Here's what it's REALLY like to be an extra on Game of Thrones

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Cersei and Game of Thrones Extra

Felipe Ferri/Patinete a vela

Ferri even got to meet Queen Cersei - or, rather, actress Lena Headley.

Who wouldn't want to be an extra on "Game of Thrones"?

It's a hit show with plenty of action , a fun cast , and very cool costumes . Plus, there's always a chance you might get to die a gruesome death on TV !

So it's no surprise that lurking in the background of a shot while rulers scheme and armies clash is a dream for many.

A few years ago, engineer and "Game of Thrones" fan Felipe Ferri was able to live that dream.

Business Insider recently spoke with Ferri, who previously described his experience working as an extra on "Game of Thrones" in a 2014 blog post and a subsequent, wildly up-voted Quora answer .

Here's how Ferri came to work as a "Game of Thrones" extra and what it was like:

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