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‘Game of Thrones’ Creator George R.R. Martin Says No to Fan Trying to Cut His Beard

“I do a lot of things for my fans, but I’m not doing that!” author says

“Game of Thrones” Season 5 is set to premiere in less than a month, but creator George R. R. Martin isn’t changing his look for anybody.

At the U.S. premiere screening at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House Monday, Martin told the story of one diehard fan who wanted to chop off his trademark beard.

The fan “wanted to cut off a lock of my beard,” he said.  “I do a lot of things for my fans, but I’m not doing that!”

At the screening, he also addressed whether he feels pressure to finish the much-anticipated sixth novel in his bestselling “Song of Ice and Fire” series, upon which the series is based.

“There is more pressure every year,” he said. “The main thing is to make the book as good as I can possibly make it.”

“Fifty years from now nobody is going to care how frequently the books came out,” Martin continued. “They will care if the books are as good as they can possibly be, if the books stand the test of time. That’s what I struggle with as I write.”

“Game of Thrones” season 5 premieres April 12th on HBO.