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10 things you probably didn’t know about Game of Thrones.

Over the past few weeks we met up with some of the biggest players in season 5 of Game of Thrones and we’ve unearthed some info you might not have known before. Here are 10 of the best tidbits from the cast. Read the full interviews here.  

1. If Emilia Clarke could choose who Daenerys Targaryen would end up marrying it would be The Hound (Sandor Clegane). Ever wondered how to tame cockroaches? Emilia tells us here.  

2. Sophie Turner adopted her Direwolf after filming the episode in which Lady was executed. She also makes her mom watch Game of Thrones. Read about Sophie’s opinion on nudity and violence in GoT here

3. While shooting Game of Thrones, Liam Cunnigham, Carice van Houten and Stephen Dillane call each other Dave, Mel and Stan after their characters. Mel and Dave reveal all here

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According to Emilia, season 5 is “the biggest one that Daenerys has had since season 1” 

4. John Bradley stated recently that if his character Samwell Tarly were to die, then it would probably be the result of a cardiac arrest running up the stairs, rather than anything heroic. Why does John think Sam is not an easy character to like? Read here.  

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DeObia Oparei’s Areo Hotah is not just Prince Doran’s bodyguard. According to Alexander Siddig who plays the prince, Areo is “The masculine side of me [Doran] and I am just the brain” 

 5. Heart failure appears to be the method of choice as far as the actors are concerned. If Iain Glen had his way, his character Ser Jorah Mormont would go out “having a major heart attack while making love to Daenerys.“

6. Staying on the topic of death, Alfie Allen was tricked into believing his character would be returning as a naked zombie for season 3 by David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Although, come to think of it, we have seen stranger things happen on GoT, so Alfie can be forgiven for falling for that one. Check out why Alfie couldn’t resist reading this season’s script here.  

7. When he was 22, DeObia Oparei who plays Areo Hotah in season 5 took a break from acting to become a stripper and a drag queen in Australia. His first role after the break was Moulin Rouge. Dorne is coming - everything you need to know about the new boys in town here 

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Sophie Turner’s character Sansa Stark developed dramatically in season 5. Will she be going down the dreaded Queen Cersei route? Sophie is confident that won’t happen. “She is still a Stark, she is still very noble and wants to do the right thing.” 

8. Nathalie Emmanuel’s character Missandei was originally only meant to appear in around five episodes with sporadic episodes planned for the future. Danearys without Missandei by her side is something that is now very hard to imagine.  

9. The episode Blackwater was the first time Dog Soldiers director Neil Marshall had ever done TV. In our recent interview with Liam Cunningham he revealed that Neil sent him a text with a line from a recent Rolling Stone review that said, “Blackwater is possibly the best hour of television that has ever been made.“ – Neil’s reaction to this was - “Not bad for a first timer!”

10. Emilia Clarke’s favorite dragon is Drogon, the biggest and fiercest of them all. But how is she faring as a mother? Get the gossip here.  

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09 2015

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