After viewing the Night King take a dragon down having an ice javelin, you would be forgiven for forgetting about each of the other epic minutes in episode 6 of Game of Thrones Season 1, however a brand new behind-the-scenes movie from HBO sheds a little light on a different extreme scene out of “Beyond the Wall.”
The Magnificent Seven’s frightening encounter with a wight polar bear was a perfect example of this cooperation between divisions that goes into each scene. The celebrities were functioning in what Kit Harington explains as “a large CGI box,” and a few of them confessed that they had trouble imagining their undead foe, thinking about what had been on place to allow them to play against.
“The polar bear struggle proved to be a real challenge,” said stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam. “Because clearly we do not possess a zombie polar bear — I have a large man in a green suit.”
Not really as frightening, huh?