Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel, who is best known for her Missandei character in the television series, spoke in a recent interview with ‘Glamour Magazine,’ and revealed how her Game of Thrones role, Missandei, affected her career and life.
As we all know, Game of Thrones, the first book in the epic fantasy book series of George R. R. Martin, is a fantastic television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. The series was broadcast between 2011-2019 on the television channel HBO.
While talking about her personality and lifestyle, Emmanuel said that the Game Of Thrones series and her role changed her life. She stated that she was grateful for this role because the television series ‘pulled her out of a slump.’
Here’s what Nathalie Emmanuel stated:
“That job changed my life. I really am grateful for that time, because it pulled me out of a slump. Suddenly, I was being thrown onto these big stages and I had to woman up to it.
I had the opportunity to shape a person who had been through unimaginable things and really tell her story.”
“It sparked such necessary conversation around diversity and inclusion. I’m used to there being only one role for the ‘brown person’, but when you’ve got a show that has so many eyes on it, you realize she represented so many people. When you kill the only woman of color, there’s going to be a huge reaction.
Hopefully, there can be a discussion about representation. And, when shows of that scale are made again, that the cast looks like the world we live in.”
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