Within the much caring and friendly community of Game Of Thrones theorists, the creators of the TV series are fondly known as “D&D.” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the writers, show-runners and longtime friends behind Got, are both frisky and pensive with their audience, well known of this fact that all they want is to find out the future of Daenerys Targaryen or the survival of Jon Snow.
Spotting them sit down with Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams (Sansa and Arya Stark, respectively) wasn’t just informative but amusing too. D&D played the awesome role of the “cool uncles” to the expressionless Turner and boisterous Williams. The meeting has given us a lot of new information, and it also discloses some pretty cool insight into one of the greatest cultural episodes of the last decade.
We’ve put together 20 mind-blowing facts you didn’t know about ‘Game of Thrones, the best series on TV.
*Spoiler alert for all aired episodes.*
1) The easiest role to cast was Mark Addy, who plays Robert Baratheon.
2) Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannisterhe was the first person to be casted and agreed to be on the show.
3) The character of “Locke” played by Noah Taylor is the only one they have saved from the chopping block because he was so much fun.
4) Maisie was teased by the writers who claimed that they have asked Ed Sheeran to play a role. They said they are still hoping for Justin Bieber.
5) Rick and Morty, which is really very awesome and fantabulous, is the favorite non-Game Of Thrones show of Benioff and Weiss .
6) Much Shocking that the best line of dialogue spoken in Season 7 will be by Tyrion Lannister.
7) Arya Stark who starts so young but drops to such a dark place was the hardest role for the showrunners to cast.
8) While everyone agrees that Arya is the cooler sister, Sansa feels more real. “She’s a spoilt, self-centered, and badly behaved teenager!” they said.
9)”Killing Momoa sucked.” Khal Drogo, which was played by Jason Momoa was the toughest death of them all, even though D.B. Weiss shared that he had his hand “crushed” by the Aquaman actor (a doctor’s term) during a rowdy drinking game.
10) Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) are some other people to whom it was much difficult to bid goodbye. The latter is “the exact opposite of Joffrey in real life.”
11) Sophie Turner was made to sing in Season 2. She thought it was so cruel of them that it might be a prank but It was not.
12) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) played the cruelest prank on set by sending D&D a photo of him with a shaved head. They were petrified that he’d have to wear a “Prince Charming wig” to maintain continuity throughout the season. Later on the artist had clarified all the misunderstandings
13) The shoot locations of Season 7 are Northern Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Spain and now Canada.
14) You may think that you know a musician too well but none actually knows a musician…. Everyone says they want to do it, but musicians are used to performing …and then leaving, not sticking around on set. Poor Sigur Rós was gracious but totally bored.
15) They think that Grey joy is the coolest sigil of the entire show, but the Tyrell’s have the best stuff. Originally, in Season 1, they included House Estermont, whose sigil was a turtle but they had to be cut.
16) Sophie liked the stabbing of Oberyn Martell (Season 4), To Maisie, the best death is Viserys Targaryen (Season 1), who was melted with gold. D&D liked Joffrey (Season 4). Everyone agreed Ramsay’s was the most deserved. The most expensive was Ser Meryn Trant (Season 6).
17) Upon asking if we can expect a dragon Whitewalker, they said, “Maybe.” It wasn’t a coquettish response, so this fan theory feels less convincing.
18) Williams and Turner had both changed their hair colors during the off-season bout regarding which they were teased about. Williams dyed her hair back to Arya’s tone, but the rest pointed at Turner’s blonde hair.
19) On the portrayal of women in the show, they both took on the series because it contained more captivating female characters who have influence than any show we have ever seen. The women in Game of Thrones don’t live in a perfect world, but there are strong representations of characters who survive and thrive. This has progressed off screen as well: Sophie Turner’s work with Sansa has turned her into an activist.
20) The guys have said that a spin-off is probable, but they are reluctant to take it on. They think that HBO needs to inject some fresh blood into the Game Of Thrones family. (They hinted that they would like to see it about Hodor, but there will also be the Dunk and Egg adventures, too). They also hope to continue writing together.