Who wouldn’t want to be an extra on “Game of Thrones”?
So it’s no surprise that lurking in the background of a shot while rulers scheme and armies clash is a dream for many.
A few years ago, engineer and “Game of Thrones” fan Felipe Ferri was able to live that dream.
Here’s how Ferri came to work as a “Game of Thrones” extra and what it was like:
In 2013, Ferri quit his job at Brazilian aircraft manufacturing company Embraer, where he had worked for six years. He says that at the time, he hoped to figure out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.
He decided to take about three months off to see the world. Dubrovnik, Croatia, his grandmother’s hometown, was at the top of his travel wish list. “She always told me how beautiful the city was,” he tells Business Insider.
Ferri says his mother — who is also a major “Game of Thrones” fan — told him that the show shot many of its King’s Landing scenes in the Croatian city.