Emilia Clarke addresses 'Game of Thrones' Starbucks cup cameo in hilarious post
In a press release, HBO had clarified that the latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered a herbal tea
A Starbucks cup guest featured on episode four of 'Game of Thrones' season eight and was quickly noticed by fans who were amused by the interesting cameo. The cup featured on the show during the celebrations at the end of the episode 'The Last of the Starks', during which Arya Stark saved the day and the whole of Westeros by slaying the Night King. Addressing the latte cup that took the internet by storm, Emilia Clarke has posted on Instagram: "Did I just stumble upon the truth here?! The cupbearer [sic] does not drinketh the Starbucks tea... oh and this ain’t a spoiler, just a lost wanderer coming home for a mid-filming [sic] cuppa..."
The post shows Clarke holding the Starbucks cup which was seen in the episode. In the post, she wrote that the "cupbearer" does not drink Starbucks tea. Does that mean that she was not the one who was drinking the latte on set? Earlier, in a press release, HBO said: "The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered a herbal tea". Clarke's usage of old English, in a nod to the show's medieval setting, makes the post all the more hilarious.
GoT stars Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo, and Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, are seen posing alongside Clarke in the photo. "@prideofgypsies you so fire you make my hair turn blue," the 32-year-old actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen on GoT added, tagging Momoa. The "lost wanderer coming home for a mid-filming cuppa" also seems to be referring to Momoa, whose character had died on the first season of the show.
In an email to Variety, 'Game of Thrones' art director Hauke Richter said it’s not uncommon for items to end up misplaced on set, go unnoticed and appear in the final cuts of movies and TV shows. "Things can get forgotten on set," he wrote. "[The coffee cup error has been] so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with ‘Thrones’ so far."
The cup was spotted at the end of the episode around the 17:40 minute mark, following which the hashtag #Starkbucks trended on Twitter for hours on end. The penultimate episode of the HBO series' final season airs on May 12.
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