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“Game of Thrones” made history from its television debut and remains one of the most acclaimed productions of all time.
Following in the footsteps of other epic fantasy franchises such as “The Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter,” the series has become a trademark of HBO and won no less than 59 Emmy figures for its impeccable direction and cunning storyline. – who every once in a while (especially in Season 8) would slide and rush to complete deep and intricate arcs.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the premiere of the first episode, CinePOP has prepared several feature films exploring the iconic world created by George RR Martin. In it, you can uncover ten behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the job, from behind-the-scenes secrets to actors and actresses considered for lead roles.
HATED BY ALL
Joffrey Baratheon is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most sadistic characters in the entire “Game of Thrones” pantheon. Shortly after the start of the series, actor Jack Gleeson, who played it until season 4, received a letter from Martin himself which read: “Congratulations on your fantastic performance. Everyone hates you “.
TYRION THE MAJESTY
Peter Dinklage majestically portrayed Tyrion Lannister, and for his spectacular performance, he has been nominated eight times in a row (one for each season) for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmy Awards. He’s won the action figure four times, breaking a new record for most category wins for the same role.
The average production cost per episode, until the end of season five, was $ 6 million, with the most expensive chapter being “Blackwater” (02 × 09, $ 8 million). However, HBO decided to increase the budget to $ 100 million for year 6, which means that each episode has an average cost of $ 10 million. In comparison, the series is on par with “Friends” as the most expensive of all time.
Carice van Houten has won over audiences to play the vile and dangerous priestess Melisandre in the series. However, she had previously been considered for an audition for Queen Cersei Lannister, but was unable to audition due to scheduling conflicts: at the time, she was filming the movie “Intruders”.
At first, Martin intended to write an episode for each season, but did not sign any scripts starting with season 4, as he focused on finishing the sixth book in the saga, “The Winds of the Wind. ‘winter”. At the end of the series in 2019, the novel was not yet finished.
THE MAD KING
In the Dropped Pilot, Liam Burke made an appearance as Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King, but scenes were cut in the revamped version. Eventually, an Aerys flashback sequence was included in the episode “Blood of My Blood” (06 × 06), but with David Rintoul as the character.
NOT THIS TIME
Dominic West was considered part of the show, but turned down HBO’s offer. West was offered a secret role which he himself described as “adorable,” but despite exhortation from a nephew who was a fan of the show, he decided to hand over the role to take care of the children. Apparently West would play Mance Rayder (who was played by Ciarán Hinds).
Martin commented that the infamous Red Wedding was the most difficult chapter he wrote in ‘The Storm of Swords’. He was so emotionally attached to the characters that he wrote the rest of the novel first, then the chapter in question last. Executive producers David Benioff and DB Weiss, after reading the scene, revealed that the sequel was one of the main reasons they wanted to turn the books into a TV series.
KHALEESI AND THE DRAGONS
After filming her final scenes as the iconic Daenerys Targaryen, actress Emilia Clarke had three dragons tattooed on her wrist, honoring the creatures who have accompanied her throughout the series: Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal.
The series has come under constant criticism for its explicit portrayal of physical and sexual violence. In particular, the rape scenes generated a lot of controversy. Martin defended his artistic choices by saying he wanted to take readers right into the action, rather than creating a safe distance from the events by summing them up. The author commented that although his creation is a fantastic epic, he based it on history itself, where “rape and sexual violence were part of every war ever fought”.
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