The Game of Thrones director is looking for leg only, male amputees for a famous scene of the epic television series. Filming has started in Northern Ireland and according to a casting notice, the show is looking for disabled actors to act as extras in a bloody battle scene known as ‘the red wedding’. Based on a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin, the scene is considered to be a major turning point in the five-book epic. The popular series has been one of the most expensive projects ever done, even by HBO’s pricey standards. According to the New York Post, the casting notice reads ‘Seeking LEG ONLY, MALE AMPUTEES’ on an Irish casting website posted this week.
Interested actors must send ‘a clear description regarding where your limb is missing e.g. at knee, at ankle, etc.’
It continues: ‘You must be OK and comfortable with filming a scene within the context of a battle where your leg has been injured.
‘Prosthetic makeup will be applied as though your leg has newly been severed.
‘We understand that this is not for everyone, so please only apply if you are happy to participate.’
The climactic scene, if staged according to the novels, will require hundreds of extras including musicians.