Game of Thrones actors recount their wackiest fan experiences

Game of Thrones is a very popular franchise, which has a cult-like following. We have seen the show’s popularity soar over the years. Now, it’s normal for the stars of this show to be hounded by fans and paparazzi wherever they go, and sometimes, they end up getting some really good stories out of it. Here are some of the wackiest fan encounters Game of Thrones actors have had.

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)

“People call me Arya all the time. I totally get it, because we do look very similar, but sometimes it’s a little strange. It’s kind of funny when I tweet something normal about me, and everyone relates it to Arya. And quite often, people ask me to say Arya’s kill list of names she wants to kill but put their own name in it, so they can record it on their phone. And I do, but that’s really creepy!”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

“Apart from asking for an autograph in the shower? The amount of people that follow us when we’re shooting is mind-boggling. I was in Denmark, a few years ago—I was in the gym, I was in the showers—and at first, I was so shocked: ‘What are you doing here?’ And they were like, ‘What are you doing here?’ And this guy was as naked as I was, and he asked, ‘Can I have a picture?’ Ummm…no! No! Don’t go up to strangers when you’re naked. Just let them be. Just wait a few minutes so the underwear at least can go back on, before you ask.”

Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)

“Some people will swear at me. I’ve had some people say, ‘Cersei is a bitch.’ I take that as a compliment. But it’s really funny when some people say that they love Cersei. Our make-up lady was saying, ‘I just love Cersei. I just feel for her. I get it. And I champion her!’ And I go, ‘O-kay.'”

Kristofer Hivju (Tormund GIantsbane)

“People are excited about the show and they seem to like the character, and they just show positivity. But you know, a while ago I was having a birthday for my kid, and I was surrounded by young kids. And in the middle of that chaos, while I’m trying to give them cake and hot dogs, people come up asking for selfies. I was like, ‘This is not the time, this is not the place, look around you, man!'”

Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)

“In America, in an airport, a woman came up and asked me to call her Khaleesi. That was a quirky one. They don’t usually ask me to say Khaleesi, they usually want selfies, but she was very sweet, she was very charming, and she asked, and she seemed very happy afterward.”

Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister)

“I’ve had about four people come up to me with the Seven-Pointed Star on their forehead, like Lancel Lannister. I know! It’s very funny. One of them, who was with a makeup artist at a Comic-Con in Blackpool, in the north of England, said, “Listen, we want to paint the Seven-Pointed Star on your forehead.” At the time, there was a line of people waiting, but I said, ‘All right! Why not?’ So they painted the star on my forehead with fake blood, really effective fake blood, whilst I shook hands with other people as they came up to me, and that just carried on for 20 minutes.”

Source: Elle


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