1. Kit Harington worked at a bookstore and hated George R.R. Martin because he had to carry heavy copies of A Song of Ice and Fire books all day. HBO 2. Gwendoline Christie was a secretary and dog walker for English actor Simon Callow. HBO 3. Rory McCann used to be a carpenter. HBO 4. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was a bank security guard before he landed his role. HBO 5. Kristofer Hivju was an aspiring rock star. HBO 6. Jason Momoa practiced pastel painting in Paris. HBO 7. Kristian Nairn was (and still is) a DJ. HBO 8. Peter Dinklage worked a desk job at Professional Examination Service plugging information into a computer. HBO 9. Liam Cunningham started off as an electrician in Zimbabwe. HBO 10. Natalie Dormer earned her keep as an office temp. HBO 11. Emilia Clarke actually had to call out of her catering job to go audition for Game of Thrones. It was one of six jobs that she was working to make rent. HBO 12. Charles Dance was a plumber's assistant before his acting career. HBO 13. Stephen Dillane worked for a newspaper. HBO 14. Alfie Allen was a kitchen porter. HBO 15. Nathalie Emmanuel worked at Hollister. HBO And Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright were all so young when they were cast that Game of Thrones was their first job! HBO Need more Game of Thrones before next week's episodes? Check out all our Game of Thrones coverage here.