Samantha Bentley has a high threshold for pain. How do I know? I was the one who strapped the horrible “skeleton hand” jewelry to her. Less jewelry and more a medieval torture device, once Samantha was done shooting, she took it off to expose a hand that had been utterly mangled in the name of photography. (Speaking of medieval torture devices–and the shows that feature them–how cool is it that Samantha appeared in Braavos on Season 4 of Game of Thrones!?)
So I guess what I’m saying is enjoy the hell out of these, because actual blood and sweat went into making them. No tears, though… we actually had a lot of fun rolling around on the floor shooting this. It just, you know, resulted in bodily harm.
Samantha was amazing. This set was at the end of the shoot day and Samantha was up for all the hardwoood posing and bloodletting I could throw at her. The beautiful results speak for themselves: