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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Amputees! Here's Your Big Chance to be in Game of Thrones!

Posted by on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

According to the New York Post, an Irish casting agency is currently looking for male amputees to perform in the infamous "Red Wedding" massacre (that left thousands dead) in an upcoming episode of HBO's Game of Thrones! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Says NYP:

“Seeking LEG ONLY, MALE AMPUTEES,” reads the notice posted this week on an Irish casting Web site.

Interested actors are required to send “a clear description regarding where your limb is missing eg. at knee, at ankle, etc.”

Need more specifics? Sure.

“You must be OK and comfortable with filming a scene within the context of a battle where your leg has been injured,” the notice says.

“Prosthetic makeup will be applied as though your leg has newly been severed. We understand that this is not for everyone, so please only apply if you are happy to participate.”

IF you're happy to participate? This is the best thing to happen to amputees, like, ever!

 

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very bad homo 2
I'd give my left leg to be in that movie!
Posted by very bad homo on October 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM · Report this
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They can't just use green-screen material to make any actor look like an amputee? A la Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump?

I mean there's realism, and then there's realism...
Posted by MLM on October 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Mahtli69 4
@3 It's HBO, and this is a series not a movie, so the production budget is a very real concern. Real amputees are much cheaper than special effects.
Posted by Mahtli69 on October 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM · Report this
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Type casting!
Posted by longball on October 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM · Report this
laterite 6
Haha, nice spoiler-trolling there in the lede, dude.
Posted by laterite on October 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM · Report this
sirkowski 7
It's probably cheaper to use amputees.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on October 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM · Report this
horatiocain 8
FUCK DUDE SPOILERS
Posted by horatiocain http://jerkcity.com on October 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM · Report this
9
Yeesh, fuck dude -- you didn't warn us about the spoilers!
Posted by judybrowni on October 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM · Report this
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I suppose GRR Martin fans have Bush and Blair to thank for making sure there are so many handsome young amputees who might want to participate!
Posted by Warren Terra on October 11, 2012 at 1:42 PM · Report this
Pick1 11
The book containing this 'Spoiler' has been out for 12 years...
Posted by Pick1 on October 11, 2012 at 1:46 PM · Report this
lizlemon 13
COOL SPOILERS.
Still ever so excited though.
Posted by lizlemon on October 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 14
Is it really a spoiler to reveal that at some point in the course of Game of Thrones there will be a gruesome battle?
Posted by Josh Bis http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Author.html?oid=3815563 on October 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 15
Ned kills Dumbledore
Posted by Joe Szilagyi http://twitter.com/joeszi on October 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Report this
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Spoiler? No one made you click on the Red Wedding blue link and read the description.

And seriously, who knows what's actually doing to happen in the HBO version of the Red Wedding? It's not like you can look to the books to know; HBO-Robb's whole relationship with his own wife is completely different from his marriage in the book.

Oh, and Daenerys' dragons were never stolen in the books, NEVER! That one really pissed me off. HBO has really given the Daenerys storyline the shortest possible shrift...so disappointing.
Posted by ignatz ratzkywatzky on October 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM · Report this
onion 17
oh FUCK YOU STRANGER AND YOUR SPOILERS ALL TO HELL. SERIOUSLY. FUCK YOU!
Posted by onion on October 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM · Report this
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YOU GUYS. NOTHING IS SPOILED by what's written above, except that there's a wedding where a lot of people die. (unless you click through, I guess, which is your own damn fault)
Do you realize how many weddings there are in this book? (a bunch) Are you surprised that GRRM put some scenes of gruesome slaughter in his book that is set in the middle of a years-long medieval-style civil war? You shouldn't be.

Calm the hell down, or, y'know, read the book -- as @11 points out, it's not like you haven't had plenty of time to get caught up.

P.S. really looking forward to how these nancies react to the Red Wedding once they actually know what it is. O the howling!
Posted by Nitidiuscula on October 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM · Report this
Skye Blu 19
It's only a proper Martin wedding if there's rape, possibly being raped in the stump or something.
Posted by Skye Blu on October 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM · Report this
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@4 I guess you could say...they won't cost an arm and a leg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67…
Posted by capicola on October 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM · Report this
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If you're complaining about spoilers, pick up the books and read them. If you can't be bothered to do that, don't waste our time complaining about having it 'spoiled' for you; you're spoiling it for yourself.
Posted by BooksAreGoodMkay on October 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM · Report this

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