As a 15-year-old, Bella Ramsey, who plays Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones, isn’t allowed to watch the series (parents, amirite?). But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t learned a thing of two from playing the small but fierce Lady of Bear Island.
Ramsey chatted about her rise to badassdom with New York Magazine’s The Cut. And what did we learn? She’s just as cool as her character.
Anyone that dare utter, “You left Winterfell a king and came back a—I’m not sure what you are now. A lord? Nothing at all?” to Jon Snow is courageous to say the least. Well, that’s just what Ramsey’s character said in the season eight premiere. Since she joined the Seven Kingdoms fold in season six, Lyanna Mormont has never once minced words. And while we were cheering (no shade, Jon), Ramsey wasn’t sure how people would perceive her character.
“I wasn’t sure whether people would like her or not, because she’s quite a unique character. But I’m very glad and very grateful that people do like her… I respected her. She was just words on the page, but I really felt a sense of her. I was already rooting for her. She’s a badass,” Ramsey explained.