During a conversation on Apple Music 1, Robert Plant, the famed Led Zeppelin figure, disclosed an intriguing offer he once received from George Stroumboulopoulos, a Canadian media figure.
The offer was no less than a role in the renowned HBO series, Game of Thrones.
Robert Plant shared his reluctance to take the role with a touch of humor, jesting about avoiding being pigeonholed.
Plant’s conversation also meandered into the realm of his connections with Iceland, both culturally and musically.
He reminisced about Led Zeppelin’s historical interaction with the Icelandic government and how their presence surprised the tiny island nation.
Robert Plant’s passion for history, particularly that of Western Europe, became evident as he spoke of the Bronze Age, ancient religious practices, and the compelling Viking culture.
His experiences in Iceland and his musings on bands wielding double-bladed axes provided an amusing insight into his worldview. “I may have some explaining to do,” he whimsically noted.
In terms of the specific Game of Thrones, role offered to him, Plant’s memory was hazy. His description was limited to a playful gesture, mimicking horse riding.
The conclusion of Game of Thrones on May 19, 2019, remains a landmark in television history, with a whopping 19.3 million viewers tuning in for the final episode, “The Iron Throne.”
Of those, 13.6 million were glued to HBO’s live broadcast, setting a new record for the network, while the rest enjoyed a later encore presentation.
Did you know Robert Plant was offered a role in Game of Thrones? Here's why he turned it down. pic.twitter.com/vc00AenZNq
— George Stroumboulopoulos 🐺 (@strombo) June 14, 2022