Now that she’s answered game of Thrones fanatics’ prayers and resurrected Jon Snow, it is time to get to understand the girl at the back of mysterious Melisandre better.
Right here are 5 things you need to understand about Dutch actress Carice van Houten:
1. She speaks four languagesIn addition to her local Dutch and English, Van Houten is fluent in German and speaks “a little French.” So if we’re being technical, she speaks 3 and a half languages, which definitely helps with studying special accents for distinctive characters. “when you have an ear for it, it’s now not that horrific,” Van Houten tells human beings.
2. She caught the performing worm from Annie
Van Houten knew she wanted to be a performer from a totally younger age. “I wanted to be an astronaut for someday, but that become it,” she recollects. “when I noticed the movie Annie that’s after I honestly desired to sing and dance. Be an orphan. But additionally of course, the promising international of Daddy Warbucks, screwed my idea of fellows a touch bit. But that is where it began, I assume.”
3. She recorded a pop album
“i have most effective one album which is referred to as, See You on the Ice which quite a few people think is a connection with the display,” says Van Houten. ” ‘Of route she’s a girl going to the north and ice, wow, clever title.’ It had not anything to do with it. From time to time people discover it all of the unexpected and are available again to me about it. I in reality revel in while human beings reply to my music, even more than maybe my appearing now and again. It is very non-public and it comes from me. There is not anything that makes me happier than being in the studio.”
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4. She is expecting her first baby with actor man Pierce
The couple introduced their glad information in March and have maintained a healthy sense of humor about the onslaught of “shadow child” jokes, which includes their very own – aka a nod to Melisandre’s shocking “birth” on Thrones in Season 2.
5. She is not at all like her character at the show
Van Houten is used to Thrones fanatics reacting to her in odd approaches. “it is both ‘i’m scared of you!’ or ‘you are quite in actual lifestyles – you look certainly younger,'” she says of her maximum common fan encounters. “I couldn’t be extra special from my individual. I look so stern at the display that every now and then whilst i’ve conferences people anticipate this very robust woman to stroll in. When they see this clumsy, small Dutch weirdo, they’re always very amazed. It’s funny.”