From movie-length episodes to an epic fight scene that puts the Battle of the Bastards to shame, season eight of Game of Thrones will undoubtedly be one for the books. However, that doesn’t mean George R.R. Martin is interested in appearing in the final installment.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 70-year-old author revealed that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss asked him to make a cameo in the upcoming season, and he turned it down. Just let that sink in.
“David and Dan invited me to a cameo in one of the final episodes, which I was tempted to do,” he said. “But I didn’t think just for the sake of a cameo I could take the time to return to Belfast.”
Martin currently resides in New Mexico, which means he’d have to endure the ten-hour-plus flight to Northern Ireland to film. While we’d admittedly jump at the opportunity, it wouldn’t be the author’s first time filming a cameo.