10 Startling Game of Thrones Facts

10 Startling Game of Thrones Facts
10 Startling Game of Thrones Facts

Game of Thrones has been the most illegally downloaded show since 2012, followed by The Walking Dead. It’s no wonder, since the show is packed with plot twists, passionate sex scenes, dark magic, fantasy characters and all the usual unsavory elements that seem to come with any type of throne. But, as with any great show, this one owes much of its success to the characters, who have some interesting facts of their own.

  1. George R.R. Martin’s first choice for the actor to play Tyrion was Peter Dinklage.
  2. Dothraki is a real language, created just for the Game of Thrones. It consists of more than 3,000 words.
  3. Zunni, Sansa Stark’s direwolf, died in the first season and was adopted in real life by the actress who plays Sansa, Sophie Turner.
  4. Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays Daenerys, does not dye her hair for the show. Instead, she wears a wig.
  5. The actress who plays Sansa Stark is a natural blonde.
  6. In one scene, Daenerys eats a horse heart that was really made of a gummy substance. The gummy substance and the fake blood caused such a mess and were so sticky that the actress got stuck on a toilet seat after the scene.
  7. The meat you see Peter Dinklage eating isn’t real meat. Dinklage is a vegetarian.
  8. Jack Gleeson, the actor who plays Joffrey, also played a little kid in Batman Begins, and was originally considered for the part of Jon Snow.
  9. Game of Thrones is credited with the origination of the phrase “sexposition,” a term that refers to plot point being revealed during sex scenes.
  10. The original pilot has never been aired because there were too many plot points missing. One of the biggest issues is that you can’t tell that the incenstuous siblings Jamie and Cersei are brother and sister.