Here’s what it’s REALLY like to be an extra on Game of Thrones

Cersei and Game of Thrones Extra

Who wouldn’t want to be an extra on “Game of Thrones”?

It’s a hit show with plenty of action, a fun cast, and very cool costumes. Plus, there’s always a chance you might get to die a gruesome death on TV!

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.

Business Insider recently spoke with Ferri, who previously described his experience working as an extra on “Game of Thrones” in a 2014 blog post and a subsequent, wildly up-voted Quora answer.

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.

See the rest of the story at INSIDER


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