9 Game of Thrones Actors on Their Weirdest Fan Experiences

'Most of them just want a picture of you stabbing them or something.'

'Don't go up to strangers when you're naked.'


Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis)

"I went to a dermatologist not so long ago, because my wife wanted me to have someone look at something on my back. It turned out to be fine, by the way. It's just always good to have those things checked out. But afterwards, my doctor asked me if he could take a picture, and it was just so awkward. The worst thing is, instead of saying, "That's really awkward, can we not do that?" I just… [sighs] I just said, "Oh sure, fine." Yeah. Usually, I'm better. Usually I'd say, "Thank you, but next time?" I am thankful for them watching, and being appreciative. I don't want to say no. But sometimes, I'm thinking, "We were cool just now. Why do you need to take a picture?" When you catch me alone, I'm all yours. If I can. But if I'm busy, I'm sorry."


Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed)

"I met somebody who was dressed up as Meera Reed. And I once met someone who named their baby after me. That was a few years ago. She gave it at a double name, like Ellie-May, or something like that. That was quite a big moment when she told me that. It was very sweet."


Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)

"People call me Arya all the time. I totally get it, because we do look very similar, but sometimes it's a little strange. It's kind of funny when I tweet something normal about me, and everyone relates it to Arya. And quite often, people ask me to say Arya's kill list of names she wants to kill but put their own name in it, so they can record it on their phone. And I do, but that's really creepy!"


Ian Beattie (Meryn Trant)

"In Wales, I met a fan who had a tattoo of my character on his arm! Isn't that weird? He also had Robert Baratheon on his shoulder, so he's a serious Game of Thrones fan. But it was definitely a first to see a tattoo of my face on somebody else's arm."


Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton)

"Most fans are really, really nice, and most of them just want a picture of you stabbing them or something, but I met a guy last year in my gym who said he was getting married, and could I do a tape for him, wishing him and his bride well? And then, when I was filming, could I get all the rest of the cast to wish him and his bride-to-be well? And I said, 'Do you know what that entails? I'd have to run around to all of the sets, to all of the hotels, to get all the cast members?' I mostly only see them at premieres!"


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

"Apart from asking for an autograph in the shower? The amount of people that follow us when we're shooting is mind-boggling. I was in Denmark, a few years ago—I was in the gym, I was in the showers—and at first, I was so shocked: 'What are you doing here?' And they were like, 'What are you doing here?' And this guy was as naked as I was, and he asked, 'Can I have a picture?' Ummm...no! No! Don't go up to strangers when you're naked. Just let them be. Just wait a few minutes so the underwear at least can go back on, before you ask."


Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)

"In America, in an airport, a woman came up and asked me to call her Khaleesi. That was a quirky one. They don't usually ask me to say Khaleesi, they usually want selfies, but she was very sweet, she was very charming, and she asked, and she seemed very happy afterward."


Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister)

"I've had about four people come up to me with the Seven-Pointed Star on their forehead, like Lancel Lannister. I know! It's very funny. One of them, who was with a makeup artist at a Comic-Con in Blackpool, in the north of England, said, "Listen, we want to paint the Seven-Pointed Star on your forehead." At the time, there was a line of people waiting, but I said, 'All right! Why not?' So they painted the star on my forehead with fake blood, really effective fake blood, whilst I shook hands with other people as they came up to me, and that just carried on for 20 minutes."

From: Elle
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