The Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale Director, Jeremy Podeswa, reveals what inspired the sex scene and why he waited till the season finale to shoot it.
The movie Director gave the fan what they wanted as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally succumbed to temptation and ‘did the deed’ in Game of Thrones’ season seven finale.
Director Jeremy Podeswa, in an interview with Indiewire said: “With Jon and Dany’s scene, the important thing for me was that it wouldn’t be prurient in any way, that there’s a very strong undercurrent in that scene.
“It was shot very, very simply. It’s basically just one steady push in shot to Jon and Dany and then that very important look between them at mid-level. It wasn’t about shooting a big lovemaking scene. Once they’re making love, that’s the story. There’s no reason to kind of linger on that.”
“But the real story within the story, was actually what was going on with their eyes and what’s happening, there’s an understanding between them that even though they know in some part of them that they shouldn’t really be doing this, they cannot not do it,” he added. “There’s some element of destiny that’s brought them together, and they can’t fight it.”
The irony of Jon and Dany finally consummating their growing passion while Bran and Sam confirmed for viewers that the King of the North is, in fact, the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark was absolutely intentional, as Podeswa explained it was meant to drive home just how fated these two are to one another.
When asked why he waited till the finale season, he explained, “It was exactly as written in terms of the inter-cutting of those scenes.”
“It was also inter-cut with the younger Ned Stark and Lyanna telling the secret of Jon’s identity. All those things were meant to be interwoven, to give a kind of prismatic view of the history that brought Jon to this point, and Jon and Dany together in this sweep of destiny, in this sweep of history.
“It was very much written that way. My contribution to that was really making that cinematic and making this feel like a fluid movement through time as we’re seeing this all unfolds.”
Exactly how Jon and Dany will choose to move forward once they learn the truth remains to be seen, but one thing we know for sure is that the wait for those answers is going to be a long one.
With production on the eighth and final season set to begin in October and likely running as late as August 2018, THR reports that Game of Thrones’ return could possibly be delayed until 2019.