The “Game of Thrones” cast and crew made the rounds at Comic-Con 2014, but the most buzzworthy part of their trip to the annual conference in San Diego may have been the season 4 blooper reel. Fans who can’t fathom waiting eight months for new episodes can’t get enough of the two-minute video as it’s already approaching 6 million views on YouTube.
While flubbed lines, beeped out profanity and clumsy actors are a staple in any blooper real, what really sets this one apart is the cast members having fun during the season’s most stress-inducing scenes. Joffrey reviews the pie at the Purple Wedding. (Spoiler: It was a bit dry.) There’s Prince Oberyn laughing during the most gruesome death scene of the year. Jamie and Tyrion get the crowd pumped as they enter the great hall for Tyrion’s trail.
The video was released during the cast and crew panel where they also revealed the new cast members for season 5.
On Saturday, Maisie Williams (who plays Arya Stark) and Natalie Dormer (who plays Margaery Tyrell) talked about their characters and women in Hollywood on a panel with “Sons of Anarchy’s” Katey Sagal, “American Horror Story’s” Sarah Paulson, “Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany and “Sleepy Hollow’s” Nicole Beharie.
Here’s what the “GoT” cast and crew shared about the upcoming season:
“Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin, on his involvement in season 5:
“I’m not actually writing an episode for season five. I actually have this book that I have to finish.”
— George R.R. Martin
Dormer on the popularity of “GoT”:
“Game of Thrones” shows you all the different ways you can wield power: Whether it’s psychological, physical, sexual, dragons,” Dormer said. “I think we’d all go for the dragons if we were given the choice. But that’s the secret of the writing, that’s why it’s such a compelling show — because it shows how different people are given different weapons, physically and metaphorically, and how they use them.”
— Natalie Dormer
Williams on Arya’s future:
“She’s a 12-year-old girl living in this world, and we all like to brush that aside, that she actually just put a sword through someone’s throat. And like, hey, that’s such a kicka– moment, but you can’t live your life like that and be okay in the head forever. That’s not the way it works.”
— Maisie Williams