Even if you are one of those few people who never saw an episode of Game of Thrones, it is impossible not to have heard of this monumental production of HBO, which offers a unique blend of suspense, action, sex, blood, and dragons. Whether you’re a fan of the series, which returns in its eighth and final season in April 2019, or just be among the curious who are still undecided to see it, here are some interesting and fun things that you probably didn’t know about this cultural phenomenon and its protagonists.
DOTHRAKI IS A REAL LANGUAGE
In 2014, the Living Language launched a language course conversational which allowed its participants to learn to speak like Khal Drogo in a short time. The course was designed by the linguist David J. Peterson, who worked with HBO to create the language Dothraki, which is heard in the program.
YOU CAN LEARN VALYRIAN THROUGH AN APPLICATION
Dothraki is not the only language that is part of this production, which has a real meaning. The platform of language learning, Duolingo offers a class in High Valyrian, to improve your experience of enjoying Game of Thrones, or just to impress your friends.
KIT HARINGTON CAME TO HER HEARING OF JOHN SNOW WITH A BLACK-EYE
The night before his audition, Kit-Harington ended up in mcdonalds late in the night with his girlfriend. Because it was full, they took a seat at a table with another couple, whom they knew not, but soon after, the man in front of them began to make comments rude to the young girl. Unfortunately, it was only after Harington stood up and challenged him, that he realized how strong was his opponent. “Beat Me,” admitted Harington, and ended up with a black-eye. On the positive side, thinks that his face is damaged is part of what got him the role. “I think that the man who hit me in the face might be the one who helped me get this job”, he said in a video for W Magazine. “So if I you’re watching, thank you!”.
THE GOLDEN HAIR OF DAENERYS TOOK TWO MONTHS OF CREATION
Over eight seasons, Game of Thrones has used 12,137 wigs and sets of hair hairpiece. In one of the activities more intense, the color and the style of the wig and extensions of the character played by Emilia Clarke, who in real life does not have golden hair, are the result of more than two months of testing and seven prototypes, before choosing the appropriate one to Daenerys during the eight seasons.
IT WAS FILMED IN TEN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING SPAIN
Throughout its eight seasons, Game of Thrones has been filmed in ten different countries, including Ireland, Morocco, Malta, Spain, Croatia, Iceland, the united States, Canada and Scotland. Specifically in Ireland, have been used 50 different places to different recordings and episodes. In addition, Belfast, Northern Ireland, is home to Titanic Studios, which features six studios that housed the filming of what happened in the interior of iconic places from the series, including Winterfell, Castle Black, The Eyrie, Sky Cells, The Hall of Faces, the House of Black and White, the Great Sept of Baelor, the Great Pyramid of Meereen, and the Throne Room of King’s Landing.
In Spain, it is difficult to imagine the series without the iconic landscapes and castles used in the filming, who were the backdrop for scenes central to this production.
SANSA STARK ADOPTED HER DIREWOLF ‘LADY’
The actress who plays Sansa Stark, Sophie Turner adopted Zunni, the real name of the dog breed Inuit of the North who participated in the first season of the series as a giant wolf direwolf known as Lady. “Growing up, I always wanted to have a dog, but my parents never wanted to”, said Turner in the Coventry Telegraph. “I fall in love with Lady on the set, and my mother convinced them to let us adopt her”.
THE TARGARYEN HAD ORIGINALLY EYES COLOR VIOLET
In the books, the members of the family Targaryen are notable for their silver hair and eyes the color violet. During the filming, Daenerys and Viserys Targaryen originally used contact lenses violets, but later on the directors decided that they had a negative impact on the ability of the actors to portray emotion.
DAENERYS AND CERSEI INTERPRETED IT TO SARAH CONNOR IN ‘TERMINATOR’
This is not the first time that the actresses who play Daenerys and Cersei are with characters of science fiction on the screen. Emilia Clarke had a starring role alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys, playing the role of Sarah Connor. Interestingly, the same character was previously interpreted by the own Cersei Lannister, Lena Headey, in the short television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
PETER BAD GRIESBACH ALMOST REJECTED THE ROLE OF TYION LANNISTER
The little giant Peter bad griesbach shared the reason why, in the beginning, I was not sure of to immediately accept his role in Game of Thrones. “I had my doubts because of the genre of fantasy, and I didn’t want a beard very long or shoes pointy”, said bad griesbach. “The directors they assured me this character and this world was not. Told Me about his complexity, the fact that my character was not a hero or a villain, but that he was a womanizer and a drinker, and painted a beautiful and flawed portrait of him, so I signed up”.
AN ACTOR REVEALED A SECRET PROGRAM TO AVOID A FINE BY HIGH-SPEED
After swearing an oath of secrecy about their fate in the sixth season, Harington, who plays John Snow, was forced to disclose it after being stopped driving your car. The officer, who turned out to be a fan of the program, gave him two options: pay a fine for speeding or tell you if Jon Snow would live or die in the next season. Harington initially thought the man was joking, but after seeing that he was serious, he said: “I Am alive in the next season.” To which the officer replied: “you may go, Lord Commander”.
MILLIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN
Although the filming of this monumental production generated an incredible amount of video in motion, if we talk about static images, the photographer of the primary unit Helen Sloan reported that it has taken nearly a million and a half photos in total, during all the seasons.
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