Westeros may be the most dangerous place in the world, but it turns out, the fate of their characters isn’t the only thing the cast of Game of Thrones needs to be worried about. They’ve also got to watch their backs when it comes to pranks going down on set!
During an interview with EW, actor Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy on the series, revealed that even the Thrones showrunners get in on the pranking action and when they get involved, they pull out all the stops.
In fact, David Benioff and Dan Weiss once went to major extremes when it came to pranking Allen, telling the actor he was getting killed off way back in season 2.
Benioff and Weiss even wrote and delivered a fake script in which Allen’s Theon faced off against none other than Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright). The fake scene found Bran rightfully reclaiming Winterfell from Theon before driving a sword through the character’s heart.
“I thought it was cool,” said Allen of the incident.
In fact, the actor thought that the fake script was so cool, he didn’t even bother to confront the showrunners about Theon’s fate.
“I went on a holiday, and David and Dan were all thinking I was going to call up going, ‘Hold on a minute whoa-whoa-whoa!’ But I just got on with it,” recalled Allen to EW. “Then they had to make it clear to me later on it was all a joke.”
Guess this is one prank that backfired on the prankers!
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO