'Game of Thrones'
A poster of "Game of Thrones" season 7. Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister Helen Sloan/HBO

A new behind-the-scenes video of the wight scene in “Game of Thrones” season 7 has been released online. The stunt performer, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and director Jeremy Podeswa shared their insights about how this crucial scene was filmed. The following article contains spoilers.

Seeing a wight for the first time must have been a terrifying experience for Cersei, but filming the scene was fun for Headey. In a new video (see below), the actress said she was giggling before the take because she’s a “horror nerd.”

The stunt performer who played the role of the zombie was Michael Byrch. The video shows him sharing his thoughts on how he filmed the scene.

Podeswa explained that even though this was only one wight, compared to the thousands they have shown in the series, it was still complicated to create the right look for this specific zombie. Given the importance of the scene, and the fact that viewers get to see the wight up-close for a longer duration, there were details that had to be put into it.

The visual effects team had to show the skeletal body and skin in an advanced state of decay. Byrch had to wear a green suit and a layer of prosthetics; the graphics team completed the rest of the look.

Now that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) has proven that the threat is real and not some fairy tale, the real war will begin in “Game of Thrones” season 8. The Seven Kingdoms don’t have a lot of time to prepare as the Wall has fallen and the Army of the Dead is marching in.

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