Game of Thrones star’s mixed feelings as hit fantasy drama series nears end [Excerpt]

SOURCE: Daily Record
AUTHOR: Lucy Mapstone
DATE: 06 May 2019
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[Gwendoline] Christie, who portrays a formidable warrior who stands more than six feet tall, has also talked about the “agony” of accidentally being hit in the face twice while filming a fight scene with Scots co-star Rory McCann, who plays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane.

Of the incident, which happened in a previous Game of Thrones series, she said: “I got smacked in the face twice: once with the metal of his armour, the chain mail on the edge.

“Oh God, bless him. He is a really kind, generous, wonderful, human being. And he was mortified, it was a genuine accident. I fell to my knees and I screamed an expletive. I held my face because I thought my nose was broken.

“It was agony. It hurt so much and there was that sort of ringing you get in your ears.” She said that despite the pain, she knew they had to finish the scene, so she stood up and started spitting “like an animal”.

She added: “I was crying and spitting… like some sort of wrestler about to go back into the fray. There was snot everywhere.

“I just didn’t feel very in control of my own physicality and I was walking up and down, really crying, and then I said, ‘Let’s carry on’: because I knew in that moment if I got scared, I wouldn’t be able to continue.”’

Game of Thrones’ final episode is scheduled to air in the UK on May 20.