We looked up for some Game Of Thrones Facts, you probably didn’t know,…yet! Enjoy!
Peter Dinklage was first choice of author George Martin and producers for the role of Tyrion. They even didn’t do any auditions for Tyrion, besides Peter.
Sean Bean was their first choice too. But they did audition other actors too in case Sean Bean would reject the role.
Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage were friends before the show. So when Peter was talking with the producers, he suggested Lena for the role of Cersei.
Sophie Turner (Sansa) and Maisie Williams (Arya) are really good friends in real life.
Sean Bean tried to steal Lena Headey’s sandwiches during lunch breaks.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau loves the video on youtube, which shows Joffrey getting slapped by Tyrion for 10 minutes.
Most of cast members didn’t read all the book because they don’t want to know their characters future. They think it may effect their way of acting.
George Martin told, that he planned the rest of the serioes to be produced by David Benioff and Dan Weiss, in case he dies before finishing the series.
Author George Martin describes Jack Gleeson (Joffrey) as “a very nice young man, charming and friendly.” The author sent Gleeson a letter that said: “Congratulations on your marvelous performance, everyone hates you.”
Maisie Williams (Arya) mother didn’t allow her to read the books because she thought books are too grown up for a young girl.
The Dothraki tongue was commissioned by HBO through the Language Creation Society, Linguisitcs expert David Peterson created the language and delivered over 1.700 words before the series began filming. Now there are more then 3.000 words!
People asked Martin if the television show will impact his writing on books – in general his answer is “No.” However, one exception may be in writing for the wildling, Osha (Natalia Tena). When he initially saw a picture of the actress, Martin said Tena was all wrong for that part, but as he watched her audition, Martin couldn’t take his eyes off her. Because he finds Tena’s portrayal of Osha more interesting then what he had written, he he wants to write more about her.
Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) is the younger brother of the singer Lily Allen. Her song “Alfie” is written about him.
Producer Benioff spoke of the difficulty in getting dragon eggs right. The ones in the original pilot looked like “Christmas ornaments.” Gemma Jacskon redesigned the final eggs and one was given to Martin as a wedding gift, when he married Parris McBride in 2011.
Jason Momoa performed the haka dance in his audition tape. And of course here is the audition: