Will Miss Standing Up To Grown Men: GoT’s Lyanna Mormont

Lyanna Mormont

After a nearly a two-year gap, Game of Thrones (GoT) finally returned for its season-eight premiere this month, and so has Lyanna Mormont. The ferocious Lady Mormont, also called the Lady of Bear Island, played by actor Bella Ramsey, says she will miss shaming “a load of grown men” – it’s just the kind of gutsy comebacks GoT’s Lyanna Mormont is celebrated for.

Remember her classic dialogue from Season 7: “I may be small. I may be a girl, but I won’t be knitting by the fire while I have men fight for me.” – Lady Lyanna

“And I don’t need your permission to defend the North.” – she continued.

No fear could bow her down. Ramsey, in an interview with The Cut, said that after the show ends, she will miss “the opportunity to stand up in front of a load of grown men and shame them”.

Seems she is as badass in real life as on the show. She doesn’t get dominated by grown men in the room and speaks up by not holding back due to fear or authority. “I think playing confident characters also helps with your own confidence. Say you’re in a situation where you’re feeling anxious or nervous you can become a character and work through it that way. I’ll miss that about her,” she told The Cut magazine.

READ: Sophie Turner From Game Of Thrones Battled Suicidal Thoughts

The 15-year-old actor further said, “I really like Arya (Maisie Williams). She’s little and powerful. There’s this great line from the show Matilda: ‘Even if you’re little, you can do a lot. You mustn’t let a little thing like this stop you.’”

On similarities between Brienne (plays by Gwendoline Christie) and Lyanna, Ramsey said, “They’re kind of kindred spirits. They’re both these females who are sticking up for what they believe in and proving that girls can be just as strong as boys, women can be just as strong as men.”

Lyanna made an appearance in the season eight premiere at Winterfell. “I didn’t expect it at all,” Ramsey said of all the love the fans have for her. “I just turned up, did my filming, and would see what happens. 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.”

Ramsey adores how “strong” the badass Lyanna is, “mentally, physically, personality-wise.”

“I like how she sticks up for what she believes in, no matter the cost or the consequences,” she added, “I really admire her confidence, how she can just stand up without flinching in front of all those people.”

HBO’s massively popular offering GoT is evidently one of the most celebrated feminist shows on television.

The much awaited last season premiered on April 14, 2019. George RR Martin’s fantasy tale only gets more interesting from here because of the plot twists between the mother of dragons and our very own Jon Snow as they fight for the Iron Throne.

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