Life is hard out there for royalty. It's even harder for an actor or actress playing royalty. It's even harder still for an actor or actress playing royalty on "Game of Thrones."
Actress Aimee Richardson played the young princess Myrcella Baratheon in the first two seasons of HBO's massive fantasy drama. Her character was last seen being sent off to the southern kingdom of Dorne.
But as the series rolls into its fifth season, Dorne will play a bigger role and her character will return. Sadly, Richardson will not be returning with her character. Recasting has become a regular occurence on the show; the character known as the Mountain has been played by three different actors since the series began. And Richardson has been replaced by Nell Tiger Free.
But bad news aside, it appears Richardson is making the best of her situation, as noted by a Vine video she posted on Tuesday. In it, she's sitting on the street wearing a crown and holding a sign telling passersby that she's a "Princess for Hire."
"Well this is embarrassing," she wrote to accompany the video, which was first pointed out by the AV Club website.
What's worse is that Richardson has been play-acting the character through social media throughout the most recent season. Following the episode in which King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) was poisoned, she posted a video of herself putting on the crown and telling the world: "I'm ready."
It turns out, Nell Tiger Free was more ready.