Warning: This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7.
Despite its flaws and a highly questionable timeline during its penultimate episode, Game of Thrones' seventh season still enjoyed high ratings and love from the fans. The latest season of HBO's fantasy epic was filled to the brim with intense moments, but none of them could hold a candle to Cersei Lannister's (Lena Headey) cold-hearted revenge against Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) in the dungeons of King's Landing.
The intense scene showed off the actors' talents and it would have many assume that it took multiple takes and days to get right, but believe it or not, Cersei's vengeance was actually filmed on the very first day of season seven's shooting.
Revenge Is A Dish Best Served First
As shown in the latest episode of the behind-the-scenes series The Game Revealed, one of big final moments in The Queen's Justice was shot on the first day of shooting. Based on a four-page script, the scene called for the actors in the scene to be at the top of their game, and as seen in the final cut, everyone delivered.
The worst part for Varma, however, was not being unable to save her on-screen daughter Tyene Sand (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) from a slow and painful death or working on such a demanding scene at the start of the season's shooting schedule. Instead, the major struggle came when the prop chains used to tie her to the prison's walls were a bit too good – leaving her chained to the wall in real life!
"Rosabell [Laurenti Sellers] and I had to wear manacles and we were tied to the wall and we had trouble, because either they’d come undone, because we were fighting against them, or couldn’t get them off. Literally, at the end of the day, I was like ‘Mate, I can’t get it off, can someone help me?’ and everyone’s gone. Pete from props is like, ‘I think we need a saw,’ and I had to be sawn out."
Cersei's revenge for Myrcella Baratheon turned out better than any of the #GameOfThrones crew could have expected. If the fan reactions were anything to go by, everyone on-set did more than what was asked of them and gave fans a scene that will be hard to forget.
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