Why do all good things have to eventually come to an end? Case in point, the widely popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”. Below are some fun facts and trivia to spark memories for die-hard fans worldwide who are undoubtedly feeling a deep sense of pain and loss:
Tyrion Lannister who is played by Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Peter Dinklage, has the distinction of appearing in more episodes that any other cast member! (61/67 episodes).
Filming in Iceland (season 7), where temperatures dipped to -20 degrees, required clothing that the cast and crew did not anticipate. Character Tormund Giantsbane, portrayed by Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, came to the rescue by providing the cast members with heavy wool underwear from Devold, a clothing company in his native country.
Sansa, played by actress Sophie Turner, actually adopted her on-screen dire wolf, Lady, in real life. After filming was completed, Sophie received permission from her mom to adopt the Mahlek Northern Inuit pup named Zunni.
Kit Harington and Rose Lesie, playing the characters of Jon Snow and Ygritte, were married in June of 2018 in Scotland. The couple fell in love, over time, while in character!
The actor Peter Vaughan who plays the wise and blind Maester of Castle Black, Aemon Targaryen, was actually partially blind at the time of filming. Sadly, Maester Aemon was Peter’s last role.
In the books, Daenery had purple eyes but that feature was eliminated when the contact lenses she was required to wear became a problem for the actress, Emilia Clark.
Queen Cersei, played by actress Lena Headey, was voted the series’ most hated character by fans!
The “Game of Thrones” opening season budget reached an estimated $50-60 million mark. The sixth season had an astonishing budget of over $100 million ($10 million per episode), a series record!
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