A random coffee cup’s cameo in “Game of Thrones” was short-lived.
After hawk-eyed viewers spotted an out-of-place coffee cup in Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” the show’s creators quietly digitally removed the anachronism.
The characters in the show drink wine and giant’s milk, but apparently not coffee. The scene is now caffeine-less on HBO Go, which streams the show.
HBO acknowledged the error in a Monday tweet, revealing that fierce dragon queen Daenerys is more of a tea than coffee gal.
“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake,” the show’s producers wrote. “#Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
Executive producer Bernie Caulfield apologized for the slip-up in a Monday interview with WNYC.
“I can’t believe it. Our prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000%,” Caulfield said. She added that, “if that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.”
She joked that “Westeros was the first place to actually have Starbucks — that’s a little known fact.”
There are now just two episodes left in the “Game of Thrones” finale, but fans probably won’t let this accidental coffee cup go for awhile.
SALT LAKE CITY – When 17.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the hit HBO show Game of Thrones Sunday, few realized a key character has a stunt double with Utah roots.
Arya Stark’s stunt double is actually a former University of Utah gymnast. Kristina Baskett was a member of the red rocks from 2006 to 2009 and says that experience is what set her up for an exciting career as a stuntwoman.
“I had such an incredible experience at Utah,” says Baskett.
After three years rolling and tumbling for the red rocks, Baskett has taken on some major stunt roles. Among them, acting as a double for actress Maisey Williams who plays Arya Stark on HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones.
“It`s a huge production and just the, everything that goes into it, the sets, the locations, everything is above and beyond,” says Baskett.
She started on season six and has played a major role in this final season which is breaking records for HBO, attracting millions of viewers worldwide.
“When we were filming this over a year ago you kind of forget how big it is,” says Baskett.
Game of Thrones is just the tip of the iceberg for Baskett with more than 75 credits on her IMDB page.
“It could be Disney Channel one day and NCIS the next day you know and it`s fun because you get to work on all different types of projects,” says Baskett.
However, after being exposed to the glitz and glam of Hollywood and King’s Landing, Baskett still thinks of her time at the University of Utah as her crowning jewel.
“Getting to experience that is probably the highlight of my career. If I could choose anything to do again it would be to be a Utah athlete,” says Baskett.
Baskett was face-timing with Fox13 from Atlanta where she’s working on her latest project, a brand new DC universe comic book series, so stay tuned.