It’s been a year since the divisive finale of HBO’s Game Of Thrones and while time may heal all wounds, it’s a slower process for some than it is for others. Actors involved in the blockbuster show are still weighing in on the show’s last episodes. Earlier this year Daenerys Targaryen herself, Emilia Clarke, explained that she “tried not to consider” what fans might think of her character’s tragic (and abrupt) turn to madness. Now, Carice Van Houten, who played Melisandre the Red Woman, has some thoughts of her own.
Speaking with Insider, van Houten plainly states that she loved the ending. “I loved the ending. I loved the randomness of just picking a king,” she said, “That’s why I loved the first season, the guy who actually was king [Robert Baratheon], didn’t want to be king, so we already got a lesson in the beginning: ‘Why are you striving for that sort of power when, obviously, it doesn’t make you happy?”