Game of Thrones has been pretty strict when it comes to spoilers this season, but who would’ve thought they are also stingy about giving away props. Inside sources claim that several stars of HBO’s hit fantasy drama are furious that producers won’t let them take home their favorite props – a pretty common practice among actors.
Sources close to the set of Game of Thrones claim that executives banned actors from keeping props after filming was over. Although many of the stars have been a part of the show for years, the actors and actresses were not allowed to nab a few souvenirs after the final season.
This reportedly includes Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams, who played Daenerys Targaryen and Arya Stark over the past 8 seasons.
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Despite the restrictions, an inside source told Radar Online that Clarke and Williams disobeyed the orders and took home whatever they pleased. Clarke and Williams went against the rules because they believe they were entitled to take a few props after working on the show for so long. But now other stars are fighting with executives because they also wanted some souvenirs for all of their hard work.
“They feel they have put everything into the show and made a lot of people a lot of money,” the insider dished, adding that many of the stars feel like it is a “disgrace” that they can’t take home a few props.
This, of course, is not the first time actors from the show have talked about taking home props. Last season, Kristian Nairn (Hodor), confessed that he took home a door from the set and hung it on a wall at his home.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) admitted that he plans on stealing Jaime’s gold hand while Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos) takes home a prop every season.
With so many cast members stealing props, executives felt a ban was needed to cut down on the stolen items. They even supposedly create a checklist for props, which every cast member had to sign. If the prop wasn’t returned, then members of the crew knew exactly where to look.
Executives apparently grew tired of the missing props because they were so expensive to reproduce, which is a valid point.
HBO has not commented on the rumors surrounding the missing props. The final season of Game of Thrones is expected to premiere sometime in 2019, though an exact date has not been set.