How did you get ready for Viserys' violent "crowning" scene?
I thought a lot about the drunkenness of it. Drunk acting can be horrible to watch, if it's too pantomime. I had to stagger around the hotel for a couple days before we shot it and worked out my drunken walking. When you've got to scream and shout, it's pretty straightforward comparatively. Then you know that you've just got to give everything you have. Once your arm is broken and you're down on the ground, how many different ways can you scream for your life?
What goes through your mind when that molten gold hits the top of your head?
I've never had to die on camera before, let alone in such a grisly way. So you just have to kind of give it everything. You talk to the two actors holding you and say, ‘Let's not pansy around here. I'm gonna absolutely try and get out of this, so don't let me.' Then, you let it rip. It can't be some sort of half-assed whimpering - you've got to really believe the pain and the fear. It's actually quite liberating.
Speaking of liberating, you had some great, evil lines throughout the season, any favorites?