George R.R. Martin Declined Chance To Appear in Game of Thrones Season 8

He didn't feel the travel was worth it.

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George R.R. Martin declined doing a cameo appearance in Game of Thrones. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Martin had been approached by showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff to travel from New Mexico to North Ireland to film a scene in Game of Thrones season 8.

“David and Dan invited me to a cameo in one of the final episodes, which I was tempted to do.” But, in the end, the author declined the opportunity as it wasn’t enough for him to travel to Belfast. “But I didn’t think just for the sake of a cameo I could take the time to return to Belfast.”

Martin then goes on to explain that he had once filmed a cameo for the series before in the pilot. Prior to the recasting of Dany, he was a guest at her wedding, but the entire scene was reshot with new actors and a lack of Martin.

Beginning in 2011, Game of Thrones is a well-known HBO series adapted from A Song of Ice and Fire. The series has garnered a large following during its seven seasons. In January 2018, the show had officially decided to come to a close at season 8. It’s not all bad, though, as the franchise isn’t finished. Multiple prequel series’ are in production.

Game of Thrones season 8 will begin airing April 14th.

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