'GOT' breaks unusual record with Season 7

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 07, 2017 22:45 hrs

[USA], June 7 (ANI): It seems like 'Game of Thrones' wants to break every kind of record.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the hit-TV series has created a record for the most people ever set on fire by an entertainment production.

Showrunner David Benioff, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, shared, "In one battle scene we set more stuntmen on fire than have ever been simultaneously set on fire. Our stunt coordinator really wanted to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for this."

Rowley Irlam, the stunt coordinator of the show won an Emmy for his work on Season 5, which saw 20 people set on fire across a single day, but they have gone a step ahead this season.

Irlam noted, "One sequence has 73 fire burns and that itself is a record. No film or TV show has ever done that in a whole show, let alone in one sequence. We also set 20 people on fire at one time."

Adding, "I think in 'Saving Private Ryan' they had 13 on a beach, and on 'Braveheart' 18 partial burns. Because of the nature of our attacking animals, we had the liberty to expand on that."

He also shared that doing stunts with fire is entirely different from doing underwater stunts.

"It's totally different from going underwater in your bathtub and counting the seconds in your head. If somebody bumps you and you breathe in by accident you will breathe in flame. The most dangerous thing is re-ignition. There's a good minute of everybody staying down afterward as you're still very flammable at this point." noted Irlam.

Season Seven of 'Game of Thrones' premieres on HBO on July 16. (ANI)



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