1. Sophie Turner's Family Adopted a Direwolf
On Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) had a direwolf named Lady. Turner's family has since adopted Zunni, the Mahlek Northern Inuit dog that played her.
2. Maisie Williams Had Never Acted Before GoT
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, had never really acted before Game of Thrones. Arya was her first major role.
3. Rose Leslie Was Born in a Real Castle
She might have played wildling Ygritte on Game of Thrones, but Rose Leslie was born in Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. (She doesn't have much of a Scottish accent because she spent a lot of time in England.)
4. Emilia Clarke Is a Genuine Chanteuse
Daenerys makes a lot of royal proclamations on Game of Thrones, but in real life you're more likely to hear Emilia Clarke singing. Clarke is highly skilled at alto, ballads, blues, and both cabaret and jazz singing.