Myrcella recast rumored
By Ours is the Fury on in Casting.

Nell Tiger FreeThe merry-go-round of casting continues into season five, it seems! We’ve learned through unofficial sources that when King Tommen’s big sister returns to our screens in season five, she’ll have a new face.

Princess Myrcella Baratheon was last seen in season two being shipped off to Dorne in tears. WiC‘s unofficial sources have confirmed that Northern Irish actress Aimee Richardson, who originated the role of the princess, will not be returning next year. Rumor has it that English actress Nell Tiger Free will be taking on the role. If these rumors are correct, this will be second Baratheon recasting, with Dean-Charles Chapman taking over the role of Tommen in season four.

Nell Tiger Free is best known for starring as Chloe in the BBC adaptation of Mr. Stink. The actress also recently guest-starred on an episode of the crime series Endeavour.

HBO has declined to comment on any casting at this time.

Mild season five spoilers are tucked below the cut:

Our sources are telling us that Myrcella’s betrothal to Prince Trystane of Dorne will be played up in season five, with the princess falling in love with the handsome young prince. She’ll have a substantially increased, romantic role compared to her part in A Feast for Crows. 

Ours is the Fury: I was really hoping Aimee would return when the show finally made it to Dorne, so I’m admittedly sad to not see that happen. I haven’t seen Nell Tiger Free in any projects, so I can’t offer an opinion on her talents, though she’s a lovely young woman. I’ll have to check out her work before season five rolls around.

As for the alterations in the Dorne storyline, there have been a host of rumors swirling around that, and the suggestion of increased visibility for Myrcella and Trystane is just one more on the pile. It makes sense that the show would want to increase the role for a Baratheon/Lannister, a family that the audience is already familiar with and attached to in an unfamiliar place like Dorne. I do hope there’s not too much of an emphasis on this when we have the juicier plotting of the Martells to deal with.


327 Comments

  1. Carne
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Sigh…

    I saw it coming, but still disappointed.

  2. BranSnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    The One True Queen!

  3. ramsayreek
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    nice! I feel bad for Aimee Richardson as she’s been tweeting and wanting to come back as Marcella for a while but this actress looks great!

  4. Jac Bergenson
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Darkstar!

  5. Clob
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    So it was true then.
    It must have been on the “show’s side” because it seemed Aimee was thrilled to be a part of it.

  6. Javi Marcos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I will be deeply disappointed if Aimee is cut. Terrible decision.

  7. BranSnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Although it is sad to see Aimee Richardson will no longer be part of the cast.

  8. Optimator
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Sad if this is true. I really like Aimee Richardson. :(

  9. Carne
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    Although I’m sure Nell will do fine if she ends up in the role. Just annoying to see a new face on a character that has already appeared in several episodes.

  10. GeekFurious
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    This seems like a strange recast… they’re about the same age.

  11. Lord of the Waters
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Gutted for Aimee Richardson. I met her at a comic con and shes a really nice person to chat to who was genuinely excited to return to the show. Its the first time I have been quite sad at a recast. Shame.

  12. Sid
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Lame. Aimee was so friendly and fun to the fans, thanks D&D for shitting in other people’s lawns

  13. Michel
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Will Myrcella and Trystante be the unecessary love of S5 just like Grey Worm and Missandei last season?

  14. BlackTalon
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Why would they do this? Aimee Richardson does look far more mature than when we last saw her, but they specifically recast Tommen to make him older, so she would have been a perfect match.

    I don’t see why Myrcella should be replaced by someone who seems to look younger than she does now.

  15. D
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    NO.NO.NO. I FUCKING LOVE AIMEE. UGH. I HATE THIS I HATE THIS I HATE THIS. FUCK THE SHOW. FUCK D&D.

  16. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Had a feeling this was going to happen, Myrcella features quite a bit in AFFC.

  17. LordStarkington
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Leaving aside the fact that I love Aimee Richardson’s enthusiasm for the show and her role, I’m not sure I understand the need for recasting unless Nell Tiger Free is another Maisie Williams or something, and even then…

  18. Turncloak
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Heartbreaking. I hope Aimee Richardson handled the news well. After all the GoT cons she’s been too, this is tough to swallow

  19. TOIVA
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Noooooo!

    (Nothing against possible new considered actresses. I was just looking forward to seeing Aimee again.)

  20. leoff
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    What a shame. Aimee Richardson is just sweet.

  21. Rene
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Maybe they think Aimee isn’t a good enough actress, but why then cast her in the first place? In Nina Gold we don’t always trust.

  22. Idaan
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    That’s a shame because Aimee was really enthusiastic about returning,and she seemed to be a good actress, even though we haven’t seen her in any scenes with real range. I’ve always liked how she was basically a younger gentler Cersei.

    Actually, come to think of it, can’t this rumour be a smokescreen for them casting young Cersei for the Maggy the Frog scenes?

  23. Lyn
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Okay what the hell D&D? recasting Myrcella makes no sense whatsoever. Aimee is perfect for the role. This is a terrible mistake and it isn’t fair to an actress so devoted to a small role and to her fans like Aimee. Ugh.

  24. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Idaan,

    No, Aimee is out. And young Cersei is about 12 years old.

  25. Luka Nieto Garay
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Thinking coldly, objectively, maybe Nell Tiger Free is a great actress who is just substantially better than Aimee Richardson in this newly enlarged role. That is certainly what they must think, anyway. But another cold fact is that recasts are infuriating for die-hard fans and utterly confusing for casual fans.

    On a more emotional and subjective note, let me just say I love Aimee’s enthusiasm in social media and yes, even her on-screen sweetness. However small her role was, with simply her face and a few lines she brought to life this surprisingly innocent child of Cersei’s. Then again, they may be looking to go on another direction with this character in the future, hence the recast. Still a disappointment.

  26. Siobhán Mooney
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Devastated! I was really hoping that they’d keep Aimee. :( Why wouldn’t they?

  27. James
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Rene:
    Maybe they think Aimee isn’t a good enough actress, but why then cast her in the first place? In Nina Gold we don’t always trust.

    I believe she and Callum Wharry were originally just stand-ins for Myrcella and Tommen but they decided to keep them around. Still sad to see Aimee go though.

  28. Abyss
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    I agree. The only reasons I can see for the recast are

    1. They thought Aimee Richardson weren’t up for the challenge of an increased part in the show.
    2. Aimee Richardson didn’t had time
    3. Nell Tiger Free offered a cheaper contract, and so they went with her. (That reason would suck, obviously.)
    4. There was a scene or plot line Aimee Richardson absolutely was not willing to do. (Very unlikely.)

  29. Cary Storm
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    NO! WHAT? HOW DARE YOU RECAST AIMEE. This is the last straw. I’m never watching this show again. #ragequit

    (lol)

  30. Dave
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Saw this coming. With Myrcella out of the picture(on the show) for so long, and with her increased role in the story’s future, I think D&D wanted someone they felt had more gravity onscreen. Probably has to do with where Myrcella’s story goes beyond ADWD.

    Of course, it’s not official just yet, so, we’ll see.

  31. Adam
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    In other re-casting news, the role of Ser Pounce has been given to Drogon the dragon.

  32. Johan Sporre
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Considering how involved and enthusiastic Aimee has been in promoting the show and in the fan community this is a bit tough to swallow. Admittedly we haven’t seen her act that much, so I guess they’re going to feature Myrcella quite heavily in coming seasons and didn’t think Aimee good enough.

  33. Balerion The Cat
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Why!? :( This makes me really sad, I love Aimee and she was so excited to come back on the show. She is just as old as the new girl and I’m sure she could handle playing Myrcella. Damn it!

  34. lol
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Rene:
    Maybe they think Aimee isn’t a good enough actress, but why then cast her in the first place? In Nina Gold we don’t always trust.

    She was cast at a time when Myrcella was pretty much a glorified extra. She’s had maybe 2 lines total?

    It’s no different than them recasting Beric Dondarrion.

  35. Grijnwaald
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    BULL. SHIT.

  36. Sword of the Morning
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Nell has confirmed it on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/nelltigerfree/status/477819964402200576

  37. anuhealani
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    While the show writers tend toward extreme cheesiness with any love story material, I don’t think I’d mind seeing Myrcella and Trystane played up a little bit, if only because it’s one of the few genuinely sweet/respectful friendships in the series.

  38. John Manard
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    This is crap Aimee Richardson was fine. It’s one thing to recast because the actor/actress is doing something else. Is too young for the part or plain does not want to do the show.

    Hmmm Im guessing none of these are the fact.

  39. mcgormack
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    I wonder, when showrunners decide to recast a role because they need a better actor (although we don’t know that’s what happened here), how do they determine that the current actor can’t do the job? Do they have a new audition process in which the current actor participates?

  40. Luka Nieto Garay
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,

    Aimee seems to be extremely willing to go back (Twitter), so the first option is the only actual possibility.

    mcgormack,

    Aimee would’ve said so. She is very open on Twitter, and said the producers haven’t contacted her.

  41. Robbet
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Not Aimee! She’s so sweet and enthusiastic about the show, really sad to see her go…

  42. Jordan
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Haven’t commented on here in a while, but I have to note that I saw that Nell Tiger-Free in “Mr. Stink” and thought she was a quite good actress, so I imagine that motivated the decision to recast.

    I do feel bad for Aimee to be replaced though given her enthusiasm for the role/show, and she seemed like a really nice person.

  43. 123
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    if Nell Tiger Free is 18 or older, then this is the true reason why she is aged up in my opinion. Aimee Richardson is adorable and it would be a real shame for her to be cut. although i can’t find nell’s age online she does look younger than current aimee richardson.

  44. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Where was all this love when Conan Stevens was recast?? :tableflip:

  45. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Javi Marcos:
    I will be deeply disappointed if Aimee is cut. Terrible decision.

    How the f*** do you know it’s a terrible decision? Were you in the room during their respective auditions? And how often has Nina Gold erred on the casting side?

  46. Immi
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I was only pondering the other day if this would happen. I hope they have a damn good reason because Aimee is the Myrcella in my head as well as on screen! So she’ll be what, fifteen, sixteen? I can’t say I’m super interested in a teen love story so I hope D&D don’t give it a large amount of focus.

  47. Valdred Dethstorm
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Stay classy, everyone.

  48. Ye Olde Wolfe
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Michel: Will Myrcella and Trystante be the unecessary love of S5 just like Grey Worm and Missandei last season?

    Can you really call 10 minutes of screen time out of about 550 “unnecessary?” Gods forbid we get a little character development on two characters who will likely be around for awhile. I think they add a little depth to a generally shallow storyline.

    Edit to add to original post: It’s a real bummer if this is true, Aimee is so enthusiastic about the show so it’s sad to see someone like that go. Here’s to hoping Aimee can stay in the business and this new girl does the role justice.

  49. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    BlackTalon:
    Why would they do this? Aimee Richardson does look far more mature than when we last saw her, but they specifically recast Tommen to make him older, so she would have been a perfect match.

    I don’t see why Myrcella should be replaced by someone who seems to look younger than she does now.

    One word: ACTING. You know, the main job of an actress. That’s probably why she was replaced. Aimee likely re-auditioned for the role (which will be much greater than her previous limited role as Myrcella) and was deemed not strong enough to carry it.

    Why in the seven hells is this difficult to understand? It’s not rocket science.

  50. Delta1212
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Well, we kind of already knew this was coming based on rumors and tweets over the past week or so, but it’s still sad to see.

  51. strokememarge
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Another example of D&D’s utter contempt for show fans and their cognitive ability to not recognize a recast, of course they will, my family immediately recognized Daario was recast the moment his name was spoken (they liked the old Daario). Furthermore this is an insult to Aimee Richardson to not even inform her, let alone give her an opportunity to compete, which is the proper thing to do in the business world, you always give the veteran employee a chance to retain their position, according to Aimee this hasn’t happened. Aimee doesn’t deserve this type of treatment, she is more beautiful and mature looking than Nell and she performed exceptionally as Myrcella. I have also realized after years of experience that in the business world when someone replaces another employee even though the latter excelled at their job, nepotism was involved in one way or another. Therefore more than likely Nell is being groomed for stardom by power players in the industry who have seen her talent and called in favors.

  52. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    John Manard:
    This is crap Aimee Richardson was fine. It’s one thing to recast because the actor/actress is doing something else. Is too young for the part or plain does not want to do the show.

    Hmmm Im guessing none of these are the fact.

    How do you know she was fine, when she had barely any screen time? Myrcella’s role will be much bigger in season 5. I agree that she did a good job with the material she had in seasons 1 and 2, but I have no idea if she is up to the task of playing a meatier role. Nina Gold and the showrunners have very high standards in terms of acting. That’s the rub. Their only misfires, IMO, have been with Aiden Gillen (who I think is one-note) and the original Daario, who I also thought was a bit B-movie.

  53. wizardeyes
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    It’s weird how we’re hearing lots about the sand snakes, Myrcella and Trystane and nothing about Arianne and Quentyn when they are the two Dornish PoV characters. I hope they don’t cut those two.

    Trystane & Myrcella = Missandei & Grey Worm of season 5 ??

    It’s a shame that Aimee Richardson wont be back but I’ll be pleased to see Myrcella back. Hope they don’t make her all soppy and in love too much – she needs to be a bit of a badass.

  54. Joh
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    This might have more to do with legal and financial issues – contracts, scheduling, and the like – than with the showrunners satisfaction with Aimee as an actress.

    From everything we’ve heard from set reports and interviews, Aimee is a lovely person to work with. I am sure they were sad to not be bringing her back for Season 5.

  55. MM
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    How is this shocking to anyone? Callum Wharry was replaced once Tommen assumed a more prominent role. If they’re beefing up Myrcella’s role, it’s natural to assume they’d do the same with Aimee Richardson.

  56. Turncloak
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Hope they don’t turn Myrcella and Trystan into Dana and her bf from “Homeland”. Interested to see how the Dorne arc will play out. It looks like plenty of changes are coming. Hopefully they make it work

  57. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    strokememarge:
    Another example of D&D’s utter contempt for show fans and their cognitive ability to not recognize a recast, of course they will, my family immediately recognized Daario was recast the moment his name was spoken (they liked the old Daario). Furthermore this is an insult to Aimee Richardson to not even inform her, let alone give her an opportunity to compete, which is the proper thing to do in the business world, you always give the veteran employee a chance to retain their position. Aimee doesn’t deserve this type of treatment, she is more beautiful and mature looking than Nell and she performed exceptionally as Myrcella. I have also realized after years of experience that in the business world when someone replaces another employee even though the latter excelled at their job, nepotism was involved in one way or another. Therefore more than likely Nell is being groomed for stardom by power players in the industry who have seen her talent and called in favors.

    I love how you always have a convenient anecdotal example of how your family and friends all agree with you on the horrible stuff the showrunners have done. Please do us a favor and stop trolling these boards.

  58. Luka Nieto Garay
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    That’s the strange thing. Aimee is quite open on Twitter, and said the producers haven’t contacted her. Of course recasting is a possibility, if we are being realistic, since she hasn’t had to do much acting in the past. But they didn’t even give her an opportunity to audition again? If that’s the truth, it seems just… cold. Maybe we are missing something, but I don’t know what it could possibly be. EDIT: Apparently she had an opportunity to audition again. My bad.

    And please do NOT harass the new actress on social media. It’s not her fault. Don’t be assholes.

  59. Frey Joy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    “Baratheon recasting”. Incestuous Lannister recasting it should be.

  60. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    123: if Nell Tiger Free is 18 or older, then this is the true reason why she is aged up in my opinion. Aimee Richardson is adorable and it would be a real shame for her to be cut. although i can’t find nell’s age online she does look younger than current aimee richardson.

    From what I can tell, based on her IMDB bio, Free’s around 15.

  61. Domenico Barbato
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    This sucks for Aimee, she’s a really sweet girl.
    But seriously, accusing our possible new Myrcella of nepotism is an a-hole move. Stay classy guys.

  62. Oberyn Wan Kenobi
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    At least both Tommens look alike. Nell Tiger Free looks nothing like Aimee….

  63. RBloodworth
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    123,

    According to IMDB, she’ll turn 15 in October. That makes her nearly 2 years YOUNGER than Aimee Richardson. Kind of a strange decision if you ask me.

  64. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Luka Nieto Garay,

    Actually, we understand that she did reaudition, which would be very recent. I think she said they hadn’t contacted her some time ago.

  65. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: How the f*** do you know it’s a terrible decision? Were you in the room during their respective auditions? And how often has Nina Gold erred on the casting side?

    Yara and Mace.

  66. jwal
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I personally don’t mind cast changes like this. Surprised by the strong negative reaction though. I’m guessing they thought the new actress is very good, her IMDB has only a few more credits than Aimee. This doesn’t mean anything, but maybe they are fans of her more recent work. Could be anything for the recast. I don’t think this shows “contempt” for fans or anything like someone said, alot plays into casting. Some people just have that something extra, so maybe they saw Nell having that compared to Aimee. Or maybe a host of other reasons. I hope people give the new girl a chance.

  67. Luka Nieto Garay
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Oh, that’s very recent news then, isn’t it? Your inside sources, I gather? Well, thanks for the info. That clears it up then. As long as they gave her an opportunity, I think it’s plenty fair. Still hate recasts, but at least they weren’t assholes about it.

  68. 123
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    15? then she is younger than dean charles-chapman? i’m ok with a recasting but isn’t it a little stupid to replace an actress who is older than her on screen younger brother with someone who’s younger than said brother? you might be correct about her age but from her twitter: https://twitter.com/nelltigerfree i’m assuming she might be around 16/17.

  69. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Aimee seemed like a sweet girl, who genuinely enjoyed her time on the show and off at the various fan gatherings, but I can’t say I’m too bothered by this. There are any number of reasons that the role could have been re-cast, and instead of speculating idly, I’ll instead be happy that the season five casting process has begun in earnest.

    Should be a very revealing off-season.

  70. strokememarge
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Well for one thing I have been on these boards since before the first season had aired, have you? A troll hates, I love the show, just upset at times over some things, which everyone has the freedom to express. Concerning Aimee’s recast, if Nina gave Aimee an opportunity to retain her role and she couldn’t match Nell, then I concede the error in my previous statement, but according to Ms Richardson, she never was informed of her dismissal or called in to re-audition.

  71. Lyn
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Sheriff Bullock,

    I love Yara and Mace but I guess we all have different opinions.

  72. Luka Nieto Garay
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    strokememarge,

    Actually “Ours is the Fury” just corrected me and said that she DID have an opportunity to audition again for the role.

  73. Mariya Martell
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Wow…

    I know Cersei is drinking more and more everyday, but do you really think she won’t remember what her own child looked like?

    Does this confirm the theory Darkstar killed Myrcella and the girl Doran has now is her replacement?

  74. Dutch maester
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: While the show writers tend toward extreme cheesiness with any love story material, I don’t think I’d mind seeing Myrcella and Trystane played up a little bit, if only because it’s one of the few genuinely sweet/respectful friendships in the series.

    This. I mean, Callum Wharry was a cute kid just like Aimee for sure, but Dean-Charles was OUTSTANDING as Tommen this season. If they found someone just as capable as him to play Myrcella, then, well, so be it.

    Besides, this isn’t a recast on the level of Daario. She was a minor character last seen 27 episodes ago. People won’t notice.

  75. Nearly Headless Ned.
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Richardson had no really demanding acting scenes in the show so I have no idea how good an actress she really is. Evidently not as suitable as Nell Tiger Free if the recast is true. As for Richardson not being contacted by anyone, that’s a shame but trust me it’s a tough, tough business. Similar stuff has happened to me before.

  76. Matt Paulson
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I wish D&D realized that getting an actor with marginally better acting chops isn’t always worth disrupting the continuity of the show. It is so distracting to have recast after recast, which just make it harder to suspend disbelief that this is a organic world and not… well… a business (which obviously it is, but the game is making me forget that for an hour on Sundays). NOTHING that I saw in Season 4 was beyond what Tommen 1.0 appeared capable of (I really think he was up to sitting at a dinner table and showing Margery his cat), and I thought that Richardson was completely fine in her role up to this point.

    I think one of the coolest thing about the Sopranos (which D&D recently opined will never and can never be topped) is that characters that became very important in the latter seasons were there (portrayed by the same actors) since the very early seasons–e.g., Veto, Carlos, ect. I really think there is value in that. We come to care about even minor characters in these stories, and so much of that emotional attachment is owed to the first actor.

    And yes, I am mindful that several of the recasts have been out of the producers’ control–e.g., Daario, Mountain 1.0–but more have been deliberate choices, which is annoying to me. I know the argument against this was brought up by D&D with respect to Beric–i.e. they believe they can’t afford to have better actors who cost more there as wallpaper in earlier seasons and then on retainer until relevant to the plot. I guess I am not the budget guy, but I would certainly trade the entire special-effects budget for CGI skeletons and fireballs for a little more continuity.

    And yeah, I’m probably being a little less than objective because, as so many have pointed out, Richardson is so kind and is so enthusiastic about her part in the show. Then again, I am not fond of the prospect that certain characters we haven’t seen in several seasons could be recast. Okay… that probably could have been edited or shortened. Oh well.

  77. Se Maester
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m really a bit annoyed with how much recasting they’ve done. I feel like, for continuity sake, recasting should be A worst case scenario move only; Not a thing where you’re recasting multiple semi-major roles a season.(Though obviously this if the first casting we’ve heard for this season, and it may be the only recast.) I’m sure Free is a lovely actress and I hope no hate is sent towards her by fans angry over this recasting, but I think Aimee will be what I continue to imagine in my head for Mycrella, which will be pretty much the first time I haven’t let the show’s version take over the part in my rereads. I hope Aimee doesn’t take this news badly.

  78. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Sheriff Bullock: Yara and Mace.

    IMO, both actors are great.

  79. Darquemode
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    While my initial reaction was…
    “Awww, Aimee was excited to return. Sad news… ”
    I really don’t care one way or the other in the end.

    On a cast this size recasts are bound to happen and so far they have all turned out okay in my opinion. The world did not end due to the lack of Conan Stevens fighting the Red Viper, Michiel Huisman was well received by most fans as the new Daario, and frankly.. not many people noticed or cared that the Tommen is now played by an actor who was already on the series in a different role.

    Most importantly though, for most of these recasts we do not know the reason for the change. I refuse to be upset at anyone for cast changes that may be completely out of D&D’s hands and/ or have a perfectly logical explanation. Even if in this case it is nothing more than desiring a better actress..

  80. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Matt Paulson:
    I wish D&D realized that getting an actor with marginally better acting chops isn’t always worth disrupting the continuity of the show. It is so distracting to have recast after recast, which just make it harder to suspend disbelief that this is a organic world and not… well… a business (which obviously it is, but the game is making me forget that for an hour on Sundays). NOTHING that I saw in Season 4 was beyond what Tommen1.0 appeared capable of (I really think he was up to sitting at a dinner table and showing Margery his cat), and I thought that Richardson was completely fine in her role up to this point.

    I think one of the coolest thing about the Sopranos (which D&D recently opined will never and can never be topped) is that characters that became very important inthe latter seasons were there (portrayed by the same actors) since the very early seasons–e.g., Veto, Carlos, ect. I really think there is value in that. We come to care about even minor characters in these stories, and so much of that emotional attachment is owed to the first actor.

    And yes, I am mindful that several of the recasts have been out of the producers’ control–e.g., Daario, Mountain 1.0–but more have been deliberate choices, which is annoying to me. I know the argument against this was brought up by D&D with respect to Beric–i.e. they believe they can’t afford to have better actors who cost more there as wallpaper in earlier seasons and then on retainer until relevant to the plot. I guess I am not the budget guy, but I would certainly trade the entire special-effects budget for CGI skeletons and fireballs for a little more continuity.

    And yeah, I’m probably being a little less than objective because, as so many have pointed out, Richardson is so kind and is so enthusiastic about her part in the show. Then again, I am not fond of the prospect that certain characters we haven’t seen in several seasons could be recast. Okay… that probably could have been edited or shortened. Oh well.

    As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…” I think finding the perfect actress is much, much more important than continuity. For me, Tommen’s recast solidified that. He was absolutely brilliant in that scene with Myrcella.

  81. Ser Arys Oakheart
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    WHEN WILL I BE CAST!!!!??

    http://imgur.com/CXuScn8

  82. Matt Sinopoli
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    This is really sad given how enthusiastic the actress has been about the show. At least they gave her a chance to re-audition before deciding to go with someone else.

  83. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    strokememarge:
    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Well for one thing I have been on these boards since before the first season had aired, have you? A troll hates, I love the show, just upset at times over some things, which everyone has the freedom to express. Concerning Aimee’s recast, if Nina gave Aimee an opportunity to retain her role and she couldn’t match Nell, then I concede the error in my previous statement, but according to Ms Richardson, she never was informed of her dismissal or called in to re-audition.

    I don’t mind criticism of the show at all. I have been critical myself of certain elements (with my main disappointment being the portrayal of Littlefinger).

    But the sheer level of contempt and hysterical vitriol in your previous post is not criticism. You made a number of wild accusations – based solely on thin speculation – and used that as a basis for another rant against the integrity of the showrunners.

    To me, it doesn’t matter how long you have been here. The Targaryens ruled Westeros for a long time too. But when they became crazy and hysterical, the Westerosi threw them out. If most of your contributions are going to be characterized by such crazy vitriol, then you may eventually overstay your welcome.

  84. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Dutch maester: This. I mean, Callum Wharry was a cute kid just like Aimee for sure, but Dean-Charles was OUTSTANDING as Tommen this season. If they found someone just as capable as him to play Myrcella, then, well, so be it.

    Besides, this isn’t a recast on the level of Daario. She was a minor character last seen 27 episodes ago. People won’t notice.

    Outstanding? calm down, we didn’t witness the next Daniel Day Lewis.

  85. Heather
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Think Aimee Richardson is a good example of how social online media can help an actor’s career out a lot. Don’t think if she wasn’t so active on stuff like twitter and vine that she’d have as much love from the fandom which shows how cool those tools can be. Now people are more invested in her and where they can see her next on their screens. I don’t want to take away from Aimee Richardson since the social online media is just an extension of her seemingly lovely personality and that I don’t believe any actor who just has a twitter account will be getting same good vibes as her.

  86. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    With a cast this large, we should just be happy that there haven’t been any re-casts for an established major character. Going through and looking at each character who has been re-cast…

    Beric Dondarrion – Appeared for about a second in one small scene in season one, and re-introduced in season three.

    The Mountain – Had one scene in the first season (a memorable one, at that), appeared briefly in season two (two, maybe three scenes; can’t remember exactly), then had more screen time than in the first two seasons combined in season four.

    Tommen Baratheon – Had last appeared in Blackwater before being re-cast, due to a more substantial role. Prior to his big episode (the aforementioned), Callum had had even less lines and focus than Myrcella.

    Myrcella Baratheon – Last appeared more than half of the entire series ago, and had been given a very small amount of focus prior to her being shipped off to Dorne.

    Daario Naharis – The only significant re-cast, to my mind, and the only one that will be considerably jarring on a re-watch. The original actor only appeared in three episodes, but in two of those he had quite a bit of screen-time. I’ve been a fan of Huisman since seeing him in Treme, so I didn’t mind the switch, but hopefully they’ll give him some more to do next year (which seems likely since he was upped to a regular cast member).

    So five characters have been re-cast since the beginning of the series, with only one that could be considered major. On a show with literally hundreds of characters.

  87. eneile
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    All of that I agree with completely!
    Besides whether a book or only show fans, viewers will notice. We’ll probably get over it but still a bit annoying.

    Now I know it’s different for the Rickon character, as he had quite a few scenes for 3 seasons, but I really hope they don’t recast him too. Art Parkinson was awesome, showed us he could act with what little he had to do, and I for one would totally feel less involved with tiny Stark if he doesn’t have the same face.

    Se Maester:
    I’m really a bit annoyed with how much recasting they’ve done. I feel like, for continuity sake, recasting should be A worst case scenario move only; Not a thing where you’re recasting multiple semi-major roles a season.(Though obviously this if the first casting we’ve heard for this season, and it may be the only recast.) I’m sure Free is a lovely actress and I hope no hate is sent towards her by fans angry over this recasting, I hope Aimee doesn’t take this news badly.

  88. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Though my personal choice would have been Eloise Laurence, who is absolutely brilliant in “Broken.” With a blonde wig (or dyed hair), she would be perfect!

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4730073/?ref_=nmmd_md_nm

  89. Me
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh, first time I’m upset, or I even care about a casting decision :( Aimee is so cool! Anyone who follows her on twitter know it! (and I find her way prettier than the other girl)

    Good luck to her btw, I will try not to hate on her too much x)

  90. azoraguy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    UM no, not even close. Myrcella is a princess and Tommen’s heir, and Trystane is a prince of Dorne. A romance between them is fine; it will show that Myrcella may not even care to head back to King’s Landing. A romance between a former slave girl and a eunuch is completely useless; you can’t even compare the two.

    Michel:
    Will Myrcella and Trystante be the unecessary love of S5 just like Grey Worm and Missandei last season?

  91. Darquemode
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    I agree.
    Both actors are very different than how I pictured the roles as I read the books, but the actors performed well in the end.

  92. JP Dayne
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    welp, after episodes 9 and 10 I stopped caring.
    seems about the same with d&d

    there’s no reason to cut her. what, they don’t think aimee can play romance? wtf man

  93. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    azoraguy:
    UM no, not even close. Myrcella is a princess and Tommen’s heir, and Trystane is a prince of Dorne. A romance between them is fine; it will show that Myrcella may not even care to head back to King’s Landing. A romance between a former slave girl and a eunuch is completely useless; you can’t even compare the two.

    Er, so as a viewer, you perpetuate the contempt for the slave class that exists in Essos? Odd…

    Plus, how do you know that the relationship between Missandei and Grey Worm might not have major implications for the story?

  94. Matt Paulson
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…” I think finding the perfect actress is much, much more important than continuity. For me, Tommen’s recast solidified that. He was absolutely brilliant in that scene with Myrcella.

    Choosing to sidestep the “little mind[]” jab, I think you have an entirely valid opinion. I will add that I could moreso subscribe to it if recasts were much rarer than they are. It’s just become so prevalent that, in the aggregate, its become distracting for me. Tommen 2.0 was good, but I guess old Tommen never distracted me so I’d preferred to have kept him. I think Beric’s role was expanded to the point where the recast was appropriate (although I never saw what 1.0 was capable of as an actor, so I’m arguing from a position of ignorance on that assumption). But, in my wholly subjective assessment, Tommen 2.0 wasn’t so wildly better than 1.0 to be “perfect” or worth the continuity distraction. Again, wholly subjective assessment.

  95. tysnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Well if this recast happens, be prepared for an even larger more unsettling recast, one that is necessary and if you pay attention to the books carefully, will have figured it out by now.

    I am speaking of Arya, yes everyone’s favorite Stark, because with her faceless training complete in book five, she took on a new face (identity). I am sure Maisie will appear occasionally when not on a mission, but be prepared people it is coming sooner, because D&D are speeding things up.

  96. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Sheriff Bullock: Outstanding? calm down, we didn’t witness the next Daniel Day Lewis.

    For an actor his age, he was very, very compelling in that scene with Margaery (and in the one with Tywin in the sept). He played those scenes perfectly, and I think “outstanding” is a good adjective to describe his acting. I mean, he was in so few scenes this season, and yet those scenes were very memorable, not least because of his acting. Despite limited screen-time, he stood out, and that’s what outstanding means. A real accomplishment, IMO.

  97. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: IMO, both actors are great.

    IMO the actor playing Mace was horrendous. Gemma’s a decent actress but she’s been horribly miscast and D & D have completely botched Asha.

  98. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: For an actor his age, he was very, very compelling in that scene with Margaery (and in the one with Tywin in the sept). He played those scenes perfectly, and I think “outstanding” is a good adjective to describe his acting. I mean, he was in so few scenes this season, and yet those scenes were very memorable, not least because of his acting. That’s a real accomplishment.

    Ridiculous overstatement. The kid was good but nothing special.

    People kiss the show’s ass way too much on here.

  99. azoraguy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    There is NO point in recasting Myrcella!

    1. Aimee Richardson is 16, and they are hoping to find an 18 year old to play Trystane. Aimee and Trystane’s actor will be 2-3 years apart; just like Myrcella and Trystane are in the books. Having a younger actress will look awkward with an 18 year old guy.

    2. Myrcella HAS to be older than Tommen! Tommen’s actor will be 16 while filming season 5. Having a younger Myrcella will just be stupid. Aimee looks slightly older than Dean Charles-Chapman; and that’s perfect.

    3. It would be really nice to see a grown up Myrcella, after 2 seasons of not seeing her. I feel like it adds to her character “growing up” and falling in love and stuff. Also, Aimee is a beautiful girl, and Myrcella should definitely look like a beautiful/younger Cersei (but not insane).

  100. azoraguy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    AGREED! Asha should look young and hot. I imagined her looking like Alice Greene when she was in twilight! Gemma is also WAY too old; 34 now. Theon should have also been cast as someone really handsome; but Alfie is an amazing actor.

    Sheriff Bullock: IMO the actor playing Mace was horrendous. Gemma’s a decent actress but she’s been horribly miscast and D & D have completely botched Asha.

  101. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Sheriff Bullock: Ridiculous overstatement. The kid was good but nothing special.

    People kiss the show’s ass way too much on here.

    My apologies. I thought we were going to be having a reasonable and respectful conversation. My bad for raising expectations.

  102. MW
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    This is worse than when they recast Bran with a much older-looking young man.

  103. 123
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    they 100% will not recast maisie, unless the character gets a sex change, the new identity on the show will be maisie with longer hair or something like that.

  104. Skipjack
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    First up, let me say how sad I am for Aimee, she seems like a lovely and funny person. I am certain anyone with that much personality will become a fine actress and I hope to see what she does next.

    tysnow,

    I’ve wondered how they are going to handle this, but I doubt very much there will be a re-casting. Not only because they aren’t going to find a better actor than Maisie but because there would be a fan riot. Possibly they will just have her be “visible” only to us, and have a different actor from the point of view of the victim, but we will see Maisie, maybe in a mirror or something, delivering lines. Just maybe, Arya’s face might disappear for a time, but we don’t know how long she wears new ones from just that TWOW sample chapter. It’s not like a book, the audience needs that visual stimulus for the emotional connection.

  105. mariamb
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    tysnow:
    Well if this recast happens, be prepared for an even larger more unsettling recast, one that is necessary and if you pay attention to the books carefully, will have figured it out by now.

    I am speaking of Arya, yes everyone’s favorite Stark, because with her faceless training complete in book five, she took on a new face (identity). I am sure Maisie will appear occasionally when not on a mission, but be prepared people it is coming sooner, because D&D are speeding things up.

    You must be kidding! You can’t seriously believe this.

    Heather:
    Think Aimee Richardson is a good example of how social online media can help an actor’s career out a lot. Don’t think if she wasn’t so active on stuff like twitter and vine that she’d have as much love from the fandom which shows how cool those tools can be.

    Agree. Aimee used her social media accounts very cleverly and managed to remain visible to fans. Of course, her participation at local GoT fan events helped as well.

    Show biz is tough. I wish Aimee well in future endeavors and to Nell…welcome to GoT. Hopefully, fans will give her a chance and let her display her talent before complaining.

  106. queenofthorns
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Nooo AIMEEE I LOVE YOU COME BAAAAACK

  107. azoraguy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    There’s nothing involving Greyworm and Missandei in the books; and it can’t come into play with any sort of relevance. How would it be relevant?

    ArgonathofBraavos: Er, so as a viewer, you perpetuate the contempt for the slave class that exists in Essos? Odd…

    Plus, how do you know that the relationship between Missandei and Grey Worm might not have major implications for the story?

  108. tysnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Skipjack,

    Good point, especially the mirrored reflection approach, which has been used before in films to depict a change in appearance.

  109. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: My apologies. I thought we were going to be having a reasonable and respectful conversation. My bad for raising expectations.

    You lowered my expectations when you said D & D have elevated an above average series.

  110. Hoyti Von Totiy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Im pleased with the recasting since the new girl is hot.

    On the other hand i am sad that the Dorne filler is making its way into the show.

  111. Abyss
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Lol. I know we had our differences in the past, but I have to say you are growing on me.

  112. Darquemode
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    Interesting idea…
    I’m not sure there will be a re-cast though..

    My guess is that all the training or exposition scenes will be Maisie as Arya. Then at some point there will be scene with some new character. After that scene ends said character will transform, we will see Maisie and it will be revealed it was Arya all along.

    I’m guessing there will be less scenes with alternate identities than in the books as well.

  113. Ye Olde Wolfe
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Sheriff Bullock: IMO the actor playing Mace was horrendous. Gemma’s a decent actress but she’s been horribly miscast and D & D have completely botched Asha.

    Mace had what, one scene of “significant” dialogue? I think he was just fine. And saying they’ve “botched” Asha (we’ll ignore the silly re-naming) is a bit premature considering we haven’t yet reached her POV scenes. I’m really looking forward to her heavier material in the show.

  114. Kingslayer
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    They’ve got to stop all the recasting. It’s getting ridiculous.

  115. Heather
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Khal-A-Bunga,

    Khal-A-Bunga:
    With a cast this large, we should just be happy that there haven’t been any re-casts for an established major character. Going through and looking at each character who has been re-cast…

    Beric Dondarrion – Appeared for about a second in one small scene in season one, and re-introduced in season three.

    The Mountain – Had one scene in the first season (a memorable one, at that), appeared briefly in season two (two, maybe three scenes; can’t remember exactly), then had more screen time than in the first two seasons combined in season four.

    Tommen Baratheon – Had last appeared in Blackwater before being re-cast, due to a more substantial role. Prior to his big episode (the aforementioned), Callum had had even less lines and focus than Myrcella.

    Myrcella Baratheon – Last appeared more than half of the entire series ago, and had been given a very small amount of focus prior to her being shipped off to Dorne.

    Daario Naharis – The only significant re-cast, to my mind, and the only one that will be considerably jarring on a re-watch. The original actor only appeared in three episodes, but in two of those he had quite a bit of screen-time. I’ve been a fan of Huisman since seeing him in Treme, so I didn’t mind the switch, but hopefully they’ll give him some more to do next year (which seems likely since he was upped to a regular cast member).

    So five characters have been re-cast since the beginning of the series, with only one that could be considered major. On a show with literally hundreds of characters.

    Some other random ones
    ◾ Daenerys Targaryen – Tamzin Merchant played the role in the unaired pilot and recast with Emilia Clarke.
    ◾ Catelyn Stark – Jennifer Ehle played the role in the unaired pilot and recast with Michelle Fairley.
    ◾ Illyrio Mopatis – Ian McNeice played the role in the unaired pilot and recast with Roger Allam.
    ◾ Gared – Richard Ridings played the role in the unaired pilot and recast with Dermot Keaney.
    ◾ Ser Waymar Royce – Jamie Campbell Bower played the role in the unaired pilot and recast Rob Ostlere.
    ◾ Grand Maester Pycelle – Roy Dotrice played in the unaired pilot and recast with Julian Glover.
    ◾ Lord Rickard Karstark – Steven Blount played him in Ep. 1.10 and recast for Season Two and Three with John Stahl.
    Black Walder Rivers (different from the books by combining Black Walder and Bastard Walder) – Belfast-based actor Bryan McCaugherty played him in Ep. 1.09 and recast for Season Three by Tim Plester.
    ◾ Queen Selyse Baratheon – Belfast-based actress Sarah MacKeever played her briefly in Ep. 2.01 although not credited and without dialogue. She has since been recast with Tara Fitzgerald.

  116. The Ghost of Nymeria, of House Shaggydog, Breaker of Summer & Lady of the Grey Wind
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    -_- Damnit. Wwwwwhhhhhhyyyyyyy???????

  117. Polish
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I had no idea the actress who played the extra named Myrcella was the most popular one on the show. This outrage just seems so absurd. I’m not sure how to compute it

  118. Turncloak
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    No way that happens.

  119. crabber's son
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Everyone says the audience would be too confused by including details like Tysha and yet were given multiple recasts and people seem to keep up. I wish they didnt include the mountain in season 2 at all it kind of was unnecessary. Even if recasts are necessary i feel like they could be handled a lot better on this show. Lets recast tommen with an actor who was in this show last season and lets make it an older actor although we say were worried about the child actors getting too old, lets recast the mountain with someone who is really skinny and literally the complete opposite of the mountain from season one and four in every way except the height. Lets recast myrcella with someone who is younger than her younger brother on the show. Lets recast daario with someone who looks nothing like the first one and lets also completely change his style and personality. I dont see the logic in these recasts its like the producers, or D&D or Nina Gold or whoever just go well this casting prob wont work long term maybe we should cast someone else, naaa lets worry about that when we get there.

  120. Greenjones
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    If she had a chance of coming back, Aimee scuppered it by trying to campaign for her role back over social media. It is sad for her, but also, that’s an easy way to burn your bridges. There’s no reason to blame the new girl though, I’m sure she’s talented and I’m sure they have their reasons for doing this.

  121. Rhaegar
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Please stop complaining Aimee just showed up in a few scenes that no one remembers. She might be sweet but the two or three scenes we saw were not very good I must say.

    Everyone complained about the new Tomemm and the new guy was just great for the part.

  122. Squidward Greyjoy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m so excited for Dorne filler! *at the expense of screentime for better storylines & better characters that will surely be eliminated or rushed.

    *sarcasm

  123. RandomSand
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    And it is probably true guys… And according to a picture that this Nell posted on twitter she has recently dyed her hair blonde. I really don’t get it… I mean, why? A recast, as many have already pointed out, should be their last source, I think keeping Aimee would be WAYY easier, she is a lovely person, looks absolutely perfect for the part, is the right age and, even not seeing much of her work, looks like she acts quite well. I hope they have an extremely good reason to do this. Oh, some of you guys mentioned Aimee had a chance to audition again, could you provide the link to that info? I’m just curious.

  124. Brandon
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    It never ceases to amaze me the level of venom that is spewed about these issues by people who know absolutely nothing about what happened. It’s like firing a gun into a dark room full of people without any idea as to who you will hit.

    Really people, you have to understand the real world somewhat. Five years ago, the people running the show had no idea whether they would still be on television even one year later, much less have a shot at a Season 5. They got a budget to do year 1 and out of that budget they had to hire all the actors, actresses, set, costume, technological people, etc., book locations, allot travel expenses, and handle a million other expenses and costs. The role was too small to invest a lot of money in someone they absolutely knew that they would not have to recast if they got to season 5 but would have little to do until then. If the showrunners were that reckless with money the show would have never got on the air and you could have kissed a lot of the big name hires like Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage goodbye. I get that Aimee Richardson seems to be a nice person but the role she was originally cast for was incredibly small, that’s about to change, we don’t know what happened here, but given what we do know if the people whose job it is to fill the cast felt they needed to make a change, there is probably a good reason for it. No need to hate on the show people, the new actress or anyone else. Good luck to Aimee in the future as well.

  125. tysnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Concerning the rumored departure of Aimee for this Nell girl, if Ms Richardson statements from weeks ago that she had not been requested to come back for season five and had not been given the opportunity to retain her employment, this is usually an indication of back door politics by those in management. I had one employee in my project team unceremoniously let go, even though he was an outstanding team member, hired right out of college three years earlier by the firm I worked for. The person that replaced him recently graduated, but was the nephew of one of the companies v.p.’s, so I had to train someone who had no experience, after working with the previous person for three years and teaching him the ins and outs. Their also was an engineer that had worked for the firm for over six years, though she was on a separate team, and I noticed she hadn’t been at work for a week and asked her team leader about it. She (the team manager) informed me she was let go and also was as infuriated that the replacement was a girl fresh out of college too. This young women was the daughter of one of the business associates of our firm. The moral of the story is from my experience, your job is never safe, no matter how good you are, when it comes to family of those in control and the politics of industry cooperation and favoritism.

  126. H. Stark
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I hope they don´t recast Rickon.
    Sad to see Aimee leave but my best wishes to Nell!

  127. Arriba
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    So, does this mean we are getting a rickon recast in one season or two?

    About the teenager romance, not something I am really looking forward to watch

  128. Hoyti Von Totiy
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    If anyone should be recast it is Bran.
    The actor playing him now is too old and looks NOTHING like himself 3 seasons ago.

    The wig they have him carrying is hilarious.

    Recast Bran!

    Also Jon Snow should be recast so he looks like a Stannis type man and not like a curly haired emo.

  129. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Ye Olde Wolfe: Mace had what, one scene of “significant” dialogue? I think he was just fine. And saying they’ve “botched” Asha (we’ll ignore the silly re-naming) is a bit premature considering we haven’t yet reached her POV scenes. I’m really looking forward to her heavier material in the show.

    How is it premature? she’s been featured in three seasons. Not once was I ever wowed by her performance or feel like she’d captured the true spirit of the character.

    I do cut her some slack because Yara thinly resembles Asha. D & D turned the character into a generic tomboy rather than the badass pirate she is in the books.

  130. armsbendback
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    So one wonders if one reason to trump up the Tr+Myr romance is tied to the rumors of then having Trys taking Quentyns place and being sent to pursue Danys by Doran, against Trys and Myrcellas wishes

  131. Dowrin
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately, this is probably the consequence of recasting Tommen: Myrcella have to look older than Tommen. Correct me if you have another idea.

  132. TOIVA
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Ok, so this now looks definitive.

    Then I gotta say I’m sorry to see Aimee go. I hope they had very good reasons for this recasting (I hate recastings, btw.), because if Nell isn’t up for the challenge (and that would mean up to making us forget about Aimee), it will make whichever storyline she’s in very jarring.

    Sort of like Daario. I’ll probably never move over that change. First Daario was the better Daario, in both looks and behaviour.

    Tommen ended up as a good recast, despite seeming unnaturally tall at times. Dean Charles Chaplin (sorry if I’m distorting the name) did a good job, thankfully.

    As for the Mountain change, I can understand a recast wasn’t that much of a choice, for either side.

    So, good luck Nell, you stepped in an unfriendly place. Hopefully you’ll manage and show us we’re wrong in being cautious and pessimistic (though we surely have right for sadness about loosing Aimee).

  133. Matt
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Please no… :(

  134. TOIVA
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Dowrin,

    As stated by others, Aimee does look older (and is older) than Nell, that was then clearly not the case.

  135. Matt Sinopoli
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    MW:
    This is worse than when they recast Bran with a much older-looking young man.

    LOL! This made reading through the whole comments thread worth it.

  136. tysnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Matt Sinopoli,

    This is worse than when they recast Bran with a much older-looking young man.

    WiC give this poster a prize, I am lolling on the carpet atm after reading this. Damn Matt do you perform stand up?

  137. BlackTalon
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: My apologies. I thought we were going to be having a reasonable and respectful conversation. My bad for raising expectations.

    ArgonathofBraavos: How the f*** do you know it’s a terrible decision?

    ArgonathofBraavos: One word: ACTING. You know, the main job of an actress.

    Why in the seven hells is this difficult to understand? It’s not rocket science.

    If you expect a “reasonable and respectful conversation” maybe you should lead by example, no? Instead of pissing on other poster’s boots in your belittling and arrogant tone?

  138. brian
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    armsbendback:
    So one wonders if one reason to trump up the Tr+Myr romance is tied to the rumors of then having Trys taking Quentyns place and being sent to pursue Danys by Doran, against Trys and Myrcellas wishes

    I think you would be absolutely correct. Prepare to embrace the butterfly effect of such a change to Dorans character and whatever others you’d like to consider.

  139. Sunfyre
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Darquemode,

    Yes. They will probably minimize the amount of time Arya is wearing another face. And they will take opportunities when she is on a mission but alone to go back to her regular face…

    This is a storyline where I hope they make an aggressive change and use Jaqen as the Kindly Man.

  140. MM
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Rhaegar:
    Please stop complaining Aimee just showed up in a few scenes that no one remembers. She might be sweet but the two or three scenes we saw were not very good I must say.

    Everyone complained about the new Tomemm and the new guy was just great for the part.

    The Tommen recast was perfect, so I think the Myrcella recast will probably work out just as beautifully.

    I also agree that what I saw of Aimee Richardson’s acting was not promising in terms of her being able to handle a more prominent role for Myrcella. There’s this bit in 2×01 where all she had to do was sit there and say one or maybe two lines, and she scratches her nose. It seems like a little thing, but a more experienced actress would not have done that, and the little things add up.

    I’m sure Aimee Richardson’s a lovely person and she seems very pretty, but the former has nothing to do with her acting ability, and as for the latter, there’s no shortage of pretty, young actresses with more experience than her.

  141. Patchy Face
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Polish,

    She is very nice and a LOT if people follow hew on twitter so feel thay have a personal connection.

  142. Matt Sinopoli
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    tysnow:
    Matt Sinopoli,

    WiC give this poster a prize, I am lolling on the carpet atm after reading this. Damn Matt do you perform stand up?

    Haha, thanks but I was just quoting the original poster, MW. :)

    Sunfyre:
    Darquemode,

    Yes.They will probably minimize the amount of time Arya is wearing another face.And they will take opportunities when she is on a mission but alone to go back to her regular face…


    This is a storyline where I hope they make an aggressive change and use Jaqen as the Kindly Man.

    Yep, I see it being similar to how they treat superhero masks in movies. They will go out of their way to find ways to show us her face.

  143. Isabelle
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    That’s really quite sad–Aimee is a joy. She even retweets AngryGOTFan : )

    When these recasting rumours first started, I’d just assumed they were sexing Myrcella up a bit. Nell’s too young for that, though. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  144. Premislaus
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Reading some comments here I’m coming to realization that this fanbase is composed largely of bloody idiots.

    Seriously, getting so worked up about a recast of a glorified extra (with all due respect to Aimee Richardson). And it’s not like it’s even based on objective criteria like acting skill (because she never really acted so far) but because she’s nice on twitter!

    This place is getting toxic, time to abandon the ship I guess

  145. Ayrakills
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Hoyti Von Totiy:
    If anyone should be recast it is Bran.
    The actor playing him now is too old and looks NOTHING like himself 3 seasons ago.

    The wig they have him carrying is hilarious.

    Recast Bran!

    Also Jon Snow should be recast so he looks like a Stannis type man and not like a curly haired emo.

    Bran? Only headshots needed from here on out and they can cgi him younger. Though if they decide to recast, what does a weirwood sapling look like?

  146. Tatters
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    He is not trolling, so stop acting like “MY OPINION IS SUPERIOR TO YOU BECAUSE BLAH ACTING BLAH D&DS FAULT”
    Its extremely douchebaggy.

  147. James
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I hate recasting but I don’t mind at all recasting Tommen or Myrcella. The new Tommen killed it, he was way better than the other one. Granted, the other one had nothing to do really and was understandably forgettable, as was the original Myrcella. I assume this one will kill it too and stand out and no one (except hardcore fans like us) will even notice the change. These 2 characters were barely in the show so it makes sense. Also, Selyse and Beric were technically recasted too but obviously no one even remembered them when they were briefly shown.

  148. Debbie
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Good Luck Nell, For your sake, stay off social media for a while. It can be full of a bunch of vicious assholes.

  149. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Any posts with name-calling and personal attacks are getting deleted, so keep it civil, please.

  150. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Fine with this recast. Aimee seemed very sweet, but the producers probably felt the new actress would be better (the new Tommen was a definite improvement over the old one, and the only really jarring re-cast as someone said is Daario, the only one that doesn’t work as well. Mountain 3.0 was a step up from Mountain 2.0, and Conan Stevens didn’t even manage to last 2 movies playing “Bolg” in the Hobbit pics, so he must have been a real nightmare).

    A souped-up Trystane/Myrcella romance bodes well for the Queenmaker plot as it adds elements of tragedy to it. I can’t imagine it will overwhelm the proceedings, either, given in the books it’s mentioned like 2 times that the two of them are “playing nicely together” or some such BS. Trystane I think has exactly zero lines in the book.

  151. Jon
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Hodor! :(

  152. GOT fan
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I’ll still watch the HBO show. No big deal.

  153. Snake
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Hoyti Von Totiy:
    If anyone should be recast it is Bran.
    The actor playing him now is too old and looks NOTHING like himself 3 seasons ago.

    The wig they have him carrying is hilarious.

    Recast Bran!

    Also Jon Snow should be recast so he looks like a Stannis type man and not like a curly haired emo.

    I hope your trolling…
    Isaac’s my favourite actor on the show. His portrayal of Bran’s perfect.
    And he still looks very young IRL. They just made him look a lot older in the show.
    And it’s not his fault that they put a wig on him.

    And Jon’s nothing like Stannis as a character.

  154. Hodor's Pal
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    To the irrational fans please do us a favor, just stop watching the show and go back to the books. The producers/showrunners can cast who they want.

  155. Fancy word for a sellsword
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    What kind of name is that?

    And people think my kids have weird names :|

  156. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I do hope there’s not too much of an emphasis on this when we have the juicier plotting of the Martells to deal with.

    I myself am not worried on this. The books have exactly “zero” of this, so “two scenes” is more than that. (And I’m an unabashed fan of Grey Worm/Missandei.)

  157. Skeleton
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Hoyti Von Totiy,

    The actor playing him doesn’t look too old. They just had him to wear an ugly wig in the show.

  158. Jen@House Stark
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Sid:
    Lame.Aimee was so friendly and fun to the fans, thanks D&D for shitting in other people’s lawns

    Yep, that has not happened lately :)

  159. Bee Beep
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    This is DEVASTATING news!!! And I see no reason for it!!! Aimee was perfect as Myrcella and by now she’s old enough to play the romantic aspect they apparantly want to add. And she’s a brilliant actress, too. So so lame, I hate this -.-

  160. TheBlackFlame
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Man a lot of people in this thread seem to have developed an irrationally strong attachment to an actress that has seen maybe 10 minutes of screen time in over 40 hours of story give or take. Who had no lines for 9 minutes and 30 seconds of that 10 minutes. Has it ever occurred to any of you that maybe you take this show a little too seriously?

  161. MM
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Speculation on the news about Myrcella and Tystane’s plot being beefed up in Season 5 under the spoiler cut:

    After reading the Trystane/Myrcella script excerpt leaked, I’m wondering if the Myrcella/Trystane love story–with Myrcella falling in love with the handsome Trystane (no word if it’s reciprocated, though)–might point to Arianne being cut and Arys and Arianne being mashed up with Myrcella and Trystane. Could Trystane/Myrcella turn out to be a genderswapped Arys/Arianne? Maybe Trystane persuades Myrcella to go along with the Queenmaker plot (no sexual seduction, obviously, due to Nell’s age, but maybe laying on the charm) for his own purposes and Myrcella, madly in love with Trystane, agrees to go along with it.

    It might smack a little of Season 1 Sansa pre-beheading, or more even of AGOT Sansa (who commits a catastrophic folly for her love of Joffrey by going to Cersei), but eh, I could see it.

  162. KG
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    BOOO! Show some loyalty!

  163. Renly's Peach
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    I hate recasts so much. SO goddamn much. They sort of besmirch a series in my eyes and makes it less.. solid? I dunno; it’s hard to explain.
    And this series has had so many recasts recently. And this one is by far the most perplexing and unnecessary one.

    If you’re going to reintroduce a character that hasn’t been around since SEASON 2, why would you reintroduce them with a completely new face? And a younger one at that? Ugh. Next season is going to be a gigantic mess guys.

  164. Balon01
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Premislaus:
    Reading some comments here I’m coming to realization that this fanbase is composed largely of bloody idiots.

    Seriously, getting so worked up about a recast of a glorified extra (with all due respect to Aimee Richardson). And it’s not like it’s even based on objective criteria like acting skill (because she never really acted so far) but because she’s nice on twitter!

    This place is getting toxic, time to abandon the ship I guess

    THIS!

  165. Fancy word for a sellsword
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Young Cersei

    Not Myrcella. Calling it now

  166. tysnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Pal,

    Yes, they can cast whomever, my point is their treatment or lack therefore concerning an actress the show fans loved who played her part exceptionally, who apparently they had not even given the courtesy of a re-audition to retain her role. This smells very much to me of industry politics more so than any other reason. I should know I had to take on a new team member and train them, even though the one the firm fired was an outstanding worker and team member for three years, all because of executive privilege.

  167. Bee Beep
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Thinking about it… I apologise if someone has already mentioned it, there’s so many comments I didn’t read all of it.

    Could it not be that Nell is gonna play young Cersei instead of recasting Myrcella? I think she’d make a perfect young Cersei, and the age fits too. Nell is what, 14? 15? Perfect age for young Cersei.

  168. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Luka Nieto Garay:
    ArgonathofBraavos,

    That’s the strange thing. Aimee is quite open on Twitter, and said the producers haven’t contacted her. Of course recasting is a possibility, if we are being realistic, since she hasn’t had to do much acting in the past. But they didn’t even give her an opportunity to audition again? If that’s the truth, it seems just… cold. Maybe we are missing something, but I don’t know what it could possibly be. EDIT: Apparently she had an opportunity to audition again. My bad.

    And please do NOT harass the new actress on social media. It’s not her fault. Don’t be assholes.

    Are people really doing that and/or possibly considering doing that?

  169. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Abyss: Argonath

    I have to say that despite our differences, I have also enjoyed conversing with you!

  170. Sheikh of Asshai
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    We need a recasting for fireballs!

    They are important part of the show now!

    Also, Tyrion should discover his ability to mass produce and throw fireballs in Pentos. That will guarantee Emmys for his performance the next 4 seasons.

  171. Tony
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Insane! I am SO angry right now! WTF HBO seriously?! What the HELL?!
    How can you DO this? This is downright criminal?
    And it’s not like they recast her with an a-lister. I NEVER heard of that girl. WHY dont keep a perfectly fine actress that has already shown she is perfect for the part?! Absolutely retarded.
    The Dorne Storyline is RUINED for me. I’ll fast forward through all the scenes… And as i promised… I will not be buying the bluray this year. I will download it instead. VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET! Do not accept this kind of ridicilous decisions.

    FUCK RECASTS!. Unless the actress dies / gets pregnant / incapable or is enticed by another project… DO NOT RECAST. Dont they realize EVERYONE hates recasts especially when its unnecessary…

    Poor poor other random girl. She is going to get so much shit but its not her you have to direct your anger against…

  172. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    BlackTalon

    Sorry, but it is nearly impossible to have a reasonable and respectful conversation with people who know nothing about anything shouting WHY???? and TERRIBLE DECISION!!! For such deeply stubborn posters, tough love seems to be the right strategy.

    I lurked here for a while, and remember there used to be a significant amount of intelligent conversation about the adaptation process. Now we have threads where half the comments are devoted to belittling a casting decision without any context whatsoever.

    But I take your point, and will try not to respond to venom with venom. But boy do some people here make it difficult!

  173. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Tony:
    Insane! I am SO angry right now! WTF HBO seriously?! What the HELL?!
    How can you DO this? This is downright criminal?
    And it’s not like they recast her with an a-lister. I NEVER heard of that girl. WHY dont keep a perfectly fine actress that has already shown she is perfect for the part?! Absolutely retarded.
    The Dorne Storyline is RUINED for me. I’ll fast forward through all the scenes… And as i promised… I will not be buying the bluray this year. I will download it instead. VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET! Do not accept this kind of ridicilous decisions.

    FUCK RECASTS!. Unless the actress dies / gets pregnant / incapable or is enticed by another project… DO NOT RECAST. Dont they realize EVERYONE hates recasts especially when its unnecessary…

    Poor poor other random girl. She is going to get so much shit but its not her you have to direct your anger against…

    Um…uh…nevermind.

  174. Wiley Wolf
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    We’ve been informed that Richardson did reaudition – though again all of this is rumor.

    I don’t think I’d apply personal experiences to a situation we know nothing about. Both younger Baratheon kids getting recast is not particularly surprising, and many viewers will likely not notice this recast given that we haven’t seen Myrcella since mid season 2.

  175. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Tatters:
    ArgonathofBraavos,

    He is not trolling, so stop acting like “MY OPINION IS SUPERIOR TO YOU BECAUSE BLAH ACTING BLAH D&DS FAULT”
    Its extremely douchebaggy.

    Let me clarify.

    A number of posters made the following statements (and I paraphrase): WHY WOULD THEY RE-CAST MYRCELLA??? THIS DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!! THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS!!! I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD DO THIS!!!!????

    I responded (and I paraphrase): The main reason for this re-casting is probably acting. This new actress may simply be a better actress than Aimee, and may be closer to what the showrunners (and casting director Nina Gold) want for Myrcella’s expanded role in Season 5.

    Out of those two examples, which “opinion” is more reasonable?

    Intelligence is not a democratic process, unfortunately. If you can’t understand why this decision may have been made, then…well…Hodor.

  176. Tony
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: Um…uh…nevermind.

    Yeah dude you just roll along with it…
    It’s INSANITY…
    I HATE RECASTS… Especially when the actress is perfect for the role and is eager to come back…
    Of all the things they have done this is a 1000x times worse than anything else (all other changes were acceptable)…
    I will never accept the new actress in her role. Never EVER. And it’s none of her fault.
    Also she is 15 rather than 17 as pointed out?! For real?! Seriously?!
    Mindboggling. I am going to be angry about this for weeks to come.
    This ruined the post season for me right now… Yuck i have a bad taste in my mind. Like i said I WILL NOT be buying the blurays… Last season was online completely (i got it too along with the actual purchased bluray) so i’ll stick with that now… Punishment for decisions taken.
    They better not get rid of Arianne too!

    no idea how these things work. Isolated tweets dont do much…
    I do hope someone starts up an online petition though i doubt it will do any good.

  177. Dame of Mercia
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m more saddened by this news than any other emotion, really. Hopefully Aimee will get her chance in something else in the fullness of time. “Mr Stink” is a children’s story that was dramatised at Christmas one year – David Walliams (of “Little Britain”) wrote the story (and played a slimy Prime Minister in the dramatisation) and to be fair to the girl who is being rumoured to have been recast as Myrcella she was sound in the role she played.

  178. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    KG:
    BOOO! Show some loyalty!

    In film-making, loyalty can be the death of quality. Peter Jackson, for example, was so loyal to some of his Kiwi mates in the acting community, that he cast a bunch of them as dwarves in the Hobbit films. Half of them are terrible actors, and yet they are main characters in one of the most expensive set of films on the planet. And you know what? They suck.

    I encourage the showrunners to continue looking for the best actors for a part, regardless of personal considerations.

  179. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Bee Beep:
    This is DEVASTATING news!!! And I see no reason for it!!! Aimee was perfect as Myrcella and by now she’s old enough to play the romantic aspect they apparantly want to add. And she’s a brilliant actress, too. So so lame, I hate this -.-

    Not even ONE reason comes to mind? I suppose to you, the showrunners are the equivalent of Olsen Lannister, randomly ejecting actors and actresses with no discernable rationale.

    Baffling.

  180. tysnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Sheikh of Asshai,

    They can also make him up to look like one of those god awful CoTF from the finale.
    After a re-watch, the design for the CoTF is so far the worst costume and makeup job yet in GoT and considering I love all the wonderful work done so far, I guess either they were worn out or just out of budget to perform up to the level we are use too. The CoTF looked like something out of a 1980′s fantasy tv movie and not the quality of work I at least have come to expect.

    Here is what I was somewhat hoping would be the CoTF look, a creature that blends in with the forest naturally, w/o the need for a sniper Ghillie suit.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq6kmwI4Jb1qay57no1_500.jpg

  181. King Stannis
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I never imagined the level of whining this fandom has become. Seriously…. I remember this Myrcella from two scenes. One at the dining table and one when she is leaving to Dorne. I was not sold!

    Sure Aimee is a fun person on twitter but this is a job. Nina Gold and the rest of the crew have been doing a great job at casting. They want someone that can deliver not a personality contest.

    ArgonathOfBraavos seems like one of the few logical people on this site that thinks with his brain.

  182. LOL
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Reading the dumb irrational reactions to a rumor is so entertaining.

  183. vlad
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    This makes me really sad, the first actress was perfect, really sweet and looked like a Lannister. I am not really pleased with all the changes to Dorne. It’s a very tricky kingdom to get right and usually the changes to the book lack depth, they don’t think them through.

    Anyway, I’ve heard no rumors on Arianne…. that’s understandable, they probably cast someone big for her. BUT if they decide to replace her with a combination of Trystan and the Sand Snakes, I will drop the show. I’m not saying I won’t watch it eventually (probably after all 10 episodes air), but I won’t be getting up at 5 AM every monday to see it. The same goes if Jaime replaces Arys Oakheart and hooks ups with her.

  184. King Stannis
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    tysnow:
    Sheikh of Asshai,

    They can also make him up to look like one of those god awful CoTF from the finale.
    After a re-watch, the design for the CoTF is so far the worst costume and makeup job yet in GoT and considering I love all the wonderful work done so far, I guess either they were worn out or just out of budget to perform up to the level we are use too. The CoTF looked like something out of a 1980′s fantasy tv movie and not the quality of work I at least have come to expect.

    Here is what I was somewhat hoping would be the CoTF look, a creature that blends in with the forest naturally, w/o the need for a sniper Ghillie suit.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq6kmwI4Jb1qay57no1_500.jpg

    So you wanted a Lord Of The Rings version?
    I’m okay with their approach on how they did it. I can’t remember if leaf had cat eyes on the show but I rather have it the way they did it rather than a miniature tree.

  185. Kay
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Nell Tiger Free! Killer name for the actress! So cool!

    All this outrage over this possible recasting brings back not-so-distant memories of the uproar over Pedro Pascal’s casting as Oberyn (may he rest in peace).

  186. Whatsit
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I honestly cannot tell whether some of the more livid posts are satire or not.

    And put a similar hairstyle on her and I doubt casual fans will notice the difference (just as I bet few casual fans noticed or cared about the change in Tommens).

    Yes, the change in Daario was noticeable, but as it was an upgrade in both acting and sex appeal, I don’t feel all that moved by others’ wails of despair about it.

  187. s
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Until we hear from HBO (officially) and/or Aimee Richardson, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the reason for the recast.

    If she genuinely wanted to come back, I can’t imagine why they would recast the role. Then again, she had very little screen time, so we can’t really judge how well she could handle the increased responsibilities.

    If it was deemed that the new actress needs to do certain scenes that Richardson isn’t comfortable shooting, that could be a reason.

    I’m just happy Myrcella’s role will be expanded from the books. I’ve always been a fan of the character.

  188. Leo
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    It just adds on to the disappointment that they chose a factory-made looking blonde barbie tween girl you see in 100 soap operas and reality shows over the uniquely beautiful Aimee.

    And to those who are like “lol @ all these people who have a different opinion than me, you guys are soo weird or dumb, I lol at you” Please just stop.

  189. Dolorous Ned
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Seriously baffled about the overblown reactions (well, not really, this is WiC and the internet, after all…). I mean, I don’t like recasts, I liked Aimee as Myrcella, and I had hoped she could come back in S5.
    But still… be reasonable, people. Aimee was little more than an extra, she hasn’t been in the show for the last two seasons, and according to imdb hasn’t done any acting after GoT. As it seems like Myrcella will have a bigger role in S5, recasting her is only logical.

  190. Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    If you can’t understand why this decision may have been made, then…well…Hodor.

    Okay, that was funny. The new euphemism? “Well…Hodor”

  191. tysnow
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    King Stannis,

    Not a miniature tree but a creature whose skin mimics the flora and fauna of the forest, very easy to do with make-up and prosthetics, just more expensive than the route they chose. I believe the term is dappled skin. With all the talk of the mysteriousness of the CoTF, I was expecting more than a 12 year old with a ghillie suit who can shoot fireballs from her fingers, I liked the fireballs, though some didn’t, it’s just her powers didn’t match her appearance, and I won’t go into the dubbing.
    I loved the whole scene, the wrath of the lich king minions, reminded me of Jason and the Argonauts, and even the subdued treeman, not as horrific as the book version, which I would have preferred. But then again if I was book Bran and saw the book treeman and realized I would look that frightening in a thousand years, I would say no thank you. I enjoyed Jojen’s sad demise and Summer’s and Hodor’s badassdom, but when I saw the CoTF, I was disappointed because I was hoping for something more ancient and ethereal. But we can’t have everything, but we better get Arianne.

  192. Daenerys Naharis
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Before the rumors came out, I already mentioned somewhere in this site that I think Myrcella would be recast, and some told me they’re sure she won’t. This is one of those times I don’t like being right. So sad not to see Aimee back. :(

    As for the storyline, I’m pretty sure they won’t cut Ser Arys Oakheart. When I rewatched the part when Myrcella was on a boat off to Dorne, there was a Kingsguard sitting behind her.

  193. Dame of Mercia
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Ye Olde Wolfe: Mace had what, one scene of “significant” dialogue? I think he was just fine. And saying they’ve “botched” Asha (we’ll ignore the silly re-naming) is a bit premature considering we haven’t yet reached her POV scenes. I’m really looking forward to her heavier material in the show.

    I can’t remember anything in the books that said Asha was the fairest of the fair though she did have charm. Surely Mace was supposed to be something of a twerp, albeit he had been a sound commander in his younger days, so I’m with Wolfy on this.

  194. King Stannis
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Leo:
    It just adds on to the disappointment that they chose a factory-made looking blonde barbie tween girl you see in 100 soap operas and reality shows over the uniquely beautiful Aimee.

    And to those who are like “lol @ all these people who have a different opinion than me, you guys are soo weird or dumb, I lol at you” Please just stop.

    More like it just adds to an actress who can play that role better. Perhaps Aimee did not deliver when it came time to show her acting abilities. And to those who are “whaaaa, whaaaa, rabble, rabble, Hodor, rabble whaaa” Please just stop.

  195. Crozyr
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    “Appreciate all of your support a tremendous amount (not confirming/denying) but there’s no need to be rude to the other girl! Thank you all”

    From Aimees Twitter.
    Darn it, she really is a sweet girl isn’t she?

  196. Shadowcat85
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    The only thing I can think of is acting ability since the role will be much larger. I did like Aimee though.

  197. Shadowcat85
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    You can work around that. Have her look in a mirror to show the difference- that way you keep her but know she’s pretending to be another person.

  198. Ser Tahu
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    NO. AIMEE IS TOO FANTASTIC ON TWITTER TO BE RECAST. #NOONEUNDERSTAAANDS

  199. Leo
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    King Stannis: More like it just adds to an actress who can play that role better. Perhaps Aimee did not deliver when it came time to show her acting abilities. And to those who are “whaaaa, whaaaa, rabble, rabble, Hodor, rabble whaaa” Please just stop.

    I agree with you. Wasn’t insinuating her appearance was the sole reason she was chosen or any other particular reason because obviously we have no idea how casting works, just expressing my personal disinterest, through the only way I can until I see her in the show – her appearance.

    Also not sure what you are attempting with the bold part.

  200. Dan
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Well start a petition to keep Aimee if you all like her?

  201. Arthur
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Well that’s pretty fucked up!

    Considering D&D had her do some publicity things building up to season 4, if i remember correctly Aimee was at some comiccon type event.

    Why?

    She looked older and I was looking forward to seeing her again.

    This casting makes no sense and I feel like D&D betrayed Aimee.

    I thought this cast and crew were tight. Wish we could get an explanation.

    Maybe Aimee couldn’t do it? I would hope that would be the case.

  202. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Leo:
    It just adds on to the disappointment that they chose a factory-made looking blonde barbie tween girl you see in 100 soap operas and reality shows over the uniquely beautiful Aimee.

    And to those who are like “lol @ all these people who have a different opinion than me, you guys are soo weird or dumb, I lol at you” Please just stop.

    This ends now.

    I don’t want to hear any crap about insulting either of the girl’s looks. Got it? They’re both gorgeous teenage girls. This is an awkward situation, but there is no need for you to tear apart a fifteen year old. Drop it.

  203. Layla
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Such idiocy. Feel so bad for Aimee. Not a good decision.

  204. mariamb
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Let’s lighten the mood here…

    Link to a short article about Lena and her heart of stones plus a clip from her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel:
    http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/game-of-thrones-lena-headey-wont-apologize-for-spoilers?mbid=social_facebook

    I love her!

  205. Leo
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    I wasn’t insulting either of them, sorry it came across that way. Just trying to point out she looks like a lot of blondes out there who have that classic starpower Hollywood celebrity look (there, is this better?), like say, Emma Roberts or Watson, and while I think Aimee is beautiful as well, she’s not like that classic look – she’s different, which is a pretty neutral statement.

  206. Maverick
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Well I can’t really judge the old actor because she was in one scene in season 2 going to Dorne so I don’t see why recasting would be a bad thing.

  207. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Feel bad for the previous actress, but don’t care, otherwise. I’m assuming they wanted a more polished/experienced actor for the role, just like with new Tommen. She hasn’t appeared in 2 and a half seasons, so most people will barely notice. And it’s not like the character is a major one.

  208. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Maverick,

    It appears that the previous Myrcella actress was a big fan of the show and was active on social media and appeared at some fan-cons, so many people feel bad for her.

  209. Gooderson
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I thought of this the other day, not sure if someone else has posted it, but theory:

    Remember the auditions? Trystane was going to ask Doran if he could marry Myrcella. Maybe they are cutting Quentyn, and Doran is going to play heartbreaker by sending Trystane to Dany instead. Then, the purpose of playing up the romance is to: 1. Make us care about Trystane, and 2. Unify a few story lines in one convenient tragedy. Anyone agree?

  210. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Gooderson,

    They seem to be going for a handsome actor for the role of Trystanne. It would certainly be different for Dany to spurn an attractive Prince of Dorne instead of a chubby frog faced Prince. Not that that was the only reason she turned Quentyn down.

  211. Randa
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Greatjon of Slumber,

    I love Grey Worm and Missandei too as their relationship functions to let us in on the thoughts and feelings of the freed slaves. Hopefully this romance will serve a similar function. The only concern I have is that Myrcella, like her uncle and paw, is actually quite the wit, with strategic potential. I hope this doesn’t get lost over shipz and feelz. Not likely though if indeed talent was the reason for the recast.

  212. Maverick
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Well if the fans like her I don’t see why some fans service would hurt by keeping her in.

  213. Jennifer
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    It would have been upsetting if Aimee hadn’t been given a chance to re-audition but i’m glad to hear they did at least do that. Obviously they just felt this actress fit what they were looking for better.

    Can’t believe people are complaining about Grey Worm and Missandei getting 5 minutes of screen time in a season that gave us a tedious 10 minute beetle story. God forbid they don’t stay the token POCs who exist only in the background. Smh.

  214. smitzzz
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Wow , Aimee Richardson has done so much to promote the show and they just ditch her like this ? and what makes it even worse the person she is being ditched for is literally a nobody … wow , just wow

  215. Sara
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    =( sad news! aimee is so cool and nice!

  216. jentario
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Other people already said it. This recast is unnecessary. If they would have aged her up, I’d get it… But it seems like they aged her down. Which makes no sense. And Aimee was perfectly fine, and looked perfect too. This is an insensitive move that I just don’t get. Worse than Tommen’s recast by far (that dude was much younger and not nearly as involved in the show as Aimee was, and he was barely an actor- unlike Aimee). And Myrcella isn’t even that hard a role to play. Oh, I’m in love. Do they really need to recast for THAT?

    This along with what seems increasingly likely- Arianne getting cut- makes Dorne (which used to be my most anticipated season 5 storyline) leave a bad taste for me. Hopefully Doran will make up for it.

  217. middleliddle
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    First time to comment just to air how devastating this news is.

    After i saw her vine for the PW, i reallywanted herto keep the role.

    Nooooooo just no

  218. CJ
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    I trust the show runners, but I really don’t see the point in this. Aimee Richardson was spectacular in seasons 1 and 2.

  219. JamesL
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    She looks good for the role and will most likely do a good job but it seems like an another unnecessary recast. The amount of recasts this show chooses to do is convincing me that my theory is correct, that all the recasts this show has done are by choice. I’m tired of hearing about how original Daario left the show to film the Transporter films, that’s a bullshit rumor that everybody has bought into for some reason and I keep hearing it when ever the topic of Daario’s recast comes up. It has never been confirmed and the timeframe doesn’t add up. Season 4 starting filming in July 2013, Ed Skrien wasn’t cast in the Transporter until February 2014. He was mostly likely fired from the show because they wanted to go a different direction with Daario. Notice how not just the actor changed for season 4 but the entire dymaic between and Dany changed. In season 3 Dany was swooning over Daario and then suddenly in season 4 it was Daario swooning over her and she acts not interested. I assume they thought it would make Dany look bad to be swooning over such a cocky arrogant guy. Shame because original Daario was so much better in looks and personality and would have made their romance far interesting.
    Everybody also said that Conan Stevens, the original Mountain, quit to film another movie but Conan himself has denied this and says he was never asked back.

  220. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    Oh I think Huisman is a much better actor, and personally, he floats my boat a lot more in other ways too, though Skrein is no slouch. I don’t think Skrein left for The Transporter sequel, you’re right about the timeline being off.

  221. JamesL
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    It won’t let me edit by typo but it should be *the entire dynamic between Daario and Dany changed.

  222. Gonzolegend
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Recasting is never good for a show.

    Sometimes it can’t be avoided, like Conan Stevens The Mountain 1.0 refusing to come back because he got a role in The Hobbit movie, or Daario 1.0 also getting a better role. Can’t be helped sometimes.

    This one just seems like messing around for the sake of it. Got to admit… not liking a lot of Dan & David’s moves recently, which is a great shame. Just hope they remember the Lannisters lessons about Hubris.

    (Was going to say that dropping Aimee was rather stonehearted of them, but that will just set me off again so I’ll refrain).

  223. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    CJ:
    I trust the show runners, but I really don’t see the point in this. Aimee Richardson was spectacular in seasons 1 and 2.

    Wait…are you saying she was “spectacular” in that scene where she asks Sansa a question, the other scene where she smiles at Tyrion, and finally, the scene where she weeps while being shipped off to Dorne? I agree that Richardson played a very convincing child of a noblewoman, but I think “spectacular” might be a bit much. We didn’t see nearly enough of her to determine how good of an actress she was.

    Look, I would have loved to see her stay. But the re-cast suggests to me that they felt there was an actress out there who could better meet the needs of an expanded Myrcella storyline.

  224. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Gonzolegend:
    Recasting is never good for a show.

    Re-casting was so bad for this show, that the last season was a flop…I mean, the highest rated show in HBO history.

  225. RandomSand
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Dan,

    I doubt it would make any difference. If these rumors came out and are true it means the other girl has already got the part, they won’t just say “Oh sorry we changed our mind” (even though that’s basically what they did to Aimee from what I got from this thing). By the way, I reeealy doubt it but it does not hurt to ask: Does “Dan” stand for Dan Weiss?? ;)

  226. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    jentario:
    Other people already said it. This recast is unnecessary. If they would have aged her up, I’d get it… But it seems like they aged her down. Which makes no sense. And Aimee was perfectly fine, and looked perfect too. This is an insensitive move that I just don’t get. Worse than Tommen’s recast by far (that dude was much younger and not nearly as involved in the show as Aimee was, and he was barely an actor- unlike Aimee). And Myrcella isn’t even that hard a role to play. Oh, I’m in love. Do they really need to recast for THAT?

    This along with what seems increasingly likely- Arianne getting cut- makes Dorne (which used to be my most anticipated season 5 storyline) leave a bad taste for me. Hopefully Doran will make up for it.

    Have you read the scripts for season 5? If not, how do you know how difficult the role is or isn’t?

    In any event, if you read the script of the scene between Margaery and Tommen in his chambers, you might say “Oh, he doesn’t say much. Mostly just stares and looks overwhelmed. Should be an easy one to pull off.”

    Yet the actor playing Tommen sells that scene so incredibly well because he’s a great actor. Even the simplest of roles can be given a level of nuance and believability by a great actor or actress.

    I prefer that the showrunners focus on great acting, rather than being hamstrung by continuity. If Nina Gold feels that Richardson isn’t quite up to the task, then I trust her to find an actress who is.

    Though I do think Richardson should get a curtain call. She played the part very well and deserves to be recognized.

  227. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Jennifer:
    It would have been upsetting if Aimee hadn’t been given a chance to re-audition but i’m glad to hear they did at least do that. Obviously they just felt this actress fit what they were looking for better.

    Can’t believe people are complaining about Grey Worm and Missandei getting 5 minutes of screen time in a season that gave us a tedious 10 minute beetle story. God forbid they don’t stay the token POCs who exist only in the background. Smh.

    I would guess that there may be a tinge of racism behind some people’s complaints.

  228. monsieurxander
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Are we really surprised by this? Myrcella’s never had more than one line at a time. She didn’t exactly light up the screen, and she hasn’t acted professionally since.

    I’m sure she’s a sweet girl, but the showrunners don’t owe her anything. She was a bit player, and she was never under contract.

    With this fandom, I swear, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much meaningless pearl-clutching.

  229. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Maverick:
    Well I can’t really judge the old actor because she was in one scene in season 2 going to Dorne so I don’t see why recasting would be a bad thing.

    She was in more than one scene. She was in a scene with Sansa, where she tries to communicate with her about the upcoming wedding (Sansa sits there silently, and is berated by Cersei), and she was in a scene with Tyrion, when he returns to King’s Landing to take on the role of Hand of the King. I also believe she was in the background in other scenes.

    She was perfectly good in these scenes, but it is impossible to know how much range she has.

  230. kdenn1020
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    monsieurxander:
    Are we really surprised by this? Myrcella’s never had more than one line at a time. She didn’t exactly light up the screen, and she hasn’t acted professionally since.

    I’m sure she’s a sweet girl, but the showrunners don’t owe her anything. She was a bit player, and she was never under contract.

    With this fandom, I swear, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much meaningless pearl-clutching.

    Yeah tell me about it. I seriously doubt even a minority of Unsullied will even notice a difference if the recast is true.

    Also, for a fandom that praises the show’s casting prowess so often, you guys are getting pretty angry over a casting issue.

  231. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Crozyr:
    “Appreciate all of your support a tremendous amount (not confirming/denying) but there’s no need to be rude to the other girl! Thank you all”

    From Aimees Twitter.
    Darn it, she really is a sweet girl isn’t she?

    Are people actually being rude to the other girl on social media??? What a shitty, shitty fandom this can be sometimes. Though I guess that’s what you get with a series that’s so morally ambiguous.

  232. Siobhan
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    What did it say? Seems she’s deleted it now :(

    Sword of the Morning,

  233. Sheikh of Asshai
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    What was the result of that Daario recasting? The new guy was barely in 10 minutes of the show overall! Next season people will be even more confused who he is!!

    Or even the new mountain…what did he achieve? He was bigger than the other one? so what? They just needed someone to move around Oberyn for the 3 minute long battle and then lie down naked for episode 10…Did that really need recasting?

    They keep undermining their show and themselves…

  234. Tyrone
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    They could recast anyone and I wouldnt care except Bran.
    Please not Bran.

  235. King Stannis
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    CJ:
    I trust the show runners, but I really don’t see the point in this. Aimee Richardson was spectacular in seasons 1 and 2.

    I laughed when I read this. Spectacular? Now I’ve seen it all today. I love Aimee’s outspoken personality on Twitter but she did not do a damn thing in the series. She was basically in the background the whole time with ONE LINE!

    Now, if we are talking about Shireen Baratheon. Now that’s spectacular.

  236. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    King Stannis: I laughed when I read this. Spectacular?Now I’ve seen it all today. I love Aimee’s outspoken personality on Twitter but she did not do a damn thing in the series. She was basically in the background the whole time with ONE LINE!

    Now, if we are talking about Shireen Baratheon. Now that’s spectacular.

    Shireen is unbelievably good. Quite possibly my favorite actress in the series!

  237. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Sheikh of Asshai:
    What was the result of that Daario recasting? The new guy was barely in 10 minutes of the show overall! Next season people will be even more confused who he is!!

    Or even the new mountain…what did he achieve? He was bigger than the other one? so what? They just needed someone to move around Oberyn for the 3 minute long battle and then lie down naked for episode 10…Did that really need recasting?

    They keep undermining their show and themselves…

    I think they needed it to seem believable that the Mountain could crush a man’s head with his bare hands. It may have looked far too implausible with the previous actor, who was quite thin.

  238. King Stannis
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    I was really surprised on her acting skills for her age. I’ve been sold at every scene she has had with Davos, Stannis and Melisandre. Hopefully she has more scenes up at the wall next year with the others.

  239. Turncloak
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Rumor is that Conan Stevens did not get along with D&D which is why they recast him. That and he also decided to play an Orc in the hobbit movies without structuring time for game of thrones in his contract. He also ran a blog in which he bad mouthed his scene in which he fought the Hound. I believe that D&D just didn’t want to deal with him anymore. They used the guy who played a White Walker in season 1 to play the Mountain in Season 2. In Season 4 they needed a much bugger physical prescience which is why the role was again recast. The Myrcella situation I think is different. They probably want an older actress (maybe they plan on filming a love scene with her and Trystane). They probably also thought they needed a higher caliber actress. I disagree with both of these things obviously but that’s what I think went down regarding the Myrcella role.

  240. King Stannis
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Tyrone:
    They could recast anyone and I wouldnt care except Bran.
    Please not Bran.

    I doubt they will recast Bran. The Stark children basically have an automatic stamp on the show since they are front runners in the story. I know Bran aging fast seemed like a problem which is why I think it was important to get his story going and get him to the tree asap.

    Rickon is the only one I’m iffy about acting. He’s not terrible but neither is he great. I did like how he delivered his last scene with Bran so I think he will be okay.

  241. Charles M
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the other actress asked for too much money? Like her agent found out how important her character becomes and encouraged her to make demands. Still, I’m starting to think that Conan Stevens wasn’t the bad guy after all.

  242. JamesL
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Sheriff Bullock,

    Yara and Mace.

    Mace is fine it is Mance where the show fucked up. The season finale reminded me what a crap casting Mance is. They should have just went with an unknown who was right for the role like they did with Oberyn but they were desperate to get someone with a name and now we are stuck with Ciaran Hinds as Mance.

  243. Charles M
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    It also probably explains why they have Jaime going to Dorne. Need him to re-introduce her to the audience.

  244. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Matt Paulson:
    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Choosing to sidestep the “little mind[]” jab, I think you have an entirely valid opinion. I will add that I could moreso subscribe to it if recasts were much rarer than they are. It’s just become so prevalent that, in the aggregate, its become distracting for me. Tommen 2.0 was good, but I guess old Tommen never distracted me so I’d preferred to have kept him. I think Beric’s role was expanded to the point where the recast was appropriate (although I never saw what 1.0 was capable of as an actor, so I’m arguing from a position of ignorance on that assumption). But, in my wholly subjective assessment, Tommen 2.0 wasn’t so wildly better than 1.0 to be “perfect” or worth the continuity distraction. Again, wholly subjective assessment.

    That’s a fair opinion to hold. I can certainly see why re-casts can puncture suspension of disbelief for some people. I respect that. What irks me is how willfully ignorant some can be about the demands of acting, and the demands of a show like this. Aimee was essentially cast as an “important Lannister extra” for seasons 1 and 2. The Myrcella of season 5 will allegedly be close to a central character. If Aimee botched the audition for this expanded Myrcella (and we’ll never really know how it went), then the role should go to a better actress that can make us care about her. In this case, Occam’s Razor suggests that this new actress probably did a much better job than Richardson, and that’s why she got the part.

    And though I respect your opinion, I disagree about Tommen. From what I saw, the new Tommen was excellent (and much more convincing than his predecessor). His scene with Margaery in particular was very well done, and made him stand out as a real, 3-dimesnional child that is about to prematurely enter a whole new world of adulthood. He said that with his eyes alone, and made me really care about the boy’s safety. Next to Tyrion (and possibly Jaime), he’s my favorite Lannister, and despite being a Stark loyalist (and a Stannis supporter by extension), I am really rooting for Tommen to stay alive and well.

  245. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    JamesL:
    Sheriff Bullock,

    Mace is fine it is Mance where the show fucked up.The season finale reminded me what a crap casting Mance is.They should have just went with an unknown who was right for the role like they did with Oberyn but they were desperate to get someone with a name and now we are stuck with Ciaran Hinds as Mance.

    Wow, really? Hinds is quite possibly one of the best actors on the show. Takes all kinds, I suppose…

  246. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Turncloak:
    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Rumor is that Conan Stevens did not get along with D&D which is why they recast him. That and he also decided to play an Orc in the hobbit movies without structuring time for game of thrones in his contract. He also ran a blog in which he bad mouthed his scene in which he fought the Hound. I believe that D&D just didn’t want to deal with him anymore. They used the guy who played a White Walker in season 1 to play the Mountain in Season 2. In Season 4 they needed a much bugger physical prescience which is why the role was again recast. The Myrcella situation I think is different. They probably want an older actress (maybe they plan on filming a love scene with her and Trystane). They probably also thought they needed a higher caliber actress. I disagree with both of these things obviously but that’s what I think went down regarding the Myrcella role.

    Thanks, Turncloak. I knew about the Conan Stevens situation, and was referring to the reason why the season 2 Mountain was replaced with Hafthor. As you say, they needed someone with a much more imposing physical presence. Someone who we believe could actually crush someone’s skull with his bare hands. Mission accomplished!

    Though I admit that Stevens is still my preferred Mountain. He had a much more menacing look, and actually seemed to be a plausible older brother to the Hound. Hafthor actually looked a lot younger than McCann, and that was a tad jarring.

  247. RandomSand
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Turncloak,

    The new actress is apparently younger than Aimee, and has no known “caliber”, while Aimee is known and loved among a big portion of the GOT community. But, as Aimee said herself on her twitter, even though a lot of us, including me, are quite pissed about this we should not blame the new girl, the ones responsable for this are the ones who handle the casting and producing.

  248. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    King Stannis,

    Agreed – she’s a phenomenal actress, and one of the most likeable characters on the show! And speaking of Shireen, what was the purpose of that scene where Melisandre ominously suggests that the Lord of Light “NEEDS” her? There wasn’t any resolution to that in season 4, so should we expect something awful to happen to her next season?

  249. johnnyatat
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    is it just me or are people completely naive and stuck in fantasy land about show BUSINESS. this is still a business. every effing complaint like, “the cgi isn’t good enough,” “they should do 12 episodes,” “the episodes should be longer,” “so and so shouldn’t be recast” kr “they didn’t cast the most expensive person for my favorite role.”

    all of this costs money and has to remain within a budget. i don’t understand the business, but i at least understand that if fans got everything they complained about, this show would be outrageously expensive and cost prohibitive.

    yes i feel bad if the actress really wanted to be back, but seriously, sometimes, reading these message boards, i feel like i’m taking crazy pills.

  250. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    RandomSand:
    Turncloak,

    The new actress is apparently younger than Aimee, and has no known “caliber”, while Aimee is known and loved among a big portion of the GOT community. But, as Aimee said herself on her twitter, even though a lot of us, including me, are quite pissed about this we should not blame the new girl, the ones responsable for this are the ones who handle the casting and producing.

    She has no “known caliber” to you because you didn’t witness her auditions for the role! My guess is that Nina Gold and the showrunners are very aware of, and very comfortable with, her caliber.

    Did the howling over Pedro Pascal, and Tommen’s recast, not teach this fandom a lesson at all? Namely: wait and see before passing judgment!

  251. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Ms. D. Ranged in AZ:
    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Okay, that was funny.The new euphemism?“Well…Hodor”

    I’ve also found that saying “Hodor,” rather than something more sweary, really helps calm the nerves when dealing with deranged fans. :)

  252. Ser Tahu
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    On reflection, this new girl does look a lot more like Tommen V2 and Lena Headey, but SHE STILL ISN’T AIMEE RICHARDSON.

  253. Maverick
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I’d prefer Miley Cyrus or Meagan Fox for the new Myrcella. Miley or Meagan or I riot D&D you fucking hacks.

  254. A wolf named Dire
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Not happy about this at all…I am sure the new girl will be great so I am not taking any shots at her or anything. Just feel really sad for Aimee, who has been such a big show promoter and supporter and so interactive with the fans

  255. Bran the Baker
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Wow! If this gets people riled up..

    Listen.. Common sense should tell you that the easy thing to do would be to simply bring back Amiee Richardson and call it a day. There must be a good reason to recast the part. I also don’t believe for a second that this has anything to do with money. Aimee is still a relative unknown and would be in no position to negotiate for more money. If her agent did and lost her the role, he/she needs to be fired.

    It sounds like season 5 Myrcella is going to be doing more in her scenes than standing next to Cersei or Tommen and smiling. They need someone who could actually play the part instead of just looking the part. Lets say they trot Aimee out there (because that’s the easy thing to do) and she can’t act. The same whiners who are bitching about the recast will bitch that she can’t act and why was she cast in the first place.

    Myrecella hasn’t been seen in the show since early May of 2012. It will be close to three full years between Myrcella sightings so the re-casting will be a non issue.

  256. Bran the Baker
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Ser Tahu,

    It’s ok Mr. Richardson. She’ll get other opportunities if she keeps working at her craft.

  257. kdenn1020
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    You read the comments and you’d think Jaime Lannister or Arya or any major character got recast. This comes on the heels of an overflow of whining about the finale. The outrage truly is ridiculous. I just don’t understand.

    Whoever said that Myrcella was “spectacular” is a fucking idiot. I LOL’d

  258. Arthur
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    While I’m disappointed about Aimee being booted of the show, I am not outraged and I understand this is a business and D&D have every right to do what’s best for the show, including recasts.

    However, I seriously doubt the character Myrcella will have any super serious, tremendously acting skill oriented demands, for any of her scenes, this isn’t a Red Viper character casting… Aimee would have been just fine playing a young princess in Dorne.

    I don’t not know all the details of course, but come on, D&D send Amiee out to promote GoT and in Her interviews she seems very excited to return to the show and then they shit on her.

    What kind of BS is that? Is it really necessary for D&F to be so cutthroat, destroying a kids dreams? This is really whack.

    D&D have power, they can do whatever the hell they like basically. And they choose to do this? I always thought of them as different, sounds pathetic on my part but it’s true.

    You know I don’t really like Adam Sandler movies, but I respect the hell out of him and think he is awesome because he doesn’t give a fuck. He is loyal and casts his friends in all his movies again and again and makes it work. Gotta love that. He’s no Hollywood heartless hack, he stays true to himself and his people.

    I really thought D&D and the cast and crew were tight and had this kind rapport and respect for one another because they were all in this epic journey together, guess I was wrong.

    I just don’t like this kind of cooperate heartless attitude, there’s no reason for it, you stay loyal and true to your people unless they give you reason not to, you don’t trade them in first chance you get for someone else you think is better. Instead you work with them and help then grow and complete this journey together.

    Ok my rant in over.

    IMO this is a really bad and heartless move made by D&D, this is the first instance I have ever heard of them acting like a corporation and not a human being. Hope it is the last…

  259. 123
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    nell’s crown tweet has been taken down and aimee isn’t confirming or denying anything on her twitter… this could all be one big misunderstanding

  260. Lisa
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    strokememarge,

    I don’t see a reason to insult Nell…

  261. Lisa
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Leo,

    Nope, you not weird or dumb, just an asshole for insulting a girl who did the horrible thing of accepting a job offer. The whore!!!!!!!

  262. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Clearly Sandler doesn’t really make it work because a lot of his movies suck. Casting your friends is cool and all, but it is not a recipe for good films (or good TV).

    Plus, do we know what Richardson’s relationship to the cast and crew is? How do we know that the showrunners are close to her, particularly since she’s been off set since the end of filming of season 2 (a long time ago now)? Maybe Richardson, in her very short stint on set, was difficult to work with, despite being nice to the fans?

    Lastly, you have no idea how Richardson did in her audition, and as such, have no real grounds to judge. For all we know, she could have totally botched it (or been a runner up!).

    There are way too many uncertainties here. Let’s reserve judgment until we clear a few of them up first.

  263. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    If anyone from WiC gets on social media to insult Ms. Free directly, please let it be known here so we can shame them until they leave.

  264. Lisa
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    Leo,

    Wow…first you insult a girl by caller her a “Barbie” and now you are being a condescending prick. This freaking place.

  265. The Dragon Demands
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    Madness, madness and stupidity. Aimee Richardson *IS* Myrcella! She even looks like a young Cersei!

  266. Tatters
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Cant wait till we get to real changes this season. Should be real fun on this gsite

  267. ren
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    i think myrcella and trystane situation will replace arrienne and arys oakheart point of view (with different gender).
    just my opinion

  268. Greenjones
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Actually Aimee was never sent out by D and D or HBO to promote. She goes to fan events but so do a bunch of actors with miniature parts in the show. That’s of her own volition and D and D had no say in that.

    Though she’s funny on social media, she was only ever a featured extra really. If she had signed a contract with them guaranteeing she’d come back, then that would be that. Her being recast means that she didn’t sign anything. And if she ever had the chance of coming back, she didn’t do herself any good by taking the issue to social media. Not only will that burn her bridges with HBO but future employers will be turned off by that kindof behaviour.

    All of that said though, I do feel bad for her.

  269. Dame of Mercia
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    JamesL:
    Sheriff Bullock,

    Mace is fine it is Mance where the show fucked up.The season finale reminded me what a crap casting Mance is.They should have just went with an unknown who was right for the role like they did with Oberyn but they were desperate to get someone with a name and now we are stuck with Ciaran Hinds as Mance.

    Do you dislike Ciaran Hinds in general or is it just in that part? I don’t mind him. He’s been in a lot of things on UK (and probably Irish as he’s from Ireland) TV over the years and I’ve always liked him. Thought he was good in “Munich” too. I even liked him in “Rome” (which was not entirely historically accurate; not that I’m a classical scholar). But it’s “different strokes for different folks”. Maybe you just can’t take to him – sometimes a person will have an “I do not like thee Dr Fell, the reason why I cannot tell” moments. There’s an actress who annoys me but other people seem to like – shall we just say I was disappointed at the awarding of the Oscar to the leading female actor this year, though in truth I have very little faith in award shows in general.

  270. Winter grows strong
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    Sword of the Morning,

    Been taken down by the seems of it.

  271. Dame of Mercia
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    I’m not an actor but my understanding is that acting is a very tough business. Lots of young hopefuls come out of drama schools and drama courses at Universities every year, and many of them probably end up teaching drama and acting in amateur dramatic groups rather than becoming professional actors. I read an article about Kenneth Branagh a while ago where it said he was snapped up pretty much as soon as he left drama school. Emilia Clarke bagged the role of Dany quite early on in her career. But there are many youngsters for whom that doesn’t happen. I’m going from memory here, but F Murray Abrams had, I believe, to wait quite a long time before he got another decent role even after he won an Oscar in “Amadeus” in 1984, so even talented actors can suffer fallow periods in their careers. I did try to post previously but it seems to have been swallowed by the spam-filter. I don’t know what Aimee will do in the future and I wish her much luck. It may be that suffering a hard knock early in her career will help her later. It’s also possible that now Myrcella will have more screen-time the showrunners want somebody with an English-sounding accent. Myself I have no problem with Northern Irish accents but I have noticed that unless they are playing smaller parts, the Irish members of the cast do cover up their Irish accents with English-sounding ones (e.g. the actors who play/ed Joffrey. Ser Barristan and Roose Bolton). Somebody did point out on another thread that Robb and Jon had/have northern-English accents while the younger Starkes sound more southern-English. (Well Art Parkinson had traces of his natural Northern Irish accent but I thought he did well in the limited amount he had to do – like when he was bidding farewell to Bran). I personally am still sad to see Aimee go, though.

  272. Ser Dosser
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Now recast Bran and Jon Snow and were good!

  273. Leo
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    Lisa,

    Actually when I wrote that, I had no idea I was “insulting” her, which I already said sorry about, and I clarified that my original intent was in articulating/complimenting how she looks like a celebrity herself …

    Ah the Internet, where I can’t win, and I’m a million things for even trying.

  274. Steve
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    Ser Dosser:
    Now recast Bran and Jon Snow and were good!

    Isaac’s perfect as Bran Stark. He’s also the strongest young actor in the show.
    bout Jon, I’m indifferent with Kit’s performance. I can see him improving though.

  275. Bran the Baker
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    I guess I shouldn’t assume this, but you do realize that Nina Gold and even GRRM have a “bit” of input into casting decisions?

    If you want to be a D&D hater that’s fine. Go back to bitching about certain things omitted from the final. As a book reader I could at least see where you were coming from. Your assumption that D&D have some axe to grind with Aimee and this is their way of taking her to the woodshed is weak, paranoid and ludicrous. They have better things to do with their time. You live in an interesting world my friend.

    Adam Sandler movies? This is a drama where people actually have to act. Hell even I could pretend to get drunk and do stupid crap in front of the camera. He hasn’t put out a decently funny movie in over a decade. He’s just lucky his movies cost close to nothing to make with the exception of his take home. But he’s a great guy putting out crap movies because he still hires his pals.

  276. Phil
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    so they’re playing up the Myrcella/Trystane plotline, AND they’re gonna do Maggy the Frog? Plus ALL the sand snakes. And Jon still has to be elected Lord Commander, plus his whole ADWD plotline I guess book fans don’t have to worry about them doing Winds of Winter material next season, seems like more than enough plot for 10 episodes. Unless major cuts are coming like Arianne + greyjoys Not sure how they plan to finish this in only 3 more seasons. Unless D&D just cut a lot out or do their own ending.

  277. blah
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    These recasts are getting annoying.

  278. Mirax
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Can you link to the information regarding her chance to re-audition or did it come from the same source as the recast?

  279. Turncloak
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    JamesL,

    I thought Ciaran hands did a fantastic job as Mance in the finale. Looking forward to his scenes in season 5( that is if he doesn’t disappear again)

  280. eneile
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Couldn’t this young lady here be playing a Sand Snake by the way? Don’t know if anyone think it likely… but one of them is supposed to have more of a northern look (like, blon/blue eyes). Although the character’s older, she could fit!

  281. The Winter Rose
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Se Maester:
    I’m really a bit annoyed with how much recasting they’ve done. I feel like, for continuity sake, recasting should be A worst case scenario move only; Not a thing where you’re recasting multiple semi-major roles a season.(Though obviously this if the first casting we’ve heard for this season, and it may be the only recast.) I’m sure Free is a lovely actress and I hope no hate is sent towards her by fans angry over this recasting, but I think Aimee will be what I continue to imagine in my head for Mycrella, which will be pretty much the first time I haven’t let the show’s version take over the part in my rereads. I hope Aimee doesn’t take this news badly.

    Yeah, that’s pretty much exactly how I feel. I have nothing aganist the new actress (I’ve never seen her work), but I am sad that Aimee won’t be returning as Myrcella. She only had a few lines, sure, but she had a very effervescent presence and embodied Myrcella perfectly.

    I dislike all these recasts. Agreeing with what many other posters have been saying – they are very distracting and hurt continuity.

  282. Dame of Mercia
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Phil:
    so they’re playing up the Myrcella/Trystane plotline, AND they’re gonna do Maggy the Frog?Plus ALL the sand snakes.And Jon still has to be elected Lord Commander, plus his whole ADWD plotlineI guess book fans don’t have to worry about them doing Winds of Winter material next season, seems like more than enough plot for 10 episodes.Unless major cuts are coming like Arianne + greyjoysNot sure how they plan to finish this in only 3 more seasons.Unless D&D just cut a lot out or do their own ending.

    Phil, I can’t find the article at the moment (there having been such an increase in features since the affiliation with Fansided) but there was something about film locations for Season 5 and they mentioned a place that was going to be the Kingsmoot, though I am uncertain that any of the locations have been verified by HBO. I can’t remember whether it was an actual article or that someone had posted a link to an article elsewhere.

  283. H. Stark
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    She has a new profile photo, with curly hair

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/479029912326504450/w2UsE4Ne.png

  284. Randa
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Dame of Mercia,

    Someone posted pics of a location tour and the tour guide described one destination as where the Kingsmoot will be. It was confirmed by another tourist that this is also how this certain location was presented. Nothing official though, don’t even think this was an official tour, though one that is recommended by fans. It’s hardly confirmation of anything, but certainly something I cling to for hope.

  285. longlivetheviper
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Where is OAKHEART??!?!??!!?!!?!

  286. z
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    The Mountain, Beric, Biter, Rorge, Tommen, Daario, Myrcella, all different actors from when they first appeared and Lancel and The Greatjohn have gone forever. It doesn’t affect the STORY and that’s the important thing. I’ll lay odds that Rickon will be a different actor when/if he reappears. I doubt that many of us on here are in show business and consequently lack the skill set to second guess the show runners – move on.

  287. Nick Larter
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    gutted

    no rhyme nor reason to it, especially when the publicity machine had invested in Aimee Richardson this much:

    http://www.isolaillyon.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Myrcella-Baratheon-Aimee-Richardson-Helen-Sloan.jpg

  288. Bran the Baker
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    z,

    Only the people who follow Aimee on social media or closely follow casting news will know the difference. Myrcella has been off camera for so long that my unsullied show watchers will have a hard time identifying the character much less the actress.

    Three years between episodes is an eternity.

  289. whatsit
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Unless it’s a highlighted role like Daario with an extreme change in ‘look’ between recasts, I think the “it’s a problem with continuity!” complaint is way overblown. Truly, when it’s been a year or two since we saw a character it’s only a ‘continuity problem’ to the folks who buy the DVDs and rewatch them a whole bunch. For the casual fan, unless there’s something striking that’s different, they just aren’t going to care… or perhaps even notice. Given the time lag and the age of the kid, I wouldn’t have noticed the difference in Tommens had I not read he’d been recast.

    Same goes for Myrcella. It’s been ages since we saw Myrcella on screen. I couldn’t pick her out in a crowd three years later.

    It’s only a continuity problem if someone keeps incredibly close tabs by frequent rewatching… which isn’t the majority of viewers.

  290. Brandon
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Aimee Richardson obviously watches the show and has learned a thing or two about the game, she clearly knows how to work up her small folk!

  291. Matt Paulson
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    That’s a fair opinion to hold. I can certainly see why re-casts can puncture suspension of disbelief for some people. I respect that. What irks me is how willfully ignorant some can be about the demands of acting, and the demands of a show like this. Aimee was essentially cast as an “important Lannister extra” for seasons 1 and 2. The Myrcella of season 5 will allegedly be close to a central character. If Aimee botched the audition for this expanded Myrcella (and we’ll never really know how it went), then the role should go to a better actress that can make us care about her. In this case, Occam’s Razor suggests that this new actress probably did a much better job than Richardson, and that’s why she got the part.
    And though I respect your opinion, I disagree about Tommen. From what I saw, the new Tommen was excellent (and much more convincing than his predecessor). His scene with Margaery in particular was very well done, and made him stand out as a real, 3-dimesnional child that is about to prematurely enter a whole new world of adulthood. He said that with his eyes alone, and made me really care about the boy’s safety. Next to Tyrion (and possibly Jaime), he’s my favorite Lannister, and despite being a Stark loyalist (and a Stannis supporter by extension), I am really rooting for Tommen to stay alive and well.

    See–There can be respectful discourse on this site. Thanks for restoring that faith.

    I think were I to articulate a principle very succinctly it would be this: IF Richard’s acting would have actually been BAD, and therefore distracting, then I’d say the recast is merited. I’d rather see adequate acting than facial continuity. However, if both would have been good and the new actor 2.0 will be better, but 1.0 would have done justice to the character (not necessary the best possible version mind you) I would prefer continuity.

    And you may be right. Perhaps they are picturing scenes coming up and then thought “Wow… that… is going to be embarrassing if we put her on camera doing that… she just doesn’t have the acting chops,” then I suppose I’d be behind the decision. But going from a level-7 performance to an 8 (arbitrary numbers mind you) isn’t a significant enough improvement outweigh my preference for continuity (and in this case, the fondness of I have for Richardson’s portray, however limited it has been).

    And, as you pointed out, we’ll never know. We are not getting the audition tapes (except of course for the occasional leaks), so its possible this was the right call. I think the recasts have just gotten so frequent its starting to suggest a bigger problem with the show–i.e., I’d prefer that characters that are “placeholder” extras be cast correctly from the get go, which yes, will require more money, time, and energy upfront. It’s probably not economic, so my second option would be don’t give those extras speaking roles. I really can attach to these “glorified extras” or however people earlier in the discussion referred to them quote easily. Although Tommen 1.0 probably didn’t have the chops, he was a nice enough kid and conveyed Tommen’s innocence adequately for me. I’d rather that I didn’t have enough scenes with him earlier on to attach if they knew they would, down the road, need to recast. Same for Mycella.

    But. With all that said, D&D have a hard job. I don’t do 80 hour days most days a year creating this TV show. It’s a tough decision, and I think we all can imagine how difficult that must be. So bottom line: I don’t like it, but maybe it’s for the best, and we really won’t know cause we don’t get two parallel universes where I can watch the show with Richardson and the show with 2.0. Bottom bottom line: It won’t ruin the show for me.

  292. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    JamesL:
    Sheriff Bullock,

    Mace is fine it is Mance where the show fucked up.The season finale reminded me what a crap casting Mance is.They should have just went with an unknown who was right for the role like they did with Oberyn but they were desperate to get someone with a name and now we are stuck with Ciaran Hinds as Mance.

    Interesting. I actually really like Hinds my issue with Mance is that D & D have underused the character.

    The original choice for Mance was Dominic West but the silly Lemon Cake turned the role down, his agent must be fuming.

  293. axia777
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I do not really mind the recast, but to me it is just STRANGE. It also tells me that someone over there in the casting department has NO idea what they hell they are doing. There has never been a show of this kind that had this much recasting. None at all.

    True Blood? Nope
    Dexter? Nope.
    The Tudors? Nope.
    The list goes on and on.

    To me Nina Gold has been a negative to this show and it production. In Nina Gold I no longer trust, at all, ever again. I will questions every casting that they make on this show for the rest of the show. Period.

    What a fucking JOKE.

  294. RandomSand
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    SHE did not take the issue to social media, her supporters did. She even wrote a tweet that said she wasn’t confirming or denying anything but that fans should not be rude to the new girl. She did nothing wrong, she was actually very mature.

    Matt Paulson,

    Totally agree with you, unless the new girl is EXTREMELY better than Aimee, I think they should have kept her for the sake of continuity because, from what she had, she did a pretty good job.

  295. JamesL
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Matt Paulson,

    I am mindful that several of the recasts have been out of the producers’ control–e.g., Daario, Mountain 1.0–

    That’s not true. People assume that those recasts were out of the producers control but there is no proof that these were not by choice. Original Daario was mostly likely fired, the rumor that he quit to film the Transporter movie is untrue, and Conan Stevens says he was never asked back to film season 2.

  296. Abyss
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    axia777,

    Comparing the shows you listed to GoT just doesn’t fly.

    1. As much as some people want to clam it isn’t any more, GoT is still a book adaptation. That means if an actor is important for later seasons they have to recast him/her. On other shows, they can just write his/her character out. This option is very limited on GoT.

    2. GoT has a massive cast. It could be the largest cast on TV. If you have that many actors, something will eventually go wrong, and you have to let some of them go, be it for whatever reason.

    3. The cast is so big in fact, that many actors are only under contract for one season (or at least don’t have have a long-term contract, like the main cast). They will search for other jobs between filming, and they have to do that, a small role in GoT will not cover your livelihood. And the show can’t pay everybody as well as the main cast, to keep them save, not if you want the same kind of production quality on the show for a price that isn’t absolutely unacceptable from an economical standpoint. GoT is probably already the most expansive show on TV.

    I hate recasts too, but they are just inevitable.

  297. bufkus
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Aimee being recast doesn’t surprise me. She was nothing more than a featured extra and now they want a better actress for the role. Big deal.

  298. davyJones
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    I wonder what this means for rickon…

    also wheres the greatjon! lol

  299. Mikken's Mark
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Pau Soriano,

    Mr. Soriano,

    allow me to introduce myself, Mikken, self-appointed protector of the website. I am also the on the neighborhood watch in GinAlley (pronounced as one word, rolls right ‘off the tongue). I am from the North…but I lost my home. I will not lose it again.

    Commenting on this page proves you are here for the same thing. Careful how you use the n word. Just a few more choice words and you will be banished from this website for eternity.

    Mikken’s Mark
    Protector of the Web

    shing
    {M}
    shing
    {M}
    shashing shing shing
    {M} {M} {M}

  300. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Matt Paulson,

    Well said, Matt. I suppose what amuses and frustrates me the most about fandom (and perhaps humanity in general) is the tendency to judge quickly and intolerantly in the face of extreme uncertainty. In this case, we know so little about the Myrcella re-casting process, yet so many are willing to damn the showrunners to hell and back.

    I do appreciate your comment about more careful casting from the get-go, particularly in those cases where it is clear that the character in question will grow in importance. Though I suspect that this is not always possible for two main reasons:

    1. The cost of employing a really good actor for a tiny amount of screentime in the early stages;

    2. Uncertainty from the showrunners about how all the story and character threads will develop over time. It’s possible that they originally didn’t have plans to flesh Dorne out to the extent they now will, but were so compelled by Pascal’s portrayal of Oberyn, that they decided to move hard in that direction. This then elevated the importance of Myrcella, which led to the need to write more scenes for her, which led to the re-cast.

    But as you say, we just don’t really know. Humility can be a bitch, but it can also be liberating. Wish more fans would realize that!

  301. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Dame of Mercia: Do you dislike Ciaran Hinds in general or is it just in that part?I don’t mind him.He’s been in a lot of things on UK (and probably Irish as he’s from Ireland) TV over the years and I’ve always liked him.Thought he was good in “Munich” too.I even liked him in “Rome” (which was not entirely historically accurate; not that I’m a classical scholar).But it’s “different strokes for different folks”.Maybe you just can’t take to him – sometimes a person will have an “I do not like thee Dr Fell, the reason why I cannot tell” moments. There’s an actress who annoys me but other people seem to like – shall we just say I was disappointed at the awarding of the Oscar to the leading female actor this year, though in truth I have very little faith in award shows in general.

    Good points. I have never been a Lena Heady fan (though I believe she improved this season) because I think she grossly overacts, and is one of the more melodramatic actors in a series with some very subtle acting (though Aiden Gillen is the worst in this regard, IMO). But most people seem to think Heady’s great. Takes all kinds!

  302. gewa76
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Wasn’t it around this time last year where certain people were complaining because Pedro Pascal was too white? Thank God the producers don’t read the forums.

  303. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Mirax:
    Ours is the Fury,

    Can you link to the information regarding her chance to re-audition or did it come from the same source as the recast?

    I have a couple private sources, but I can’t link them, these aren’t published on the internet.

  304. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    gewa76:
    ArgonathofBraavos,

    Wasn’t it around this time last year where certain people were complaining because Pedro Pascal was too white? Thank God the producers don’t read the forums.

    Oh yes, there was a veritable firestorm over Pascal’s looks and acting chops. Pascal put all of that BS to rest in his very first scene. An astoundingly great choice, which confirmed for me that Nina Gold may indeed shit gold.

  305. Alan
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos: Sorry, but it is nearly impossible to have a reasonable and respectful conversation with people who know nothing about anything shouting WHY???? and TERRIBLE DECISION!!! For such deeply stubborn posters, tough love seems to be the right strategy.

    I lurked here for a while, and remember there used to be a significant amount of intelligent conversation about the adaptation process. Now we have threads where half the comments are devoted to belittling a casting decision without any context whatsoever.

    But I take your point, and will try not to respond to venom with venom. But boy do some people here make it difficult!

    I used to post here regularly, but the level of discourse has dropped so low it is largely pointless. I have no idea if I was part of your quality set of posters, but I agree with you. Popularity is the death of good conversation on the internet.

    I’ve worked on independent films across a variety of roles, including casting. I’m no expert, but anyone claiming that they can tell Aimee Richardson was perfect or that there was absolutely no reason for a recast is simply not using their brain at all. Nothing the public has seen says that she can act at a Game of Thrones level. I’m not saying she can’t, but she’s done nothing publicly available to prove she can hang. Therefore, no one here can claim she’s perfect or there’s no reason.

    I’m not surprised at the complete lack of logic on display here, but I am bummed, as I really used to enjoy this place.

  306. Lex
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Wow, people…

    No offense to Aimee, but I can’t believe anyone actually cares about this.

  307. Eos
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    kdenn1020:
    You read the comments and you’d think Jaime Lannister or Arya or any major character got recast. This comes on the heels of an overflow of whining about the finale. The outrage truly is ridiculous. I just don’t understand.

    Agreed. While I think Aimee is lovely and seems like a pleasant girl, that’s no foundation to base all the disappointment on. I’m looking forward to the material Nell gets to work with and will be pleased to see Myrcella’s character develop.

    And I agree with everyone saying – guys, remember the outrage that followed Pedro’s casting and – like D&D pointed out in a recent interview – I remember all the complaints concerning NCW’s nose.

  308. Pau Soriano
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Mikken’s Mark:
    Pau Soriano,

    Mr. Soriano,

    allow me to introduce myself, Mikken, self-appointed protector of the website. I am also the on the neighborhood watch in GinAlley (pronounced as one word, rolls right ‘off the tongue). I am from the North…but I lost my home. I will not lose it again.

    Commenting on this page proves you are here for the same thing. Careful how you use the n word. Just a few more choice words and you will be banished from this website for eternity.

    Mikken’s Mark
    Protector of the Web

    shing
    {M}
    shing
    {M}
    shashing shing shing
    {M} {M} {M}

    I guess I struck a cord there hehe ;)

    I consider myself a bit of a nerd too but there are those nerds who know what limits are and those who don’t, and clearly some of the people here need to grow up

    If you don’t realize what you are and can make fun and laught about it you are lost, if you start censoring people for using the “n” word (nerd! oooh) you really have lost your fucking mind, specially in a post were people have said things like :

    Sid:
    thanks D&D for shitting in other people’s lawns

    D:
    I HATE THIS I HATE THIS I HATE THIS. FUCK THE SHOW. FUCK D&D.

    Grijnwaald:
    BULL. SHIT.

    Tony:
    WTF HBO seriously?! What the HELL?! This is downright criminal?
    Absolutely retarded.FUCK RECASTS!.

    strokememarge:
    , nepotism was involved in one way or another. Therefore more than likely Nell is being groomed for stardom by power players in the industry who have seen her talent and called in favors.

    You guys are no better than the bulllies that bullied you in High School ;)

  309. Biter the Gallant
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    Just usual overreaction, but I understand it (rude sexism approaching:) Nell Tiger Free is just a random nice chick, while Aimee was really beautiful :-)
    (Naturally, if they needed an actress with more roles behind her back, the recast is totally understandable.)

  310. Dame of Mercia
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    Dame of Mercia: Do you dislike Ciaran Hinds in general or is it just in that part? I don’t mind him. He’s been in a lot of things on UK (and probably Irish as he’s from Ireland) TV over the years and I’ve always liked him. Thought he was good in “Munich” too. I even liked him in “Rome” (which was not entirely historically accurate; not that I’m a classical scholar). But it’s “different strokes for different folks”. Maybe you just can’t take to him – sometimes a person will have an “I do not like thee Dr Fell, the reason why I cannot tell” moments. There’s an actress who annoys me but other people seem to like – shall we just say I was disappointed at the awarding of the Oscar to the leading female actor this year, though in truth I have very little faith in award shows in general.

    I thought this post had disappeared into the ether and in retrospect I’m a bit sorry it hadn’t. Not in relation to what I think about Mance but even though I didn’t mention a name people would be able to work out the name of the actress I was thinking of and I don’t like to “bitch” unnecessarily. I should really just have said that there was somebody who seemed to be popular with many folk but wasn’t my cup of tea without hinting as to a person’s identity. Still what’s done is done.

  311. Katja
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Makes a lot of sense to play up Myrcella’s role. Makes it that much more emotional when Darkstar cuts her ear off.

  312. Blind Beth
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Oberyn Wan Kenobi,

    True, but based on the pic in this post, NTF looks almost exactly like Tommen.2, so much that my first thought was “oh, they recast her to look more like new Tommen.” (Of course I’m sure that’s not the real reason, or at least not the main reason.)

    I’m inclined to think that NTF is just a bit more of a heavy hitter in the acting department than AR. I had been concerned about the fact that AR hasn’t appeared in anything since her GOT debut. Maybe heavy drama just isn’t her strong suit. But, as everyone else has pointed out, she’s a lovely person and I’m sure she’ll find her way in life.

  313. seras
    Posted June 20, 2014 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    awww poor aimee. she was a good myrcella and entertaining enough on twitter that i didn’t forget about her. i was looking forward to her coming back. that’s a bummer.

  314. loco73
    Posted June 20, 2014 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    D:
    NO.NO.NO. I FUCKING LOVE AIMEE. UGH. I HATE THIS I HATE THIS I HATE THIS. FUCK THE SHOW. FUCK D&D.

    While I am not a big fan of recasts, unless there is a good reason for it, it has been quite a while since we’ve seen Aimee Richards, so I really doubt the average viewer will notice the change.

    Still, I wish the powers that be, woyuld give a bit more credit to these actors and once in a while put out an official statement, thanking them and maybe including a short explanation as to why the re-cast took place. Some fans would appreciate it.

    Yet I am not sure how the posting quoted above really helps. Sometimes things just happen that are beyond the control of the producers and show runners. Also, none of the people constantly complaining offer a viable solution or altermative to any of this…

    I would like to re-iterate my strong objection to Fansided’s continuing administration of this site, which is turning more and more into one of their bland, boring and unremarkable sites. This site is continuosly loosing the community sense it used to have…actually it has pretty much lost it. WIC.net has become just a cog in the machine, an addage site without its original feeling and spirit which used to make it a pleasure to visit on a weekly basis…

  315. Alejandro Pedreros
    Posted June 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Aimee Richardson would be always Myrcella, it’s not fair that they change actors/actresses just because they think that the previous would not be good enough, they already give the face to the character. Was enough in the season 4 (altough there was no drama in actor change for Tommen or The Mountain), please don’t do it again, don’t change Aimee Richardson, she was already promoting the series since the first season. The new girl would be just a replacement.

  316. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 20, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    loco73: While I am not a big fan of recasts, unless there is a good reason for it, it has been quite a while since we’ve seen Aimee Richards, so I really doubt the average viewer will notice the change.

    Still, I wish the powers that be, woyuld give a bit more credit to these actors and once in a while put out an official statement, thanking them and maybe including a short explanation as to why the re-cast took place. Some fans would appreciate it.

    Yet I am not sure how the posting quoted above really helps. Sometimes things just happen that are beyond the control of the producers and show runners. Also, none of the people constantly complaining offer a viable solution or altermative to any of this…

    I would like to re-iterate my strong objection to Fansided’s continuing administration of this site, which is turning more and more into one of their bland, boring and unremarkable sites. This site is continuosly loosing the community sense it used to have…actually it has pretty much lost it. WIC.net has become just a cog in the machine, an addage site without its original feeling and spirit which used to make it a pleasure to visit on a weekly basis…

    I love your measured response to an ALL CAPS insane fest. Hilarious!

  317. Eos
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Alejandro Pedreros:
    Aimee Richardson would be always Myrcella, it’s not fair that they change actors/actresses just because they think that the previous would not be good enough, they already give the face to the character.

    To be honest, I’m not sure I can think of a more legit explanation than the producers thinking someone else would/will be better suited.

  318. Glr99
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m not so sure about this re-cast for one reason. In season 5, when they show the dorne storyline; undoubtedly we will see…”Previously on Game of Thrones.” and we will hear Cersei’s line from season 2, “You plan to sell my daughter like a common whore!?” and Tyrion’s line “I plan to wed the princess Myrcella to prince Trystane of Dorne.” and then Pycelle going, “Myrcella…shipped away to Dorne.” and then we will see Myrcella at the dinner table and then AIMEE RICHARDSON in the row boat.

    Now the people actively on WIC and those Hardcore fans may notice this possible change, however 75% of those who watch GOT are casual viewers and those who do not follow GOT’s every social media move.

    And so the casual viewers will see the “previously on Game of Thrones.”

    Half of them will think;

    “Oh yeah…I sort of remember her…whatsas name…Cersei’s daughter.”

    And the other half will go;

    “WHAT! JOFFREY HAS ANOTHER SIBLING!?”

    And so whenever the Dorne storyline rolls around. This new girl will appear…being called “Myrcella” and people will be utterly confused by this as they could have sworn that other girl was myrcella?

    Therefore seeing as this show already has such a problem with it’s huge cast and viewers struggling to remember who’s who.This would be a huge draw back for those trying to familiarise themselves with Dorne.
    Also D&D need as many familiar ties to Dorne as possible so Dorne does not feel so alien to the casual viewers, so bringing back Aimee Richardson makes sense as she is another tie with the current storyline.

    I’m still angry though.

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