Rory McCann, who won hearts as the Hound from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones revealed that he was homeless, living in a tent and stealing food before he bagged the pivotal role in the series. In the Game of Thrones Reunion Special, which will only be available on the Game of Thrones: Seasons One to Eight DVD box set, the actor talked about how his life was very different before the show came along.
“Two years ago I was in a tent - literally in a tent and stealing food occasionally. Eventually, I got a job and sorted myself out, but then suddenly I’m getting driven around in a nice car in the biggest and best show in the world; just shows how your fortunes can change. Amazing. I managed to go back there and pay my library fines,”
Rory, along with the Stark family came together to share funny anecdotes from filming the blockbuster.
The series, which is created by David Benioff and DB Weiss, is based on R.R Martin's equally famous novel series 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'. The show, since its inception garnered a huge fan base. The series finally concluded with its season 8 that was met with mass disappointment. Fans even went so far as to sign a petition to reshoot the entire last season. Some said the ending was rushed and marred with plotholes, while others said the entire backstory of Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington was useless.
Whatever your stance is on Game of Thrones' season 8, one thing that cannot be denied is its talented star cast that did justice to their respective characters.