It's Tuesday, which means it's time to get enlightened with some trivia! With Season 5 of Game of Thrones approaching like an army of Unsullied, I thought I'd get us in the mood with a couple pieces if trivia!
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1 - The Mountain That Lifts
Icelandic professional strongman, Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane, recently beat a weight lifting record first set a thousand years ago by fellow Icelander, Orm Storulfsson.
Bjornsson was quoted as saying:
"NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!"
2 - A Feast For Hoes
An Australian burlesque group famous for their parody shows (another highlight being Star Wars parody The Empire Strips Back) has turned their attention to Westeros and developed a successful show Dame of Thrones.
The creators assure viewers that the show "is set to light a fire in people’s hearts hotter than wildfire."
3 - Dance Macabre
For Tywin Lannister's first scene, Charles Dance dressed an actual stag carcass on-camera. Dance was shown the procedure the previous day by a butcher and cemented his BAMF status.
4 - It Is Known
Linguist David J. Peterson was hired by producers to create the languages of Dothraki and High Valyrian. Peterson worked to make full grammatical languages for the shows actors to learn, sending them audio files of himself reading the scripts.
Although Peterson has gone on to start the Language Creation Society, he says he occasionally gets a fanboys correcting him.
Would you be up for learning Dothraki?
5 - The Second of Her Name
When Queen Elizabeth II toured the set of the show, everyone was hoping for the picture that would launch a thousand memes. Unfortunately for the internet, Her Royal Highness decided not to take a seat.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have recently stated that the reason for this is that:
"the Queen of England is not allowed to sit on a foreign throne."
This is really interesting because, as I'm sure we all know, Westeros is fictional.
Bonus trivia! I once met Rose Leslie, who plays Ygritte, at my gym!