‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Scares Up ‘The Babadook’ Star Essie Davis
While the entirety of Game of Thrones Season 6 may end up spoiled on sight alone, observation of the set often yields some strong casting choices for the season. Case in point, The Babadook star Essie Davis has been spotted filming on the Game of Thrones set, in role that should look familiar to fans.
Again spied by Watchers on the Wall (H/T Vanity Fair), Matrix sequel star Davis has been observed shooting Game of Thrones Season 6 dressed suspiciously like Cersei Lannister. Before you presume a curiously recast flashback of some sort, Davis is more than likely portraying a member of the acting troupe that - Spoiler Alert - Arya finds herself embroiled with.
In addition to the below photo, recent casting calls also gave Davis’ role a bit of color:
Leading Actress, in her early 40’s, she’s an elegant actress with a traveling theatre company. Fun, charismatic, rum-drinking actress in the troupe.
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, screen legend Max von Sydow has been cast as the mysterious Three-Eyed Raven to a returning Bran, while Deadwood alum Ian McShane will also appear in a limited, mysterious role, joining Richard E. Grant, and Borgen star Pilou Asbæk to play fan-favorite Euron Greyjoy. Apart from a list of directors, debate has long raged as to whether Kit Harington’s Jon Snow will participate in Season 6, even as Harington was already seen in Belfast, and story logistics seemingly confirm scenes set at The Wall next year.
We’ve still a ways to go before HBO confirms any official Game of Thrones Season 6 details, but what should we make of the latest addition?