Cat of the Paint Hall


By Cat Taylor


Sometimes life really does imitate art. Arya chased cats in King’s Landing, and I spend much of my time in the Paint Hall sets looking for the studio cats. There are about five (though no one is totally sure exactly how many are hanging around) and under the sets and the rafters, they have their very own playground. The cats take care of many of the mice, and sleep wherever they choose. I always like to think that when we shut down and the building is quiet, the biggest cat – a huge ginger tom called Spartacus – sleeps on the Iron Throne.