Game of Thrones

Carice van Houten of 'Game of Thrones': Melisandre is decidedly team Jon Snow

Carice van Houten of 'Game of Thrones': Melisandre is decidedly team Jon Snow

Carice van Houten knows that her “Game of Thrones” character Melisandre can be scary. She claims to serve a god known as the Lord of Light, but she’s done an awful lot of dark things in his name. Among them: killing Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) with “blood magic,” abandoning Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) — the horse she backed in the race for the Iron Throne — mid-battle, and burning many people alive at the stake including Stannis’ daughter, Shireen (Kerry Ingram).

It’s complicated, Van Houten says with a laugh.

The woman named the best Dutch actress of all time by her countrymen in 2008, notes that when people approach her on the street, “they look fearful and...

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