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30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

Here are 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner-Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

1. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) adopted ‘Zunni’ (direwolf) after filming ended for Season 1 of GoT. – Source

2. Game of Thrones has a $6 million budget per episode. – Source

3. A Song of Ice and Fire author, George R. R. Martin sent actor Jack Gleeson (Joffrey ) a letter saying “Congratulations on your marvelous performance, everyone hates you.” – Source

4. Oona Chaplin (Talisa) is Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter. – Source

5. Some parts of Season 1-4 were filmed in the same studio the Titanic was built in, not the movie, but the actual RMS Titanic. – Source

6-10 Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

Northern Inuit Dog-Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

6. In season 1 of Game of Thrones, the direwolves were played by a relatively new breed of dogs known as the Northern Inuit Dog. – Source

7. Author George R. R. Martin told producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss the major plot lines (including the main ending) of the story in case he dies before completing the remaining novels. – Source

8. HBO may reveal the ending to the Game of Thrones series before the last book comes out due to scheduling commitments. – Source

9. Actor Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was given top billing in season 2 after winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe – Source

10. Wilko Johnson, British music legend and the actor who plays the mute executioner Ilyn Payne has pancreatic cancer and was given 9-10 months to live in January 2013. – Source

11-15 Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

The Pirate Bay-Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

11. Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show of 2012. – Source

12. Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) does not know her birthday or her age. – Source

13. The torture scene with the rat in the heated pot in Game of Thrones was an actual method of torture that was used during the Red Terror. – Source

14. Singer Lily Allen wrote a song about her little brother being a loser for smoking weed, watching p*rn, and not getting his act together. He now has a successful acting career playing Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones. Here is the song.

15. Arya is the fastest rising baby name given to girls in USA, most likely due to Game of Thrones – Source


16-20 Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

Harry Lloyd-Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

16. Harry Lloyd, who played Viserys Targaryen is the great-great-great grandson of English writer Charles Dickens. – Source

17. Kristian Nairn (Hodor in GoT) is a successful DJ, who performed with Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris and is also a World of Warcraft enthusiast. – Source

18. The world’s largest film studio is located in Morocco consisting mostly of deserts and mountains. It was used for some Game of Thrones episode, The Mummy, Gladiator, etc. It has also become a popular tourist resort due to the sets remaining from old movie productions. – Source

19. Bethesda Softworks was approached to make a Game of Thrones RPG, but they turned it down to make Skyrim – Source

20. There is an unaired pilot of Game of Thrones that will probably never see the light of day. – Source

21-25 Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

Sibel kekilli-Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

21. Sibel Kekilli who plays Shae in GoT used to be a p*rn star and went by the stage name Dilara – Source

22. According to the marketing director of SBS, Game of Thrones has the highest fan engagement rate of any TV series. – Source

23. The Iron Throne used in the series is sharp and jagged, cutting those who sit on it. In the book, Aegon had it made this way deliberately saying that a king should never sit easy – Source

24. In order to make Game of thrones, HBO hired an expert linguist to make the Dothraki language consisting of 1800 words. – Source

25. A feud between two English Noble Houses in 1450s sparked the War of the Roses and provided inspiration for George RR Martin’s, A Song of Ice and Fire. – Source

26-30 Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

George Bush head-Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

26. Game of Thrones used a prop of George Bush’s head in several of the beheading scenes – Source

27. To illustrate the producers that he was Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa performed the Haka (a traditional Maori war dance) at his audition for Game of Thrones.

28. During his childhood, George R.R. Martin wrote stories about a kingdom inhabited by his pet turtles and that they would kill each other in sinister plots. – Source

29. Before writing Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin wrote a novel, called Fevre Dream, about steamboats and vampires. – Source

30. George R. R. Martin still types his novels using a DOS computer with WordStar 4.0 software – Source

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