Game of Thrones: Richard Madden Recalls ‘Crying’ Before Red Wedding
Richard Madden, famed for his role on Game of Thrones, recently chatted about his last and most renowned scene from the acclaimed HBO show.
The “Red Wedding” episode from season 3 of Game of Thrones, aptly titled “The Rains of Castamere,” was a particularly gruesome installment, which saw the demise of Richard Madden’s Robb Stark and his family. The series’ main character, Robb Stark, and his mother, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), his wife, Talisa Stark (Oona Chaplin), and their unborn child were all killed by Roose Bolton, Walder Frey, and their minions.
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To mark the 10th anniversary of the infamous “Red Wedding” episode of Game of Thrones, Richard Madden, who starred as Robb Stark, recently spoke about filming such a sorrowful finale. He recollected a lot of tears being shed due to the fact that it meant leaving his on-screen family, which he had been with for five years, as well as the production crew. Not only did this episode mark the end of Robb’s journey, but also the tragic conclusion of Catelyn Stark’s story. Her character had been trying to protect her children and avenge the death of her husband, Ned Stark, since the beginning of the show – making her death all the more shocking and unexpected for the viewers.
Madden has recently taken on a part in Citadel, an action spy thriller made by Josh Appelbaum, Bryan Oh, and David Weil. The actor appears alongside Priyanka Chopra-Jonas in the Amazon series. Despite House of the Dragon being released, Madden has yet to watch it. “I have had no time to do so but I will get to it eventually,” he mentioned.
The tragedy of “The Red Wedding” that concluded Madden’s role set a high standard for fatalities in the Game of Thrones series, such as the infamous death of Joffrey at the start of season 4. The show ran for many seasons until its end in 2019, followed by the success of its prequel, House of the Dragon, that has now entered its second season. The episode stands out not only for its sheer amount of bloodshed, but also for wiping out multiple main characters in a single blow, which is an uncommon move in a continuing show.
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