O último episódio da sexta temporada de Game of Thrones foi para o ar no passado domingo (26 de junho) na HBO. O elenco esteve à conversa sobre o episódio com vários meios de comunicação social e partilhamos aqui um apanhado de algumas das entrevistas que foram feitas com Sophie Turner, Aiden Gillen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Robert Aramayo, Bella Ramsay e Dean-Charles Chapman.
Para Sophie Turner, o episódio 9 contou com um grande momento para a Sansa, quando ela conseguiu, finalmente, vingar-se do seu marido Ramsay Bolton:
There’s a feeling of rooting for her. This is something everyone wanted out of Sansa. She had certainly been building up to this over the past five seasons, her first kill. But I think what people should be maybe a bit wary of is how much she seemed to enjoy it. I have to give a lot of credit to Miguel [Sapochnik], the director of the episode. That was kind of his idea, the look back in, where it lasts a little bit too long. I think Sansa could maybe develop a taste for killing. Who knows. It could be a little worrying, for sure.
Sophie refletiu ainda sobre a relação um pouco complicada entre Sansa e o seu primo Jon Snow:
I think Sansa trusts Jon to make morally right decisions, but I’m not sure if she trusts him with the kind of political things. I don’t know if she trusts Davos completely, and he’s kind of his advisor. I think it’s more about being open with each other, like with Sansa writing to Littlefinger for the Knights of the Vale. I think Jon means they need to be more open with each other and tell each other what’s going on — and it’s very frustrating for Sansa to hear him say that. She knows he means it more about her than it is him talking about himself. And he really needs to trust her.
Por fim ela falou sobre a troca de olhares entre Sansa e Mindinho no episódio 10, mas ao contrário do que ouvimos a Sansa dizer (“só um tolo confiaria no Mindinho”) a atriz parece ter uma visão um pouco contrária:
As you say, she rejects him in the beginning, but there’s definitely something in her that’s… it’s kind of a jealousy toward Jon. He’s getting all of the credit for basically Sansa saving his ass. Obviously he played a huge part in the Battle of the Bastards, but Sansa really saved him. There’s a bit of jealousy there. She looks at Littlefinger knowing that he would have put her as Queen in the North, and given her the credit she deserves. I don’t think she’s gunning for the Iron Throne anytime soon, but she realizes that Littlefinger might be a better ally than she thought, a more trustworthy ally than she thought.
Estes excertos foram retirados da entrevista da Sophie Turner ao The Hollywood Reporter.
Sophie falou ainda (agora para a Variety) sobre o fato de alguns fãs agora torcerem para que Sansa Stark e Jon Snow fiquem juntos:
Oh my god, really? I haven’t actually heard that. Stranger things on “Game of Thrones” have happened… Maybe politically, it makes sense, I honestly don’t know how I would feel about that, I’d have to speak to the producers about that one. Honestly, what I think is going to happen – and I don’t know where the story is going to go, but I think Jon and Daenerys are going to end up together, probably. I feel like Jon and Sansa would be a strange one, especially because isn’t it considered not legitimate if you haven’t consummated the marriage, and I really don’t think either of them would be particularly up for that. It would be very difficult to do that. [Laughs.]
Aiden Gillen falou à Vulture sobre o percurso de Mindinho ao longo da temporada e da relação deste com Sansa Stark:
We only had a few scenes with Littlefinger in season six. But one thing he was trying to do consistently was sow some kind of seed of disquiet with Sansa in terms of Jon, and how closely related they really are, and how valid he really is as a king, or a leader, or a brother, while at the same time encouraging what might be her own position. There’s a certain amount of, “I told you so. Is this what you want? Can you trust him?” And all of that has been said anyway, in the previous scene. But there’s also a degree of excitement, because the lords are pledging their allegiance to Jon Snow, and we didn’t necessarily know it would go that way. Speaking for Littlefinger, it was one of those moments where you go, “Fuck! Maybe this is a bigger thing than I thought it would be. How are we going to deal with this?” Given that he enjoys chaos and uncertainty and the thrill of all of that, it was a big moment for him.
Irá Sansa ceder às promessas de Mindinho ou irá continuar fiel ao novo Rei do Norte? Aiden manifestou-se sobre a influência de Mindinho para com Sansa:
She really is becoming more like me. More Baelish–like in the way she’s operating, and the fact that she’s operating at all. She has become a player under my tutelage, and that’s what I wanted. There’s a scene way back when we’re discussing a battle, a scene with Cersei, and we’re talking about Stannis and the Boltons, and letting the two of them tear each other apart, and coming in at the last minute with the Knights of the Vale. Who’s to say that Sansa wasn’t thinking of doing something like that as well? Let them kill each other. Again, it’s not likely, but not impossible.
Ele também falou sobre a possibilidade da traição que Mindinho cometeu para com Ned Stark vir assombrá-lo:
I guess in times like that, it would be difficult to know what information would be widely, readily, quickly available. By the time a story gets out, there might be 40 different versions of it. And if you are a manipulative, political type, you’ll make sure to get your counterstory out immediately. And then you can assume there’s some leeway — if you ever are confronted with it, you can say, “Yeah, but it wasn’t quite the way you heard it.” I very obviously held a dagger to Ned Stark’s throat, which as television viewers saw in massive close-up, but the part of the story that’s the most damning evidence of betrayal — my holding a dagger to his throat — may not be out there. Everybody didn’t see it. But yeah, things come home to roost, and we are approaching the endgame, and things are going to get trickier for everyone, but particularly for people who have spun webs of lies and deceit.
Isaac Hempstead Wright falou ao Access Hollywood sobre a revelação que fez no episódio 10 através de uma Visão, a confirmação da teoria R+L=J .
“I remember going to my mum, going, ‘Ah, no, no. It’s Rhaegar isn’t it?’ She goes ‘Well, no. Not according to the script. We don’t know yet.’ I’m like, ‘Ahhh’ … [Bran] doesn’t exactly know what’s going on [between Lyanna and Ned]. He doesn’t really know why he’s being shown this anyway … I think it’s quite a key element that Bran sees this and understands its significance, but doesn’t exactly quite have the full picture yet. And I think that’s clearly something that will kind of be explored in scenes to come.”
Agora, Isaac diz que espera que Bran regresse para Winterfell e conte a Jon Snow tudo o que aprendeu e ainda deseja que todos os Starks vivos se voltem a reunir, pois juntos formariam uma equipa de sonho.
“I think what Bran would see, will be like, ‘Well, we’ve got this fantastic leader and warrior in Jon, we’ve got this superb diplomat in Sansa, and we got my magic thing going on. We can rule the world.’ And of course Arya with her ninja stuff and face-changing kind of assassin stuff, we’re the dream team, like Captain America.”
Issac falou também à Vulture sobre algumas teorias dos fãs terem sido confirmadas e da ligação que se criou entre Bran e o Rei da Noite desde o momento em que ele lhe tocou.
“If Bran goes through the Wall, then can the White Walkers come through? That might be a difficult decision to make. That could be the end of Bran. Or maybe it just means that Bran needs to get through the Wall very quickly. Run! It’s going to be tough, whatever happens.”
Por fim, ele falou sobre o aproximar do fim da história:
“It’s all coming together, isn’t it? It’s all reaching this crescendo of all these different forces coming together to a focal point and getting ready to implode. It feels like we’re getting very close to the final conclusion. God knows how we’re going to make a conclusion out of this massive thriving mess of murders and death and ice zombies and all sorts, but it’s going to be pretty spectacular.”
O The Hollywood Reporter falou com o ator Robert Aramayo (jovem Ned Stark) sobre as cenas da revelação na Torre da Alegria:
“We shot it in December, the later piece. The other one was much earlier on; a couple of months before.”
Robert diz que Ned não fazia ideia do que ia ali encontrar:
“That’s the interesting thing. He thinks perhaps that his sister is being tortured or something, that something very horrible is going on behind the door. And what he actually sees isn’t actually seeing anything different, really. He walks in and sees his sister on the bed with blood everywhere. He doesn’t know what’s going on, but he knows that something bad is happening.”
Sobre o momento em que Lyanna sussurra no ouvido de Ned:
“She’s just giving him the information he needs to know before she dies. It’s all kind of a whirlwind for Ned. She pushes his head toward the baby, and that’s when it all clicks together. Certainly before that moment, he’s still in a place of, ‘What is she talking about?’ She’s giving him all of this information, but none of it feels fully connected yet, until the moment he lays eyes on the baby, and everything drops into place.”
Numa última análise o ator falou um pouco sobre a honra do Ned:
“I think that day in his life is all about honor. That’s the operative word of that day. The variations, as you say, in beating someone in battle dishonorably, the death of a warrior he admired so much, the death of his sister who was one of the most loved people in his life, and then the responsibility of taking care of a brand new life that’s absolutely and completely in his hands… sometimes the honorable thing to do is putting yourself on the firing line to protect something greater than yourself. That’s something he learns right now: to be principled and honorable, sometimes you’re the one who has to suffer.”
Bella Ramsay (Lyanna Mormont) foi um dos maiores destaques da sexta temporada, interpretou de forma brilhante uma personagem que já se previa que ia cair nas graças do público. A atriz falou ao Making of Game of Thrones sobre a forma como o público aceitou a sua personagem.
“It’s crazy really. I didn’t expect anything like it. I am very, very happy that people like Lyanna Mormont. We had to keep it quiet that I had a part in GoT so now it’s out, my family have had lots of people they know contacting them, really excited they have seen me.”
Ela diz que é difícil escolher qual a cena que mais gostou, mas falou sobre a cena final onde ela apela aos Lordes do Norte para que reconheçam Jon Snow como o seu legitimo rei.
“I loved Episode 10, but the room we were filming in was like an overheated sauna, so probably Episode 7 [“The Broken Man”]. Although, I also loved riding Iggy the horse, too.”
Sobre o fato de interpretar uma personagem tão difícil, ela diz:
“It was good, really good, being fierce. It all kind of comes naturally when I become Lyanna because it’s in her nature; it’s just who she is. I loved the script for Episode 10 [“The Winds of Winter”] – how she doesn’t care that she is the youngest person in the room, and proceeds to shame the three leaders.”
Por último, Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon) esteve à conversa com o The Hollywood Reporter sobre o momento em que Tommen cometeu suicídio depois de ver a sua mãe a mandar pelos ares o Septo de Baelor.
“He had a dark ending, but I was thankful about the way he went. Everyone on the show ends up getting their head blown off or squeezed, or stabbed. Tommen was a peaceful guy. And in a way, he goes out in a peaceful way. But a dark way. It’s sad.”
O ator refere que gravou várias versões da cena do suicídio, acabando por ficar a que vimos no episódio ‘The Winds of Winter’.
“We tried a few different versions. The one that made the edit was more shell shock instead of Tommen bawling his eyes out and feeling sadness, anger or revenge. His number one priority – his wife – was in that Sept. He knows that it is game over for him. I think taking off the crown is Tommen giving up.”
Sobre a cena favorita do ator na série, ele nomeia uma cena com o seu (desaparecido) gato.
“I’d probably choose the Ser Pounce scene in ‘Oathkeeper.’ That was my first day, so that meant a lot to me. It’s an iconic scene for Tommen with Ser Pounce and Margaery. It was a long, hard day, because the cat was a bit of a diva.”
Fontes: The Hollywood Reporter | Vulture | Variety | Making of Game of Thrones | Access Hollywood (através de Watchers on the Wall)