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Sam Tarly’s New Clothes

Unlike the show, it’s not uncommon to find the cast of Game of Thrones fooling around on set. Show-runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss reveals that a scene in Sunday’s episode, Blood of My Blood, led to a great on-set prank on John Bradley’s character Sam Tarly.

The prank was revealed in an interview with EW this week. Weiss shared how Hannah Murray (Gilly) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) teamed up to pull one over on poor John Bradley (Sam Tarly), before filming the scene where he returns to his parent’s castle at Horn Hill.

“Hannah has long had the sh–tiest costumes on Game of Thrones; she’s been in a burlap sack for five years,” Weiss told EW. “She was so happy that she finally gets into a real piece of clothing this year. So Kit and Hannah thought it would be funny to play a joke on John and let him think he’s going to get a new costume too. We thought it would be great to make the costume ludicrous, but just believable enough to not know it was a gag – so he’d think he would be wearing this on screen.”

Needless to say, Bradley totally fell for it and here’s how it looked on set –

“I looked so bad and ridiculous, it was unbelievable. There was a huge vulgar codpiece – though flattering, to be sure. The reason I bought it is because we’d never seen Sam at home before, and [his parents think] he’s an idiot. [Maybe] Sam dressed like an idiot before he came to Castle Black.”

I think the look actually suits him. Read all about Bradley’s character growing some balls in our latest Game of Thrones episode review for Blood of My Blood.

What do you think of Sam Tarly’s look? share your thoughts in the comments.


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