It was a sword battle fans never knew they needed until the point when it happened: Arya Stark versus Brienne of Tarth. The petite Stark sister tested the forcing warrior to a competing match amid Sunday’s scene of Game of Thrones, a training battle in the Winterfell patio that on-screen characters Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie say they adored taping.
“It’s an extraordinary minute when Arya strolls into the yard and Brienne says ‘decent sword,'” Christie tells EW. “When she initially observes Arya, it’s not quite recently that she sees the living exemplification of Catelyn Stark, yet additionally she sees something of herself in another young lady. I don’t think Brienne has seen something of herself in some individual like that some time recently. So when she hears Arya has come back to Winterfell, and sees Arya dressed not by any means differently to Brienne, it’s not quite recently that feels like piece of Catelyn Stark is alive however that she’s presently in a place of training. It’s an exceptionally far off type of child rearing for Brienne and not one she at any point thought she’d have.”
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Concerning the battle itself, the couple rehearsed a bit for the interesting go head to head, which had the 5-foot-1 Williams going up against the 6-foot-3 Christie.
“Arya and Brienne are both extremely captivated by each other and it’s decent of them to meet again in a significantly more secure and more joyful situation,” Williams says. “Also, working with Gwen was incredible fun. She’s been battling individuals around an indistinguishable range from her, and I’ve been accustomed to battling individuals who were near my stature, so we both had a great deal to get used to.”
“Goodness, it was truly phenomenal,” concurs Christie. “We worked truly hard on it. It’s energizing when you learn abilities on a vocation yet significantly more when you get the chance to build up those aptitudes. It was energizing to see that advancement another person as well, in Maisie.”
The last time the characters saw each other was under substantially more unfriendly conditions back in season 4, when Brienne wound up battling The Hound. And still, at the end of the day, be that as it may, Arya was charmed by this kindred female warrior. In “The Spoils of War,” the two characters get to truly survey each other in an agreeable yet focused way.
“The day we were taping we realized that battle in reverse,” Christie notes. “We got to truly put some vitality into it. There isn’t a craving to hurt each other, it’s about a coordinating of abilities. What’s more, I imagined that was extremely charming to demonstrate those characters who happen to be female that when they fight it’s not with any terrible expectation.”
“It’s only an awesome scene between two ladies who are both extremely gifted at what they’re doing,” Williams includes. “I think Brienne is endeavoring to keep it common and attempting to be grown up about it. The primary a large portion of the scene is Arya nitpicking and endeavoring to get a response and being irritating. It’s pleasant to see her demonstrate she’s a changed young lady — which is what she’s been endeavoring to depict to Sansa.”
Talking about which: Williams additionally addressed EW.com alongside her co-star Sophie Turner about that huge Arya-Sansa gathering arrangement, which was especially odd for the performers as they’re such dear companions off-screen. Read more on that here.1 of 1