HBO has yet to air the next season of “Game of Thrones” and fans are waiting patiently. Unlike its previous installments, the seventh season will be airing in July. To keep fans in the loop, another tidbit about a certain character’s death was revealed.
“Game of Thrones” has based its stories on the ongoing “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels by George R.R. Martin. But with the last two novels still unpublished, the television series get the liberty to showcase some of the scenes in their own interpretation. It was just revealed that Myrcella Lannister’s death was originally gruesome.
Actress Nell Tiger Free, who plays the role of Myrcella in most of the seasons of “Game of Thrones”, talked about the details of her character’s death. She disclosed that her death was supposed to be really gory, pointing out that the staff gave her mashed bananas with fake blood to look like brains have spilled off from her head and it was supposed to make a mess on the ship. Free said that she was excited about the death scene even though she did not like gore.
Free then revealed that Myrcella’s death scene was changed last minute because the production decided that it should be a sweet death, which rarely happens in “Game of Thrones”. She added that they wanted her death to reflect her life. In the television series, Myrcella died of poisoning while having a heartwarming conversation with his uncle and father, Jaime Lannister.
This wasn’t the first time the production changed death scenes in “Game of Thrones”. It was revealed before that even Stannis Baratheon supposedly had a different death. It was revealed that his death was originally dramatic and had more lines but somehow the production cut it down so it won’t make the character look weak even in his last breath.