​It's hard to imagine anyone not totally obsessed with Game of Thrones, and nearly impossible to think someone who is about to star in a spinoff hasn't seen any of it. Well, unfortunately, this was the case for ​Naomi Watts, who after being cast in the Thrones prequel series, had to get to work on watching the show.


While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Watts admitted she's just now getting into the hit HBO series, but is already "beyond" a fan. “I am late coming to it, I have to say,” she shared. “But that's how I am with lots of things in life. I am binging it right now and studying. It's very exciting.”

Watts' character's name in the prequel is not known at this time, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, she will play "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret."


The prequel series is set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, in the Age of Heroes. Fans have been speculating since it was only ​rumored Watts was being cast that perhaps she could play an ancestor to the House Lannister, as her physical features match the family in the TV series.

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We're glad Watts is finally getting around to watching GoT and are excited to hear more about her mysterious role in the new series.