DEATHS ARE A MYSTERY TO THE CAST, TOO
Back in season two, Game Of Thrones was already a huge hit and Alfie Allen (right) was handed a script in which his character Theon Greyjoy was finally killed off after frequent near misses.
“To be honest I was genuinely pleased and I thought, ‘Wow, that was a great way to go’,” Allen says, revealing he was to be stabbed in the heart by Bran Stark.
Other lead characters had already been killed off and their unexpected demise has been a hallmark of the show that has melped make it such a hit with viewers.
But the script turned out to simply be a joke by writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Allen explains that’s one thing keeping the fans so engaged – not even the actors know what’s coming next.
Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, was also given a fake script that had his pretty looks and long mane of hair burnt off, the producers joking he was just too good looking to continue in the production.
He, too, continues to live to fight another season.