We still have no idea who is going to end up on the Iron Throne, but we do know that Game of Thrones has an ever-changing cast, and it may get a little bit bigger. It was announced via The Sun that HBO is interested in casting none other than UFC mega-star ‘The Notorious” Conor McGregor in either season 7 or season 8 of their hit fantasy show for a cameo role.
No one knows exactly how he’ll do on the show, but if his natural charisma on the microphone translates over at all, I think he’s going to do just fine on the show. I also doubt he’ll have a major role considering we haven’t seen his acting chops. He’s been linked to the show multiple times as he seems to get on pretty well with the cast. A video of him sparring with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, also known as ‘The Mountain’, surfaced recently.
His natural bravado should make him a pretty natural fit to transition into acting a la Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. (Though I don’t think he’s got the same kind of natural charm that The Rock has.) Only time will tell if this will be a good call by HBO or not. If I know anything about McGregor, though, he’s going to do what he can to prove his naysayers wrong. I can only imagine that he’s standing at home watching the negative comments in this exact pose:
I personally can’t wait for the show to come back on, no matter who is announced for the cast! What do you guys think at this latest bit of casting news? What kind of role do you think Conor will have on the show? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so join in on the conversation in the comments below!