'Game of Thrones' actors receive self-destructing scripts

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on JUL 24, 2019

In an effort to maintain secrecy about-Game of Thrones's final season, actors in the show have learned their lines from self-destructing scripts.

In an effort to maintain secrecy aboutGame of Thrones's final season, actors in the show have learned their lines from self-destructing scripts, according to theNew York Post.The special digital copies disappear immediately after filming a scene.

"They're very, very strict," said Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the show. "It's like Mission: Impossible."
Thanks to the show's popularity, as well as its digression from the plot of the books that inspired it, keeping a tight lid on spoilers has been a top priority for producers. Fans have reportedly gone to great lengths to get information, including sneaking onto set.

The fight against spoilers has become an industry-wide crusade. Disney reportedly printsStar Wars scripts on dark red paper because it cannot be photo copied, and scripts used onCaptain America: Civil War were required to be shredded at the end of each day of filming.

Game of Thronesfaces several risks aside from leaked scripts as well: it is the most illegally downloaded show on television, according to A.V. Club. In addition, HBO has had to deal with hackers stealing episodes before they were released in previous seasons