Published: Fri, May 10, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Game of Thrones star takes responsibility over THAT coffee cup blunder

Game of Thrones star takes responsibility over THAT coffee cup blunder

Fans of the blockbuster show spotted a takeaway cup had been accidentally left in front of Clarke's character, Daenerys Targaryen, on the top table at a post-battle feast.

Emilia Clarke has poked fun at the recent coffee cup error in Game of Thrones by posting a picture of her holding a hot beverage on set. "I don't even drink Starbucks". She said: "My house is just littered with teas everywhere".

Stacy Jones, CEO of marketing company Hollywood Branded, told CNBC that the endless publicity over the filming flub may have given Starbucks as much as $2.3 billion in free advertising. I have no idea whose it was.

Meanwhile, the mother of dragons in pursuit of the Iron Throne, Emilia Clarke, also hopped on Instagram to comment on the coffee's appearance in her scene, including a surprise guest, Jason Momoa, who played her now-deceased husband Khal Drogo in earlier seasons.

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She continued: "You've never seen a Game of Thrones cast member with a Starbucks in their hand because we don't get them - we don't get to be like, 'Yo, somebody go out and get me a mocha choco latte.' I've never had Starbucks".

"If we were looking at this in the grand scheme of things and we were comparing Game of Thrones to the other largest-watched content out there ... you're looking at the $250,000 United States dollars to $1 million USD range for product placement where that product was positioned with a very central character", Jones said.

Obviously, Twitter went nuts after discovering this and in the days since, it's been a rather hot topic, with many wondering how the show's production team could have let it go unnoticed.

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