We’re two months away from the Season 4 premiere, but more news is coming in already for Season 5. It seems that Michiel Huisman isn’t the only cast member getting bumped up to series-regular next year. According to Entertainment Weekly, Nathalie Emmanuel, who portrays Daenerys’s translator Missandei, will be promoted to regular status as well.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Emmanuel hinted at the further development of her character in the upcoming season, with the former slave evolving into her role as a translator, handmaiden, and friend to Daenerys. The actress also teased that viewers will be learning more about Missandei, and seeing “her human side” as opposed to the servant aspect of her that we saw in Season 3.
Ours is the Fury: Missandei in the novels is a child, and Emmanuel being an adult may have opened up some new possibilities with the character. With a potentially expanded role for her, and a film career on the rise for Emmanuel, it’s logical that Game of Thrones would want to keep the actress on board, with a promotion to regular.