In Game of Thrones, you either win or you die–and being a celebrity is kind of like that (except you don’t die, but rather fade into obscurity). In order to gain and maintain fame, you’ve got to be ruthless, you’ve got to amazing, and you’ve got to have a plan.
As fans of Game of Thrones, we couldn’t help but notice that some of our favorite power players in Westeros share some qualities–and faults–with our favorite celebrities. Beyonce is clearly a Daenerys and Justin Bieber a Joffrey, but what about James Franco or Kris Jenner?
Real Life Celeb: James Franco
Westeros Counterpart: Jon Snow
Wherefore the Connection: Jon Snow has everything within him to be a great hero and leader of men. He’s handsome, smart, good with a sword and boasts connections with the Stark clan. However, he sometimes is so sanctimonious and precious about his morals and his mission (to be a great ranger), that he can’t get his head out of his butt to see the bigger picture–and to have fun.
Likewise, James Franco has everything within him to be the number one leading man in Hollywood. He’s handsome, smart, talented and boasts connections with the Apatow clan. Like Jon Snow, he’s got this so serious-it’s-silly idea that he should be some avant garde artist plumbing the depths of the human soul, when really we love him most when he’s just doing a great job as a leading man in a film and/or making us laugh.
Both dudes need to lighten up and be the leaders we deserve.