The five boroughs of New York City met the seven kingdoms of Westeros last week as Game of Thrones invaded Manhattan for a home video release event.
To celebrate the Season 6 release on DVD/Blu-ray, HBO set up an activation at Cooper Square that placed fans within scenes from last season. Utilizing green screen, one could stand in for Daenerys as the Temple of the Dosh Khaleen burned for a shareable video; another area allowed fans to "hold the door" against undead White Walkers; donning a VR headset, you could also immerse yourself in an interactive training exercise north of the wall -- before battling invaders with a crossbow, and arrows. Also, while there, We caught up with Game of Thrones’ Meera Reed, and she had a few things she needed to get off her chest to Hodor.
We chatted with Ellie Kendrick (aka Meera Reed) about what it’s like to work on one of the buzziest shows on television, and just how much changes from what they film on-set to the finished product with the full effects and CGI production. Kendrick talks about her character, and what fans can expect from her once the series returns. But, most importantly, we ask her to look back at the fateful day she asked Hodor to hold the door. She’s been holding in a heartfelt apology all this time, and finally lets it out.
Game of Thrones’ seventh season returns to HBO in 2017.
Check out the interview below and let us know what you think: