After two episodes of dragons, White Walkers, giants, and more, it’s clear that Game Of Thrones Season 3 has upped the supernatural ante quite significantly. Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow, stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and John Bradley (Sam Tsrly) reveal how the long slow tease of the first two series is over…
Does Game Of Thrones Season 3 get deeper into the fantasy aspect?
Kit Harington: Yeah. When we saw the premiere, I was blown away by the dragons.
Rose Leslie: They looked spectacular!
Harington: Whoever is doing the special effects needs serious kudos because those dragons are amazing. They’re better than anything I’ve seen in film, and this is TV.
John Bradley: I was really impressed with how well it stands up on the big screen. If you’re made on a TV budget and it’s blown up to those huge proportions on that big of a screen, sometimes you can see a lot of the cracks in it, but I was really impressed with it all and how cinematic it looked. I think it suits a big screen perfectly.
And that’s throughout the season, right?
Rose: Well, hopefully!
John: They spent all of the special effects budget on that one thing.
Rose: It all went to that one dragon.
Kit: Over the three seasons, it’s crept up on you. It’s one of those things where you realise how much of it now is fantasy. In the first episode, you’ve got a giant, you’ve got dragons, you’ve got White Walkers, you’ve got dead zombies, you’ve got that creepy little girl, at the end.
Rose: Yeah, what was she?! That was scary!