Game of Thrones meets It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?
David Benioff and DB Weiss would like to give Charlie Day a cameo in Game of Thrones
David Benioff and DB Weiss, the writers behind HBO’s Game of Thrones, have divulged the somewhat unlikely, but nonetheless inspired choice of actors they’d like to see cameo in the show.
During a TMZ video interview, the pair were asked which of their celebrity pals were angling for a role on Game of Thrones.
After pointing out that there have already been a fair few celebrity cameos – including musician Gary Lightbody – Benioff told the interviewer that: “Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny” want to be on the show.
“We want to make that happen,” added Weiss.
The US sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was co-created by McElhenney, who also stars in the show as Mac, and has been on TV since 2005.
The comedy, which focuses on a “gang” who run an unsuccessful Irish bar in Philadelphia, is famed for its pitch black humour and chronically selfish, apparently shameless characters. Past plotlines have involved crack cocaine addiction, a “dumpster baby” and incest (in that last respect at least, the show perhaps isn’t too different from Game of Thrones).
David Benioff in March 2015(PIcture: Reuters)
Both Benioff and Weiss are both longtime fans of It’s Always Sunny, and in 2013 wrote an episode of the show, Flowers for Charlie (a parody of the 1966 novel Flowers for Algernon).
At the time, Day, who stars in the show as Charlie, told The Hollywood Reporter: “It was very flattering how well they knew the show and how well they knew the characters and our structure. It’s as if they knew our secrets.”
Elsewhere in the TMZ interview, Benioff and Weiss were asked about the fact that the Game of Thrones television show will now almost certainly overtake the books. Could their future scripts actually be influencing George RR Martin’s writing?
Benioff seemed to think this was unlikely. “George is a pretty stubborn man, so I think he’s going to write the books he wants to write,” he said.
Source: The Telegraph
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