Christina Hendricks Wants to Join ‘Game of Thrones’ — Yes, Please
We’ll need a bit of water to wash down all the salt fanboys should take this one with, but Christina Hendricks on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones‘? We want to go to there. The ‘Mad Men‘ actress kept up the notorious secrecy surrounding the AMC drama, but recently opened up about her post-’Mad Men’ plans, which include a desire to make the trip to ‘Homeland‘ or HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ assuming the old gods and the new smile upon us.
“I want to be on ‘Homeland’ because I love the suspense of it,” Hendricks told The Hollywood Reporter of her ideal casts to join. “But I also want to be on ‘Game of Thrones.’ I want to wear pelts and horns and ride around on horseback.” We want those things for you too, Christina.
Of course, ‘Game of Thrones’ has already begun production on its fourth season, and last we checked, there weren’t all-too-many redhead bombshell roles left, but something tells us George R.R. Martin would happily scribble in a few appendices to get Joan Holloway in (or out of) a few pelts. A long-lost Stark sister perhaps, who had been shunned for her sensual whisper of “winter is coming.” Also, topless horseback riding. It writes itself!
While we wait for the real ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4, HBO has cast in the important roles of the latest run Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell, Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn “The Red Viper” Martell, Indira Varma as his lover Ellaria Sand, and ‘Sherlock‘ star/writer Mark Gatiss in an unknown role.
Outside of those familiar with Martin’s books, relatively little is known of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4, though we recently learned that previous season characters Lysa Arryn (Kate Dickie), Ser Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale), Rorge (Andy Beckwith) and Janos Slynt (Dominic Carter) would all return, among others. We also saw the full list of writers and directors for the 2014 season emerge, revealing that season 2 “Blackwater” helmer Neil Marshall will return for the always-pivotal ninth episode.
Well, what say you? Could Christina Hendricks join her American compatriot Peter Dinklage on HBO’s fantasy drama? Are any of us even still conscious at the thought?