The Game of Thrones cast just got a pay rise and it’s enough to make us weep

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    Remember that time our summer shop job wage got raised by 20p per hour? *Winning*, or so we thought. That was until we learned about the Game of Thrones casts’ substantial pay bump for the last two series…

    Seriously, it’s enough to make us weep.

    Five of the top cast members, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, – who respectively play Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrian Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister and Jamie Lannister – are set to earn way over double their current $160,000 (£110k) per episode.

    Source: HBO

    Now, the top five are said to have bagged themselves $500k (£340k) per hour-long episode.

    So how much are we looking per series?

    With creators David Benioff and DB Weiss saying there will only be seven episodes for Season 7 and six for Season 8, it means they’re going from $1.6million (£1.1m) per series to the eye-watering $6.5m (£4.45m) for the final two.

    I guess you’re wondering about Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams (Sansa and Arya Stark) who are two of our favourite ladies EVER?

    Source: HBO

    Well, news is that they’re still negotiating their contracts, but they’re likely to get hikes of the same magnitude, which they definitely deserve.

    So does this news mean that the aforementioned characters will definitely make it through next week’s Season 6 finale alive? Will they be making it through ’till the very end?! Here’s some of the biggest Game of Thrones fan theories circulating at the moment to keep you going until the big reveal…

    So. Many. Questions.

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