SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 10.


Yesterday, we brought you a story about how Miguel Sapochnik, the director responsible for that bloody marvel of a ‘Game of Thrones‘ finale, said that the hardest scene to shoot was the final one where Daenerys sets off across the Narrow Sea.

And for that, we’d like apologise.

Because here is another, different interview in which Sapochnik claims that another scene was the hardest to shoot: the death of Grand Maester Pycelle, played by 81-year-old Julian Glover.

In the scene, Pycell is murdered by small child spies (i.e. the ‘little birds’) on the order of Qyburn. Sapochnik now says that this scene was actually the most difficult to shoot, because – and I shit you not – small children aren’t good at stabbing.

“When you give eight kids rubber knives and ask them to stab a blood bag, it’s not only disturbing to watch but you butt up against reality in which children don’t actually know how to stab something,” he said. “Sounds silly but suddenly we found ourselves running out of time on the set with our eight kids” – minors can only work a certain number of hours per day – “and realising that none of them really had much experience with stabbing and so it just didn’t look right. The thing is at the same time as needing to describe and show them how it might feel, you don’t need to get into too much detail because they’re kids and the name of the game with kids is to make difficult scenes like this seem like fun and distinguish they’re not real and why.”

Children: not good at the stabby stabby.

The point is, we have failed as a pop culture news website and reported factually incorrect information. For that, we are sorry. All of us are now fired.

Source: The Guardian.

Photo: HBO.