Game of Thrones’ show-runners Dan Weiss and David Benioff sat down with EW to talk about the changes being made to Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons.
David Beniof: “This is an interesting time for the dragons. When they were born they were adorable. Last season, as you say, they were still kind of cute. But now they’re turning into proper flying dragons. One of the interesting things about the books, and hopefully the show, is that the weapons of mass destruction in this world are living, breathing things. And as they get older that presents problems.”
Dan Weiss: “They’re still cute to Daenerys. They’re her babies. But her babies can burn down a house in a few minutes and they’re getting increasingly terrifying to everyone around her. At some point she will have to reckon with the fact her babies are all grown up.We did some testing and at a certain point they look unreal. We reached a nice balance with them. And frankly, no matter how much money you spend on CG wolves — and we’ve seen the best that’s out there, state of the art, and some of it looks great — it still doesn’t look, move, and feel like a real animal… With a wolf, you have a million years of evolution telling you what they’re supposed to act like.”