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08/29/2017

Here is a snippet from an interview with Jeremy Podeswa – Director of Episode 7.07 ‘The Dragon and The Wolf’ THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

The revelation about Jon’s true origin comes juxtaposed with Jon and Daenerys’ first love scene. There’s some cognitive dissonance in play as a result, since this is arguably a heroic moment and a romantic moment … but Freud would have a field day, as well. What was the tonal balance you were trying to strike?

 

You’re getting an epic revelation in this sequence. It’s an epic revelation about the past, and an epic revelation that’s suggestive of the future and what’s going to happen. For us, it was very important that there be a question about what could possibly happen after this moment. We know now the full history that led to this moment, but now what’s going to happen? In the script, it described the fact that they were love-making, but it didn’t go into great detail in terms of what was going on between them as characters in that moment. We built in a moment between Kit and Emilia where they stopped for a moment and looked into each other’s eyes. The intention from my point of view, and their point of view too, is that they’re driven by passion into this. They don’t even fully understand what it’s all about and what the consequences of it are. They really can’t stop themselves. It’s almost destiny that’s bringing them together. There’s a moment where they’re like, “Are we actually going to continue doing this? Are we actually doing this?” And they can’t stop themselves. For me, that was really important, and that gets played out with Tyrion, too, because now he knows that this has happened and there are big questions for him and for everybody what the larger consequences of this are going to be.

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