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'Game of Thrones': The cover shoot

Cast members kick back for some fun and ”Games”

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There might not be much laughing on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but that was not the case when the cast of the epic fantasy series gathered Oct. 27, 2011, for EW’s cover shoot on the show’s set in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ”They were all in costume, in character, when I finally said, ‘Let’s have a bit of fun with it,”’ recalls photographer Ian Derry. ”And they spontaneously started playing air guitar, singing, jumping around. There’s a lot of humor and a genuine friendship between all those guys.” When they’re not trying to kill one another on screen, that is.