Australian PM Julia Gillard Loves 'Game of Thrones': Other Famous Fans

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard made headlines recently when she announced that she was a big fan of HBO's fantasy series "Game of Thrones," stating that her favorite character is Daenerys Targaryen.

This announcement got some "Thrones" fans thinking about which other public figures and celebrities also love watching the drama unfold in Westeros. Here's a sampling of some of the celebs who are self-proclaimed "Game of Thrones" fans.

Amanda Peet

Actress Amanda Peet is probably best known as the star of films like "The Whole Nine Yards" and "2012." Peet's also a rabid "Thrones" fan. Her love of the show is partially thanks to her husband, "Game of Thrones" executive producer David Benioff. Peet reportedly had no interest in reading the books but now loves the TV adaptation of the novels.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Peet revealed that she eagerly awaits the days when her husband brings home advance copies of a new "Game of Thrones" episode.

"I'm like a coke addict for 'Game of Thrones.' He's like my druglord -- when he brings home dailies, I'm like shaking in the corner," she quipped.

Nathan Fillion

The star of both "Castle" and "Firefly," Nathan Fillion frequently tweets about his love of "Game of Thrones." In fact, he even created the popular hashtag "#gameofthroneisms," which he launched by tweeting the joke, "Was it fast? Faster than Ned Stark lost his head."

Unlike Amanda Peet, Fillion has actually read the books. In fact, he likes to share videos with his followers about "Thrones" -- but only if they've read the books, too.

R. L. Stine

Famous for terrifying a generation of schoolkids with books like "Night of the Living Dummy" and "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp," R. L. Stine is a big "Game of Thrones" fan.

After the third season episode "And Now His Watch Is Ended" aired, Stine tweeted, "No spoilers here, but last night's 'Game of Thrones' has to be one of the best episodes of the entire series. Better than any movie." That's pretty high praise from a guy who knows story structure.

Alyssa Campanella

If you're a fan of beauty pageants, you likely remember that Alyssa Campanella was crowned Miss USA back in 2011. But she's not just a pretty face; she's also a hardcore "Game of Thrones" fan!

Campanella has recently tweeted about marathoning episodes during Season 3. Her love of the show isn't a recent development. Back in 2011, she tweeted that Ned Stark's death in "Baelor" was "both beautiful and heartbreaking," and it made her cry.


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