Watch Anderson Cooper transform into a White Walker

While reporting behind the scenes of the hit series "Game of Thrones," the "60 Minutes" correspondent transformed into the iconic creature

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Last Updated Jun 17, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

Before "Game of Thrones" started its eighth and final season, "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper went behind the scenes to see how the show is produced. 

As he visited the fantasy land of Westeros, Cooper was more than a reporter; he's also an avid fan of the series. But with his white hair and bright blue eyes, Cooper is more villain than hero. He admitted to "60 Minutes Overtime" that he has been told he resembles the pale, undead creatures that threaten mankind known as White Walkers.

Cooper visited the makeup effects studio in Kent, England, where the villains are created. Four hours—and layers of silicon—later, the show's makeup artists and costume team transformed him into a White Walker, one of the most feared characters in the series. 

"It was really cool," he said.

To see Anderson Cooper's report on "Game of Thrones," click here.

The video above was produced by Ann Silvio and Lisa Orlando. It was edited by Lisa Orlando and Patrick Lee.