During an appearance in Jimmy Kimmel Live!, game of Thrones The producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed that a cast member complemented a battle cry with cries of "Mike Pence!" during the filming of scenes for the tumultuous and very dark episode of last week, "The Long Night".
Weiss told the story to Kimmel, explaining that the actor Jacob Anderson, who plays the character of Gray Worm, was exhausted after having filmed for hours in cold and muddy conditions for the epic battle of the winter episode, which required weeks of shooting outdoors at night in Ireland.
When the director of the episode, Miguel Sapochnik, asked Anderson to shout a war cry in valyrio, a fictional language created for the show, all that the British actor could apparently was the name of the vice president.
"Miguel was yelling at Jacob to improvise something," Weiss said in the video, released on Friday. "Jacob was so tired and so delirious and so out of it that all he could think about screaming was: Mike Pence Mike Pence Mike Pence So in one of those scenes when Jacob yells and he points out, what he said was folded He finished, but in reality he was saying: "Mike Pence! Mike Pence! "
Although the episode took 55 days to film, it was close to a decade in development and represented the final confrontation between the White Walkers, an army of traveling corpses and defenders from the North, including most of the regular cast members.
That battle sequence illuminated social networks when it debuted last Sunday, generating memes, praise and criticism instantly. Almost 12 million fans tuned in, breaking previous records of viewers on the same day, and approximately five million more visits appeared in the following days.
Actor Jacob Anderson attends the premiere of season 7 of "Game of Thrones" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic
Unsurprisingly, the producers were left tight-lipped regarding what might happen in the remaining three episodes during the remainder of Kimmel's interview, answering only with a mysterious "possibly" when the host filled them with questions about the fate of the White Walkers, as well as the brothers Bran and Arya Stark.
However, the duo previously revealed that spoilers abound in unlikely places. A playlist of Spotify with a theme of "Game of Thrones", curated by the couple, supposedly contains hidden secrets and clues about the long-awaited end of the series.
"The answer at the end is one hundred percent hidden in the options of the playlist," Benioff and Weiss told Spotify. "Nobody will believe us, but it's true."
The song list, which includes titles from Danzig, Rage Against The Machine, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, immediately sent online forums that broadcast and speculated.
"When it's something that no one knows, it curiously makes people more inclined to go digging," Weiss said.