Game of Thrones casting director reveals how A-list stars try to bribe their way onto show

'Someone even sent me a Stormtrooper with a sticker of themselves on it'

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 06 November 2016 14:42
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Over the course of Game of Thrones short history, numerous stars from the world of music have cameoed in Westeros, including Coldplay, Snow Patrol, and Sigur Ros.

Casting director Carla Strange claims A-Listers from across the world are attempting to bribe their way onto the show as they hope to star alongside the likes of Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, and Peter Dinklage before the final two seasons conclude.

“We get really strange things and letters and emails from people trying to get out attention,” she told Metro. “One person sent playing cards where every playing card has their face on it doing a different emotion. Really classy.”

Refusing to name any names, Strange continued: “Someone even sent me a Stormtrooper with a sticker of themselves on it. I’ve had people send Kit Kats. You get very random things in the post.”

Apparently getting sent weird items isn’t an oddity: stars have been sending her things “365 days a year” just for bit-parts. “The stars generally go to the producers directly but then they have a hard time trying to figure out where to put them. There are only so many cameos that you can have!”

Meanwhile, spoilers for season seven have been leaking from the show’s various Spanish sets over the last few weeks, including Jon Snow meeting [spoiler] and [spoiler] [spoiler]. Season seven starts next summer.

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