‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Talks Season 4, How Series Will End In Vanity Fair (VIDEO)

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By Michael Lewittes


(Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair)

The cast of “Game of Thrones” covers the April issue of Vanity Fair, opening up to the magazine about season four of the HBO show and how the series ends. Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage appear as their “GOT” characters in the spread, which was shot by Annie Leibovitz. Check out behind-the-scenes video from the shoot below.

Of his role as Tyrion Lannister, Dinklage shares, “It just seemed like something I had never come across before, especially in the fantasy genre, which I still refuse to call this, even though we have dragons. It is just something that I was so eager to embrace, because it turned the dwarf stereotype in the fantasy genre on its head. And he’s a hero at the same time”

The actor continues, “Even in The Lord of the Rings, which I really loved — I loved those books as a child and I adore Peter Jackson’s movies — but there’s just that thing with the dwarf stuff. That’s complete fantasy. I had done The Chronicles of Narnia, with the long beard and all of that, because I definitely wanted to explore that and have an opinion of it from the inside, but I just feel like this character, Tyrion, was a complete human being. Shock!”

Meanwhile, the show’s co-creator David Benioff tells the magazine that the show is rapidly catching up with George R. R. Martin’s books, revealing, “Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be.” Benioff adds, “If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.”

Martin says, “I can give them the broad strokes of what I intend to write, but the details aren’t there yet. I’m hopeful that I can not let them catch up with me.” “GOT” co-creator D.B. Weiss divulges that they’d like to complete the show within seven or eight seasons, offering, “It doesn’t just keep on going because it can. I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that.”

Weiss and Benioff are also asked about the rumors that President Obama receives early copies of the show to watch in his downtime. “One perk of being the most powerful man in the world: yes, you get to see episodes early,” they confirm. The magazine hits newsstands on March 13. Check out a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot below!

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