    On another note….where is Vaaaaaallll?

  2. afeastfordances,
    Turncloak,

    I very much doubt we’ll see any of that. I find it funny that Hardhome is seen as an alternative to “wildling filler” by Turncloak here, when this event is not crucial at all, especially considering AFFC & ADWD are being condensed into a single season. My best guess would be that Stannis is taking some wildlings with him to Winterfell and this scene will be part of that. Or who knows, maybe they are advancing Tormund’s ranging and we’ll see an equivalent to last year’s “filler” at Craster’s, with wildlings (and maybe some Night’s Watch men) going North in the middle of the season to protect Hardhome or some other town from White Walkers.

    Annara Snow,

    No… That’s not it at all. Don’t create controversy where there is none. Wildlings have been shown to speak many languages and be generally very culturally diverse. Specifically, through the casting of a Russian actor to play Styg, the Thenns now have been established as having a Slavic accent. That’s it. There are no xenophobic implications to this.

    Anyway, these are great news. A couple of wildling leaders, a couple of visitors to the House of Black and White and an announcer for Daznak’s Pit. It’s wonderful to see these little roles being filled up, since it gives us a better idea of the shape that the season will take.

    Still, it’s a pity that in terms of casting news we only hear about both ends of the spectrum: big announcements for major characters being cast (Doran, etc); and unassuming semi-public casting calls for featured extras such as these. I’d love to get more info on secondary characters, since these are the ones that in many ways characterize how the season will go about; it’d be great to know if we are getting Greyjoy supporting characters, or Wymar Manderly or Meereenese nobles to fill up Daenerys’s court.

  3. Nice! Joss and the “despondent man” (and probably his daughter too) are Arya related, I think. Loboda is clearly a Thenn.

  4. Odd that two battle plan scenes (both featuring Wildlings) are being filmed so far apart. It seems they’re separate scenes. Could it be that one is about Hardhome and the other about Winterfell? Perhaps Deepwwod Motte?
  5. Good news re. the small parts being filled out.

    Like others though I’d like to get some northern casting. I realise they are filming it later, but it can’t be long until they must have to start looking. I guess we’re around half way thrrough filming, so it makes sense for them to have to move on in the next few weeks after the Spanish and Croatian filming is complete. I also think this means that the Kingsmoot is cut. There’s just not enough time to do that and the North, although if we’re lucky we might get a small Iron Islands plot this year.
  6. Jeb,

    They pretty much seem to be casting many of the minor roles just before shooting. They released casting calls for Tyrion’s storyline days after they began shooting it.

  7. Jeb,

    There’s no indication that the roles leaked to Fury are all the ones GoT is casting. For instance, the dying girl mentioned in this post doesn’t get a dedicated casting call here, but they’re obviously casting her. There could be a bunch of Winterfell castings by now (we already have a “Winterfell worker” who slipped past Fury’s sources or just wasn’t mentioned, so there’s that).
  8. Luka Nieto,

    It could be one scene that has two parts that have to be filmed separately, like if they start outdoors and then walk inside or something like that. Similar to the filming they had with Mace and Tycho, where they filmed on the docks one day and then like a week later filmed a continuation of the same scene inside the city.

  9. The battle that they pushed out of Iceland was slated to shoot in November IIRC, so this could definitely be related

  10. Annara Snow,

    😀 Miss Snow you made me laugh out loud! Was that a joke?!

    They must be looking for someone who has common traits with Yuri Kolokolnikov, Styr, the Magnar of Thenn. A similar look, built and accent perhaps? Then again it is probably easier to get the accent right. Now I cannot remember if Yuri played the Styr with a Russian/Easter European accent. I’m sure someone will correct me.

  11. I’m really excited for the hobaw stuff. seems like it’s going to be incredibly sad though. bring on the tears for that scene with the little girl.

  12. Strider:
    Annara Snow,

    Miss Snow you made me laugh out loud! Was that a joke?!

    They must be looking for someone who has common traits with Yuri Kolokolnikov, Styr, the Magnar of Thenn. A similar look, built and accent perhaps? Then again it is probably easier to get the accent right. Now I cannot remember if Yuri played the Styr with a Russian/Easter European accent. I’m sure someone will correct me.

    Seven help me, woman! Will you stop with the typos?! Typing from mobile is no excuse.

    *Eastern European

  13. I continue to hear fans speculate about Hardhome being a part of the show and it frankly baffles me a bit. That would seem like an unnecessary sojourn that the show would not bother with (the books sure didn’t do much more than give us a couple of updates by letter, not riveting stuff).

    The only reason I could see this being a possibility is if the show wanted an action sequence involving the White Walkers but even then, it doesn’t make any sense for the show to devote screentime to a bunch of characters to battle the Walkers who are essentially faceless. Are we really going to spend time with say Tormund and a bunch of random Wildlings going on a mission by themselves? Highly doubtful.

    Isn’t it far more likely that instead of the Mountain tribes, that a large group of Wildlings are conscripted into Stannis’ army to march on Winterfell? That at least gives them members of the main cast to bounce off of. The Battle of Winterfell is a much more important set piece which you would want to devote resources and screentime to. Not to mention that the casting call is describing “War council” type scenes and Hardhome is not a planned battle mission, whereas marching on Winterfell very clearly is.

  14. Sue the Fury is being cast? What’s this bullshit! *Kicks over the table *
    D&D are ruining everything!

  15. Annara Snow,

    I suppose they could cast someone who looks and sounds nothing like Yuri, but it makes a lot more sense this way (assuming they’re talking about another Thenn and not a leader of a different tribe of course, but another Thenn seems most likely based on this info).

  16. Ugh, enough with the Thenns already! Let’s watch the politics of leading the Night’s Watch play out this season instead.

    Giddy with excitement for Daznak’s Pit appearing this season. I was worried they would string it out to season 6.

  17. jjp:
    Annara Snow,

    I suppose they could cast someone who looks and sounds nothing like Yuri, but it makes a lot more sense this way (assuming they’re talking about another Thenn and not a leader of a different tribe of course, but another Thenn seems most likely based on this info).

    Oh, I know. It’s still funny and a little facepalmy.

    Also, if they’re looking for someone who sounds like Yuri Kokolnikov, why are they looking for people from anywhere in Eastern Europe? Someone from, say, Czech Republic or Montenegro will sure not sound similar to a Russian. I find the idea that there’s something called “Eastern European accent” that’s uniform all across Eastern Europe pretty odd.

  18. Annara Snow,

    Agree it’s a little funny, but it’s reasonable. It’s more-or-less the equivalent of casting for a “British Accent” or “American Accent,” given all the different dialects.

  19. Interesting but no sure why so many Wildings are needed? ( have they cast Varamyr yet?) . There’s an awful lot of characters now cast for the Wall so I’m a little worried it’s going to get cluttered up there. Hardhome is a possibility but not sure what of significance is gonna happen up there. Perhaps some Wildings losing to whitewalkers to give them motivation

    to accept the offer of settling the gift? Maybe Davos is going straight to Skagos early?! Really not sure what’s going on…or why they’re making up Wilding characters when there’s plenty of others that would fit the role (Rattleshirt, Sigorn, Harma, The Weeper).
  20. A little off topic, but interesting anyway, well for me it was, had dinner at a little restaurant in Auckland New Zealand last night, and across on another table, dinnering with her friends was one of Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters, was a strange feeling.

  21. I share the apathy toward more Thenns, but otherwise am intrigued by the castings.

    One random bit of baseless speculation- I wondered if the reason why they are looking for someone to play the announcer is because the natural choice, Ian McNiece, is already cast for Wyman Manderly.

  22. Bronn For King,

    Keisha Castle Hughes probably. Could have been a farewell/celebratory dinner, since shooting in Spain is getting ready to start beginning of october. Personally, I’m diggin Laurenti-Sellers chick, her looks + that voice = fappaccino

  23. Darjan,

    Hey could you maybe be a bit more respectful on here? If not for me, for anyone else that your statement could offend? Thanks.

  24. Darjan,

    It definitely was Ms Castle-Hughes, i have just always called them, Oberyn’s bastard daughters, no idea why 🙂

  25. I’m thinking the Wildlings argue over whether or not to come to the south side of the Wall. This likely happened off page in the books so it makes sense to film it and give us some Tormund time. Perhaps we’ll also see that the WW are picking them off and it’s freaking them out.
  26. Looks like that facebook post could be right, and

    the wildlings will replace the northerners as Stannis’ army. I’m not a fan of this. It’s about time for the Boltons and Freys to face some blowback for the Red Wedding from actual Northerners still loyal to the Starks. Unfortunately, nothing in the casting reports indicates that they will, but the Northern storyline seems to always be the most under wraps. And casting has been much more tight lipped this year. So I guess we’ll see.
  27. WeirwoodTreeHugger:

    It specifically says in both character descriptions that the Wildling leaders are in a War Council setting and arguing about “battle strategy”. They are preparing for a battle and interacting with many of the main cast.

    What you’re describing doesn’t fit. What does fit is if they are conscripted to be part of Stannis’ army (as a substitute for the Mountain Clans who don’t exist on the show) and they are preparing to attack Winterfell. There’s no other “battle” that could be possible in that general region at this point of the story.

    Also, the argument about coming South of the Wall is pretty moot at this point after what happened in the finale. Mance’s army gets taken prisoner by Stannis and Tormund’s locked up at Castle Black.

  28. the two different dates for the warriors are intriging, i don’t think it is the same scene, or they would shoot together…

    Maybe, Loboda the Thenn will discuss the HardHome ranging, a ranging that will be discussed, but as we know, will never happen…

    And the wildling elder is not a wildling, but a mountain clan warrior, who will discuss strategy for Deepwood mott.

  29. ^ I thought when Stannis tells Mance in ep 10, that he has nothing to feed them, the whole prisoner idea is done away with. At least that is the impression I got. I think Tormund is also locked up at the Wall because he will replace Val of sorts. Maybe Jon will send Tormund to fetch these other leaders, and an intense and tense debate will follow when they show up. Such a scene could have multiple functions: Jon giving Stannis advice about the North, angering the NW for partaking in realm politics, etc. We may even hear other northern houses mentioned, even if they are not shown.

  30. Again, it specifically says everyone is discussing “battle strategy” as in “how are we going to attack this thing” as opposed to “I’m not a fan of going South of the Wall”.

    And again, they are interacting with main cast members, not just each other. They are getting ready to attack Winterfell with Stannis. Anything else you’re inferring is simply wishful thinking as opposed to reading what’s in the actual description.

  31. Hmm you guys could be on to something with the dates.

    “Wildling Elder” could be misdirection from the producers. Maybe it’s Big Bucket, it kind of fits the description, and warring factions could well be Stannis, some Northerners, extra Wildlings and the Ironborn.

  32. Jordan,

    By the same token , if Brian Blessed isn’t cast as Wyman, I’d like to see him shouting at an arena full of people!

  33. King Tommen,

    They could be planning an attack on Hardhome with Jon or planning an attack on Deepwood with Stannis too. But that’s about it really. I’m almost 100% sure that one of them will be the battle outside Winterfell considering the dates. The other battle (and yes I do think it’s two war councils, otherwise they’d be shooting together at least partially which this doesn’t imply) could be one of the other two I mentioned. The fact that they are two different characters when one could have been enough might be a sign that they are not both related to Stannis’s march. So maybe Hardhome is in in some form (even if just glimpsed or discussed)? They can’t go a whole season without any White Walkers can they?
  34. vlad,

    It’s a worry! Even just a couple of the featured extra ones from the first season or two returning. The Greatjon would be heaven sent at this point!

  35. This has probably already been said, but I think that even though the filming place is different to the outside, the man who wants to die and the dying girl will be in

    The House Of Black And White. They may be filming the indoor scenes there.
  36. Princezz,

    All the internal set stuff (or at least 99% of it) is shot in GOT’s studio in Ireland. That’s where the House of Black and White will be, not in Croatia. So yeah.

  37. Am I the only one that thinks it’s crazy they are filming in the middle of November? Isn’t that incredibly late, compared to normal GoT filming? If anything, it might indicate they are finally going for the cold and the snow, but doesn’t this push the premiere back? I feel like filming has been happening so late this year in general.

  38. That would be sick if they show the battle at the bridge of skulls and that is how we are introduced to Marsh

  39. TorbofThrones,

    They’ve always filmed until the end of the year, with four months of post-production before the show airs. Still, I imagine post-production starts in some way or another since the first days of filming, and we know that it goes on until days before the particular episodes are aired. For example, D&D mentioned in an interview that during the airing of Season 4, mere weeks before the finale, they were still working hard on the CGI of “The Children”.

    Anyway, there still may be some truth to what you said, at least in the sense that the filming for Northern locations has been moved up to the end of the year in hopes of more realistic cold weather. If I’m not mistaken, it was reported that “a big battle sequence” (i.e., the Battle of Winterfell) was going to be partly filmed in Iceland in Winter, but in the end the logistics would have been a nightmare so they will only shoot there without the actors, and the rest in Ireland. I hope I’m remembering that correctly.

  40. THE WALK HAS BEEN FILMED!

    The filming was even more secretive than usual. They were guarding Lena Headey’s appearance with great care, but some info slipped through:

    * Cersei is not getting her head shaven as part of her punishment. Instead, she will sport a “chopped boy cut”. Many of us suspected it would be like this.
    * Lena Headey was wearing “a tattered pink covering.” However, this doesn’t mean Cersei will do the walk in undergarments —Lena Headey will have some clothes, but previously it had been reported they were looking for someone to go nude in a scene that would include hundreds of extras shouting and humiliating the character (that is, a nude body double for Lena Headey.)

  41. ^
    Oooooomggggggg !!! Vfeugcdguik!!!!!!! So excited !! I’m sure we will see some photos later from the shooting !

  42. Lady Nym,

    Apparently not. The article says the filming was very secretive and the street was completely closed, much more than ever before. I don’t particularly mind, to be honest. The thing I was most curious about was if Cersei would be shaven or just have her hair cut short, and now we know.

  43. LukaNieto:
    Lady Nym,

    Apparently not. The article says the filming was very secretive and the street was completely closed, much more than ever before. I don’t particularly mind, to be honest. The thing I was most curious about was if Cersei would be shaven or just have her hair cut short, and now we know.

    But with all those people on the rooftop I thought we could have a glimps 🙁 anyway really sad for the head shaving ! I wonder why they didnt go with that ? Maybe because of all the troubls that will come after it like showing how the hair is growing back ..etc

  44. TorbofThrones:
    Am I the only one that thinks it’s crazy they are filming in the middle of November? Isn’t that incredibly late, compared to normal GoT filming? If anything, it might indicate they are finally going for the cold and the snow, but doesn’t this push the premiere back? I feel like filming has been happening so late this year in general.

    From what I remember of the bloopers reel from shooting Season 4 NCW and PD were goofing around doing a dance to “Good King Wenceslas” so I suspect they may have been shooting in November at least last year (though the count-down to Xmas does seem to start earlier annually).

    SueTheFury thanks to you and your “little birds” for finding this stuff out. Such a pity that apart from the 9 roles we heard about at Comi-Con HBO are so backward in coming forward about the casting. From memory they were not particularly forthcoming last year either.

  45. Lady Nym,

    I don’t think the issue with shaving Cersei’s head is continuity, to be honest. At least, I don’t think that would be the major concern. On the one hand, visually, it may be the case that she would just look weird and interfere with the story: you’d just be looking at Cersei in such an emotional moment and thinking “she looks weird”, instead of feeling for the character and the humiliation she’s suffering through. On the other hand, people will immediately get the shame in a medieval noblewoman known for her beauty having her hair cut so short. Having one’s hair cut short as a punishment or a willing rejection of one’s role in society is an icon that spans many cultures. Shaving… not so much.

    Logistically, the fact is that a short wig will probably look better than a bald cap. The alternative would be for Headey to actually shave her hair, and although that would be very brave, I don’t think any of us can complain if she doesn’t want to do it. I think these issues may be more relevant to the decision.

  46. Dame of Mercia:

    SueTheFury thanks to you and your “little birds” for finding this stuff out. Such a pity that apart from the 9 roles we heard about at Comi-Con HBO are so backward in coming forward about the casting. From memory they were not particularly forthcoming last year either.

    I’m not sure why this is “backward”. I love every bit of spoiler and casting news tidbits revealed/discovered on the WoTW site, but why should HBO itself reveal everything? A little mystery and anticipation is the whole point of waiting for the next season.

    If I knew all the details, I wouldn’t enjoy the new episodes as much when they finally air, because, well the sense of discovery is gone. There’s plenty of time for analysis when the season officially airs and afterward. (Sometimes I don’t even watch some of the behind-the-scenes documentaries, because I don’t want to dampen my suspension of disbelief. Keep the magic, and all that.)

  47. LukaNieto,

    Cool. Lena will rock the walk. It’s another one of those defining ASoI&F moments that I hope to see adapted well. I’m especially looking forward to Lena’s expressions…Does she maintain the pride? Does she break down? Does she see images of her father and other dead/departed folk in the crowd? Will there be a camera angle from her perspective?

    I’ll be on the edge of wetness as this scene approaches.

  48. Hodor’s Bastard,

    I do imagine it being filmed quite claustrophobically, actually. A few iconic wide shots of the whole thing, to be sure, but mostly a camera following Cersei behind the shoulder, shots from her perspective of the peasants shouting at her, and close-up shots of her face. But maybe that’s just me.

    As for the acting, Lena will of course rock it. She was amazing in Season 4, especially in the last episode, “The Children.” “I will burn our house to the ground before I let that happen.” Goosebumps.

  49. LukaNieto,

    I’m a little confused…..so Lena herself will not be going nude, but only her body double??

    oh and I really do hope D&D kept in the scene where Cersei burns down the Tower of the Hand…..one of my favorite scenes from AFFC.

  50. Flora Linden,

    My understanding is that HBO did not stint on giving casting information in the first couple of seasons though I must admit I was not aware of “Game of Thrones” in the early days. If somebody is cast but the story-line is not revealed I don’t think an awful lot of information would be given away (Sullied would have an insight but then some things are changed in adaptation). Flora, I don’t know where you are from but in the UK if someone is inclined to pushing himself or herself forward we sometimes say “He/She isn’t backward in coming forward” and I was playing on that saying. The meaning I meant to convey was that I was puzzled, and sorry, that HBO had been (it seems to me) more reticent about giving casting information than in, say, 2010/11.

  51. aurane waters,

    Posted a couple hours ago in this same article. Anyway, wasn’t the Lokrum thing just a rumor? Never made sense to me anyway. If you’re gonna have to build a fake street, you do it much more easily on a closed filming stage. But it seems it doesn’t matter either way because they went for the real thing.

  52. Dame of Mercia,

    Thank you for the clarification about being puzzled, I’m not from the UK so I’m not familiar with the expression. My apologies if you were offended.

    You’re right, as long as specific storylines aren’t revealed in great detail no harm done. I was reacting more to the overall atmosphere of fandom in general now (not just in GoT), where everything just has to be out there, you know? The pre-analyzing kind of overtakes just watching the movie, TV show and enjoying it.

    I think HBO was more open about casting at the beginning because it wanted to establish its presence as a TV show in general and of course to show the book reader fans the network was serious in its investment. Now that the series has made its own identity, HBO is less open about things, because all the mainstream attention leads to more leaks on the Internet and such. Plus all the piracy. And the anticipation for the new season would increase with less info floating out there.

  53. Dragonslayer,

    Oh, it was he who said it? Wasn’t it reported on WotW too, at least as speculation? Anyway, you are right, even without this, no one should believe anyone’s reports if they come without proof… and that’s not only about GoT. That’s real life advice.

  54. I can’t wait to see this scene, it should be fantastic. I don’t mind Cersei not shaving her heading, it’s much more practical from a production stand point just to have a short wig. It’s also possible they used Lena’s actual hair and dyed it to match Cersei’s hair color.

    Also, I thought the report was that they were going to use Lokrum to film the part where she first walks out of the Sept?

  55. No major issue with her not shaving her head ( mainly for shallow reasons of me thinking Lena looks much hotter with short hair!) but is she not going naked at all or is it just they’re using a body double for the large crowd shots? Be surprised if she doesn’t as she’s done nude before and seemed quite up for it from previous interviews (the one where she linked the use of on-screen nudity to depict of power was very interesting). Guess we’ll see.

  56. I’m happy they’re cutting her hair, and I agree the look will be better than just completely shaved.
  57. aurane waters,

    She will be nude. They do try to keep the time an actor spends naked to an absolute minimum. It’s not like they would have Lena walking around naked while they’re filming shots of her back, face or shoulders. I remember last year Missandei was wearing pasties on set, but she was nude in the actual scene.

  58. She’s going to do the scene nude; she’s talked about it for a long time. The body double will just be used for extended shots so they don’t need Lena on set when they’re handling lots of extras at the same time.

  59. Annara Snow,

    Czech Republic is Central Europe btw but never mind 😉 What I wanted to say is that people from other countries say that Czech sounds quite similar to Russian and other Slovíčka languages but it’s true that Czech accented English and Russian accented English is quite different – although I can percept it differently as I’m Czech and used to people talking czenglish…
    And back to geography – most of East European countries are former USSR countries which mean they probably speak Russian or some east-slavic language such as belarussian or ukrainian that sounds more similar to Russian than south-slavic (serbian or croatian for example) or west-slavic (Czech, Polish) languages…

    Anyway, excited about the news, can’t wait to hear who gets cast (despite all I’ve said – fingers crossed for some Czech actor to get cast as the Thenn :))

  60. Flora Linden,

    Absolutely no offence taken, Flora – my previous post was solely for clarification. As people visit this site from all parts of the world I should be careful to use vocabulary which is understandable to people internationally. I understand what you mean about possible over-analysis. Are you familiar with the work of the poet William Wordsworth? He isn’t my favourite (or my least favourite) poet but he referred in one poem to us murdering to dissect in regard to analysis (or over-analysis) in the academic milieu and I think he has a point. Possibly fans speculate so much because GRRM takes so long between books. But I agree with you that it is preferable to enjoy books/show in a spontaneous way than to have scrutinised all the (possible) minutiae before publishing/broadcasting.

  61. Why is the Despondent Man crying? Maybe its because his penis is too big?

    Paging Nina Gold. Paging Nina Gold. Your voicemail is full. Please call me back!

  62. “They decided to stick to Russian actors….” , because as we know Russians are the best cannibals ever!!!! LOL!!!! Just kidding…

    Ana Torv..for Val! And where is Arianne Martel?!?!

  63. I think the tattered pink rags might work just as well as being nude for show Cersei. After all she was always dressed so elegantly. It will be a stark contrast. Plus, the show has not yet touched on Cersei’s insecurities about her beauty or her body resulting from her aging (such as breasts sagging for example), so her complete book trauma might be just as well done with rags on screen. Though it beggs the question: why then the casting call for a nude body double?!

    jentario,
    Nice find, Jent!

  64. loco73,

    Cut. We’ve known this since July, when she wasn’t announced alongside the rest of the Dornish cast, and Trystane was described as the heir.

    Also, I doubt we’ll see Val. Still, any excuse to see Anna Torv is good enough for me.

    BTW, isn’t the walk set a bit… narrow? I imagined a bigger street, since she walks out directly from the Sept. The street in which it was announced the Walk would be filmed was much larger. Even if they film in there as well (it is a long walk after all)… Why is Cersei going through an alley?

  65. King DBC,

    This. She has no qualms about it (as her filmography will show) but that doesn’t mean she’d want to stand around in the buff with a crowd around her for longer than necessary.

  66. Luka Nieto,

    yeah the set looks extremely claustrophobic and narrow to me too. she’s not supposed to get so close to the commonfolk. it seems like they could touch her with such little distance between them, and one of things that cersei was assured of was that there would be enough distance that they couldn’t physically touch her

  67. Darjan,

    Wasn’t Ms Keisha Castle Hughes in Croatia back in August for filming, and we never received any spy pics, with the exception of her, Ms Laurenti-Sellers and Mr Oparei with a photo op at the airport.

  68. Dragonslayer:
    LukaNieto,

    That means we shouldn’t blindly believe Patchface’s news…

    I looked up his post, actually he never said they’d film the scene on Lokrum, just that it was their contingency plan if they hadn’t got permission to film in Dubrovnik.

    https://watchersonthewall.com/game-of-thrones-season-5-sets-split-klis-ready-trouble-dubrovnik/#comment-8680

    I’d still take unconfirmed reports with a grain of salt, but so far Patchface might be legit.

  69. Oh oh oh I really hope that Lena is naked. It would ruin the whole experience if she’s not. Damn you D&D.

  70. Mine is the Furry,

    she will be naked, but seriously if you just want to see lena naked because you’re attracted to her than just go watch 300 because i highly doubt she’ll be looking sexy in this scene

  71. tyjon,

    There were no spy pics then because the Dornish storyline was filming in a palace instead of the streets of a major city.

  72. If she is going to walk through all these people anyway so why they’r covring her with the umbrella /:

  73. aurane waters,

    But but but she has back tats. I hope they cover her back tats. Cersei doesn’t have back tats. The script doesnt call for back tats. Damn damn D&D.

  74. aurane waters:
    Mine is the Furry,

    if you look at the picture, i posted its clear they covered up her back tattoos…..

    But but but, the hair. The hair is all wrong. There must be pubic hair. This should look like 70s porn. Why must D&D modernize this pivotal scene?

  75. Mine is the Furry,

    Ok I think you’re just trolling now but you’re not being a funny troll, only an annoying troll.

    That being said, she’s shaved from head to toe before the Walk, so she should have no pubic hair

  76. Lady Nym:
    If she is going to walk through all these people anyway so why they’r covring her with the umbrella /:

    As there was still a number of tourists with cameras up on the wall taking photos. Which is obviously evident from the photo that was taken and posted on here. They needed to be removed before the scene was shot…

  77. I’m glad to hear they’re going to show and explain us the House of Black and White gift. I’ve always thought, since the first reading of ASOAIF, that the braavosi role in the story is more important than what it appears to be at first, now the show keeping/anticipating arcs related to Braavos confirms it in some vague ways.

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