“I am feeling a little sick, so if I’m throwing up during the interview, don’t take it personally,” says a chuckling Carice van Houten. She has reason to feel ill. It’s the day after the fetching Dutch actress’s diabolical character, Melisandre, has carried out one of the most horrifying acts ever on HBO’s ultraviolent fantasy epic Game of Thrones.Yes, plenty of messed-up shit has happened in Wild Wild Westeros, from twincest (and twincest rape) to slaughtering a newborn baby in a brothel to depicting the impaled head of George W. Bush. But what happened during Season 5’s penultimate episode, “The Dance of Dragons,” was a horse of a different color. After Ramsay Bolton pulls off a successful raid on the military encampment of Stannis Baratheon, killing 20 soldiers and burning loads of food, his fiery consiglière and occasional F-buddy, the Red Priestess of the Lord of Light Melisandre, is visibly shaken. She watches as a burning horse gallops past her and, for the first time since she and Stannis glanced into the flames, feels like she’s losing control. “I think the event is pretty shocking to her, and she didn’t see it coming at all—that’s troubling to her, because she’s… Read full this story
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