We've got a long way to go to wait for season 3 of Game of Thrones, and since the novel A Storm of Swords was so fantastic, it may be the best season yet. Something that will keep us geeky fans occupied until February 2013, however, is speculating who will be cast in the long list of new characters. HBO has done a fantastic job so far bringing this story to life with wonderful actors, so I'm sure they won't disappoint.
And one of my favorite characters in the series, Olenna Redwyne, The Queen of Thorns, who's Margaery Tyrell’s hilarious grandmother, is slated to make an appearance in season 3.
More about her character after the jump to avoid some major spoilers***. If you've read the book, then go on to check out the 7 awesome women who I think would be the ideal Queen of Thorns!
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The Queen of Thorns plays a major role in book 3, mainly because she's the one who ends up killing King Joffrey with Sansa Stark's hair net! (It's a long story.) She does this to spare her granddaughter Margaery from marrying the little punk. In the book, she's very old, very white-haired, and very tiny. She has classic one-liners: "Once the cow's been milked, there's no squirting the cream back up her udder" and "All these kings would do a deal better if they would put down their swords and listen to their mothers" are my favorites. Can't help but agree with the latter one!
Her sharp wit and tongue is comparable to Tyrion Lannister's, and there needs to be an actress who commands the screen and others around her just like Peter Dinklage does with Tyrion. I think these actresses would be up for that task, don't you?
Who do you think would make the best Queen of Thorns?
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Okay, so Judi Dench probably wouldn't want to be featured on a television role this small, but her performance in Shakespeare in Love proves she can be one tough Queen. Both dignified and funny, she'd make a Queen of Thorns even Joffrey wouldn't mess with.