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‘Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Updates: 5 Stars To Earn $2.6 Million Per Episode; Hodor's Return As White Walker Teased?

By Shor M. Rae , Apr 26, 2017 04:30 AM EDT
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“Game of Thrones” Season 7 has been slated to air this July and fans can’t wait to see winter to come. The main cast of the said show is reportedly set to earn more than $2 million per episode. Aside from that, in light of rumors about Hodor’s return to the show, actor Kristian Nairn comments on whether or not it is true.

Emilia Clarke And Four More Stars To Take Home Millions Per Episode

HBO is reportedly making sure to deliver the best seasons of “Game of Thrones” and this is possible by shelling out money to keep their actors happy. It has just been announced that Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Nikolaj Coster-Wadlau have closed a deal with HBO that has secured them to each earn $2.6 million per episode in “Game of Thrones” Season 7 and Season 8. They portray the characters of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, and Jaime Lannister, respectively.

The “Game of Thrones” recent deal is reportedly the largest salary given per episode. The said cast was originally set to earn only $1.1 million per episode but because of international syndication and “Game of Thrones” being a hit worldwide, the pay got bigger. The jump in their salary is reportedly caused by the show’s complex bonus clauses.

Kristian Nairn Hints Hodor’s Return?

Fans have mourned the death of the lovable Hodor in “Game of Thrones” Season 6 and the show clearly will not be the same without him. However, HBO recently revealed a teaser that included the departed Hodor, which has caused fans to draw conclusions that he might return for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 as a White Walker. These rumors have reached Kristian Nairn, the actor who played the role of Hodor and has shared his thoughts.

Nairn admitted that he’d love for the fan theories to come true but as a fan of “Game of Thrones”, he added that he wasn’t psyched returning as an instrument of evil. However, he also said that as an actor, he would love to try out the role of a White Walker and thought it would be fun. When asked whether or not Hodor was indeed coming back from the dead, he opted to say no but then pointed out that he might be lying, emphasizing that he has accidentally spoiled the show many times before and he has learned that the hard way.

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