'Game of Thrones': Emilia Clarke Addresses That Controversial Coffee Cup
The actress took to Instagram and posted a behind-the-scenes photo with herself, costar Peter Dinklage and former costar/onscreen husband Jason Momoa. "Did I just stumble upon the truth here?! The cup bearer does not drinketh the Starbucks tea... oh and this ain't a spoiler just a lost wanderer coming home for a mid filming cuppa....🔥 @prideofgypsiesyou so fire you make my hair turn blue," Clarke wrote alongside the image.
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So who was really responsible for the coffee cup cameo? This only deepens the mystery.
After an insurmountable amount of fan attention regarding that misplaced coffee cup in the Game of Thrones episode "The Last Of The Starks," HBO has addressed the snafu.
In a statement released Monday, the premium cable service said, "The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea." While they didn't specify if the herbal tea was from Starbucks, the statement does validate what every observant fan spotted during the post-battle celebration at Winterfell.
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Perhaps it was battle fatigue, but clearly someone was sleeping on the job when it came to Game of Thrones' most recent episode, "The Last Of The Starks," because an unusual prop made it to the screen.
Apparently Westeros is the latest land to acquire a Starbucks franchise because they were serving up some freshly brewed beans in Winterfell's great hall. At the beginning of the hour-and-a-half installment, as the survivors celebrate their high-cost victory, Daenerys can be seen sitting with a familiar cup by her side.
In case you missed it, we've found the exact moment that the popular coffee chain makes its Thrones appearance.
Sure, with a quick glance it may not be so obvious but that white cap and paper cup is undeniably out of place in the fantasy show's landscape. In case you need a little help seeing the cup we've zoomed in on the next picture:
Fans of course immediately picked up on the foreign object and took to social media to express their feelings over the goof. Witty jokes and memes filled Twitter and we're rounding up some of the best below.
— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) May 6, 2019
Is it me or did Sansa plant the Starbucks cup in front of Dany as part of an elaborate plan to take her down? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/O4tvoiyDxd
— Liz Nic (@yliznics) May 6, 2019
— John Beck (@johnbeck_) May 6, 2019
OH MY GOD, the showrunners were literally in the same scene as the Starbucks cup. pic.twitter.com/TS7wNPUCDf
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) May 6, 2019
— Kenneth Bone (@warhog123) May 6, 2019
— TraceArtography (@tracedeaton) May 6, 2019
my favorite show in the entire world forgot a STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP ON THE TABLE WHILE FILMING pic.twitter.com/60z3pOCfg9
— zane (@zane) May 6, 2019
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019
— Joseph (@TheGeneralSYD) May 6, 2019
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