Bran Stark, Hodor, Meera and Jojen Reed reached the three-eyed raven in the Season 4 finale, but Osha and Rickon have been nowhere to be seen since the two groups parted ways at the end of Season 3. Many viewers have been left hoping that we haven’t seen the last of them quite yet, and to no surprise, Game of Thrones actress Natalia Tena feels the same way.
Vulture caught up with Natalia Tena recently while she was in New York to promote her new film 10,000 KM, where she shared her hopes for what George R.R. Martin has planned in Osha’s future, her favorite fan theory, and what she thinks Osha’s drink of choice would be.
Apparently, because of the way you’ve portrayed Osha, George R.R. Martin is reconsidering how he’s writing the character in the next book.
I don’t know! I hope so! I hope it bears fruit. Let’s see what happens in the sixth book. I’m hoping he gives us more adventures! Fingers crossed. I don’t know entirely what they’re going to do yet on the show, if they’re going to pick up with us next season. I don’t think they’ve finalized the scripts yet, or who’s doing what, or what they’re picking up from the books, or where they’re going off-book. Where is it going to go? I don’t know.
At the point where they left off on the show, Osha and Rickon were heading towards the Last Hearth, the Umber stronghold. But in the books, they’re rumored to be in [slight spoiler].
It’s all in George’s head, and he could do anything, you know? I’ve heard so many fun theories, like how Bran is going to help her control the dragons, and then Dany will take over and be a good queen. I’d love that. I’d love it to be a queen in the end, obviously. I’ve only met George a few times, but I never ask about that. We never go deep on that level. I just have fun with him.
What Game of Thrones–themed drink would you want to have with him, like the Red Viper he had with Pedro Pascal?
I think Osha’s drink would be bark schnapps. It’s basically like tree alcohol, tree moonshine. I just went to Iceland, where they film a lot of the beyond-the-Wall stuff, the Wildling land, and I went with my band to play for the summer solstice. Longest day of the year, the sun never goes down, amazing. It’s one in the morning, and the sun is still up. And they drink a kind of fucking hardcore drink, this schnapps, with bark in it, and they’ve got two versions. They’ve got a sweet one, and they’ve got a bitter one. I had a little bit of both. And I think Osha would drink that, definitely. I think she would have two bottles of both of those. Proper hardcore, feral. But she doesn’t strike me as a big drinker. I think she’s more about killing shit and eating it with her hands!
For the full interview visit Vulture, but beware that it contains some small book spoilers. Natalia recommends a book called Women Who Run With the Wolves, and talks a bit about why the Stark girls need their direwolves, and touches on a potential scene in the future involving one of them.
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