George R.R. Martin contemplates cameo on Game of Thrones


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Game of Thrones is known to feature the odd celebrity cameo, usually from musicians — members of bands like Sigur Rós, Snow Patrol, Coldplay and more have all turned up on the show. One person who has yet to cameo is author George R.R. Martin, one whose A Song of Ice and Fire books the show is based.

But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. A fan recently asked him about it on his Not a Blog. “Any chance we’ll see you in the background in Season 8?” His answer: “Anything is possible.”

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As the fan pointed out, Martin actually did have a cameo in the show’s original pilot — he played a guest at Dany and Khal Drogo’s wedding. Unfortunately, that episode was never seen, although there was an aborted attempt for him to appear in the season 1 finale, in the scene where Joffrey takes Sansa to look at her father’s head on a spike.

"I wanted to be a severed head on the wall in season one, but turns out those severed heads are expensive to make. Instead we bought a Big Box o’ Used Heads, and got in all sorts of trouble."

When pressed about who else would be his dream cameo for his beloved series, Martin said former president Barack Obama should throw his hat in the ring. Obama has admitted to being a fan of the show, even got access to Season 6 episodes before the rest of the nation.

As far as actual cameos go, New York Mets pitcher Noah Snydergaard (yes, the guy with the long hair) is appearing in Season 7. He says he filmed a sequence in Spain this past November.