Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says HBO going to 'crazy' lengths for secrecy, 'We no longer get scripts'
It's hard to keep the biggest television series in history under wraps. Just ask Jaime Lannister.
Appearing on the Norwegian talk show Skavlan, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau explained the great lengths HBO is taking to prevent spoilers from reaching the masses.
"No, it's very secret now," said Coster-Waldau when asked if he'd gotten his script for season eight of "Game of Thrones." "I don't know if you heard there was a big hack. HBO was hacked. The first season we got the scripts like you *should* get them. 'Here's the script.' Then you could sit and do notes. Then after a couple years they got paranoid because there were some leaks so we had to get them only digital in PDF files. Then *that* got a little worrisome so they had to do these verified emails. You had to go through all these things to get your script. It was watermarked all kinds of ways so if you lost it you would be sent to prison.
"Then the hack happened so now we're not even going to get the script. Now when we do a scene we will be told what's going to happen. We're all going to have earpieces for the scene and then someone is going to tell you the line and then you're going to do the line."
HBO will reportedly also be shooting multiple versions of scenes as a further precaution.
"It's crazy," said Coster-Waldau. "You hear those stories about how Marlon Brando did it in the old days but that's what we're going to do because they're so afraid that anything is going to get leaked."
"Game of Thrones" returns for its eighth and final season in late 2018 or early 2019.