Warrior women

Game of Thrones is a TV series known for its battle scenes. In this video, watch two of the show's most popular actresses preparing to film their characters' dramatic fight scene.

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(Director: Rolling, rolling.)

(Crew member: Cue marker.)

Director of photography: The fun thing about the Arya and Brienne thing was, I don't think we had to do too much to it to make it really fun to watch, because everybody's wanted to see these two together for a long time. And if they didn't know they did, they certainly do the minute the two of them meet.

(Maisie: Nice.)

Gwendoline: It was so exciting to train for that fight. And we trusted each other.

Maisie: But to be fighting Gwen, who is far over a foot taller than me, and for her to be, you know, fighting someone who's far, far shorter than her, it's been a massive challenge.

(Shouting)

Stunt coordinator: Generally, as you attack, you move forward, and as you defend, you move back. And they have completely different sizes of gait, of step. That was a big challenge to choreograph that and deal with those issues.

Stunt coordinator: We used stunt doubles for their skill sets, and also to put them in harm's way to a degree.

Director: Three, two, one, action!

Gwendoline: In a fight, it's so much more than ... just choreography. (Characters fight.) Every movement says something about the character. It tells the story of these two very different warriors.

Gwendoline (playing Brienne): Who taught you how to do that?

Maisie (playing Arya): No one.

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Upper intermediate: B2

Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 01/09/2019 - 05:49

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I’m also Got die hard fan as well as i mostly like maisie because she is very talented and pretty actor.

Submitted by randyjay on Sun, 01/09/2019 - 05:46

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Arya was a Best carractor.And the Game of thrones was a best Tv series i ever watch

Submitted by bawk san aung on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 06:49

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I have never watch either that series or any other English series. The series in English can not influenced than Korean series in my country. The last thing is that i can't catch their words and it make me bored. But for my long studying English, i know that i should do.

Submitted by Azzarine on Wed, 13/03/2019 - 09:33

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I didn't watch GoT, didn't like the gore-level of this TV show, but I've watch a lot of series, and in the most of them, there is plenty of actors who have great skills. My fzvorite TV series ever stay The 100 for right now, and Doctor Who.
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