'Game of Thrones' Season 6 spoilers: Lyanna Mormont scene was 'terrifying' because of her young age

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David Benioff (L) and Dan Weiss, creators and executive producers, arrive for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

The recently aired episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 6 showed Lyanna Mormont for the first time to the audience. The producers appear in a new video to talk about their concerns with regards to this particular scene and the young character.

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Jon Snow (Kit Harington) had an easier time convincing the Free Folk to join his war against the Boltons, when compared to his interaction with Lady Mormont (Bella Ramsey). The young girl quickly won the hearts of the fans with just one brief scene, in which she shows herself to be a tough character, despite her age.

A new video that gives the audience an inside look at episode 7 features Executive Producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss talking about some of the most prominent scenes. Weiss explained that they were excited about introducing Lyanna, but there were also some concerns about the character.

The interaction between Lyanna and Jon Snow was great to watch in “Game of Thrones” Season 6, but the producers were concerned about the young age of the character when they wrote the script. Lady Mormont was mentioned in the previous season, in which Stannis (Stephen Dillane) received a letter from the 10 years old girl saying that she would only recognise a Stark as the King of the North.

Weiss explained that after Jon Snow meets with a lot of bearded men in the North, they felt it would be interesting to show a young girl to be a lot tougher for him to handle. However, they were concerned that the scene would put a lot of “dramatic weight” on an actress who needs to be very young.

The producer said that they were very lucky to have found Ramsey to play Lyanna in “Game of Thrones” Season 6. Weiss pointed out that the young actress was “talking smack” to characters who are used to be heroes and who make proclamations.

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