WEB DESK: The perks of being the President of one of the most powerful countries in the world, aside from the occasional war, life at White House, security and endless armies, is that you get to know the nail biting fate of the dead/undead Jon Snow before anyone else.
Game of Thrones has just found its biggest fan in Barack Obama, who is set to watch screenings for the most-awaited season before anyone else.
That’s right, Obama has requested — and has received — advance screeners of Game of Thrones, according to the show’s creators.
At Sunday’s Hollywood premiere of the show’s sixth season, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss revealed the president is a huge, demanding fan of the show.
“When the commander-in-chief says, ‘I want to see advanced episodes,’ what are you going to do?” Benioff said.
“It was a very strange moment,” said Weiss. “He’s the leader of the free world.”
But Obama’s pretty obsessed with the show, telling GQ last year he most identified with Tyrion, but admitted he found it hard to remember all the characters’ names.
“I remember the characters, so when I watch it, I know exactly what’s going on,” he said. “But if you read a review of the show afterwards and they’re mentioning such and such, the only one I remember is Jon Snow, because I can pronounce Jon Snow.”
Earlier this year, HBO decided that they would not send press any episodes of the show’s upcoming season in advance, in an attempt to prevent a leakage like last year, when the first four episodes of season five were leaked online before the season premiere.
Talk about the advantages! Well, the rest of the world waits till the 24th of April to see the decided fate of Jon Snow.
With Inputs from Hollywood Reporter