Game Of Thrones Season 3 has a bear in it, and that bear is on its way – it’s not a spoiler to point out we’re mere weeks away from Episode 7, ‘The Bear And The Maiden Fair’. Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow, Brienne of Tarth star Gwendoline Christie and Jaime Lannister’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talk around the obvious and outline their approach to spoilers…
So, there’s a bear in the footage in the Season 3 trailer. What was the bear like to work with?
Gwendoline Christie: As far as I’m aware, there’s a shot of a bear, but I don’t see anyone else with the bear. It’s just a shot of a bear that looks like it could be real.
If you’re fighting a bear, do you have anything to work with?
Gwendoline: Why would I do that?
I think some people have an idea what’s going to happen with the bear.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: But, most people don’t, so we can’t talk about that
Gwendoline: A lot of people wouldn’t make any connection.
Nikolaj: It’s a big thing, so we don’t want to give anything away.
Gwendoline: It’s difficult because people feel so passionately about the show, and you don’t want to spoil anything.
Nikolaj: What amazes me, because there are so many fans and there are so many readers of these books, is the fact that people are so loyal to keeping the secrets. You go on these fan-sites and, obviously, so many people know what’s going to happen, but they are very good at saying, “OK, spoiler alert,” or “Don’t read this if . . .” For us to then go ahead and say, “Yeah, we do this and this happens,” would be really stupid. So that’s why we’re not going to answer any bear questions.