Oona Chaplin was announced as a new cast member for season two of Game of Thrones about one month ago. Since then we’ve been trying to figure out who exactly she will be playing. We were initially given only the character’s first name, Jeyne, which wasn’t much help as there are a couple Jeynes in the book. Which Jeyne is she? Or is she an entirely new character named Jeyne? Despite some further questioning, HBO refused to give a last name but added that the role is a “small” one. This left us even more confused than before. Just who the heck is Oona Chapin playing?
Well recently we have obtained some interesting inside info that may shed some light on just what Oona’s role might be in this second season. Or not. You’ll have to click through to find out, but beware, this post will contain spoilers from books two and three of A Song of Ice and Fire.
So here is what we’ve heard: Robb and “Jeyne” share, at least, two scenes together. These occur during and/or immediately after the Battle of Oxcross, an event that was never shown in the books. In their second scene together, a parting scene, Robb asks Oona’s character for her name and she replies “Lissa” (or possibly Melissa, our source wasn’t sure on this one). When Robb asks what family she is from, she refuses to tell him. When Robb asks where she’s from, she replies, “Volantis.”
Winter Is Coming: To which I say, “whaaaaa???” I now have no idea what character Oona is playing. It’s seems likely she will be a love interest for Robb. But is she supposed to be Jeyne Westerling? If so, why would HBO be playing coy about her last name? And why is she giving out a different name to Robb and saying she is from Volantis of all places? So many questions here. Either way, we’re looking at some interesting changes/additions to the original novel, especially with regard to Robb’s storyline.