It could be perhaps one of the most intense show every hitting the little display, but Game of Thrones has its own uplifting moments — and another of the finest took place a week ago’s event, “The Spoils of War,” whenever Arya (Maisie Williams) squared off up against the great Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) in an impromptu, friendly blade battle.
So when enjoyable because it ended up being for us to watch, it absolutely was “great enjoyable” for the actresses to take the scene — no matter if their particular, uh, differences made for a distinctive challenge that neither of them had experienced while shooting a GoT swordplay sequence before. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams and Christie recount the scene and just how they ready for it, or, especially, the way they managed that these people were fighting a foe that was either over a foot taller or higher a foot smaller than all of them.
“She’s been fighting individuals around the exact same height as her, and I’ve already been familiar with battling people who had been close to my height, therefore we both had a lot to get accustomed to,” says Williams of Christie, that is got 14 inches on Williams. But for Christie, the fight ended up being so much more than a display of killer education and steel-flashing prowess: The Arya vs. Brienne match don’t have a single bad vibe about this, additionally the undeniable fact that it was two females battling in great type adds extra depth to a stunning scene.
“We reached actually put some power engrossed,” Christie recalls. “Discovern’t a desire to harm each other, it is about a matching of abilities. And I believed that ended up being extremely enjoyable to exhibit those figures just who happen to be feminine that after they spar it is maybe not with any bad intention.”
Williams agrees. “it is only a great scene between two ladies who are both very skilled at exactly what they’re performing,” she stated. “I think Brienne is wanting maintain it civil and trying to be developed about any of it. 1st one half the scene is Arya nitpicking and trying to get a reaction being annoying. it is nice to see her show she’s a changed girl — which can be exactly what she’s already been trying to portray to Sansa.”
Brienne of Tarth will be the Oathkeeper, but she is additionally a fantastic impact — and we can’t wait to see her positive affect the Stark girls in the future attacks.