Thomas Brodie-Sangster reveals the dangers of The Maze Runner set

The Game of Thrones actor says the cast had to deal with poisonous snakes and insects while filming

The Maze Runner sees a group of boys and one girl sent into a dangerous environment from which they can’t escape – but it looks like things remained a little hairy when the cameras weren’t rolling.


Thomas Brodie-Sangster, best known for his roles in Love Actually and Game of Thrones, has said that there was a lot of danger on set, including venomous snakes which left another cast member hospitalised.

“We had snake wranglers on set every day, and at the beginning, when we first started using that location, they were catching about ten or 12 snakes a day,” he told Vulture.

“And there were poisonous spiders as well. Black widows, brown recluses. Nasty, horrible things.”

Not to worry, though – it was all in a day’s work for Sangster.

“I love the fact that we were surrounded by things that could kill you. That all helps who my character is.”

Sangster also discussed the possibility of returning to Game of Thrones – probably unlikely, as his character Jojen met an untimely end via stabbing and burning.

“I’d really love to come back as a ghost. Wouldn’t that be fun?” he said.

“Be a ghost for a day. Haunt them all.”


The Maze Runner is released in the UK on October 10