The “Game of Thrones” cast have a secret WhatsApp group

Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones"

Maisie Williams reveals that the cast of Game of Thrones have a secret WhatsApp group and we want her to share pics.

Game of Thrones is such good television that it is easy to forget that the characters are actually played by actors. Most of the time, it feels less like watching TV and more like looking through a window into a magical land where everything happening interests us greatly.

A quick reality check reminds us that there is in fact a huge cast of actors behind the award winning series and that these actors and actresses all have lives of their own. This doesn’t stop us from getting excited when we find out that the cast are friends outside of the show though.

Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams has revealed (via Metro) that the cast is like one “big family” off-set.

“We have a Game of Thrones WhatsApp and people just post really funny pictures of one another from various seasons,” she said. “I think there was a rule that these do not go on Instagram… but I’m definitely going to put them on Instagram.”

She also added that she has a very special relationship with Lina Headey.

“I’ve been close with her for a long time,” she said. “When I first met her she didn’t have any kids and I was 12 years old and now she’s a mother of two. We’ve been with each other for these crazy times in our lives.”

She continued: “Knowing someone for a decade is huge and she’s always treated me like a grown up. She always respected me on a real level and for that I’m so grateful.”

Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere on April 14, 2019.