Game Of Thrones creators, writers, and executive producers David Benioff and DB Weiss took part in a seven minute long interview with Sky Atlantic this week and we thought you might want to have a watch of the chat.
Sky Atlantic of course broadcast the hit fantasy show in the UK and many cast members were in the UK recently for some press and promotional work on the second season of the show.
The men take things back to the very beginning and describe how they became involved in Game Of Thrones and how they were first introduced to the amazing series of novels the TV show is now based on, by acclaimed author George R. R. Martin.
David and DB also revealed that the decision to film predominantly in the UK, in Northern Ireland in particular, was not made swiftly and explained that they ‘scouted’ around 17 different countries, before choosing the Belfast area. The men actually met in Ireland and claim to know the country ‘pretty well’ and say that the look of the land and the rural areas fitted perfectly with their vision for the series.
Benioff and Weiss confessed that when it came to casting, the most ‘scary’ thing they experienced was their search for the three core child actors needed for central plot lines. They knew the adult nature of the storylines involved and the impact such a huge and wide reaching TV show would have on their lives and so met hundreds of young people, before picking their final group.
They also have a charming little anecdote about little Maisie Williams – who plays Arya Stark – and her first day on set, whe she was surrounded by 300 cast and crew, the light was fading and she was told she had three shots to nail a difficult scene. The English actress did it in one.
Watch the video below and check out all our Game Of Thrones spoilers here.