Emilia Clarke gave fans a glimpse of the things the cast and crew members would go through just to make an epic Game of Thrones Season 7. In a video shared on Instagram, Emilia revealed the extreme weather conditions at the undisclosed filming location.
“And then I fell over. Or rather a brisk 50mph N.Irish wind caught me unawares,” the caption read. The British star, who plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen, is seen in a fur jacket. She added a series of funny hashtags.
Just like millions of viewers across the globe, Emilia is dreading the time for Game of Thrones to end. However, there’s no stopping HBO now from finally tying the loose ends to the stories of the characters. “It will be really intense saying good-bye to the show. It will be really, really intense,” Emilia told E! News “But it’s still a little ways away, so I kinda have time to have it sink in.”
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss previously announced on the UFC Unfiltered podcast that filming for Game of Thrones Season 7 would be delayed because they wanted to have the gloomiest climate conditions for the show’s narrative need.
“Sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes anymore so we pushed everything down the line so that we could get some grim, gray weather.”
A Song of Ice and Fire fans now wonder if George R.R. Martin can catch up to the show because of its delay. Earlier this year, Martin announced that he didn’t hit his deadline for Winds of Winter. Benioff and Weiss were left with no choice but to take the narrative of the television series into their own hands.
It is inarguable that Game of Thrones is one of the most celebrated shows ever created. The show’s success is certainly not possible if not for the dedication of the people behind it. For fans who are thinking about how much their favorite stars earn, Variety just released a report.
The leads of Game of Thrones reportedly earn $500,000 per episode. These leads include Emilia, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage. The salaries of secondary leads such as Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams weren’t disclosed, but they were reportedly a high number too.
In the previous seasons, it is believed that the leads make about $300,000 each episode. Over time, as the show becomes more famous and more expensive to film, the cast and crew members have likewise negotiated for their fees.
Game of Thrones has 13 episodes left and at this point, HBO has no plans yet of extending the beloved series although the network expressed its interest for things like a spinoff. HBO Programming President Casey Bloys even joked to the Hollywood Reporter that “in a perfect world, Game of Thrones would keep going.” Bloys told the site that “there are so many properties and areas to go” but HBO has no concrete plans yet and if the network indeed opts to extend the show, “it’s about finding the right take with the right writer.”
While there’s no confirmed spinoff yet, fans can have the ultimate Game of Thrones “live concert experience.” The network confirmed that the series of concerts will kick off in February 2017. A trailer for the project was already released. The concert will marry the show’s visuals and the performance of a full orchestra and choir. In a statement, Benioff and Weiss praised composer Ramin Djawadi for his work.
“For seven years, Ramin has been blowing our mind with his music’s force, subtlety, and endless inventiveness. The GoT Concert Experience will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the show’s visuals and Ramin’s powerful compositions. We are more excited for it than anyone.”
The musical journey will have 28 stops in the U.S. It will begin in Kansas City, Missouri, and will end two months later in Portland, Oregon.
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