Taylor Swift Is Not The Only Star Obsessed With ‘Game Of Thrones’

Taylor Swift recently revealed that her obsession with Game of Thrones was a major influence on her album reputation, with the split album having songs about vengeance as well as love. The 29-year-old explained that she half-based the songs on what she was going through but through a Game of Thrones filter.

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“‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is literally Arya Stark’s kill list. ‘King of My Heart’ was influenced by Khal Drogo and Daenerys. It’s even got this post-hook of drums — I wanted them to sound like Dothraki drums,” said Swift.

While Swift might be the only singer with a GOT-influenced album, she is not the only celebrity who is obsessed with the HBO drama. There are plenty of stars out there who stay in on Sunday nights to find out what’s going on in the Seven Kingdoms.

Barack Obama

Being President of the United States means you get a lot of perks. And, for Barack Obama, one of those perks was getting advanced screeners of GOT. Co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told Vanity Fair that when Obama was in office, he got to watch episodes of Season 4 before anyone else.

Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg

Long Shot star Seth Rogen loves to watch and talk about GOT. Back in 2014, he sat down with Snoop Dogg on his Double G News Network for a show recap, and the two enjoyed some cannabis while discussing Joffrey’s demise.

Drake

During the recent Billboard Music Awards, Drake’s Scorpion won the award for Top Billboard 200 Album. During the rapper’s acceptance speech he mentioned Arya Stark and the Battle of Winterfell in the Season 8 episode The Long Night.

“Shout out to Arya Stark for putting in that work last week,” he said while making a stabbing motion.

Kerry Washington

When Scandal alum Kerry Washington was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she revealed that her parents turned her on to the HBO fantasy series.

Ryan Reynolds

While the Deadpool star hasn’t talked openly about his GOT obsession, his wife Blake Lively called him out after Reynolds tried to use her connection to GOT star Michiel Huisman, who she starred alongside in the Age of Adaline.

“My husband, I’m outing him and I shouldn’t, but he became obsessed with [Game of Thrones]. He did everything he could to pirate episodes that hadn’t even been shot yet. So that was a little tough point in our marriage. Now we’re through it because there’s a new season coming out.”

Elizabeth Banks

The Pitch Perfect 2 director and Hunger Games star blogged about GOT ahead of the Season 3 premiere. She wrote that she had been getting her fix from the HBO’s collector’s edition, but had run out of bonus content. She described herself as “obsessed.”

Sam Heughan

The actor has been steaming up the screen with co-star Caitriona Balfe on Outlander, but if Heughan had gotten his way, he would have had his big break on Game of Thrones. Heughan says he auditioned for GOT seven times, but never landed a role.

“I auditioned for Renly, Loras, some of the members of the Night’s Watch. And I’d always get so close! I’d be like, ‘Guys, just give me a sword!’ Everyone was going in for those parts,” said Heughan. 

Jennifer Lawrence

Sophie Turner Jonas (Sansa Stark) told Access Hollywood that the Oscar-winning actress made sure to find her at the SAG Awards so she could profess her love for GOT while giving Jonas a hug.

Madonna

For Purim, Madonna dressed up as Khaleesi, the Mother of Dragons, and the pop star shared some pics of her outfit on Instagram.

Amanda Peet

The Brockmire star says Game of Thrones is like a drug, and her husband, co-creator David Benioff, is her dealer.

“I’m like a coke addict for Game of Thrones; David’s like my drug lord. When he brings home dailies, I’m like shaking in the corner.”