Extras Say the Darndest Things . . .

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By Cat Taylor

We couldn’t possibly have our show without the extras. They are the handmaidens, the guards, the peasants and the men of the Wall. Sometimes more than one. They can be both Lannister Guards and Stark Bannermen, or sailors from the Iron Islands and merchants in King’s Landing. They stand for hours in the cold, spend days running through the same field over and over again, dying on command and acting hilarious. To our extras, I salute you!

One extra to another: “I will sword you.”

In the tea tent: “Forget the Baratheons! We must guard the cake. We ARE the chocolate cake guard.”

During a fight: AD: “Can you move to your left?” Soldier: “I can’t. I haven’t got my glasses on.”