Naomi Watts Hadn’t Seen ‘Game of Thrones’ Until HBO Approached Her

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Once upon a time, Naomi Watts was part of the 1% of people who hadn’t seen Game of Thrones. That was until HBO approached her to star in the upcoming prequel series.

While speaking to Porter Edit, Naomi Watts talked a bit about her experiences with HBO’s Game of Thrones. She admitted that she had not seen the show nor had she read the books until HBO approached her about starring in the upcoming prequel series. Naomi Watts then revealed that it was her brother, photographer Ben Watts, who was a fan of series, who told her that she could not turn this job down:

“I didn’t start watching until I was approached about this job. But my brother, who is heavily into it, told me, ‘Under no circumstances are you going to turn this down.’”

After this suggestion from her brother, Naomi Watts tore through the HBO show and the books and “was in — hook, line and sinker.” She continued by saying that she still has fears about the upcoming show. Naomi Watts knows that the Game of Thrones prequel will increase her public profile significantly and she isn’t quite sure how she will handle it:

“I still have fears about that. I don’t really know what to prepare for.”

From the look of things, Naomi Watts is both excited and nervous about what will come for her in HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel!

What do you all make of this? Are you surprised that HBO would approach someone for a new series who hadn’t even seen Game of Thrones? Are you looking forward to seeing Naomi Watts in the new series? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Details on HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel are still under wraps, though the series is said to be set roughly 5,000 years before the events of George R. R. Martin’s original story.

The pilot for the Game of Thrones prequel will be directed and executive produced by S. J. Clarkson. The series stars Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Toby Regbo, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Alex Sharp, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest on the future Game of Thrones!

Source: Porter Edit

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