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Jennifer Lopez’s love for Game of Thrones restored John Bradley’s dwindling self-confidence




Game of Thrones was one of the biggest shows of the 21st century. It provided a platform for a lot of actors to shoot their careers straight to the stars, becoming household names in the process. However, there is a darker side to all the fame and fortune that came with the popularity of their characters. A lot of them were being stereotyped into similar roles, which is not something actors are usually comfortable with. John Bradley, who played Jon Snow’s best friend Samwell Tarly on the show, was losing his self-confidence facing a similar situation, until he was called for a role in Marry Me.

In a recent interview with NME, Bradley revealed the angel in disguise who breathed a new life into his career and mental health, and it was none other than actor/pop star Jennifer Lopez. “I got a phone call from my agent and he says Jennifer Lopez is doing a film in New York and she wants you to play her manager,” Bradley remembers. “I said: ‘Send me the audition script.’ But [my agent] replied: ‘There’s no audition, she wants you. She’s a fan of the show and seen you in interviews.’ Now a romcom couldn’t be more different to Game of Thrones! It was the reset I needed.”


“She’s so amazing,” he said. “I’ve worked with many wonderful actors like Jim Broadbent and Peter Dinklage [both on Game of Thrones] who I admire, but then you work with [Lopez] and she’s not only a good actor but also a singer and a dancer and she’s respected in the fashion world too. She’s reached the top of so many forms of entertainment, you can’t help but be inspired by her.”

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Bradley thanked Lopez for reaching out to him and saving his confidence. He said the role “pulled him out of a nightmare time… I’m always going to be very grateful.”

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.

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