2. Charles Dance actually skinned an animal
Tywin Lannister gave a speech to Jaime while skinning a stag. Well, that wasn’t a prop — Charles Dance really was skinning an animal. He told The Daily Beast:
So, this butcher arrived with a dead animal and they gave me a little room to work in, gave me a sharp knife, and showed me how to skin it and spill the guts into a bucket. The next day, they gave me another dead animal, and we shot it. It was a bloody good time, but it took me two days to get the smell off my hands.
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