Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has revealed who was responsible for the show’s infamous coffee cup scene.
In one episode of the eighth season, eagle-eyed viewers spotted a coffee cup on the table in the great hall, as Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen sat, more appropriately, with goblet in hand.
Now, Clarke has revealed her co-star Conleth Hill, who portrayed master of spies Lord Varys, admitted to being responsible for the error during a pre-awards show party in September.
“We had a party before the Emmys recently and Conleth, who plays Varys, who’s sitting next to me in that scene, he pulls me aside and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I have got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine’,” Clarke recounted to US talk show host Jimmy Fallon.
“It was his! It was Conleth’s coffee cup. He said so. He said ‘ I think it was, I am sorry, darling, I didn’t want to say anything because it seemed the heat was very much on you.’ I was like ‘what? what!?’”
The cup was originally identified as being from Starbucks but later confirmed to be from a local coffee shop in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, where much of Game Of Thrones was filmed.
HBO has since removed the cup from re-runs of the fourth episode of the final season.
The show’s producers admitted the error at the time in a humorous tweet posted after the broadcast.
The hazelnut latte of Winterfell is the most recent high-profile example of a modern item making its way to a different time and place, it is certainly not the first.