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Carice van Houten talks spoilers, Michiel Huisman “can’t wait” for fans to see Season 6

The closer we get to the Season 6 premiere (just 17 days!), the more opportunities there are for cast members to slip up in interviews and reveal something about the new year. Carice van Houten, perhaps wanting to get ahead of any mistakes, volunteered a small spoiler about Game of Thrones Season 6 in an interview with The Telegraph: at the beginning of the season, Melisandre will be cold.

I know that doesn’t sound like much, but book-readers know that Melisandre, as a conduit for the Lord of Light’s power, is never cold. In fact, she radiates heat to the point that snow melts where she walks. “But at the beginning of season six, she has this bear skin around her to keep her warm,” van Houten said. “She is completely confused. She’s messy, she does not look as contained as she always does.” If this fire-obsessed priestess is feeling the chill, she’s been brought low indeed.


This fits with what we’ve heard about Melisandre going into Season 6—since her plans fell apart at the end of Season 5, she’s at a loose end. She burned Shireen to death, certain that it would secure a victory for Stannis over the Boltons. That didn’t happen, and now she’s questioning everything about who she is. “For me as an actor, that was a really nice moment because so far I haven’t been able to show any emotions,” van Houten said. “So I really liked seeing the cracks starting to appear in the character.”

Van Houten also weighed in on the nature of Melisandre’s powers, and how she augments them with her sexuality.

I don’t know if she is magic – I don’t think she definitely believes that she has the powers herself. She is such a believer that she feels that everything is coming through this Lord of Light. I don’t think that she is in it for herself. The sexuality is definitely a weapon, it’s not like she’s easy! Although I think she had a tiny bit of pleasure in that little moment that she had with Jon Snow – and she failed to seduce him. It was a funny scene to shoot, I remember telling Kit (Harington) that my mother would have been really jealous. My mother and my sister are big Jon Snow fans.

Daario and Grey Worm

Meanwhile, Michiel Huisman gave a quick interview to PopSugar about what’s in store for Daario in Season 6. Huisman hasn’t shown up on the interview circuit much, so it was nice to get his perspective. “This is a very exciting time,” he said.

Daario, in the beginning of this new season, is on the hunt together with Jorah to try to find and track down [Daenerys], and it’s funny because it can easily be a bumpy road between Jorah and Daario, and now we’re on the road for God knows how long. It’s going to be interesting.

I definitely expect some wacky buddy cop-type bonding between Daario and Jorah. Or one of them kills the other. It could go either way on this show.

Huisman is also looking forward to a couple of choice Daario scenes throughout the season. The cast of the show may be huge, he said, but “somehow the writers manage for every character to have one or two of those moments a season. I definitely have a couple of those. I can’t wait for you guys to see them.”

Seventeen days.


  • I think it would be kind of gross if Jorah ends up with Dany. Book Jorah is MUCH more of a creepy dude, because book Dany is 14!

  • “There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.”

    Many presume Melisandre using Fire to bring back Jon. Yet nobody thinks Fire uses Melisandre to bring back the dead. A life for a life…….

  • I think her fire has gone out because Jon is dead.
    One episode she stanis asks her what she wants and she says “to serve my lord” then the scene cuts to Jon and its finales by the clanging on his sword….

  • In thinking… If Melissandre doesn’t give her life to save Jon, maybe Arya will kill her in a later season and that would explain why Mel actually looked a bit scared when she looked in Arya’s eyes and told her they’d meet again. Thoughts?

    • KK.when Mel was speaking to Arya in the woods with Thoros of Myr, her character was combined w/ another character from the books called the Ghost of High Heart. The Ghost of HH was afraid of Arya because of the death that she felt and saw in Arya. The ghost had seen very special people die- very close to where they were at the time-near a place called Summerhall. That’s why Mel looked frightened of Arya, she was frightened of the grief and death she could feel. One could say Mel herself has experienced a great deal of pain throughout her life as well as the Ghost of HH, but that is what it was all about. More character combining. Mel also saw in her fires, a girl coming to Castle Black on horseback and misread it as being Arya. That is from the books too. She thought she was seeing Arya find Jon again, so knew she’d see her again as well. But, it wasn’t Arya she saw in her fires, it was a different girl. so they may never see one another again. But now the show is it’s own entity now, the books a separate entity. But they weren’t separate at the time of that scene, so who knows, she probably will see Arya again somehow. I don’t know how though..

  • It’s 18 days for me because I have to wait until the next day to watch it (or else watch it at like 3am but responsibilities)

  • The cold thing is not a spoiler, or rather not new. She can be seen wearing furs in the trailer.

    • I personally prefer Daario 2.0…I just couldn’t buy into Ed Skrein’s portrayal of him…something about the hair the show put on him and his vacant, slightly leering facial expression just reminded me way too much of Jason Mewes…I kept waiting for him to say, “Yo, your Tastiness – I’m Daario and this is my hetero-lifemate Silent Bob”…

      …though I admit it would have been hilarious to see Daario refer to Ser Jorah as “lunchbox”…

  • I’m expecting a nervous Jorah trying to hide his greyscale for weeks, only for Daario to casually remark “your greyscale grew twice as big in the past month, might want to have that looked at”.

  • Daario will Kill jorah before the end of the season he won’t want him near danny with the greyscale. Maybe mel saying we will meet again is that Arya will become priestess of The Lord of light take over as mels apprentice