‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Know ‘A Thousand’ Ways to Avoid Spoilers (Video)

The pair behind the hit HBO show also revealed the one question George R.R. Martin asked before production started during an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

Last Updated: March 26, 2015 @ 7:22 AM

If you think you can get any “Game of Thrones” spoilers out of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, you better think again.

The two appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Wednesday, and said they have mastered “a thousand different polite ways” to say absolutely nothing about upcoming storylines on the hit HBO show.

Benioff said he even had to brush off fan theories from a UFC fighter.

“He’s a 6’7” Dutch guy, and he says, ‘Here’s what I think is going to happen,'” Benioff explained. While Benioff was scared what would happen if he didn’t confirm or deny the man’s theories, he nevertheless remained true to his show.

“I’m just kind of like scared because I don’t want to do anything that’s going to be insulting to him,” Benioff said. “He’s just telling me these outlandish theories about where it’s going to go and I’m just like ‘Yeah, yeah. Maybe.'”

The two also said they had to prove their knowledge of the book series to author George R.R. Martin before he would allow them to go forward with the show.

After a lunch that stretched all the way into a dinner, Martin gave the pair the ultimate test: “I can still remember this really distinctly, like the little bit of butter caught in [Martin’s] beard,” Benioff said. “And this evil glint in his eyes, and he said ‘Who is Jon Snow’s mother?'”

Clearly Benioff and Weiss got the question right, but good luck getting the answer from them.

Watch the video here.

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