Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Tyrion Lannister star hints at fate with bizarre prank

Fans are eagerly awaiting news about their favourite Game of Thrones characters as the months lead up to the season eight debut next year.

Fans are still none the wiser on who the HBO fantasy will finally see taking up their spot as the leader on Westeros and sitting down on the iconic Iron Throne.

Cersei Lannister (played by Lena Headey) currently rules Kings Landing by default, but Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her trusted adviser Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) are hot on her heels.

What’s more, fans are simultaneously seeking out hints over which of their favourite remaining characters could die before the six-part series airs its final episode.

Now, it seems actor Peter likes to play with the hype by pranking his friends on the set of the hit drama.

Appearing on US chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, the star revealed he “plays dead” during filming, tricking all of his co-stars into thinking something is seriously wrong in the middle of the show’s gruelling schedule.

With a glint in his eye, Peter explained: “I like to pretend I’m dead.

“It’s fun, for whoever the wardrobe person, the producers, just my legs sprawled out in the trailer.”

The actor went on give his exact methods, and it seemed he takes the game very seriously, even hinting at what’s to come with his character. 

“You gotta get very smooshed in the floor in a very awkward position,” he continued. “I’ll wait hours! We have a lot of time on set.”

The actor also addressed reports he hadn’t wanted to take the role of the loveable dwarf Tyrion nearly a decade ago.

“I had some concerns,” he admitted. “Maybe it’s filtered down into some sort of rumour that I didn’t want to do it.

“But when I met [showrunners] Dave [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] for the first time with Carolyn Strauss, another producer on the show, so many years ago in Los Angeles, they told me about it briefly before I met them.

“Then I came in with some concerns about this genre, having seen many pieces.”

Explaining it was a very different part for him to play, Peter shared. “I wasn’t familiar with the books, so I wasn’t familiar with the complexity of Tyrion at that point.

“Because unfortunately, before this character, many times people my size weren’t complicated enough for me to be interested in doing it.

“I had done it one or two times before and it didn’t grab me.”

“But they relieved my concerns very quickly,” the star added.

Game of Thrones season 8 returns to HBO and Sky Atlantic in 2019. Seasons 1-7 are available to stream on NOW TV now.

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