I remember watching Season 1 Episode 1 like it was yesterday, and it seemed that the sight of boobs and potential for dragons was going to be the show’s hook.
But as we devoured episode after episode, it was clear that the story had developed into an intriguing realm of politicking far beyond any show I’ve seen.
Of course, boobs and dragons still count in the allure factor.
So as we bid adieu to season 3, here are some of the ladies of Game of Thrones, outside of their characters.
Lena Heady as Cersei Lannister
I started GoT absolutely hating her character, but grew to understand Cersei through seasons 2 and 3. I seriously wouldn’t know what to do if Joffrey was my boy.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Poor Sansa, over each season, her plight seems to devolve deeper and deeper into chaos as she watches helplessly. Her naivety, whilst irritating, is also probably what’s keeping her somewhat sane these days. Her helpless, clueness nature is also probably helped by Sophie Turner’s first role in front of the camera!
After filming Season 1, Sophie adopted her direwolf, Lady, for real. The wolf’s (Its really a dog) name is Zunni.
Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell
Lady Tyrell has potentially maneuvered herself into a position of power by marrying Joffrey, thereby ensuring her son will be future king. An interesting chess move. But the question is, will A Song of Ice and Fire span that generation?
Rose Leslie as Ygritte
Oh you hot, lispy Wildling…
Oona Chaplin as Talisa Maegyr
Queen of the North. She’s the one who moved Robb Stark’s heart, and made him break a vow of marriage to one of Walder Frey’s daughters.
Trivia: Oona Chaplin is the grand-daughter of Charlie Chaplin.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
The anchor of the show, and breaker of my heart. People know her by many different names
Daenerys Stormborn, Khaleesi, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons.
Note to self: If I ever have a daughter, Daenerys would be a very strong case for a name (pending the conclusion of A song of ice and fire)