Yes, they’re just like us. Normal lives until they get just the right break and BOOM. Fame and stardom.
The question remains… where will they go from here?
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was a bank security guard before he landed his role, “I knew it was a huge thing for me, but I didn’t know how huge. It was a fucking huge U-turn.”
Rory McCann used to be a carpenter, “I pinch myself all the time – we were shooting in Iceland this year and thinking that it was only six years ago I was working as a carpenter in Iceland.”
Gwendoline Christie has said that, “Playing Brienne of Tarth changed my life.” Indeed. She was a secretary and dog walker for English actor Simon Callow before the show.
Kit Harington actually worked at a bookstore and has said, “I remember cursing him,” because he had to carry around heavy copies of George R.R. Martin books all day.
Kristofer Hivju, aka Tormund Giantsbane, was an aspiring rock star.
Peter Dinklage worked a desk job at Professional Examination Service, “I still don’t know what the company did. I just like, plugged information into a computer. I called in sick every Friday because I would go out Thursday night with my friends.”
Liam Cunningham was an electrician… in Zimbabwe.
Emilia Clarke should have gone to work at one of her six job she was working to make rent, but… “I called in sick to my catering job and Wikipedia-ed the crap out of it.”
Surprise! The show has been on so long that Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright were all hired for their VERY FIRST JOB on Game of Thrones. Wow!
What a life-changing, epic series this has been for everybody involved.
Congrats to cast and crew!