Game Of Thrones' cast salaries revealed - and there's NO gender pay gap

Stephanie Soteriou

Life in Westeros might look absolutely terrible to endure, however, we can reveal that the Game Of Thrones’ actors are having a far better time than their onscreen counterparts if their hefty pay packets are anything to go by.

In fact, Variety have reported that five of the show’s stars are picking up a comfortable $500,000 per episode, which equates to about £390,000.

British stars Kit and Emilia are enjoying a hefty pay packet. Copyright: [Instagram]

In stark contrast to the controversial BBC report that unveiled a staggering gender pay gap between its stars, there seems to be no difference in salary between men and women who appear in the popular fantasy series.

Those earning the top bracket salary are Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage, who play Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister and Tyrion Lannister respectfully.

Lena Headey also takes home $500k an episode. Copyright: [HBO]

The five actors have been a part of the show since it first aired in 2011 and their characters are some of the biggest players in the reckless fight for the throne.

The salaries for the rest of the cast are yet to be revealed, with the likes of Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Aidan Gillen not making the $500k bracket, but they are no doubt enjoying a comfortable pay packet for their roles as Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, and Littlefinger.

The rest of the cast’s salaries have not been revealed. Copyright: [HBO]

The pay revelation comes after it was revealed that there will be a “violent twist” between the Stark sisters, with the show’s director teasing that either one of the girls could die following their bittersweet reunion earlier this series.

However, with Littlefinger meddling in their relationship, some fans have speculated that the sisters are going to team up and kill the crafty character once they learn of his scheming ways.

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