Meanwhile, kings are dying like flies in Westeros, and people dying at their own wedding. However unexpected twist there is in the show, GOT fans are still waiting for the winter to come. Well, in that case, we are all John Snow. We “know” nothing when someone might end up in unexpectedly unimaginable gruesome deaths. All you can do is watch one episode and cry yourself to sleep. Thanks to GRRM who created this amazing world of battles, revenge, sex, plots, religion, fantasy, dragons, wolfs and what not all in one show. You might think you know all about the show. But here are some facts about Game of Thrones that’ll surprise you.
9 Amazing Facts About Game Of Thrones You Must Know
1. George R.R.Martin writes with DOS word processor.
GRRM uses two computers. One for Internet browsing and the other is a DOS machine which he used for writing. So basically, viewers needn’t worry about his computer been hacked (Don’t even try for those who intend to). When asked about it in an interview how he feels about modern computers he said “I don’t want any help. I hate some of these modern systems where you type a lowercase letter and it becomes a capital letter. I don’t want a capital. If I wanted a capital, I would have typed a capital. I know how to work the shift key.”
2. Emilia Clark turned down the role of Anastasia Steele from the movie Fifty Shades of Grey
The blue-eyed mother of dragons turned down the offer because of nudity issues. Tough you may still wonder about the nude scenes portrayed on the show. Well those shots are actually Daenerys’ double Rosie Mac. Looks like Khaleesi has her own principles in real life too. Be it doubles or not our star actress will always be our ‘Shekh Ma Shieraki Anni’ (Speaking Dothraki, if you know what I mean)
3. Sean Bean played football with his fake head
Remember how you to control tears rolling down your cheeks, when Ned Stark was beheaded? But after the same shot, Sean bean kicked his fake head around playing soccer. I mean how could he?
4. Peter Dinklage never auditioned for GOT
Peter was the first choice while casting the characters for the show. P.S your favourite Lannister is vegetarian in real life. Now how ironic is that?
5. George R. R Martin offered Fans an opportunity to have a character named after them in his books
You might think of Martin as a sadist who loves killing characters in the novels. What you may not know about our ‘serial killers’ is that he is actually a philanthropist in real life. Martin Supports the Food Depot of Santa Fe and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and to raise charity for these he organised a campaign. Fans went gaga over the news of Martin offering the donors a chance to visit Wolf Sanctuary with him in a helicopter ride. Martin promised to name a character after the people who would donate $20,000 or more in his upcoming novels. Isn’t that amazing all you need is $20,000 in your pocket?
6. How D.B. Weiss and David Benioff did convinced George Martin to let them adapt his books to make the series?
Well the answer is not easy as it may sound. GRRM asked them who John Snow’s mother is. And guess what? they answered correctly. Bravo. Somebody please tell me too. It’s like HIMYM all over again.
7. Maisie Williams Learnt to fight left handed
As the GOT character Arya Stark is left handed in the novel, Maisie justified the books by learning the art of fighting with left hand. It isn’t an easy job. A girl at the mere age of eleven with so much dedication, Hats off.
8. Game of Thrones Filming maps is interesting
The imaginary world of Westeros is filmed in exotic locations all across the globe. The show is shot in various countries.
– Winterfell- Nothern Ireland, UK
– Astapor- Morocco
– Water Gardens of Dorne, Volantis, Meereen fighting pit- Spain
And much more such as USA and Iceland. Salute to David and Weiss, You never know where these guys will be next.
9. Hodor is a rocking DJ
Yes! That is true our ‘one-word character’ is a DJ in real life with wacko tattoos on his head. Wow, that was just so uhmm… I am running out of words so I’ll just say, HODOR!
Summing It Up
Game of Thrones fans are counting days till the next season. Geez, people don’t even wait that much for Christmas. Till then stay tuned. If you are having a bad day, watch the previous episodes over again. Let’s pray to the old and new Gods winter comes, at least, this April.