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Rose Leslie Talks about Castle Black Siege

Jun 10 2014, 4:42pm CDT | by , in News

Rose Leslie Talks about Castle Black Siege
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'Game Of Thrones': Actor Talks The Castle Black Attack Twist

Jon's redheaded girlfriend-turned-enemy Ygritte (Rose Leslie) was fatally shot by an arrow during the epic battle at the Wall and inside Castle Black's courtyard. Jon (Kit Harrington) held Ygritte -- who had been hell-bent on killing Jon after his double-agent betrayal had been revealed last season -- as she gasped her final breath.

Ygritte went out the way she came in - putting Jon Snow in his place. As Ygritte took her last breath, she uttered her most famous line - "you know nothing, Jon Snow" -- words straight out of George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords," and kept in the script by the HBO show's executive producers - David Benioff and Dan Weiss.

The flame-haired actress, said she struggled to film her character's romp with Jon Snow (Harington) because it was her first time.

"It was my first sex scene that I've ever done and it was weird, but I felt that it was important for the characters and the audience to get to see just how much they have fallen in love," she told People magazine.

"We got to see them in their own little world with no outside interests or power plays or nasty surprises. It was just two characters finally getting together,"

Leslie, who previously worked on Downton Abbey, also killed off any hope that Ygritte's on-screen romance with Jon Snow may have spilled over into the real world by confirming that they are just friends.

She said: "Kit is a lovely and funny man, and a dear friend. We had known each other before we started working together on Game of Thrones.

"It was always such a privilege to be working opposite him and such a blessing that we get on in real life because it made our characters more believable."

Leslie, 27, told Vulture that shooting her death scene was as emotional as one would imagine. "We did that last scene — where I die in Jon Snow's arms — on my last day, and I remember just crying profusely," Leslie said. "And going around to the crew at the end, and hugging everyone, and telling them I loved them. I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of the show, and eternally grateful for the platform that it's given me as an actor. It was a wonderful farewell."

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