If you watch HBO’s Game of Thrones, you’ll be familiar with the fact that the characters go through a lot of ordeals. From running away from a psychotic spouse, to walking across the country to meet your family only to arrive and find them dead, to being forced to smother your own catatonic husband, to getting your, uhm, private parts chopped off, the characters in the hit series have gone through a lot…
But seems as though the actors have had their own fair share of discomfort. Such as Sophie Turner who was asked by the producers to not wash her hair.
Turner, 22, who portrays Sansa Stark in the show, recently revealed this fact in an interview with InStyle saying: “Towards season 5, they started asking me to not wash my hair, and it was really disgusting.”
She added that her hair would become so dirty that she would get the fake snowflakes from the snow machine stuck in it. “For the first few seasons I was allowed to wash my hair,” she said. “Because I was an aristocratic young girl.”
But that only lasted for a while, since shortly after, she was given a wig to wear for filming which meant her hair-washing routine was once again in her own hands.
The high fantasy series is based on the epic A Song Of Ice And Fire book franchise by author George R. R. Martin and will return to the screen for its final season this April, after two years in production.
The eighth and final season will include six episodes, which will reportedly each be movie length.
Richard Plepler, HBO chief actually told Variety that the new season is “a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie.'”
Whereas, speaking about the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Plepler told the publishing: “They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched [the episodes] twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”
HBO shared the release date for Game of Thrones earlier this month, revealing that it will be aired at the same time in the US and Britain. The show will air on April 14 at 9 pm in the US, and at 2 am on April 15 in the UK.
They’ve also shared a teaser trailer, named The Crypts Of Winterfell, which shows Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) in the crypts under their home of Winterfell.
The teaser was directed by David Nutter, who also directed the last three of the six episodes of the final season.
But though we may be sad the beloved show’s coming to an end, there is a ray of light. We won’t be completely saying goodbye to the world of Westeros as a prequel to Game of Thrones, created by George R. R. Martin and screenwriter Jane Goldman will be coming to our screen soon.
The prequel will be set during The Age of Heroes, which began 10,000 years before the events in GoT. The synopsis for the show reads: “Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.”
It will feature Naomi Watts in a leading role, alongside Jamie Campbell Bower, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Ivanno Jeremiah, Sheila Atim, and Toby Regbo.