NYCC: What’s It Like to Shoot ‘Game of Thrones?’ A Q&A With Jerome Flynn, AKA Bronn the Sellsword

Ever wonder what it's like to shoot 'Game of Thrones?' Allow the show's sellsword extraordinaire, Jerome Flynn (AKA Bronn) to enlighten you, thanks to his New York Comic-Con Q&A!
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Bronn fighting

Bronn, sword in hand.

Q: You’re working with steel swords. Have you ever gotten banged up with those at all?

JF: A few nicks in that fight [in the Vale]—we’ve remedied it now, but we hadn’t figured for the wax on the floor, so I was sliding around.

Q: Conversely, have you ever accidentally injured a stuntman or someone else through the fight scenes?

JF: …No… [Laughs] I was just thinking, I had a fight with someone in the season just gone by, and he nearly got a sword on his skull—but I can’t tell you who he is, actually, because that’s not in the book!

Q: What’s Emilia Clarke [AKA Daenerys Targaryen] like?

JF: I don’t act with her—I only met Emilia once when we went on a boat trip with the cast—but she’s very sweet. She’s a lovely girl.

Q: Which director for a particular episode worked the best for you?

JF: I’m going to avoid being specific, because they’ve all been so great. It’s been one of the great joys, working with all these fantastic directors from all over the world. I wouldn’t be able to pick one.

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Q: After having lived with the character for a couple of seasons, do you know the voice well enough that you tweak the dialogue a little bit? Do you consult with the writers at all?

JF: I’m a bit of a dialogue tweaker, but the writers are so on it. If they think your version is am improvement, though —they’re great like that if you want to change something.

Q: How much do you shoot on a soundstage with a green screen?

JF: They’ll use a green screen, sure—but fortunately I haven’t done any work in a soundstage.

Q: Have they ever talked about expanding the franchise from TV? Maybe a movie or a video game with voice acting?

JF: I’ve not heard it. I think right now, they just want to keep it as focused as possible.

Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season on HBO in early 2014. And remember, Bettys—in the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.

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    Thanks for the great interview with Jerome Flynn! There really aren't too many interviews out there with this very talented actor, so I appreciate getting to read his thoughts regarding GoT. Bronn is one of my favorite characters from GoT, and Jerome Flynn really nails him in his portrayal. Thanks once again.

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