TV - Movies
Game Of Thrones'
Oona Chaplin Had
A Hard Time
Filming The Red
Wedding
By NIKKI MUNOZ
From Ned Stark (Sean Bean) not making it to Season 2 to Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) short-lived death to Cersei (Lena Headey) blowing up the Great Sept of Baelor, "Game of Thrones" is famous for its graphic storytelling and unexpected character deaths, which has led fans on wild emotional rollercoasters throughout the series. The Red Wedding, which even the cast found difficult to film, is the best example of this, though.
Oona Chaplin, who plays the pregnant Talisa Maegyr, wife of Robb Stark (Richard Madden), was one of many characters who didn’t survive the Red Wedding, after she was stabbed multiple times in the stomach. The violent scene took a toll on Chaplin, who said in an interview, "I was actually crying while I was dead. The director had to come over: 'Oona, you need to stop crying, dead people don't cry. You're dead, just be dead.'"
Director David Nutter revealed he noticed several crew members were also crying during filming, which‌ confirmed that the show had successfully portrayed the Red Wedding. Showrunner David Benioff noted, "It's a bittersweet thing. You're making all these people sad. But on the other hand, that's kind of the idea. If we shot The Red Wedding and nobody got emotional, it would be a failure."