Aidan Gillen reveals that he used to shred the Game of Thrones scripts after he read them 2 years ago

Aidan Gillen reveals that he used to shred the Game of Thrones scripts after he read them

Classic Littlefinger, always two steps ahead.

Before continuing with this post, we must warn you that there will be Game of Thrones related spoilers, so if you are somehow still not up to date, look away now.

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Now. Aidan Gillen, Lord Baelish himself, has revealed that he used to shred the scripts from Game of Thrones and The Wire to ensure that spoilers wouldn't get out.

Littlefinger was always known for being a step ahead of everyone else (except Arya, RIP), and it seems like Gillen is the exact same.

Speaking to the Press Association, he said: "I've always been quite diligent about shredding scripts as soon as they're done. Going way back to when I worked on The Wire.

"They had a shredding machine in the office, it was the first time I was ever conscious of that, it was before social media so it wasn't such a big deal.

"But they were ahead of their time. They were saying, 'when you're finished with these scripts, come into the office and shred them because we don't want people knowing what's going to happen'.

"So it's always been part of my system. Once you're finished, destroy it. I don't tell members of my family what's happening in scripts or if I'm going to be part of some major plot point, I keep it from everyone."

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Gillen's time on Game of Thrones appears to have come to an end, as he was stabbed in the throat by Arya Stark in the final episode of Season 7.

On Thursday, Gillen was honoured with an Oscar Wilde award, paying tribute to his acting career so far.