HBO is so keen on hiding Game of Thrones spoilers theyre shooting drones out of the sky


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Dany cant believe theyre not shooting down thrones. Tomorrow, dragons? (Picture: HBO)

Yeah, yeah, we get it – HBO is pretty keen to keep Game of Thrones spoilers out of our reach.

But theyve taken it to new heights (pardon the pun) after Sophie Turner shared a rather intriguing tidbit of information from the set.

Speaking about her last turn as Sansa Stark on the current series (see how were leaving things open for a spin off?) the actress revealed the lengths showrunners would go to to keep their sweet, sweet plots under wraps: getting drones out of the sky via a drone killer.

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The character is now the true leader of Winterfell (Picture: HBO)

I dont know how it does it. It creates like this field around and the drones just drop.

She added to Vulture: The secrecy is crazy.

The 22-year-old, who is engaged to singer Joe Jonas, revealed the series attempted to go incognito while shooting and even had its own stealth fake name, with members of the cast also having pseudonyms on their scripts and call sheets.

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Because apparently bosses thought we could be so easily bamboozled by seeing Emilia Clarke in a white wig, but filming scenes for a wacky comedy in a different name.

We have a whole different name for it when were shooting it, Sophie said. I think this season it was like the Tree of Life or something…Also, we shoot fake scenes. We got into costume in Croatia because we know the paparazzi lurk around there, so we would spend like half a day doing nothing.

Oh those cheeky chaps at HBO fooled us good!

Sophie recently revealed, at New York Comic Con recently, that she had an emotional reunion with on-screen late father Ned Stark…AKA Sean Bean.

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We did a behind-the-scenes thing on the final season, she said. We had big panel where Sean Bean came back and everything. That was really emotional.

I saw him and burst into tears. I wasnt expecting that.


Game of Thrones returns in 2019.

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