'Game of Thrones' is one of the most popular show which has maximum viewers worldwide. Fans are eagerly waiting for the seventh season of the series. The show is much talked about its portrayal of extravagant plot which includes a lot of sex, battle and hatred. There are many astonishing facts about this show which many fans are unaware of. let's look at some of them-
1. Ramsay Bolton was runner-up to play Jon Snow.
We as audience definitely love the Jon Snow Character in the show played by Kit Harington, but do you know that Ramsay Bolton a.k.a Iwan Rheon was also in the race to bag the role of Jon Snow. However Kit Harington grabbed the role where as Iwan got to play Ramsay Bolton. Personally speaking both came out as very strong characters and fully justify their roles.
2. Most illegally Downloaded show worldwide.Game of Thrones is one pooular show which faces piracy every season of its launch. It has been one of the most illegaly downloaded show since its inception. According to Torrent reports, Game of thrones was the most pirated show of all time.
3. The role of Catelyn Stark and Daenerys targaryen were originally shot with other actors.
In the initial episode, the characters- Catelyn Stark and Daenerys Targaryen were picturised on Jennifer Ehle and Tamzin Merchant, however later on the cast were replaced and the episode was shot again with the actors Michelle Fairley and Emilia Clarke.
4. There is an unaired episode.The test episode which was directed by the famous writer-director of the movie Spotlight- Tom McCarthy was not aired since it was so terrible. The same episode had to be reshot. The episode was supposed to show the relationship between Jaime lannister and Cersei as brother and sister but the direction somehow failed to do show. Thus it had to be reshot again.
5. "LADY" The direwolf has been adopted by Sansa Stark in real life.The direwolf(which is actually a dog) of Sansa stark that we witnessed in the inital series has been adopted by Sophie Turner a.k.a Sansa Stark. Sophie's parents persuaded the makers to let them adopt the dog after it's character "LADY-As a direwolf" died onscreen.
After the series got superhit worldwide, A linguistic company released a language course in 2014 which will make you speak like Khal Drogo. The creator of this course is the famous linguist David J. Peterson, who has been associated with HBO to create the Dothraki lang.
6. Dothraki has now Become a real Language.
7. George R.R Martin has acted in an episode.
The best selling author of the epic fantasy series " A song of ice and fire " on which the show The Game of Thrones is based upon had a cameo in the original test episode. His role was of a guest at the wedding of Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen.
8. Parents are naming their kids after their favourite Characters.The Game of thrones series has got world wide recognition and people love the show. The fans of the show indulge in various activitis to show their their love towards the show be it comicon or any other platforms. But now even parents started naming their new born babies after their favourite characters from the show the game of thrones."Khaleesi" is one of the popular baby names for girls in the united states. Other popular baby names across the world are Arya, Tyrion, Sansa, Brienne, Bran, Theo and Sandor.
9. Initially Daenerys Targaryen eyes were turned violet.
In the initail episode Daenerys Targaryen and all the charcters of Targaryen house wore violet color lenses as per the character demand but soon the makers dropped the idea as it negatively impacted the emotion potraying ability of the actors.
10. Character's Age indifference in the show than in the book.Well it is belived that Character of the the game of thrones are inspired by the book by R.R Martin's "A song of fire and ice". The age of certain characters in the show doesn't match what it has been mentioned in the books.
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