Carice van Houten (Melisandre) stars in trippy new short film, and other stuff


The Game of Thrones cast members are out there, modeling dresses, narrating short films, reciting poetry, and more. Let’s get into it. Let’s get into all of it.

First up, Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen recruited Carice van Houten, the Red Woman herself, to star in a short film that shows off van Herpen’s new  “Transmotion” dress. What is a transmotion dress? I’ll let the movie speak for itself:

Okay, actually the description on YouTube is pretty wild so I’m gonna quote that, too:

"The ‘Transmotion’ dress radiates in a diaphanous bloom of white silk organza, translucent layers pleated within the confines of an undulating form, tracing the fluid outline of the creation. Contrasted against the frailty of sheer petals, black branches of duchess satin were laser-cut, hand-stitched and form the central roots of the garment. Threads of inspiration for the graphic yet organic extensions derive from the intricate art of Ruth Asawa. This geometric lattice recalls humankind’s inclination to tame nature. Beneath the surface, the branching also reveals the synonymity of mycorrhizal networks (the Wood Wide Web) and the symbiotic nature within human communities. Like fronds frozen in time, crystalline filaments sprout from the heart of the dress. Portraying delicate new life, black seed-like crystals punctuate the tip of each stamen-like strand."

It’s a very cool dress.

Next up, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) narrates “a short sci-fi melodrama made in quarantine,” which she describes as “a 5 minute psychedelic meditation on memory and meaning, produced from the safety of our homes.” It’s name? Forgotten Paradise, which seems to be a reference to that guy who was caught trespassing on an abandoned Disney island? Once again, it’s best to let the work speak for itself:

Next up, Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) is the latest celebrity to participate in the poetry drive started by Emilia Clarke, where she enlists people to read poems designed to help comfort people in a different time. Emmanuel beautifully reads Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise,” dedicating it to “the global black community, to each and everyone who has been affected by anti-black racism, and the families of those who have lost their kin to the systemic hate that still governs and populates our communities”:

Next up, although actors are still going through a pretty tough time now with theaters closed and film and TV production on hold, some are getting back to business. Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) even did some voiceover work, although all precautions that could be taken were:

And finally, Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) gets very upset during a game of…toss the frisbee in the chain basket? Not entirely sure what this game is but it’s fun to watch him play:

Until next time.

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