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article image'A Lannister always pays his debts,' even in Spain it seems

By Anne Sewell     Oct 10, 2014 in Entertainment
Seville - The motto of a certain family of 'Game of Thrones' fame is that a Lannister always pays his debts. Well, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, got to prove that motto recently, while filming Season Five of the popular TV series in Seville, Spain.
As shooting of certain episodes of Season Five of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones progresses with speed, a little controversy rose its head recently at the entrance to the Alcázar Palace in Seville, Spain.
Seville will be starring in Game of Thrones in the "part" of the fictional, and rather harsh, desert region of Dorne. As part of this, certain scenes are being filmed in the iconic and beautiful Alcázar, a Royal palace that was originally a Moorish fort. The building itself is of exceptional architecture and obviously needs to be well-protected by local authorities. In fact, tourists need to buy a ticket to enter and see all the Alcázar's treasures. On top of this, at the moment certain areas of the historic site are out of bounds completely during filming.
Alcázar of Seville  upcoming location for shooting Game of Thrones
Alcázar of Seville, upcoming location for shooting Game of Thrones
This is where the problem came in. It seems the guy or girl handling the entrance gate doesn't actually watch Game of Thrones, or at least, didn't recognize one rather handsome Danish hunk in the personage of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the part of Jaime Lannister in the series. They wanted his ticket, and he didn't have one - of course, with it being the set he was working on, he probably didn't actually need one.
According to The Local, one of the staff who works at the entrance gate said, "He didn't say anything." So they had no idea of the error of their ways.
Anyhow, to save embarrassment and not make a fuss about the whole situation, Coster-Waldau did a quick about-turn and went and bought himself an entrance ticket for the princely sum of 9.50 euros ($12.00) and then went off to work. Everyone was happy, no harm done.
According to Vertele (in Spanish), while locals haven't been able to get onto the set, as such, apparently they have been having a lot of fun taking selfies and having photos taken of them with stars from the series, which have been posted on Twitter.
The filming of "Juego de Tronos," as it is known in Spanish, has even had a musical effect. With it being filmed in Andalucía, birthplace of flamenco, Filasexta have released a flamenco cover version of the Game of Thrones theme tune, which is included below.
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