‘Game of Thrones’ season 4: George R.R. Martin turned down cameo; why?

Game of Thrones -When it comes to cameos on “Game of Thrones,” George R.R. Martin just cannot seem to work it out … despite him being the man who started it all. He originally had an appearance that he made in the HBO show’s pilot episode, but it was later cut. Now, we’re finding out that there were some other reasons that his appearance on the upcoming fourth season couldn’t go down as originally planned.

Speaking in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Martin cited his appearance schedule, and also his work trying to finish the latest novel The Winds of Winter, as the reason why he was not able to make the trip across the Atlantic to film a scene:

“The cameo we had planned would’ve involved me going to Croatia, and I just couldn’t find the time between all my other trips and my speaking engagements and the work I had to do to take off time to fly to Croatia.”

Martin said that the new book is not too far away from being finished, and we’re sure that the moment it is, he will breathe a sigh of relief after being pestered about it for the past two years or so. Typically, writers get at least a year of leeway before the questions start coming up again about the next release, but given the passion of the A Song of Ice and Fire faithful, we imagine that George will get around six months or so after finishing this book before starting to be peppered with questions about the seventh and final chapter.

Martin also in this interview backtracked slightly on recent comments regarding a potential “Game of Thrones” movie, saying that he really does not know what the future for the series holds. Personally, we hope that the entire thing stays on TV, given that people are already paying big money for HBO as it is.

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