For a start, I wanted her to be more pregnant. I was like: ‘Lets do this. If you’re going to do it awful, then go full. Go big or go home.’ That was my first thought.
Carice van Houten (Melisandre):
I was watching it with a few friends and then someone came in who hadn’t watched any of the show, and he wanted to watch the show. But he saw only the red wedding, which was funny because, for this guy, it was like, ‘OK, they all got killed.’
But we actually love these people, you know? So it was a funny experience to have someone there who was not part of the family. And I of course knew that it was going to happen.
But I love that, as well, because you can see what good television can do with you if you see those clips on Youtube. They actually drop on their knees it’s so dramatic, so beautiful.
Gwendoline Christie (Brienne):
I remember I saw [those videos] at the time, and it was in a similar vein to what I was doing at home!
Sibel Kekilli (Shae):
Yeah, me too. I was shocked.
]. Because those people are not just the characters, but actors who I really like and work with.