A new interview with Esme Bianco has been posted to her fan page on Facebook. In it she answers a number of questions regarding the Game of Thrones pilot.
How did you hear about Game of Thrones pilot?
My agent called and told me about the part so as soon as I got home I was straight on Google to find out more.
What interested you in the project?
Well for starters it’s an HBO production, which is really exciting as I love their shows – they are always so creative and love to push the boundaries of drama, and it’s a great opportunity for me to work with some incredibly talented people on a high profile project.
What was the audition like?
I had three auditions, all of which I actually really enjoyed. The casting directors were lovely, very friendly, and made it as relaxed as possible. Auditions are always pretty scary though.
How did you find out you got the role?
I got a very excitable call from my agent. I was jumping up and down whilst she was trying to talk to me.
Your character isn’t in the original novel (A Game of Thrones). Have you read the book? Are you planning on reading the book?
I just bought a copy and plan to start it as soon as I can!
Fans are excited for when they’ll get a chance to see your scenes. Have they given you any indication if the pilot will become episode one if the series is picked up, or if you’ll have to come back and re-shoot?
I haven’t been given an indication so I couldn’t say, but I certainly don’t think it’s out of the realms of possibility!
Is the pronunciation “Roz,” “Rose,” or “Ross” …?
It’s pronounced ‘Roz’
Did you have a chance to read through your scene with Coster-Waldau and Dinklage?
I certainly did, the read through was with pretty much the full cast. Even though it was just a read through, the script instantly started to come alive, and it was amazing to see so many talented actors around one table. We were all buzzing afterwards!
Winter Is Coming: Nice work Paul Gude on getting the interview! Some good stuff in there. Including the fact that the full cast was present at the table read. It sounds like the buzz for this project has even infected the actors now! Can’t wait to hear more from this production as filming gets ever closer.