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Gemma Whelan almost lost 'Game of Thrones' role

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Actress Gemma Whelan says she almost lost her "Game of Thrones" role because she shared the online.

The 36-year-old actress, who was roped in to play Yara Greyjoy in the HBO drama series, says she had no idea about the secrecy surrounding the show and updated the on her online CV.

"The first lesson I learnt was when I first got the job. No-one told me to keep quiet about it. I just thought it was normal to pop it on my Spotlight entry, so I wrote on my CV, 'This summer Gemma will be playing Yara Greyjoy in 'Game of Thrones'. And the Internet went nuts.

"One of the lovely, lovely producers on 'Thrones' called me into his office and said, 'This is very serious. We almost can't employ you because of this'," Whelan says.

However, producers still went ahead with her casting, which she says has done wonders to her career.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 12:57 IST