Filming that epic ‘Game of Thrones’ sea battle was even crazier than it looked


Game of Thrones viewers are all too familiar with seminal battle sequences, but Sunday’s Greyjoy faceoff was a visceral, bloody mess. HBO took us behind the scenes in a featurette called “Battling the Silence” which dives into the storm-tossed sea battle.

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The scene’s main players are Euron (Pilou Asbæk) and Yara (Gemma Whelan). Whelan discusses working with her on-screen uncle who understands the physicality of a battle sequence. Much of the filming involved green screens and was shot in “a car park in Ireland” rather than on a body of water.  Read more…

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