Westeros isn’t so completely different from the world of pop. The high slot on the Billboard charts is simply as sought-after because the Iron Throne — although artists use their music as weapons as an alternative of, properly, precise weapons.
Back in 2016, forward of the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones on HBO, we determined to see if we may draw a direct line between the residents of the Seven Kingdoms and our very personal pop royalty. These individuals are enjoying very completely different video games, however typically utilizing related methods. We printed animated illustrations reimagining six of the most important musicians on this planet as six of the most important characters on the wildly standard present, which got here to an finish in 2019 after eight seasons.
This week (Dec. 7), our gallery of GIFs turned related as soon as once more, when Taylor Swift advised The Hollywood Reporter for his or her Women in Entertainment Power 100 situation which Thrones character she most identifies with: Arya Stark. “I realize I don’t know how to use a sword and I’ve never had to rise up from near death to go on an epic revenge mission,” the pop star quipped. “But I have been in the music industry for over 15 years, so …”
When we printed the unique gallery, we had Swift pegged because the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen — after all, that was earlier than (spoiler alert) Dany burned all of it down within the remaining season. Also because the gallery was posted, Swift has spoken of her kinship with the Stark daughters (Sansa too) and the way they partially impressed her 2017 album repute. “So much of my imagination was spent on Game of Thrones,” Swift told Entertainment Weekly in 2019. “At the time, I was making reputation and I didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I didn’t reveal that a lot of the songs were influenced by the show.”
But Swift isn’t our solely pop star featured within the gallery. Below, discover animated illustrations of pop stars as their kindred Game of Thrones characters. (And perhaps for our subsequent spherical, we’ll embrace musicians as House of the Dragon standouts.)
This gallery was initially printed in 2016.