When we think of Game Of Thrones these days, fans are usually remembering the terrible final season. Not one Game Of Thrones star. Hannah Waddingham was waterboarded for 10 hours while filming Game Of Thrones. That’s INSANE!
Waddingham played Septa Unella when she was on Game Of Thrones. She talked to Collider recently about her time filming the series, which is where she dropped this bombshell.
According to Waddingham, waterboarding wasn’t the original storyline for her character. Her character was actually supposed to be raped by The Mountain, but after fans reacted to Sansa’s sexual assault they changed their minds.
This was a last-minute decision, according to the actress and it was a mad dash to find a water suit.
“I think they possibly changed it when I was mid-air flying to Belfast because suddenly I got sent these new sides that said that I would need a wetsuit top,” Waddingham explained. “I thought they’d sent me the wrong bits. And sure enough, when I got there, I was then put in a wetsuit top and I was like, ‘Because?’ And they went, ‘Oh, it’s waterboarding instead.’”
“There I was strapped to a wooden table with proper big straps for ten hours,” she added. “Definitely, other than childbirth, it was the worst day of my life. Because Lena was uncomfortable pouring liquid in my face for that long, and I was beside myself. But in those moments you have to think, do you serve the piece and get on with it, or do you chicken out and go, ‘No, this isn’t what I signed up for?’”
There’s a prequel coming for Game of Thrones, and here’s hoping they don’t waterboard anyone this time. Emilia Clarke is wishing the new cast luck after everything they went through,
“Godspeed, everyone! You do you, you go, Glenn Coco!” Clarke teased. “It’s just inevitable. I wish you all the best, it’s gonna be whatever it will be, but of course, they’re doing more. You can’t create something that big and not have people go, ‘And? What else? This is really good! Let’s do loads more!'”
Can you believe Hannah Waddingham was waterboarded? We’re still a little shocked, to be honest.
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