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10 Things You Need To Know About ‘Game Of Thrones’
10 Things You Need To Know About ‘Game Of Thrones’

Enthusiasts probably know a lot about hit HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones, but there also probably some things that you didn’t know…

The second season of Game of Thrones has recently ended, and the makers sure topped it off with a breathtaking ending. The much-awaited season three is due to hit our screens in April next year, with some fans already on the waiting stage. And for those who think they know everything about the well-acclaimed TV series, here are 10 Game of Thrones facts that might surprise you.

Number 1: Peter Dinklage was the first choice of author George R.R. Martin and producers to play the role of Tyrion Lannister on the show, and they must have been huge fans of his, since they didn’t even hold an audition for the role.

Number 2: Sean Bean was also their first choice to play as Ned Stark. They did however hold auditions, just in case Sean rejected the offer.

Number 3: Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage were friends before they became co-stars. When Peter was talking with the producers of the show, he suggested Lena for the role of Cersei Lannister.

Number 4: Many of the actors have not read the novel. They have a fear of finding out what will happen to their character as they believe this could affect their acting.

Number 5: The author of the novel - George R.R. Martin - has revealed how he plans to end the series. He told this to producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff in the event he dies before he finishes writing.

Number 6: Emilia Clarke was not the first choice to play Daenerys Targaryen. It was given to actress Tamzin Merchant, but she decided to leave the show before it even started.

Number 7: A linguistic expert - David Peterson - created the Dothraki language for the series. It consists of over 3,000 words.

Number 8: Jason Momoa or Khal Drogo performed the Haka dance for his audition.

Number 9: George R.R. Martin sent Jack Gleeson - the actor who plays Joffrey Baratheon - a letter saying: “Congratulations on your marvelous performance. Everyone hates you.”

Number 10: Alfie Allen - who plays Theon Greyjoy - is singer Lily Allen's younger brother. Her song “Alfie” is about him.

Everything You Need To Know About Kate Upton, Including Her Date With Kanye West!
Everything You Need To Know About Kate Upton, Including Her Date With Kanye West!

Who is Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton? After scoring the coveted cover of the annual issue of the sports magazine, Kate is on everyone’s radar.

The 19-year-old, who has some of the most swerving curves in the modeling industry with her 33-25-36 physique, has become an international sex symbol overnight. Here are some facts you may not know about the gorgeous blonde:

She has romanced Kanye West: Kate was photographed smooching the rapper on the balcony of his Cannes hotel in May 2011. Kate is currently rumored to be dating NFL star Mark Sanchez.

She is from a political family: Her uncle, Fred Upton, is the Congressman for the Sixth Congressional District of Michigan. Kate was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, but was raised in Melbourne, Florida.

She is an equestrian: Along with her horse, Roanie Pony, she has showed and competed in several competitions.

She was discovered through a casting call: Kate attended an open call for Elite Model Management in Miami and was signed on the spot. She eventually moved to New York City and signed with IMG Models.

She was a Guess girl: Following in the footsteps of iconic blondes Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith, Kate was featured in the brand’s 2010-2011 campaigns. She has also modeled for Beach Bunny swimwear and Victoria’s Secret.

She’s Got Moves: A video of Kate at a Los Angeles Clippers game in April 2011, doing the popular dance The Dougie, went viral, with millions of people viewing the hilariously sexy video.

She’s pursuing an acting career: After making an appearance in Tower Heist, the busty blonde stripped down into a sexy monokini and played a scandalous nun in the upcoming The Three Stooges.