Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten reveals her beauty routine, what she considers her most seductive feature, and the craziest thing she’s ever had to do as the sorceress Melisandre.
“The fiery red priestess of the Lord of Light had, since burning all those bodies on the beaches of Dragonstone in Season 2, aligned herself with Stannis Baratheon, whom she saw as the rightful king in the flames. But when the news hits at the beginning of “Mother’s Mercy” that, following the sacrifice of Stannis’s poor, greyscale-infected daughter Princess Shireen, half of his army had mutinied and left, Melisandre is shocked.
“Melisandre is slightly—or at the very end, completely—confused,” van Houten told The Daily Beast. “I really like the doubt on her face. You can feel it. After Shireen, she thinks that the next day after they burn the child it’s all going to be fine. The snow will be gone. But then we hear the news that Stannis’s men have left and you can see it on her face; you can see her thinking, ‘Oh, fuck.’ It’s the first time you really see her express doubt, and she loses her decorum a little bit.”
So Melisandre immediately takes a horse and rides off to Castle Black. We see her enter Castle Black on horseback right before Snow meets his supposed end. But will Melisandre bring Snow back from the dead?”
– The Daily Beast