Liam Cunningham on what he'll miss most about Game of Thrones
"Everybody comes together. And that's kind of magical, it's what every production aims for but very few productions actually hit."
Millions of Game of Thrones fans are bracing themselves for the empty void that will be left when the show finally comes to an end after eight epic seasons later this year.
But if it’s going to be tough for fans to take, what about the very people who have made it into one of the biggest and most successful TV shows of all time?
Dubliner Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in the show, is one of those people and as this week’s guest on Ireland Unfiltered, he told host Dion Fanning that he’ll miss “the perfect storm” of everything coming together to make the show work, something he describes as “magical”.
Asked if he’ll miss the show, Cunningham responded: “I'll miss the money (laughs). No, I will of course miss it. I'll miss the perfect storm.”
Elaborating on what “the perfect storm” entailed, Cunningham said:
“The best crews, the best costume people, the best prop people, the beautiful scripts, the attention to detail, the wonderful casting, all that.
“You could get a sense of that when you're doing it. It's kind of very unusual, even when you're working on a practical level, you walk onto a set that's incredibly quiet, incredibly together, people working, there's no headless chicken stuff and you just go in and it's like a flick of a switch when you're going for a take.
Everybody comes together. And that's kind of magical, it's what every production aims for but very few productions actually hit.
Cunningham also revealed that he’ll have plenty of souvenirs to recall his time in the show when it’s all over in the form of a collection of never-before-seen (by anyone but himself) photographs that he has been collecting ever since his debut on the show in the first episode of the second season.
“I’ve been taking, I’m kind of the only one apart from the official photographer that has been, I've been taking photographs for years on Game of Thrones,” he said.
“So I've probably got about three or four coffee table books, able to do that. It might be a little pension down the line. But I do have lots and lots of photographs of Game of Thrones that I haven't shown anybody.”
You can listen to the show in full below.
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