Game of Thrones has a pretty massive cast, but there are some people (okay, a lot of people) in Hollywood who wish it were a little (okay, a lot) bigger.
It's no wonder that nabbing a guest spot (or even a cameo) on Game of Thrones is on many actors' career bucket lists, but apparently, some of them go a little overboard trying to get the attention of the show's casting directors. According to Digital Spy, it's not uncommon for actors to send gifts to the casting directors in their quest for a trip to Westeros.
"We get really strange things and letters and emails from people trying to get our attention," GoT Casting Director Carla Strange told Metro.
How strange? Pretty strange, TBH.
"One person sent playing cards where every playing card has their face on it doing a different emotion. Really classy," she said. "Someone even sent me a Stormtrooper with a sticker of themselves on it. I've had people send Kit Kats. You get very random things in the post."
Although Strange (very professionally) refused to name names and spill which well-known stars had campaigned for a role on the hit HBO show, she did admit that some bigger stars bypass casting and go straight to the producers when trying to secure a guest spot.
"The stars generally go to the producers directly but then they have a hard time trying to figure out where to put them. There are only so many cameos that you can have!" she explained.
With a whole White Walker army waiting impatiently to descend on Westeros though, maybe Thrones can skip calling for extras and just have an entire zombie army of famous faces for the final showdown. Just an idea.
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