Taylor Swift recently revealed that her obsession with Game of Thrones was a major influence on her album reputation, with the split album having songs about vengeance as well as love. The 29-year-old explained that she half-based the songs on what she was going through but through a Game of Thrones filter.
“‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is
literally Arya Stark’s kill list. ‘King of My Heart’ was influenced by Khal
Drogo and Daenerys. It’s even got this post-hook of drums — I wanted them to
sound like Dothraki drums,” said Swift.
While Swift might be the only singer with a GOT-influenced album, she is not the only celebrity who is obsessed with the HBO drama. There are plenty of stars out there who stay in on Sunday nights to find out what’s going on in the Seven Kingdoms.
Being President of the United States
means you get a lot of perks. And, for Barack Obama, one of those perks was
getting advanced screeners of GOT.
Co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told Vanity Fair that when Obama was in office, he got to watch episodes of
Season 4 before anyone else.
Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg
Shot star Seth Rogen loves to watch and
talk about GOT. Back in 2014, he sat
down with Snoop Dogg on his Double G News Network for a show recap, and the two
enjoyed some cannabis while discussing Joffrey’s demise.
During the recent Billboard Music
Awards, Drake’s Scorpion won the
award for Top Billboard 200 Album. During the rapper’s acceptance speech he
mentioned Arya Stark and the Battle of Winterfell in the Season 8 episode The Long Night.
“Shout out to Arya Stark for putting in that work last week,” he said while making a stabbing motion.
When Scandal alum Kerry Washington was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she
revealed that her parents turned her on to the HBO fantasy series.
While the Deadpool star hasn’t talked openly about
his GOT obsession, his wife Blake
Lively called him out after Reynolds tried to use her connection to GOT star Michiel Huisman, who she
starred alongside in the Age of Adaline.
“My husband, I’m outing him and I shouldn’t,
but he became obsessed with [Game of
Thrones]. He did everything he could to pirate episodes that hadn’t even
been shot yet. So that was a little tough point in our marriage. Now we’re
through it because there’s a new season coming out.”
Perfect 2 director and Hunger Games star
blogged about GOT ahead of the Season
3 premiere. She wrote that she had been getting her fix from the HBO’s
collector’s edition, but had run out of bonus content. She described herself as
The actor has been steaming up the screen with
co-star Caitriona Balfe on Outlander,
but if Heughan had gotten his way, he would have had his big break on Game of Thrones. Heughan says he
auditioned for GOT seven times, but
never landed a role.
“I auditioned for Renly, Loras, some of the
members of the Night’s Watch. And I’d always get so close! I’d be like, ‘Guys,
just give me a sword!’ Everyone was going in for those parts,” said
Sophie Turner Jonas (Sansa Stark) told Access Hollywood that the Oscar-winning actress made sure to find her at the SAG Awards so she could profess her love for GOT while giving Jonas a hug.
For Purim, Madonna dressed up as Khaleesi, the
Mother of Dragons, and the pop star shared some pics of her outfit on
The Brockmire star says Game of Thrones is like a drug, and her husband, co-creator David Benioff, is her dealer.
“I’m like a coke addict for Game of Thrones; David’s like my drug
lord. When he brings home dailies, I’m like shaking in the corner.”