Steve Toussaint felt he was caught in “a torture chamber” when he needed to don armour in ‘Home of the Dragon’.
The 57-year-old actor thought his co-stars Fabien Frankel and Graham McTavish – who play Ser Criston Cole and Ser Harrold Westerling respectively – had been complaining unnecessarily about their battle costumes, however when he tried on his personal as Corlys Velaryon, he realised simply how uncomfortable and restrictive the tight-fitting gear was.
Talking to Leisure Weekly’s ‘West of Westeros’ podcast, he stated: “All through the filming course of, each Fabien and Graham would make complaints about how uncomfortable the armour was. ‘Oh, it is digging in right here. Ahh! I am in ache.’ We would simply go, ‘Oh, shut up, take care of it.’
“Then once I lastly had mine on, I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, I perceive what you imply. Oh, it hurts!’
“And in addition beneath the armour, I simply remembered I am sporting this very heavy… tunic, I suppose. Very heavy and really thick. In fact the armour is not actual steel, but it surely’s some type of arduous plastic.
“Your actions are abruptly extremely restricted. It turned one thing of a torture chamber, really — a strolling torture chamber. However hopefully it’s going to look good anyway.”
Steve thinks his character has discovered a type of “mindfulness” when he is in battle.
He stated: “I believe the enjoyment, if that may be the phrase, in slaughter to him is simply that life is less complicated right here.
“‘This is any person coming at me with a sword. I’ve to take him down or he’ll take me down. That is it. I haven’t got to consider the rest.’
“We discuss loads about mindfulness and all these things about looking for an exercise the place you solely think about that and nothing else from the skin world. In a approach, I assume the battle and being at sea are the issues for Corlys.
“I do not suppose you’d name it mindfulness, however I believe it is that concept that he is simply concentrating on one process. I believe that is why he feels at dwelling.
“I do not need him to sound like some type of bloodthirsty tyrant, however I believe there’s, dare I say, a sure pleasure in having the ability to be elemental.”