Speaking exclusive to SciFiNow, Game Of Thrones Season 3 star RIchard Madden revealed just how much the costume impacts on Robb Stark, and how a waterlogged cloak transformed a callow youth into the King in the North.
“It’s ridiculously heavy,” admits Madden. “When you have your first costume fitting, and you wear it all and it’s brilliant and you feel mean, and then a few weeks into shooting you regret that extra sheet of mail, that extra bit of armour that makes you look cool but it’s really heavy.
“It was a huge factor for me – bigger that I realised – in terms of how it changed the way I walked, because it is so heavy, and the cloak gets waterlogged because it’s raining, it really puts it into your shoulders how you have to move.
“The weight of it – I noticed last year when I was doing additional dialogue after filming’s stopped – the weight of the costume affects my breathing, so that feeds into my voice and the tension in my neck and vocal chords.
“It’s had a huge influence on me meeting Robb as a character, so it’s a great collaborative thing we got to do with the costumers, is piece all these things together that feed into our character. So the heaviness, I can’t complain because it helps me create Robb.”