‘Game Of Thrones’ Saved This Actress From A Life Of Prostitution, By Casting Her As A Prostitute

06.05.16 2 years ago 4 Comments
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Here’s proof that HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones is literally life-changing.

The drama, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series, has received plenty of hate over the years thanks to its graphic sex scenes and unabashed approach to nudity (especially when it comes to its female characters). While we’re still on board for equal-representation in the full frontal department (Jon Snow’s resurrected bum-shot just doesn’t cut it), it’s good to remember that though the show sometimes does a disservice to its female characters, the same can’t be said for the actresses it casts.

One such case involves newcomer Josephine Gillan who you might recognize as the red-headed courtesan Marei recently dragged from her life at the brothel by the High Sparrow and his religious band of freaks. Marei has been a fixture on Game Of Thrones from the beginning — we first met her in the show’s second season as a fledgling prostitute being taught how to fake an orgasm — with her most famous scene being the time she performed an in-the-buff standing split while auditioning for a threesome with Prince Oberyn Martell (may he rest in peace) and his longtime lover.

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