A host of new production stills from season 2 turned up yesterday, thanks to Kissed-by-Fire.com. Photographer Paul Schiraldi visited the set in Dubrovnik, Croatia during filming last year and took pictures of Dany’s storyline, the riot and Joffrey’s birthday celebration, and other outdoor scenes set in King’s Landing.
HitFix: And your character apparently had this very passionate love story that we didn’t get to see. Suddenly she was very sad a couple episodes back.
Amrita Acharia: Yeah. That was a surprise for us. I thought it was nice. I think it’s great that even when you do have a minor character, they still have a backstory and David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are so good at making that come alive as well. That was really fun to play around with and I think it really gave Irri a different dimension as well. It’s kinda like a schoolgirl mentality, that you have to be horrible to the boy that you really, really like, because that’s how you play the game. I think people enjoyed it. I enjoyed it.
HitFix: Is there a challenge to playing that level of emotional investment in a relationship that hadn’t be previously developed?
Amrita Acharia: Not really! It’s my job, right? I think the words get you worked up anyway and then you try and remember it in Dothraki, which just gets me worked up all by itself. So that wasn’t hard.