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Game of Thrones’ Kid-Actor Problem

April 16, 2012

Game of Thrones' third-season renewal came as no surprise, though it did prompt the first wave of "how are they going to do this?" questions, since the third "Song of Ice and Fire" book is pretty darn long. The most pressing question for fans isn't how the show will condense and approach the text, though: It's how they'll account for the kids on the show growing up.
GoT has a lot of young actors. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, is currently 15; Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, is 16; Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey, is around 19; and Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plans Bran, is 12. Without spoiling anything, let's at least acknowledge the possibility that not all of these characters live to see the end of the series — but that still leaves some key players who are aging much faster than their characters. Read More