After enduring wintry Iceland for the last two seasons, the cast and crew of Game of Thrones return for Season 4’s shoot in toasty summer weather.
“To come in the summer, you know, you can see how incredibly green and beautiful it is,” says director Alex Graves.
With lustrous, undulating meadows, craggy mountains, gushing geysers, and wondrous waterfalls, the beautiful Icelandic landscape is feast for the eyes.
The cast enjoyed filming in the fiery summer heat. Given their costumes, however, they might’ve at times wished for icy Iceland.
“We’re all like kind of regretting the fact that Wildings wear fur” said Rose Leslie, who plays Ygritte. “It’s not a good idea to wear fur in this heat.”
Clad in armor, Rory McCann, or Sandor “the Hound” Clegane in GoT, seconds her.
“I’m roasting,” he chuckled.
Game of Thrones Season 4 returns to HBO, April 6, 9 p.m.