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'Game Of Thrones' Victim Lyanna Mormont What 'Very Excited To Die'



In the third episode of the show's eighth and final season, "The Long Night," Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey), Westeros's resident inspirational speaker , used her final moments to take one of the biggest foes in the battle against the undead – a wight giant.

After the giant breached winter fur and swatted to the side, Lyanna, dragonglass in tow, ran out, letting out a battle cry. The giant picked up, crushing and seemingly about to take a bite. Before her last breath, she made thrust of the glass into the undead beast's eye, sacrificing herself as she took it down.

Winterfell's gate, and people on the internet lost their minds. Ramsey told HuffPost on Monday that the response had been "pretty hyped, actually."

"I was very excited to see that," she said.

In our interview, the 1

5 -year-old actor discusses her death scene, names a successor to take over Lyanna's speeches and talks everything else "Game of Thrones," even if they're not really allowed to watch all of it yet.

Congratulations on having Giantsbane than Tormund has.

Yeah, pretty great. That's what a funny scene looks like [his giant’s milk story]. I did watch that bit.

I mean, the show features some very adult content. Are you ready to watch it all?

Yeah. No, I've seen many lots of it. I've been watching Season 8, but there's a few bits where my mom and dad just stood in front of me and put their hands over my eyes [ laughs ]. But most of it's OK. Who knows?

Have you been paying attention to all the memes about your scene?

Yeah, I have. … Some of the memes are really, really funny. There are lots of people who have put on those GIFs. GIFs of people sobbing.

What was it like finding out you were gonna die? They were not really cried at "Game of Thrones" until this episode ]

I heard a rumor that everybody gets called up if they're gonna do the and gets prepared, but I did not, so I was reading the script – I've had it quiet, as well – trying to tame my excitement about it.

What's it like slaying a giant?

It's pretty cool. It's kind of a David and Goliath situation, I think. Well, the fact that both times it's actually killed him. David got the stones in his eye, and Lyanna got the dragonglass in the giant's eye, so it was pretty amazing.

There were so many discussions about how it would look like. I thought I'd be wrapped. They realized they needed more shots and more shots. So they just wanted to get it right.

 Lyanna, the giant slayer.



Lyanna, the giant slayer.

So, you got to be zombie Lyanna.

That was fun. I had contact lenses in fact. That's my first time wearing contact lenses, and what weird because they were blue, so I could not quite look out of them very well. It was a very strange experience. It was kind of an out-of-body experience. It was fun though. But the actual scene, we shot that in a green screen studio. I was lying on the floor a very long time, and it was getting cold even though it's inside. But it was great.

Arya killed the Night King. I do not know what a zombie Lyanna would do to Westeros.

Oh, I do not know either. Ooh …

You and Arya [Maisie Williams]two powerful young women, had the biggest moments of the episode. What is it like learning about those scenes?

It's great. It's just empowering. It shows everyone can fight. It's not just a thing or an adult thing. Kids, teenagers, women, everyone is as capable as each other, especially because Arya won the whole battle and she is a young woman. Amazing.

This was a tough episode for House Mormont. Anything to say to House Mormont fans?

I'm very, very sorry that I died and Jorah [Iain Glen] died. That's the end of House Mormon now. That's the end. Wiped out. But to be fair, at least that's one less house having to fight for the throne, I guess.

You've got a great meetup with Jorah. How was filming that scene?

It was great to work with Iain Glen, and so was John Bradley's Samwell Tarly in that scene as well. So that's two actors I have not worked with, and it was amazing. It was nice to have a big smile on it. Lyanna's cousin.



"I wish you good fortune, cousin." – Lyanna Mormont

Lyanna's made so many great speeches to all those grown men. How's it showing up all those guys?

It's pretty empowering because Lyanna's so confident, the character gives me confidence as well. It was a good opportunity. [194559002] Now that Lyanna's gone, who's taking your pick for speech-giving?

That's a good question. Hmmm, let me think. I think Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie. They already made some great speeches, so I think they should make the one-to-one learning from Lyanna.

That's a perfect pick. So, Brienne seemed to be one line, "I do not plan on knitting by the fire while fighting for me."

Yeah, that's fun as well. That's a great line that [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] wrote.

Were there any Lyanna lines you liked that got cut?

I was supposed to have more scenes in Season 7, but due to time and stuff like that scenes ended up getting cut. But I remember there are some really good lines in that with Lord Glover. I supposedly put him in his place, but that got cut.

Oh, I love when you called out Lord Glover. Or Lord Cerwyn.

Oh, yes. She likes to name people. The more, like, direct address.

Ramsay Bolton [Iwan Rheon] became a meme of its own.

That was the first scene I ever filmed on anything, on any show. That's the very first time on any set ever. That was a pretty amazing experience. That shot, which has stare, I did not know I was even doing that face. I just think thinking like Lyanna, thinking how much I hated this guy, Ramsay Bolton. So that face just kind of appeared organically. I did not even know what I was doing, so when I was watching that bit in Season 6, it made me laugh because I did not recollect that thing.

Who would you

Maybe Arya and Gendry [Joe Dempsie] together. That would be cool, would not it?

Before you go, what's one final Lyanna speech you'd like to give fans?

Oh , hold on. OK, so she'd go, "With courage and confidence, we can face our battles."


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